Coronavirus India Live News Update: India Reports 44,230 New COVID-19 Cases, 555 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Coronavirus Live Updates: The death count increased to 4,23,217 with 555 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus India Live News Update: India Reports 44,230 New COVID-19 Cases, 555 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Covid Cases in India: The death count increased to 4,23,217 with 555 new fatalities. (File)

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 3,15,72,344 with 44,230 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 3.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death count increased to 4,23,217 with 555 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Meanwhile, Karnataka and capital Bengaluru today recorded a steep spike in Covid cases.

The state reported 2,052 new cases today, 34 per cent more than Wednesday's tally of 1,531. The capital city clocked 505 cases, also 34 per cent more than Wednesday's count of 376.

According to the state bulletin, the number of active Covid cases in the state stands at 23,253. The state's positivity rate was 1.37 per cent on Thursday as 1,48,861 samples were tested.

President Joe Biden on Thursday stepped up actions to combat the spread of Covid-19's surging Delta variant, asking every US federal worker to either declare they are fully vaccinated or wear masks and be tested.

"We have the tools to prevent this new wave of Covid from shutting down our businesses, our schools, our society as we saw happen last year," the veteran Democrat said in a speech on his administration's new initiatives.

The White House said ahead of the address that all four million federal employees and on-site contractors "will be asked to attest to their vaccination status."

Here are the LIVE updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Jul 30, 2021 23:20 (IST)
Resolve Covid Grievances Maximum Within 3 Days: Centre To All Departments

The Centre has asked all departments to give high priority to COVID-19 public grievances and resolve them within a maximum of three days, according to an official order.

It also reduced to 45 days the maximum time limit to resolve grievances received through the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), which is an online system for people to lodge their grievances from anywhere and anytime on issued related to central ministries, state governments and Union Territories.

An analysis of grievance disposals in CPGRAMS reveals that about 87 per cent ministries or departments have disposed of grievances in less than 45 days, the order said issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).

"CPGRAMS grievances shall be resolved promptly as soon as they are received and maximum within 45 days," it said.
Jul 30, 2021 20:51 (IST)
Germany To Require Tests For All Unvaccinated Travellers
Anyone entering Germany from abroad will have to take a Covid-19 test unless they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease, according to new rules signed off by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Friday.

"From August 1, all people entering Germany will be obliged to have proof of a negative test, vaccination or recovery," Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said in a statement.

"This rule is there to keep the number of new infections brought into Germany as low as possible," said Demmer, adding that it would apply to all travellers over the age of 12.

According to a draft seen by AFP, there will be exceptions for cross-border commuters and those passing through in transit.

Both PCR tests taken within 72 hours of entry and rapid antigen tests taken within a maximum of 48 hours will be accepted, the draft said.
Jul 30, 2021 19:59 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till August 8, No Fresh Relaxations
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today announced that the Covid lockdown in the state will be extended by a week, till August 8, and no fresh relaxations will be provided.
Jul 30, 2021 19:55 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Goa Reports 152 New COVID-19 Cases, 134 Recoveries
Goa's coronavirus caseload rose to 1,71,052, after 152 persons tested positive for the infection on Friday. At least 134 patients were discharged from hospitals, while two died of the infection during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 1,66,813 and death count to 3,146. With this, the coastal state is left with 1,093 active cases.
Jul 30, 2021 19:46 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka Reports 1,890 New COVID-19 Cases, 34 Deaths
Jul 30, 2021 19:41 (IST)
Over 2.27 Lakh Pregnant Women Given First Dose Of Covid Vaccine: Centre
Jul 30, 2021 19:34 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Manipur Reports 874 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Deaths
Jul 30, 2021 19:31 (IST)
Mixing AstraZeneca, Sputnik V Shows No Serious Adverse Effects: Report
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund) announces initial safety results of the world's first study of a combination between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine.
Jul 30, 2021 19:22 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Uttarakhand Reports 41 New COVID-19 Cases, 64 Recoveries
Jul 30, 2021 19:10 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Haryana Records 3 COVID-19 Fatalities, 26 Fresh Cases
Three people died from coronavirus in Haryana on Friday as 26 fresh cases surfaced, taking the state's infection count to 7,69,884.  The disease has claimed 9,633 lives in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. The total active cases in the state were 712. The total recoveries so far are 7,59,539, the bulletin said, adding that the recovery rate stands at 98.66 per cent.
Jul 30, 2021 19:05 (IST)
Coronavirus: Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines Promptly Addressed: Centre Tells Lok Sabha
Certain myths and misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, including the jabs causing infertility in men and women, have been promptly addressed by the Union government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
Jul 30, 2021 18:52 (IST)
China's Biggest Covid Outbreak In Months Triggers Large New Lockdowns
Hundreds of thousands of people in China were in coronavirus lockdown Friday as the country battled its worst outbreak in months, while the United States intensified vaccination efforts in the face of a Delta variant-fuelled surge.
Jul 30, 2021 18:41 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala Reports 20,772 New COVID-19 Cases, 116 Deaths
Jul 30, 2021 18:20 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 2,068 New COVID-19 Cases, 22 Deaths In Andhra Pradesh
The cumulative COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed to 19,64,117 as 2,068 were added
afresh in 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday. A health department bulletin said 2,127 patients got
cured while 22 others succumbed in 24 hours. The recoveries now totalled 19,29,565 and deaths 13,354. The number of active cases stood at 21,198, the bulletin added.

