Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 30,093 New COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours, Lowest In 125 Days

Coronavirus Live Updates: Up to 45,254 patients have recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing down India's active caseload to 4,06,130, the lowest in 117 days.

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 30,093 New COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours, Lowest In 125 Days

India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine, the WHO said. (File)

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India reported 30,093 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours. This is the lowest in 125 days. Overall, the country had recorded around 3.12 crore infections and over four lakh deaths since the outbreak in January last year.

Up to 45,254 patients have recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing down India's active caseload to 4,06,130, the lowest in 117 days. The number of deaths reported in the past 24 hours is 374, the lowest since March 31.

The number of recoveries now stands at 3,03,53,710 across the country. The overall recovery rate for Covid in India has now increased to 97.37 per cent.

Meanwhile, China on Tuesday reported the highest daily tally of new confirmed COVID-19 cases since January, driven by a surge in imported infections in Yunnan province, where cases are spilling over from an "alarming spike" in neighbouring Myanmar.

Mainland China recorded 65 new confirmed cases for July 19, compared with 31 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement. That was the most since Jan. 30, when 92 new cases were reported, Reuters reported.

Here are the Live Updates on Coronavirus:

Jul 21, 2021 04:45 (IST)
80% of new COVID-19 cases in Spain among non-vaccinated people: Health minister
The vast majority of new COVID-19 cases in Spain in the past five weeks were detected among non-vaccinated people, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Monday, as new infections rose by 27,286.Just 5.5% of new cases within the period were detected among people who had been fully vaccinated, Darias said, adding 11.4% were partially vaccinated and 83.1% were unvaccinated. "We must keep up the rhythm of vaccination we have reached," the minister said.

The number of new COVID-19 cases per day in Spain has been steadily rising since late June, with the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants rising to 622.4 on Tuesday
Jul 21, 2021 02:48 (IST)
Vaccinated White House official tests positive for Covid: spokeswoman
A vaccinated White House official in the US has tested positive for Covid-19, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, adding that the person had not had contact with President Joe Biden or other top-level staff. "I want to confirm that yesterday a fully vaccinated White House official tested positive for Covid-19 off campus," Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing, adding that the official, who has not been identified, had mild symptoms.

She said that in accordance with "rigorous" protocols, the official is staying away from the White House pending more testing, and that contact tracing had been carried out.
Jul 20, 2021 23:57 (IST)
India May Become 1st Country To Have DNA-based Covid Jab: Health Minister
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today said several Indian companies are increasing production of COVID-19 vaccines and that the country may become the first in the world to develop a DNA-based vaccine.

Replying to a short duration discussion on COVID-19 management in Rajya Sabha, the minister said technology transfer to several companies has started and they will begin production in the coming days to reduce vaccine shortage in the country.

Jul 20, 2021 23:28 (IST)
188 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Required To Inoculate 18-Plus Population: Centre
The projected 18-plus population in the country is 94 crore and therefore, the total requirement of COVID-19 vaccine doses for the beneficiaries in this age group is 188 crore, but the number may reduce if in the future, single-dose vaccines are approved and used, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the present Covid vaccine manufacturing firms have the capacity to produce the required quantity, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said it is estimated that around 1.87 billion (187 crore) doses will be available between January and December 2021.

Jul 20, 2021 23:00 (IST)

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Jul 20, 2021 20:38 (IST)
44 New Covid Cases In Delhi, 5 Deaths, Positivity Rate 0.07%
Delhi today reported 44 new cases of COVID-19, taking the number of total active cases to 569 in the city. The national capital also reported five deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 25,035.

The recovery rate and the death rate stood at 98.21 per cent and 1.73 per cent, respectively, while the positivity rate has come down to 0.07 per cent.

Thirty-seven patients recovered in the past 24 hours, taking the number of total discharged patients in the city to 14,10,005.

Jul 20, 2021 19:57 (IST)
No Sign Of Pfizer, Moderna Covid Vaccines In Breast Milk, Study Shows
Researchers have found no evidence for the presence of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in human breast milk in a small study, suggesting that the mRNA preventives are safe during lactation.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, offers the first direct data of vaccine safety during breastfeeding and could allay concerns among those who have declined vaccination or discontinued breastfeeding due to concern that vaccination might alter human milk.

