Coronavirus India Live Updates: 26,964 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus Live Updates: India's daily Covid positivity rate is at 1.85% and the weekly Covid positivity rate is at 2.08%.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: 26,964 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases In India: India will resume the export and donations of excess vaccines next month (File)

New Delhi:

India recorded 26,964 fresh Covid cases, which is 3.2 per cent higher than yesterday figures (26,115). The country also reported 383 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - stands at 1.69 per cent. The recovery rate stands at 97.77 per cent, which is highest since March last year.

The government on Monday said India will resume the export and donations of excess vaccines next month. India, the world's biggest maker of vaccines overall, had stopped vaccine exports in April to focus on inoculating its own population.

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

Sep 22, 2021 23:50 (IST)
Kerala High Court directs police to ensure protection of COVID-19 warriors
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the police to ensure that the lives of COVID-19 warriors are protected.

The direction was issued by citing an attack against a woman health worker on Monday in Alappuzha district by two bike-borne assailants when she was returning home after her duty.

When the Government pleader said that the incident was an isolated one, the Division Bench of Justice replied, "We are not taking it as an isolated issue. We are taking note of it, as the issue will have larger ramifications for the future. Time has come to put a stop to it. There are several such brave ladies on the road after dark returning back from their duty. If there are anti-social elements regularly tracking their time and movements, then it is a case that causes us grave concern."
Sep 22, 2021 23:10 (IST)
For Easier International Travel, PM Modi Calls For Mutual Recognition Of Vaccine Certificates
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for international travel to be made easier, through "mutual recognition of vaccine certificates," amid a row with the UK over double-vaccinated Indians still having to quarantine.
Sep 22, 2021 21:42 (IST)
Tamil Nadu reports 1,682 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday witnessed 1,682 new Covid cases with Coimbatore, Erode and Tiruppur districts contributing the maximum numbers, taking the overall caseload to 26,50,370.

With 21 deaths due to the infection, the total deaths till date have risen to 35,400.

The number of active cases remains at 17,027.
Sep 22, 2021 21:23 (IST)
Maharashtra reports 3,608 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 3,608 new COVID-19 cases, a 477 case spike from the previous day, and 48 fresh deaths, taking the infection tally to 65,31,237 and the total deaths to 1,38,664, a health department official said.

The official said with 4,285 patients discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the number of recovered cases rose to 63,49,029.

Maharashtra now has 39,984 active cases.
Sep 22, 2021 19:59 (IST)
Bats With Viruses Like SARS-CoV-2 Found In China's Neighbour Laos, Says COVID-19 Study
Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.
Sep 22, 2021 19:16 (IST)
Nagaland logs 31 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Nagaland's total COVID-19 cases rose to 30,990 on Wednesday as 31 more people tested positive for the infection, while one new death pushed the northeastern state's total deaths to 658, a health bulletin said.

The state now has 459 active cases, while 28,913 people have recovered so far.
Sep 22, 2021 19:05 (IST)
Kerala records 19,675 fresh COVID-19 cases, 142 deaths
Kerala on Wednesday reported 19,675 fresh COVID-19 cases and 142 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,59,628 and deaths to 24,039.

The number of people who recovered from the infection since Tuesday was 19,702, which brought the total recoveries to 43,73,966 and the number of active cases to 1,61,026, an official press release said.

Sep 22, 2021 18:37 (IST)
States To Provide Rs 50,000 Compensation For Each Covid Death: Centre
The families of those who die of Covid will receive ₹ 50,000 ex gratia from the state governments, the Centre informed the Supreme Court today. Significantly, compensation will be paid against not only the deaths that have already occurred but for future ones, too, the court was told.
Sep 22, 2021 17:44 (IST)
Over six billion Covid vaccine doses administered worldwide
More than six billion doses of Covid vaccines have been administered around the world, according to an AFP tally based on official sources on Wednesday.

The vaccination drive has reached a steady rhythm as it took 29 days to clock up the sixth billion, which is almost at the same speed as the climb to the fourth and fifth billion, at 30 days and 26 days respectively.

It took around 140 days to get the first billion doses into people's arms.
Sep 22, 2021 16:19 (IST)
US To Donate 500 Million More Pfizer Vaccines To Other Countries "No Strings Attached"
US President Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday a US plan to donate an additional 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to other countries, bringing its total commitment to 1.1 billion doses, officials said.

Biden is due to announce the move at a virtual summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he will challenge world leaders to vaccinate 70 percent of every country by September 2022.
Sep 22, 2021 15:56 (IST)
IPL 2021: SunRisers Hyderabad Bowler T Natarajan Tests Positive For Covid, Match Against Delhi Capitals To Go Ahead | Cricket News
IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler T Natarajan has become the first Indian Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus but the team's match on Wednesday will go ahead, organisers said.

