Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 47,092 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 12% Higher Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Live Updates: A new variant of S-CoV-2 has more mutations than other variants of concern or variants of interest detected worldwide so far, researchers said.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 47,092 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 12% Higher Than Yesterday

Covid-19 Cases in India: India's daily test positivity rate stood at 2.61% on Wednesday (File)

New Delhi:

India's daily Covid numbers jumped by 12 per cent as the country reported 47,092 new cases on Thursday. Active cases constitute 1.15% of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.48 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

A new variant of S-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vaccines, according to a study. The new variant has more mutations than other variants of concern or variants of interest detected worldwide so far, researchers said.

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

Sep 03, 2021 03:12 (IST)
695 Covid Cases In Bengal In 24 Hours With 13 Related Deaths
West Bengal's overall Covid tally rose to 15,49,978 on Thursday as 695 tested positive for the infection, while 13 related fatalities pushed the state's death count to 18,472, a health bulletin said, reported news agency PTI.

Of the fresh fatalities, five deaths were reported from the Nadia district, and three from North 24 Parganas.

The state now has 8,734 active cases, while 15,22,772 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 749 in the last 24 hours.
Sep 03, 2021 01:46 (IST)
Full Vaccination A Must For Buying Liquor In This Tamil Nadu District
As part of efforts to inoculate every eligible person in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district, authorities have made it compulsory for those wanting to buy liquor from state-run TASMAC outlets to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
Sep 02, 2021 23:45 (IST)
Assam Reports 7 More COVID-19 Deaths, 554 New Positive Cases
Assam on Thursday reported seven more COVID-19 deaths which took the count to 5,677, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission, reported PTI.

The coronavirus caseload in the north-eastern state increased to 5,90,553 as 573 more people tested positive for the infection.

Sep 02, 2021 23:06 (IST)
Mumbai Reports Over 400 COVID-19 Cases For 2nd Day; Count Of Sealed Buildings Up
Mumbai reported 441 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second straight day of more than 400 infections, and three fresh fatalities, while over 200 patients recovered from the disease, a senior civic official said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said with these additions, the tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 7,45,012, while the death toll jumped to 15,984.

Sep 02, 2021 22:07 (IST)
Over Half Of India's Adult Population Received At Least 1 Dose Of Covid Vaccine: Centre
More than half of India's adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 16 per cent have got both, the Union government said on Thursday as the cumulative number of doses administered in the country crossed 67 crore, reported news agency PTI.

In Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Himachal Pradesh all the adult population have got at least one dose of vaccine, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press conference.

Sep 02, 2021 20:46 (IST)
Karnataka Achieved 12.04 Lakh Inoculations On Single Day: Minister
Karnataka on Wednesday administered a record 12.04 lakh vaccines and topped the entire country in single-day vaccination during the maiden statewide ''Lasika Mela'' (Vaccination Fair), state Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Sudhakar said 10 lakh doses was the target set on Wednesday.

"However, thanks to the voluntary participation by citizens and effective work of all the staff of Health Department, we could administer 12,04,402 doses," Mr Sudhakar said.

