Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 38,164 New COVID-19 Cases In The Last 24 Hours

Coronavirus India LIVE updates: India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 28th straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark.

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 38,164 New COVID-19 Cases In The Last 24 Hours

COVID-19 Cases: The total vaccine doses administered has reached 40.64 crore-mark (File)

New Delhi:

India logged 38,164 fresh coronavirus cases, 7.2% lower than yesterday, and 499 deaths in last 24 hours. The country has logged 3.11 crore cases so far and 4.14 lakh deaths.

India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. For the 28th straight day it is below the 5 per cent-mark.

The total vaccine doses administered has reached 40.64 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Meanwhile, Australia's two largest cities are set to stay under tight Covid-19 restrictions as Melbourne on Monday extended a five-day snap lockdown designed to curb a virulent outbreak.

"These restrictions simply cannot end at midnight tomorrow night," Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews said, without saying how long the Melbourne lockdown would last.

About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney, where a month of restrictions has failed to quash an outbreak of the Delta variant, AFP reported.

Here are the Live Updates on Coronavirus:

Jul 20, 2021 05:46 (IST)
Goa chief minister briefs PM Modi on COVID-19 situation in his state
A delegation led by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Union ministers in the national capital on Monday.

Mr Sawant invited Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate the historic Aguada Jail, beautified under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, and to address all the Village Panchayats of Goa for undertaking the Atmanirbhar Swayampurna Programme, according to a release issued by the state government.
Jul 20, 2021 03:11 (IST)
US Issues "Do Not Travel" Advisory For UK Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases
The US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both issued on Monday their highest warnings against travel to the United Kingdom because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in that country.
Jul 20, 2021 01:54 (IST)
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Jul 19, 2021 23:40 (IST)
Assam Makes Covid Test Mandatory For Travellers From North East States
The Assam government on Monday made the COVID-19 test mandatory for all passengers from the North-Eastern region entering the state through airports and railway stations, an official order said.

Earlier, people from North-Eastern states who arrived in Assam by air or train and directly proceeded to their destination state were exempted from undergoing the COVID-19 test.

The decision was taken due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring states, a notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said.

Jul 19, 2021 23:23 (IST)
No Covid Deaths In Gurgaon For 10th Day, Civil Surgeon Credits Testing
In news that will bring some relief to residents after the harrowing experience during the second wave of Covid cases, Gurgaon has reported zero deaths due to the infection for 10 consecutive days.

According to data shared by the health department, the millennium city clocked four new Covid cases and zero deaths today. The daily case count in Gurgaon had crossed the 5,000 mark during the second wave and the city had recorded a maximum of 22 deaths due to Covid in a day.

Commenting on the welcome development, Dr Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon of Gurgaon, told NDTV, "This was possible by continuous testing and contact tracing and home isolation visits. Gurgaon has been extremely active when it comes to testing, treating and isolating. Even when it comes to vaccination, we average at least 4,000 tests a day although the process has been hampered of late due to rain."

Jul 19, 2021 22:28 (IST)
UK To Roll Out Covid Vaccines For Vulnerable Children Aged 12-15
Britain will administer coronavirus vaccines to clinically vulnerable youngsters, the government said Monday, but not to all children due to an ongoing review into potential side effects.

Young people aged 12 to 15 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down's Syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities will be eligible for vaccination, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said.

Jul 19, 2021 22:05 (IST)
Delhi Has Covid Vaccine Stock For Less Than A Day

With 2,77,870 doses left in Delhi's Covid vaccine bank on Monday morning, the vaccine stock will last for less than a day, according to a bulletin issued by the city government. Out of these, 2,05,630 doses are of Covaxin and 72,240 are of Covishield. Read here.

Jul 19, 2021 21:57 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Nagaland Reports 62 New Cases, 2 More Deaths
Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,744 on Monday as 62 more people tested positive for the
infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death count to 530, a health bulletin said, according to news agency PTI. Kohima district registered the highest number of new cases at 22, followed by Longleng (17), and Dimapur (9), it said.

The state now has 1,147 active cases, while 24,321 people have recovered from the disease, including 60 in the last 24 hours, and 746 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients now stands at 90.94%. The two fresh fatalities were reported from Kohima and Dimapur districts.

Nagaland has thus far tested 2,47,348 samples for COVID-19 and inoculated over 5.55 lakh people.
Jul 19, 2021 21:38 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: UP Reports 40 New Cases, 7 More Deaths
Uttar Pradesh recorded 40 fresh coronavirus and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the number of infections and fatalities to 17,07,884 and 22,728 respectively, the health bulletin said on Monday, according to a PTI report. The latest deaths were reported from Kanpur at three, followed by one each from Allahabad, Amethi, Mirzapur and Chandauli, it said.

