This Article is From Jul 24, 2021

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 35,342 New Covid Cases In India In 24 Hours, Recovery Rate At 97.36%

Coronavirus Live Updates: India's test positivity rate is on the decline. For the 32 straight days, it remained below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.12 per cent.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 35,342 New Covid Cases In India In 24 Hours, Recovery Rate At 97.36%

Covid-19 Cases in India:The country has reported over 3.12 crore cases (File)

New Delhi:

India added 35,342 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and added 483 deaths. The recovery rate is at 97.36 per cent. The country has reported over 3.12 crore cases and over 4.19 lakh fatalities so far, the health ministry said.

India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continued to show a decline. For the 32 straight days Thursday, it remained below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.12 per cent.

Over 54 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total number of doses administered in the country has exceeded 42.34 crores so far, the health ministry said.

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

Jul 24, 2021 02:57 (IST)
United Nations Urges China To Cooperate With WHO On Second Phase Of Probe Into Covid-19 Origins
The United Nations Friday called on all member states, including China, to fully cooperate with the World Health Organization (WHO) amid Beijing's rejection of a further probe into the origins of the Covid-19.
Jul 24, 2021 02:29 (IST)
Coronavirus News: J&K Lieutenant Governor Sets Target For Health Department To Vaccinate 15 Lakh People
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday set a target for health department to vaccinate 15 lakh additional population in the union territory in the coming weeks, an official spokesperson said, reported news agency PTI.

He said the Lt Governor chaired the weekly review meetings with the members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPSs) and took a detailed assessment of the present Covid scenario across the Union Territory.
Jul 23, 2021 23:41 (IST)
Delhi vaccinated 48,616 people against COVID-19 on Thursday
Delhi vaccinated 48,616 people against the novel coronavirus infection the previous day, of which 22,237 beneficiaries received their first doses, the city government''s vaccination bulletin said on Friday.
The total number of vaccine doses administered in Delhi stands at 95,67,506, including 72,52,529 first doses and 23,14,977 second doses, it noted.
The national capital, as on Friday morning, had a balance stock of 2,74,150 coronavirus vaccines, out of which, 2,34,730 doses were of Covishield and 39,420 of Covaxin, according to the data shared by the government.
The doses will go out of stock in less than a day, the bulletin stated.
On account of limited supply of Covid vaccine, the Delhi government had on Thursday issued an order reserving Covishield shots only for beneficiaries whose second dose is due, across all its vaccination centres till July 31.
Notably, the government has also put a "20 per cent cap" on Covaxin due to its limited stock and irregular delivery cycles.
Jul 23, 2021 22:12 (IST)
COVID-19: Chhattisgarh sees 118 cases, 1 death, 312 recoveries
Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 tally mounted to 10,00,881 on Friday as 118 people tested positive for the infection, while one death took the count to 13,508, a health official said.

The recovery count reached 9,84,327 after 99 people were discharged from hospitals and 213 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 3,046 active cases, he said.

"Raipur district reported four new cases, taking the caseload to 1,57,593, including 3,136 deaths. Bastar district recorded 17 new cases, Kanker 10 and Bijapur eight. With 30,450 samples being examined on Friday, the total number of tests in the state went up to 1,10,88,488," he added.
Jul 23, 2021 22:03 (IST)
No fresh Covid death in Rajasthan, new cases from 8 districts only
No fresh Covid death was reported in Rajasthan Friday, while 25 of the 33 districts did not record any new positive case, according to official figures.
The state reported 33 coronavirus positive cases Friday, taking the total number of cases to 9,53,495, according to an official report.
The total number of deaths stands at 8,952.
Of the fresh positive cases, 15 were reported from Jaipur and six from Udaipur and the rest from other cities.
Jul 23, 2021 21:23 (IST)
COVID-19: Maharashtra's Nashik records 49 new cases, three more casualties
With the addition of 49 new COVID-19 cases, the tally of infections in Maharashtra's Nashik district rose to 4,01,738, while the count reached 8,489 with three casualties on Friday, a health official said.
Of the latest casualties, one was reported from the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) limits and two from other parts of the district, the official said.
At least 108 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 3,91,883, he said.
Jul 23, 2021 21:12 (IST)
3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Centre
The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also dependent on various pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for management of the pandemic, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

In a written reply, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said vaccination protects from severe manifestation of the disease and improves herd immunity, and is accordingly likely to mitigate the impact COVID-19 may have with any future resurgence.

Vaccines currently being utilised for immunisation offer substantial protection against the infection, besides reducing severity of the disease, hospitalisation and deaths, he said.
Jul 23, 2021 17:08 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh logs 1,747 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths push count to 13,223
The cumulative coronavirus positives shot up to 19.50 lakh in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 1,747 afresh on Friday.

With 2,365 more patients getting cured in 24 hours, the total recoveries went up to 19,14,177.

The latest bulletin said 14 people succumbed to Covid-19 in the state in 24 hours ending 9 AM on Friday, taking the gross count to 13,223.