Sep 02, 2021 19:56 (IST)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Stresses On Need To Follow Covid Protocol In Schools, Colleges
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday stressed on ensuring strict adherence of the standard operating procedures (SOP) related to the pandemic in educational institutions.
Sep 02, 2021 19:41 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 19:28 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: J&K Reports 89 Fresh Covid Cases, No Death
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 89 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the number of infections to 3,25,618, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 16 were from the Jammu division and 73 from Kashmir division, they added. Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 48 cases followed by 11 in Budgam district. There are 1,320 active cases in the union territory, while 3,19,889 patients have recovered so far.
Sep 02, 2021 19:05 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 Tally In Goa Grows By 96, No Related Death Reported
Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 96 on Thursday to reach 1,74,146, a health department official said. The death count remained unchanged at 3,201 as no patient succumbed to the infection during the day, he said. As 72 patients recuperated and got discharge from hospitals on Thursday, the recovery count in the state rose to 1,70,031. There are 913 active COVID-19 cases in the state at present.
Sep 02, 2021 18:56 (IST)
RT-PCR Test A Must For Arrivals From 7 More Nations Amid New Strain Fear
A negative RT-PCR result not older than 72 hours has been made mandatory for passengers travelling to India from seven more countries, including, China and South Africa.
Sep 02, 2021 18:42 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Pakistan's COVID-19 Death Count Nears 26,000
Pakistan reported 4,103 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, according to the National Command and Operation Centre data. According to NCOC, out of 61,651 COVID-19 tests, 4,103 people tested positive, taking the total number of cases to 1,167,791. The positivity rate has gone up to 6.65 per cent from 6.63 per cent. The total number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours is 89, taking the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to 25,978, reported The News.
Sep 02, 2021 18:34 (IST)
Saudi Arabia Now Has The World's Toughest Vaccine Rules
A security guard stands at the entrance to every mall in Saudi Arabia's capital, ready for a pandemic routine shoppers are getting used to: proving their vaccination status on a government phone app that tracks their location at all times.
Sep 02, 2021 18:29 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala Reports 32,097 New COVID-19 Cases, 188 Deaths
Sep 02, 2021 18:09 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 18:02 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Reports 39 New COVID-19 Cases, 38 Recoveries
Sep 02, 2021 17:48 (IST)
Coronavirus: Andhra Pradesh Reports 1,378 New COVID-19 Cases
Sep 02, 2021 17:39 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 17:32 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 17:20 (IST)
On Diwali And Eid, Government's Advisory On How To Celebrate
India is still not out of the woods when it comes to the second wave of COVID-19 and people should celebrate festivals like Diwali, Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi at home without gathering in large numbers, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
Sep 02, 2021 17:09 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 16:59 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 16:51 (IST)
C.1.2: What We Know So Far About New "Highly Infectious" Strain: 10 Facts
The new C.1.2 variant of Covid, found in South Africa, has become the new cause for worry in the middle of a Delta-driven surge in many countries. Scientists say the strain may have a greater ability to evade antibodies that protect the body.
Sep 02, 2021 16:42 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 16:30 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 16:13 (IST)
COVID-19 Negative Report, 7-Day Quarantine: Karnataka SOPs For Kerala Passengers
The Karnataka government has issued a revised circular for people arriving from neighbouring Kerala, which has been contributing over 50 per cent of new cases and a third of deaths being reported across the country.
Sep 02, 2021 15:47 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Puducherry Logs 92 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Overall Tally Rises To 1,23,802
The union territory of Puducherry logged 92 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,23,802, a senior official of the Department of Health said on Thursday. Two more patients- one each from Karaikal and Mahe- succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Thursday taking the death count to 1,815.
Sep 02, 2021 15:45 (IST)
Coronavirus: Give To Countries In "Greater Need": North Korea Rejects China-Made Vaccines
North Korea has rejected around three million doses of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, suggesting they should be given to countries in greater need, Unicef said Thursday.
Sep 02, 2021 15:21 (IST)
Coronavirus: Kidney Damage, Silent And Painless, Found In Covid Survivors: Study
Kidney damage is painless and silent, and it's the latest ailment to be identified afflicting a large swath of Covid-19 survivors.
Sep 02, 2021 14:56 (IST)
India's Vaccine Program Is Slow- And That Doesn't Factor In Booster Shots
The world is facing an uphill struggle against Covid - and in India there is a fear that a 3rd wave could hit us soon. Now, new global research overturns some earlier beliefs about covid and vaccinations.
Sep 02, 2021 14:06 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 13:48 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 13:41 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 13:22 (IST)
COVID-19: 700 More ICU Beds Arranged In Uttarakhand's Dehradun
As part of COVID-19 preparations, 700 additional ICU beds have been provided in Dehradun hospitals. District Magistrate of Dehradun, R Rajesh Kumar, said, "We have increased 700 ICU beds. Now we have 879 ICU beds and 1,400 oxygen concentrators in the district."
Sep 02, 2021 12:47 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 12:37 (IST)
Monitoring New Covid Variant Mu, Signs Of Vaccine Resistance: WHO
The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu", which was first identified in Colombia in January.
Sep 02, 2021 12:29 (IST)
Biological E Gets Drug Regulator DGCI's Approval For Phase 2nd, 3rd Trial On Children
The permission has been given to Biological E after the recommendation from the Subject Expert Committee.
Sep 02, 2021 12:12 (IST)
C.1.2 Coronavirus Strain Leads To Changed Rules At Mumbai Airport
Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made RT-PCR tests mandatory for international passengers arriving at the city airport from September 3 after the discovery of a new strain of the coronavirus - C.1.2.
Sep 02, 2021 11:59 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 11:43 (IST)
Moderna Submits Application Before US Regulator For Covid Booster Shot
Moderna on Wednesday announced it had begun submitting an application to the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize a booster of its Covid vaccine after trial data showed a significant increase in antibodies against variants.
Sep 02, 2021 11:36 (IST)
How A Single Covid Case Rocked The World's Biggest Carmaker Toyota
Early last month at a sprawling factory on the highway connecting Hanoi to the Vietnamese port city of Haiphong, a single worker tested positive for Covid-19.
Sep 02, 2021 11:24 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Today's Vaccination Update
Sep 02, 2021 11:10 (IST)
Will New C.1.2 Variant Be More Infectious? Virologist Tackles FAQs
Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new viral variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Sep 02, 2021 10:32 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 10:14 (IST)
32 students in Karnataka college test positive for Covid

As many as 32 students - all of them returnees from Kerala - have tested positive for COVID-19 in a college in Karnataka, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Wednesday. There are 18,386 active cases in the state as of now.
Sep 02, 2021 09:52 (IST)
Testing Must For Mumbai Arrivals From These Countries Over C.1.2 Strain

Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made RT-PCR tests mandatory for international passengers arriving at the city airport from September 3 after the discovery of a new strain of the coronavirus - C.1.2.

"RT-PCR test mandatory for international passengers arriving at Mumbai Airport from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe upon arrival at the airport at their own cost, in wake of the discovery of a new strain of Covid-19," the BMC said in a statement. (Read full story here)
Sep 02, 2021 09:31 (IST)
47,092 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 12% Higher Than Yesterday

India's daily Covid numbers jumped by 12 per cent as the country reported 47,092 new cases on Thursday. Active cases constitute 1.15% of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.48 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
Sep 02, 2021 09:03 (IST)
US Wasted Over 15 Million Covid Doses Since March: Report
The United States has thrown away at least 15.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines since March 1, according to a report by NBC News."
Sep 02, 2021 08:49 (IST)
Sep 02, 2021 06:06 (IST)
BJP Preparing Workers For Possible Third Covid Wave: Party's Andhra Chief
BJP is preparing its workers to face the possible third wave of pandemic, said Andhra Pradesh BJP president Somu Veerraju, reported news agency ANI.

While addressing the media, Somu Veerraju said that BJP has been spreading awareness regarding Covid-19 precautions by distributing pamphlets through "Arogya Swayam Sevaks".
Sep 02, 2021 06:04 (IST)
Gujarat Woman Recovers From Covid After 4 Months Of Treatment At Hospital
A 35-year-old woman from Gujarat's Vadodara district has recovered from Covid-19 after four months of medical treatment at a hospital, reported news agency ANI.

According to the Nodal Officer of the hospital, the woman was admitted for the past four months and is still on oxygen support at home.