The researchers at University of California, San Francisco (USCF) in the US analysed the breast milk of seven women after they received the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, and found no trace of the preventives.

Jul 20, 2021 19:28 (IST)
Over Half Of Australia's Population Under Covid Lockdowns
More than half of Australia's 25 million people were under lockdown on Tuesday after a third state adopted movement curbs to rein in the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus.

Australia's infections and deaths are well below other developed nations, but its use of lockdowns, prompted by a sluggish vaccination campaign, is putting pressure on the national government, with polls at their lowest in a year and just months before elections are due to be held.

Jul 20, 2021 19:04 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 4 Covid Vaccine Candidates In Human Trial Stage, Centre Tells Rajya Sabha
Four COVID-19 vaccine candidates are at different stages of human trials while one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, is in the advanced pre-clinical stage, Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.

In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Singh said Cadila Healthcare Ltd's DNA-based vaccine candidate is in phase three clinical trial. It has also submitted the interim data for emergency use authorisation.

Biological E Ltd's vaccine candidate is also in phase three clinical trial.

Jul 20, 2021 18:26 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 67.6% Of Indians Over Six Have Covid Antibodies: Sero Survey Results
Roughly two-thirds of all Indians above the age of six have, at some point, been infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus - which causes the COVID-19 disease - the government said this evening, as it announced the results of the fourth national serosurvey.

This means around 40 crore people are still at risk of infection, the government added, as it warned against laxity in following Covid-appropriate behaviour and urged them to get vaccinated.

Jul 20, 2021 17:48 (IST)

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Jul 20, 2021 16:41 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Canada Extends Ban On Passenger Flights From India Till August 21
Canada on Monday announced that it is extending the ban on incoming passenger flights from India for another month due to the Delta variant of COVID-19, reported ANI.

The ban, which was imposed on April 22 when India was witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, was set to expire on July 21, but will now remain in place until August 21, Global News Ca reported.

It is for the fourth time that the ban has been extended.

Jul 20, 2021 16:07 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Uttarakhand To Allow Fully Vaccinated Flyers Without Covid Test Report
The Uttarakhand government on Monday announced that fully vaccinated air travellers will be allowed to enter the state without a mandatory negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report.

Speaking to ANI, Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal said, "If passengers coming by air have got both the vaccine doses, then they will be allowed to come to the state without negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report."

This comes as part of the fresh relaxations allowed by the Uttarakhand government which on Monday extended the ongoing COVID curfew till July 27.

Jul 20, 2021 15:41 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: RT-PCR Report Or Full Covid Vaccination Must For Flyers Entering Bengal
All passengers flying to West Bengal, on both commercial and non-commercial flights, will have to produce either a certificate that shows they are fully vaccinated or a COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR) test report, the state government wrote to the civil aviation ministry on Monday.

Passengers need to produce proof of their full vaccination or a COVID-19 negative test report at the time of boarding.

The RT-PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours of the departure of the flight.

Jul 20, 2021 15:16 (IST)

Jul 20, 2021 14:47 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Odisha Reports 2,085 New Cases, 56 More Deaths
Odisha on Tuesday reported 2,085 new COVID-19 cases and 56 more deaths, a Health Department official said, according to news agency PTI. The new cases were detected after testing 70,476 samples, taking the positivity rate to 2.95 per cent, he said. Odisha has so far reported 9,58,059 COVID-19 cases and 5,172 deaths.

Of the new infections, 1,198 were reported from quarantine centres while the rest 887 were local contact cases. There are 20,168 active COVID-19 cases in the state at present. Since Monday, 2,248 patients have recovered. In all, 9,32,666 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the state.
Jul 20, 2021 14:17 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Rajya Sabha Discussing Covid Today, Centre To Reply From 5 PM
The Rajya Sabha will discuss issues related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, said Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh, reported news agency ANI. All leaders met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday demanding a discussion on COVID-19. Following this, Mr Naidu gave his consent to discuss the matter. It was agreed in the meeting that COVID aspects will be discussed for four hours from 1 pm on Tuesday while the Health Minister will reply on the matter at 5 pm, sources told ANI.