The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad and is currently asymptomatic. SRH are scheduled to resume their IPL 2021 campaign later today against Delhi Capitals in Dubai.
Sep 22, 2021 13:54 (IST)
Covishield Only India-Made Vaccine Cleared For Travel To US For Now
The United States will reopen in November to all air passengers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. India is among the 33 countries from where fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter.
Sep 22, 2021 13:38 (IST)
Severe COVID-19 Can Lead To Delirium, US Study Finds
A study of 150 patients hospitalised for COVID in the US at the beginning of the pandemic found that 73 per cent had delirium, a serious disturbance in mental state wherein a person is confused, agitated and unable to think clearly.
Sep 22, 2021 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus: Problem Isn't Covishield But India's Vaccine Certificate, Says UK
The UK has revised its travel policy to include Covishield as an approved vaccine, but says Indians double-vaccinated with the shot still have to quarantine, raising "vaccination certification issues".
Sep 22, 2021 12:54 (IST)
Arunachal Logs 64 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Fatality
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 54,190 on Wednesday as 64 more people tested positive for the infection, while one more fatality pushed the death count to 273. Arunachal Pradesh now has 413 active COVID-19 cases, while 53,504 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 61 in the last 24 hours.
Sep 22, 2021 12:17 (IST)
Thailand To Accelerate Vaccinations, Stimulus Measures
Thailand will speed up vaccinations and introduce urgent stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of the country's biggest coronavirus outbreak to date, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday.
Sep 22, 2021 11:21 (IST)
Johnson & Johnson Announces Positive Covid-19 Booster Data
The Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine is more effective when given as a two-dose regime, according to new data released by the company on Tuesday.
Sep 22, 2021 10:42 (IST)
Over 80.13 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States, UTs: Centre
More than 80.13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories, out of which, more than 4.52 crore balance and unutilised doses are still available with them, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. As per the information shared by the ministry, the Centre has provided 80,13,26,335 vaccine doses to the states and union territories so far (free of cost channel) through the direct state procurement category and 48 lakh doses are in the pipeline.
Sep 22, 2021 10:19 (IST)
"Thank You, Mansukh Mandaviya": WHO Chief On India Vaccine Export Move
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya received a thank you this morning from the World Health Organization chief as India announced its decision to resume the export and donations of excess vaccines from next month.
Sep 22, 2021 10:08 (IST)
Coronavirus Vaccine: India Won't Buy Pfizer, Moderna Covid Vaccines Amid Local Output: Report
India will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccines has jumped.
Sep 22, 2021 09:49 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 258 New COVID-19 Cases In Thane, 7 More Deaths
Thane has reported 258 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,56,855. Besides these new cases recorded on Tuesday, the virus also claimed the lives of seven more people, which pushed the death count in the district to 11,380.
Sep 22, 2021 09:14 (IST)
Coronavirus India Update Today: 26,964 New COVID-19 Cases In The Last 24 Hours
82.65 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.90%; lowest since March 2020

India's Active caseload stands at 3,01,989; lowest in 186 days

26,964 new cases in the last 24 hours

Recovery Rate currently at 97.77%; Highest since March 2020

34,167 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,27,83,741

Weekly Positivity Rate (2.08%) less than 3% for last 89 days

Daily positivity rate (1.69%) less than 3% for last 23 days
Sep 22, 2021 08:59 (IST)
Delta Overwhelming Other Covid Variants Of Concern: WHO
Delta has all but elbowed out the three other Covid-19 variants of concern, which now represent a tiny fraction of the samples being sequenced, the WHO said Tuesday.
Sep 22, 2021 08:22 (IST)
Sep 22, 2021 08:04 (IST)
Covishield Only India-Made Vaccine Cleared For Travel To US For Now
The United States will reopen in November to all air passengers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. India is among the 33 countries from where fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter.
Sep 22, 2021 07:39 (IST)
Vaccination In India: How India Flipped Its Vaccine Fortunes
Vaccination in India: Government officials say they are confident of fully immunizing nearly all adults by December.
Sep 22, 2021 07:12 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka Reports 818 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths
A total of 818 new cases of COVID-19 cases, 1,414 recoveries and 21 deaths were reported in Karnataka on Tuesday. As per the state health department's media bulletin, the total caseload mounted to 29,69,361 out of which 13,741 are active cases. The positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 0.80 per cent. The death count in the state is 37,648. With new recoveries, the cumulative recoveries also touched 29,17,944.
Sep 22, 2021 06:53 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam Logs 441 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 Fatalities
Assam on Tuesday recorded 441 new cases of COVID-19, 338 recoveries and six deaths over a span of 24 hours, as per the state's health department. The total caseload climbed to 5,98,864, out of which 3,734 are active cases.

Sep 22, 2021 06:29 (IST)
US To Lift COVID-19 Travel Ban For Fully Vaccinated Passengers From November
The United States announced Monday it will lift Covid travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.
Sep 22, 2021 06:17 (IST)
Over 82 Crore Covid Vaccines Administered In India So Far
India has administered over 82crore COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country so far since the vaccination drive began on January 16 this year, Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday.
The ministry also added that over 68 lakh vaccine doses were administered in a single day, as per the provisional report till 7 pm. "In a landmark achievement, India''s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 82crore landmark milestone (82,57,80,128) today. More than 68 lakh (68,26,132) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today," the ministry's release read.