India on Sunday reported 39,742 new COVID-19 cases and 535 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 4,08,212 active cases. So far, 43.31 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. As many as 51,18,210 were vaccinated in the last 24 hours.
The total recoveries from the disease increased to 3,05,43,138 with 39,972 patients having recovered during the last 24 hours. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.36 per cent.
On Saturday, the country added 39,097 cases of coronavirus over a 24-hour period, which was 10.6% higher than Friday. The country had reported 546 deaths on Saturday.
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The Odisha government has sanctioned compensation of ₹ 2.55 crore to the family members of 17 working journalists of the state who died due to COVID-19, an official release said.
The list of journalists who have been sanctioned ex-gratia include-four from Bhubaneswar. They are-Manas Jaypuria from Zee Odisha, Basanta Das (Freelance), Bijayan Laxmi Mohanty (Ajikali), Pritiman Mohapatra (Times of India).
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,843 new coronavirus positive cases and 123 fatalities, raising the overall tally to 62,64,922 and the deaths to 1,31,552, the state health department said.
With 5,212 patients being discharged after treatment during the day, the count of recoveries in Maharashtra went up to 60,35,029 so far, leaving the state with 94,985 active cases, it said.
Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 96.33 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.09 per cent.
Mumbai reported 364 new cases and 10 deaths, taking the count of infections to 7,34,118 and the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 15,837.
Kerala on Saturday logged 17,466 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection caseload to 32,71,530, with the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) going back to more than 12 per cent after falling below it for a day.
The TPR had crossed 11 per cent on July 19 after remaining below it for several weeks and had continued to rise till 13.63 per cent on July 23.
On July 24, it went down to 11.91 per cent and then again rose to 12.3 on Sunday.
The number of people who succumbed to the virus rose to 16,035 with 66 more deaths. As many as 15,247 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,14,716, leaving 1,40,276 active cases, a state government release said.
Britain's Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday apologised after he tweeted that the country need not "cower" in the face of coronavirus, having himself recovered from a bout of the disease.
"I was expressing gratitude that the vaccines help us fight back as a society, but it was a poor choice of word and I sincerely apologise," he said.
His inital tweet urged "please, if you haven't yet, get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus," sparking criticism that he was being disrespectful to those who died from the disease in Britian.
"129,000 people who died didn't cower, they fought for their lives," wrote Labour MP Yvette Cooper.
Twenty fresh Covid cases were reported in Rajasthan, taking the infection tally to 9,53,542 on Sunday, an official report said. No new fatality occurred due to the disease in the last 24 hours and the death toll stood at 8,952, it said. There are 313 active cases in the state, while a total of 9,44,277 patients have recovered from Covid so far.
Kerala on Saturday logged 17,466 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection caseload to 32,71,530, with the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) going back to more than 12 per cent after falling below it for a day. The TPR had crossed 11 per cent on July 19 after remaining below it for several weeks and had continued to rise till 13.63 per cent on July 23. On July 24, it went down to 11.91 per cent and then again rose to 12.3 on Sunday.
The national capital reported 66 COVID-19 cases and two deaths due to the infection on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here
Odisha on Sunday registered 1,833 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 9,67,548, while the death count mounted to 5,512 with 67 more fatalities. The state now has 18,914 active cases and 9,43,069 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,865 since Saturday.
While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said.
Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing the COVID-19 ICU at AIIMS New Delhi, said it is important to lift a few restrictions to resume economic activities when cases are low.
"However, one should not lower their guard. Adopt a guarded approach in terms of following COVID-19-appropriate behaviour and implementing restrictive measures," he said.
Dr Singh added that Delhi may have already achieved herd immunity, considering the massive number of cases seen during the second wave.
(Source: Press Trust Of India)
Puducherry added 104 fresh cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Sunday raising the overall caseload to 1,20,331. The new cases were identified at the end of examination of 5950 samples. Two more persons succumbed to the viral infection during the same period raising the toll to 1,789, a bulletin showed.
The Delhi metro and public buses can operate at full seating capacity while cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes can reopen at 50 per cent capacity from Monday, the state administration said on Sunday.
Kerala recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 vaccination with over 4.5 lakh people vaccinated on Saturday, Health Minister Veena George said, according to news agency ANI. With this, more than 16 lakh have been given the jab till now this week alone. "By vaccinating 4,53,339 people on Saturday, Kerala has shown it can vaccinate more than four lakh people per day and that it was the best state where vaccination was concerned," Ms George said in a release.
Only about 2 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines are in stock in the state, including the 38,860 doses of vaccines that arrived on Saturday. The state does not have enough stock to conduct vaccination on Sunday, she said. "If the Centre does not allot vaccines on Sunday, the ongoing vaccination drive in the state would be affected," she said.
India on Sunday reported 39,742 new COVID-19 cases and 535 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 4,08,212 active cases. So far, 43.31 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. As many as 51,18,210 were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries from the disease increased to 3,05,43,138 with 39,972 patients having recovered during the last 24 hours. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.36%.
Thane has reported 347 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,42,587, an official said on Sunday, according to news agency PTI. Besides these new cases recorded on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of 14 more people, which pushed the death count in the district to 10,969. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 2.02 per cent, he added. In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,28,9150, while the death count has reached 3,108, another official said.
Restrictions on Kanwar Yatra to be implemented strictly with 24-hour duty at the border; entry at 'Har ki Pauri' has been restricted as well. Surveillance on all routes to ensure pilgrims don't enter. If they do, action to be taken against them: Haridwar SSP Abudai Krishnaraj pic.twitter.com/PMYHfmxc9D- ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2021
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is facing increasing pressure as the pandemic exacts a devastating toll.
Keeping with India's Neighbourhood First policy, Indian Railways on Saturday delivered medical oxygen to Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British government will be exposed to financial risks from its 372 billion pound pandemic spending for decades, according to lawmakers' reports on Sunday that also said more than 2 billion pounds had been spent on unusable protective equipment.