Jul 20, 2021 13:39 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Over 2.11 Crore Vaccine Doses Still Available With States, Pvt Hospitals: Centre
The Union Health Ministry said Tuesday over 2.11 crore unutilised COVID-19 vaccines doses are still available with the States, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, according to news agency ANI. Over 42.15 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States, UTs so far, through all sources and a further 71,40,000 doses are in the transit, it further said. Of this, total consumption including wastage is 40.02 crore doses. Over 2.11 crore (2,11,93,241) balance and unutilised COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States, UTs, and private hospitals.
Jul 20, 2021 13:28 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand records two COVID-19 fatalities; 64 new cases

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,46,745 as 64 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours while two new fatalities pushed the death count to 5,122, a health department bulletin said on Tuesday. Both the COVID-19 deaths were recorded from Bokaro
district, PTI reported.
Jul 20, 2021 13:05 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Arunachal reports highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 508 people tested positive, taking the tally to 43,328, a senior health official said. The death count rose to 203 with an 80-year-old man from East Siang dying, PTI reported.
Jul 20, 2021 12:39 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Over 150 children found COVID-positive as Mizoram reports highest daily cases

Mizoram on Tuesday reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases as 807 people tested positive, taking the tally to 28,295, a Health Department official said.

More than 150 children were among the newly-infected people, PTI reported.
Jul 20, 2021 12:04 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Twitter Temporarily Blocks US Republican Marjorie Greene For COVID-19 Posts
Twitter Inc on Monday said it temporarily suspended Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for tweets which violated the social media's misinformation policy on COVID-19.

Greene posted that the coronavirus is not dangerous for non-obese people under 65, and that organizations should not force "non-FDA" approved vaccines or masks. These tweets have been labeled as "misleading" by the platform. Read here.
Jul 20, 2021 11:36 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Australia's COVID-19 Lockdowns Expand As Delta Variant Spreads
A third Australian state announced lockdown rules on Tuesday to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant spread, with South Australia entering week-long restrictions, joining an extended lockdown in Victoria and a five-week shutdown in Sydney.

Australia's most populous state New South Wales (NSW), of which Sydney is the capital, is battling the worst COVID-19 outbreak of this year, with total cases exceeding 1,400 since the first case was reported more than a month ago in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew. Read here.
Jul 20, 2021 10:49 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: China Reports Spike In New Coronavirus Cases On Border With Myanmar

China on Tuesday reported the highest daily tally of new confirmed COVID-19 cases since January, driven by a surge in imported infections in Yunnan province, where cases are spilling over from an "alarming spike" in neighbouring Myanmar.

Mainland China recorded 65 new confirmed cases for July 19, compared with 31 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement. That was the most since Jan. 30, when 92 new cases were reported. Read Here.
Jul 20, 2021 09:57 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 287 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 8 more deaths

Thane has reported 287 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,40,964, an official said on Tuesday.

Besides these new cases recorded on Monday, eight more people also died due to the viral infection, which raised the death count in the district to 10,920, PTI reported.
Jul 20, 2021 09:14 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Myanmar targets higher vaccinations as COVID-19 cases soar

Myanmar's military-controlled health ministry expects half of the population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this year, state media reported on Tuesday, a day after authorities announced a record tally of coronavirus deaths.

The inoculation target comes as the Southeast Asian nation's effort to contain an exponential rise in infections has been thrown into chaos by the turmoil since the military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February, Reuters reported.
Jul 20, 2021 08:30 (IST)
India Has Been Offered 7.5 Million Doses Of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Through COVAX: WHO

The Government of India is holding discussions with COVID-19 manufacturers Moderna and Pfizer over several issues including indemnity waiver, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said on Friday. Earlier, Dr VK Paul told ANI that government is in touch with the companies and holding discussions, "We are in touch with them. We are holding discussions. It is a process of negotiation and dialogues. We are trying to get a solution on contractual and commitments issues. This process is ongoing."
Jul 20, 2021 07:56 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Uttarakhand To Allow Fully Vaccinated Flyers Without Covid Test Report

The Uttarakhand government on Monday announced that fully vaccinated air travellers will be allowed to enter the state without a mandatory negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report. Speaking to ANI, Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal said, "If passengers coming by air have got both the vaccine doses, then they will be allowed to come to the state without negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test report."
Jul 20, 2021 06:47 (IST)
Jul 20, 2021 06:12 (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 06:00 (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.