A total of 99 persons were discharged after recovery from the infection in the last 24 hours, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal said. The total number of recoveries in the state reached 16,83,968, he said, adding that the number of active cases stood at 1,188. The recovery rate of the state is now 98.6%, he said

So far, over 6.35 crore samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, including 2.18 lakh that were collected on Sunday, Mr Sehgal said. About the ongoing Covid vaccination drive, he said a total of 4.3 crore doses were administered so far.
Jul 19, 2021 21:33 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Can't Stop Tourists, Regulation Being Done, Says Himachal Chief Minister
In view of the increased footfall of tourists in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday said that one cannot stop tourists from entering the state, however, regulation is being done at crowded places, reported news agency ANI. Mr Thakur attended a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other officials in Delhi today. Addressing reporters after the meeting, he said, "You can't stop tourists from entering the state. The tourism industry has been the worst affected (in aftermath of COVID), hence it's not right to stop these activities. What can be done and is being done is regulation at crowded places."
Jul 19, 2021 21:02 (IST)

Jul 19, 2021 21:01 (IST)

Jul 19, 2021 20:38 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Maharashtra Reports 6,017 New Cases, 66 More Deaths
Maharashtra reported 6,017 new COVID-19 cases and 66 new related deaths Monday, according to the latest bulletin. The state conducted 1,67,646 tests and recorded 3.58% positivity rate. There are 96,375 active cases in the state now. As many as 13,051 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate now stands at 96.35%.

Maharashtra had reported 9000 cases and 180 deaths on Sunday, and conducted 220784 tests.
Jul 19, 2021 20:35 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Vaccine Doses Administered In India Surpasses 41 Crore
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 41 crore, the Union health ministry said on Monday, reported news agency PTI. It said that according to the 7 pm provisional report, 47,77,697 vaccine doses have been administered on Monday.

It said 22,38,900 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,48,075 doses were given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Monday. Cumulatively, 12,73,70,809 persons in the age group 18-44 years across the country have received their first dose and 50,58,284 their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive.

Three states -- Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh -- have administered more than 1 crore cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the age group 18-44 years.
Jul 19, 2021 20:25 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: UP's Shamli District Declared Covid-Free
Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh has been declared "Covid-free" with its active caseload declining to zero, authorities said on Monday, reported news agency PTI. District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur made this announcement during a presser. Even though there were no more coronavirus cases in the district, she appealed to people to continue following the Covid guidelines and protocols set by the government.
Jul 19, 2021 20:16 (IST)
COVID-19 Latest News: Indian Ship Carrying Medical Aid To Indonesia Delayed
Indian Naval Ship Airawat carrying 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen has been delayed in reaching Tanjung Priok, Indonesia from India, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday, reported news agency ANI. In a tweet, Mr Jaishankar said that India stands with its partner countries in the fight against COVID-19.

"There has been a delay in arrival of INS Airawat reaching Tanjung Priok, Indonesia, carrying 300 oxygen concentrators & 100 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen from India. Will keep you posted for further developments. India stands with its partners in the fight against Covid," Mr Jaishankar tweeted.

Indonesia on Monday recorded 34,257 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,338 deaths in the past 24 hours, Xinhua reported citing the country's health ministry statement. This has been the highest daily number of deaths the country ever reported since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Jul 19, 2021 20:06 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Gurgaon Reports Zero Daily Covid Deaths For 10th Day In A Row
Gurgaon reported zero new COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days. In the last 24 hours, it reported four cases while 11 recovered. It's active cases have now declined to 67. So far, 16,56,109 people have been vaccinated in the district.
Jul 19, 2021 20:01 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Mumbai Reports 402 New Cases, 14 Deaths
Mumbai reported 402 new COVID-19 cases and 14 related deaths on Monday, according to a bulletin by the local civic body. As many as 23,481 tests were conducted on the day. The city reported a positivity rate of 1.71% and recovery rate of 97%. The doubling rate stands at 1,034 days. On Sunday, Mumbai had reported 454 cases and 12 deaths, and conducted 32,373 tests.
Jul 19, 2021 19:56 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Karnataka Reports 1,291 New Cases, 40 Deaths
Karnataka on Monday reported 1,291 new COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28,85,238 and the toll to 36,197, reported news agency PTI. The day also saw 3,015 discharges, continuing to outnumber fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,21,491. Out of 1,291 new cases reported on Monday, 266 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 1,202 discharges and only six deaths. The total number of active cases stood at 27,527. While the positivity rate was 0.94%, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 3.09%.
Jul 19, 2021 19:42 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 20 BSF Jawans Test Positive In Gujarat Town
Twenty Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, who landed in Palanpur in Gujarat's Banaskantha district earlier this month from Nagaland, have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks, an official said on Monday, according to news agency PTI. The 20 BSF jawans, who are asymptomatic and are recuperating in Tharad town, were part of a 450-strong BSF contingent that had arrived in Palanpur on July 3, said Banaskantha District Epidemic Officer Dr Naresh Garg.