The state now has 22,939 active cases, it said.
Jul 23, 2021 14:30 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Health Minister Tells Opposition Not To Indulge In Politics Over Vaccines
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday appealed to Opposition parties not to play politics on the issue of COVID-19 vaccines and asserted that everyone should work together to ensure people are vaccinated against coronavirus, reported news agency PTI.

During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, the minister said the government is still in talks with US company Pfizer with respect to making its vaccine available in India. "There should be no politics on the issue of COVID and vaccination. The prime minister has said this several times," he said in response to a question asked by Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale.

"I will also not want to indulge in politics on this issue but I want to present the facts," he said, adding that the prime minister till date has held over 20 meetings and discussions with the state governments and chief ministers.
Jul 23, 2021 14:08 (IST)
Virus Won't Mutate So Dramatically In Coming Months, Says AIIMS Chief: Report
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said it can't be predicted how the coronavirus will behave but it seems that it will not mutate so dramatically in the coming months. "As per the serosurvey, there is reasonably good amount of immunity in the population," he said, according to ANI.

"For the next few months, until a larger part of our population gets vaccinated, we should avoid crowding, non-essential travel and maintain COVID-appropriate behaviour. With this, I think we can delay and also flatten the third wave," he said.

Jul 23, 2021 13:12 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Arunachal Pradesh Reports 486 New Cases, 4 More Deaths
At least 486 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the state to 44,708, a health department official said on Friday, according to news agency PTI. The death count rose to 208 after four persons, including two women, succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

At least 468 patients were cured of the disease on Thursday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 40,102, Mr Jampa said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 89.70%. Arunachal Pradesh now has 4,398 active cases, he said.
Jul 23, 2021 12:19 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 Count Linked To Tokyo Olympics Goes Past 100
The COVID-19 cases associated with Tokyo Olympics breached the 100-mark on Friday with the announcement of 19 new infections, reported news agency PTI. The worrying milestone was touched on the day the Games will officially open with a ceremony to be attended by less than 1,000 dignitaries and sans any spectators. The organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, 10 Games-concerned personnel, three mediapersons and as many contractors associated with the event have been found positive. The total number of cases directly linked to the Games stood at 106 on Friday with 11 of them athletes.
Jul 23, 2021 12:14 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Over 2.75 Crore Vaccine Doses Available With States, Private Hospitals: Centre
More than 2.75 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday, reported news agency PTI. Over 43.87 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 71,40,000 doses are in the transit, it said. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 41,12,30,353 doses. The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21.
Jul 23, 2021 11:53 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Puducherry Reports 98 New Cases, Three More Deaths
Puducherry reported 98 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,20,101, a senior Health Department official said on Friday, according to news agency PTI. The union territory logged less than 100 cases for a second straight day. It had seen the number of new infections dip below the 100-mark on Monday and Tuesday before 112 were added on Wednesday.

Director of the Department of Health, S Mohan Kumar said the new cases were identified at the end of the examination of 6,255 samples. He said the active cases stood at 918. He said 132 patients recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours and the total recoveries rose to 1,17,397.

Dr Kumar said three more people (two men and one woman) succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours as the toll went up to 1,786. He said the test positivity rate was 1.57% while the fatality and recovery rates were 1.49% and 97.75% respectively.
Jul 23, 2021 11:26 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Andamans Report 4 New Cases, Tally Rises To 7,525
Andaman and Nicobar Islands' COVID-19 caseload rose to 7,525 as four more persons tested positive for the virus in the union territory, a health department official said on Friday, reported news agency PTI. The COVID-19 death count remained at 129 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, the official said. The archipelago now has 19 active COVID-19 cases of which 17 are in the South Andaman district and two in the North and Middle Andaman district.

The Nicobar district is now COVID-19 free as it has no active case, he said.

A total of 2,68,200 have been inoculated so far, of which 1,81,231 have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86,969 have received both doses, he said, adding that that the total population of the union territory is around 4 lakh.
Jul 23, 2021 11:19 (IST)
Jul 23, 2021 09:51 (IST)
Coronavirus: 35,342 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 14.5% lower than yesterday
India has set a new milestone with over 42 crore people getting themselves vaccinated against coronavirus. The country registered 35,342 fresh cases and 483 deaths. So far, 4.19 lakh people have died of Covid in the country.
Jul 23, 2021 09:29 (IST)
35,342 fresh COVID-19 cases in India
35,342 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 14.5% lower than yesterday.
Jul 23, 2021 09:19 (IST)
Australia Sydney Covid Outbreak A National Emergency As Cases Spike
Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections.
Jul 23, 2021 08:03 (IST)
China Rejects WHO Plan For Second Phase Of COVID-19 Origins Probe
China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, a top health official said.

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Jul 23, 2021 06:42 (IST)
Unusual Pus In Liver Detected In Covid-Recovered Patients: Study
The COVID-19 patient treated with steroids developed unusually large and multiple liver abscesses after recovery from infection, said the reports of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi today.
Jul 23, 2021 06:33 (IST)
Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against Minister Over No Oxygen Deaths Remark
Congress leader KC Venugopal moved a privilege motion Thursday against Minister of State (MoS) for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar for "misleading" the parliament on deaths due to the shortage of oxygen in the country during the second Covid wave.