Jul 30, 2021 17:45 (IST)
What Is R-Value? Why This COVID-19 Number Has Caught Everyone's Attention
Authorities have attributed the steady increase in coronavirus cases to a rise in the R0 (R-naught) value.
Jul 30, 2021 16:41 (IST)
COVID-19 Delta Variant May Spread Like Chickenpox, Cause More Severe Infection: Reports
The Delta variant of the coronavirus may cause more severe illness than all other known versions of the virus and spread as easily as chickenpox, US media reports quoting an internal document from the US health authority said.
Jul 30, 2021 15:21 (IST)
Jul 30, 2021 15:05 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Reports 63 New COVID-19 Cases, 34 Recoveries
Jul 30, 2021 14:27 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha Registers 1,558 New COVID-19 Cases, 66 Fresh Fatalities
Odisha's COVID-19 tally surged to 9,75,690 on Friday as 1,558 more people tested positive for the infection, while 66 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 5,834. The state's daily test positivity rate (TPR) also registered a marginal dip to 2.05 per cent from 2.09 per cent on Thursday. As many as 904 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 654 infections were detected during contact tracing.
Jul 30, 2021 14:12 (IST)
Jul 30, 2021 13:53 (IST)
India Reports Most New Covid Cases In 3 Weeks As R-Value Climbs Steadily
Jul 30, 2021 13:21 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Puducherry Reports 90 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Rises To 1,20,815
Puducherry logged 90 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours pushing the overall
tally to 1,20,815 on Friday. A 65-year old woman succumbed to the virus as the death count in the union territory rose to 1,793. The number of active cases stood at 979 with 189 patients in hospitals and the remaining 790 in home isolation.
Jul 30, 2021 13:06 (IST)
Jul 30, 2021 12:43 (IST)
Kerala Reports Over 22,000 New COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day
Kerala reported over 22,000 coronavirus cases for third day in a row on Thursday, as a central team will rush there for effective COVID-19 management.
Jul 30, 2021 12:03 (IST)
Coronavirus: Covid Curbs Likely To Be Eased in 25 Maharashtra Districts Including Mumbai: Government
Mumbai and 24 other districts of Maharashtra which have reported COVID-19 positivity rates lower than the state's average are likely to get more relaxation from restrictions, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Thursday.
Jul 30, 2021 11:49 (IST)
Over 48 Crore Vaccine Doses Provided To States/ UTs: Centre
Jul 30, 2021 11:38 (IST)
Israel To Offer 3rd Covid Jab For Over 60s
Israel is to start offering a third dose of Covid-19 vaccinations to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Thursday.
Jul 30, 2021 11:23 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Arunachal Pradesh Reports 335 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 Related Fatality
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 47,477 on Friday as 335 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death count to 225. The state now has 4,252 active cases, while 43,000 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 383 in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 90.57 per cent.
Jul 30, 2021 10:56 (IST)
Delta variant drives Middle East virus surge: WHO

The World Health Organization said Thursday the Delta variant has led to a "surge" in coronavirus outbreaks triggering a "fourth wave" in the Middle East, where vaccination rates remain low.

The global health body said the highly transmissible strain, first detected in India, has been recorded in 15 out of the 22 countries and territories of the region under its purview, stretching from Morocco to Pakistan.

"The circulation of the Delta variant is fuelling the surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in an increasing number of countries in WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region," it said in a statement.
Jul 30, 2021 10:44 (IST)
Jul 30, 2021 10:43 (IST)
Saudi Arabia To Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists After 17-Month Covid Closure

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists after a 17-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state news agency said.

However, Riyadh did not announce any lifting of restrictions on the umrah, a pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time, which usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year.
Jul 30, 2021 09:52 (IST)
Coronavirus Latest News: India Reports 44,230 New COVID-19 Cases, 555 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 3,15,72,344 with 44,230 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 3.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death count increased to 4,23,217 with 555 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Jul 30, 2021 09:25 (IST)
More than 45.55 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, the health ministry said. Nearly 47 lakh doses were administered till 7 pm on Thursday.
Jul 30, 2021 08:40 (IST)
Coronavirus India news: Delhi Records Zero Covid Deaths, Third Time Since Onset Of Second Wave

No Covid-related deaths have been recorded in Delhi for the third time since the start of the second wave of the pandemic. The national capital has also been reporting a low positivity rate of 0.08 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.
Jul 30, 2021 08:14 (IST)
Jul 30, 2021 08:04 (IST)
COVID-19: Delta Variant's Spread Now Hits China In One Of Its Largest Outbreaks
The rise of the highly-contagious delta variant is challenging even the most aggressive Covid-19 containment regimes, an ominous sign as economies look to open up and return to pre-pandemic life."
Jul 30, 2021 07:04 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: UN warned of 'dire' Covid situation in Myanmar

Britain warned the United Nations Security Council Thursday that half of coup-wracked Myanmar's population of 54 million could become infected with Covid-19 within the next two weeks.

The UK convened the meeting in response to what it called the "dire" coronavirus situation in Myanmar, which has "spiralled" since the military seized control in February.

Britain urged the Council to ensure resolution 2565, which demands ceasefires in conflict zones to allow the safe delivery of coronavirus vaccines, is respected in Myanmar, AFP reported.
Jul 30, 2021 06:21 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mumbai reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, 403 recoveries
Mumbai reported 340 new coronavirus cases and 13 fresh fatalities on Thursday, taking the tally of infections to 7,35,505 and the death count to 15,808, a civic official said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said the city reported 340 infections, a drop from 404 cases on Wednesday, after 35,393 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, PTI reported.