"Seven jawans tested positive in the first batch of tests conducted before the contingent was to be deployed at the border. Subsequent tests found 13 more jawans with the infection. We isolated these 20 in a hostel and they are doing well. We have sent samples to a laboratory in Gandhinagar to find out the virus variant," Mr Garg informed.
Jul 19, 2021 19:18 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Goa Reports 99 New Cases, 225 Recoveries
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 99 and reached 1,69,839 on Monday, while the day also saw 225 recoveries and the toll remaining unchanged at 3,111, an official said, according to news agency PTI. The recovery count stands at 1,65,292 and the active caseload is 1,436, he said. With 3,264 samples being examined, the number of tests in Goa reached 10,05,297, the official added.
Jul 19, 2021 18:50 (IST)

Jul 19, 2021 18:36 (IST)
Coronavirus: "Pingdemic Chaos" Mars Boris Johnson's Big Day Of Ending UK Covid Curbs
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation. Read here.
Jul 19, 2021 18:09 (IST)

Jul 19, 2021 17:29 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 3 More Deaths, 36 New Cases In Delhi; Positivity Rate 0.06%
Delhi recorded three more COVID-related deaths and 36 new cases on Monday with a positivity rate of 0.06%, according to a health bulletin, reported news agency PTI. The bulletin said that 58 people recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours. The total number of fatalities stands at 25,030 while the tally of cumulative cases has reached 14,35,565, it said.

As many as 14,09,968 people have either been discharged, have recovered or migrated out. The case fatality rate stands at 1.74 per cent, the bulletin said. On Sunday, no death was reported due to Covid in Delhi which recorded 51 new cases with a positivity rate of 0.07%. It was on March 2 this year that the capital had reported zero fatalities due to the virus while the number of single-day infections stood at 217 and the positivity rate was 0.33%.
Jul 19, 2021 17:26 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: "No Kanwar Yatra This Year": UP Government Tells Top Court
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to completely cancel the "Kanwar Yatra" this year, and all Kanwar Sangh's have agreed to this in view of COVID-19, reported news agency ANI. The stand of the UP government came two days after the Supreme Court gave an ultimatum to it to "reconsider" its decision to allow "Kanwar Yatra" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In today's hearing, Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan, appearing for UP, told the Supreme Court that this is the second year that the yatra has been cancelled due to the pandemic. He added that if at the local level a devotee visits a local temple then it does not mean "yatra" at all and has to maintain the COVID protocols in place.

Delhi and Uttarakhand have already cancelled the "Kanwar Yatra".

Jul 19, 2021 16:50 (IST)

Jul 19, 2021 16:20 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Bengaluru Hospitals That Handled Covid Cases To Be Felicitated
Hospitals in Bengaluru which handled COVID-19 patients will be felicitated by Kauvery Hospital to acknowledge the efforts of the frontline warriors who have played a big role in the fight against the pandemic, according to news agency PTI. The Hospital is organising on July 31 an event called "Kritagnya" , which aims to felicitate all the 300-plus such hospitals, it said in a statement.

The initiative will see the "Kritagnya Ratha", a specially designed vehicle, going to each of the hospitals to honour them with medallions and citations, it said. The first of five such vehicles was flagged off on Monday and they will cover all the hospitals in a span of 12 days, the statement said. The event has the blessings of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA), it said.
Jul 19, 2021 15:56 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: UP Prohibits Animal Sacrifice At Public Places On Bakrid
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday issued fresh directives ahead of Bakrid, prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people at any place to celebrate the festival, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news agency PTI. The government also issued orders against animal sacrifice at public places in the state.

Charing a meeting with senior officials to review the COVID-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed them to make all necessary arrangements in view of the festival, an official spokesperson said. In view of Covid, not more than 50 people should gather at any place at a given time for any event related to Bakrid, the official said.

It should also be ensured that no cow, camel or any other banned animal is sacrificed anywhere. Only designated places or private premises should be used for animal sacrifices, he said. Special care should be taken for cleanliness, the official added.

The festival is scheduled to be celebrated later this week.
Jul 19, 2021 15:46 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Inter-State Bus Passengers Being Screened, Says UP Official
People travelling to Uttar Pradesh by bus from neighbouring Delhi and Uttarakhand are being screened for COVID-19 at bus stations, a senior official of the UP State Roadways Transport Corporation said on Monday, according to news agency PTI. Thermal screening of all passengers is being done and those with high temperature are undergoing rapid antigen test, the official said.

"As of now, buses are not coming from Rajasthan and Bihar. Buses are coming from Uttarakhand and Delhi, mostly to western UP and Lucknow. At every bus station, a medical team has been deployed for testing of the passengers," P K Bose, UPSRTC's regional manager in Lucknow, said.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday said a negative RT-PCR report is mandatory for people coming to UP from states where the positivity rate is more than 3%. The report should not be older than four days, it said in a statement issued on Sunday.
Jul 19, 2021 15:00 (IST)
Jul 19, 2021 14:32 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mizoram reports 335 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 27,488

Mizoram reported 335 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, pushing the tally to 27,488, a health department official said. Over 67 children are among the patients to contract the virus since Sunday, PTI reported.
Jul 19, 2021 14:24 (IST)
Jul 19, 2021 13:54 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Police deployed at various places in Manipur's Imphal after imposition of 10-day-curfew
Following the 10-day-curfew imposed in Manipur on Sunday amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, security personnel have been deployed at various locations in Imphal.

Speaking to ANI, Imphal East Superintendent of Police (SP), Moirangmayum Bishworjit Singh said, "People are obeying the norms imposed and are cooperating this time. They are only coming out for an emergency."
Jul 19, 2021 13:22 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam bans mass gatherings on Eid

The Assam government on Monday announced that no public congregation will be allowed in the state on Eid in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Minister Keshab Mahanta urged the people to celebrate the festival at their homes. Prayers at mosques will be allowed with a maximum of five persons, PTI reported.
Jul 19, 2021 13:06 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Puducherry reports less than 50 new cases after more than four months
The union territory of Puducherry logged 42 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, the first time in four months it came down below the fifty mark, PTI reported.

Jul 19, 2021 12:43 (IST)
Jul 19, 2021 12:20 (IST)

Over 40 crore people have been vaccinated against COVID-19; inoculation is being taken forward at a fast pace: PM Modi

Jul 19, 2021 12:05 (IST)
Jul 19, 2021 11:49 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Over 2.60 crore unutilised Covid vaccine doses available with states, private hospitals, says government

More than 2.60 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories and private hospitals to be administered, the Union health ministry said on Monday.
Jul 19, 2021 11:38 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: London Clubbers Cheer End Of COVID-19 Restrictions
London clubbers on Monday flocked to one of the first rule-free live music events since the pandemic began last year, dancing through the night and rejoicing in human interaction as England lifted most COVID restrictions at midnight.

Britain, which has one of the world's highest death tolls from COVID, is facing a new wave of cases, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson is lifting most restrictions in England in what some have dubbed "Freedom Day". Read Here.
Jul 19, 2021 11:13 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Arunachal reports 256 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 more fatality

Arunachal Pradesh reported 256 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 42,820, while the death count mounted to 202 after a 95-year-old woman died due to the virus, a senior health department official said on Monday. The northeastern state now has 4,211 active cases and
38,407 people have recovered from the disease, PTI reported.
Jul 19, 2021 10:26 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Melbourne extends lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Australia's two largest cities are set to stay under tight Covid-19 restrictions as Melbourne on Monday extended a five-day snap lockdown designed to curb a virulent outbreak.

"These restrictions simply cannot end at midnight tomorrow night," Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews said, without saying how long the Melbourne lockdown would last. Read Here.
Jul 19, 2021 09:55 (IST)
Jul 19, 2021 06:45 (IST)
London clubbers cheer end of COVID-19 restrictions
London clubbers on Monday flocked to one of the first rule-free live music events since the pandemic began last year, dancing through the night and rejoicing in human interaction as England lifted most COVID restrictions at midnight.

Britain, which has one of the world's highest death tolls from COVID, is facing a new wave of cases, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson is lifting most restrictions in England in what some have dubbed "Freedom Day"
Jul 19, 2021 06:18 (IST)
Australia to deport UK's Katie Hopkins over virus breach
Australia has cancelled far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins's visa after she boasted about flouting the country's strict hotel quarantine rules, a senior official said Monday. Ms Hopkins had flown into Sydney to appear on a reality television show when she posted a video on Instagram talking about answering the door naked and maskless to workers delivering meals to her hotel room, local media reported.

Most international arrivals to Australia are required to complete 14 days in mandatory isolation in a hotel, under rules designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said Australia's border agency "acted quickly to make sure that the visa on which she entered was cancelled" after the footage appeared.
Jul 19, 2021 06:11 (IST)
England lifts COVID-19 curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases
The British government on Monday lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown.

From midnight (2300 GMT Sunday), nightclubs were able to reopen and other indoor venues allowed to run at full capacity, while legal mandates covering the wearing of masks and working from home were scrapped.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson -- who is self-isolating after his health minister was infected -- urged the public to remain prudent and for any laggards to join the two-thirds of UK adults who are now fully vaccinated.