Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India Reports 39,742 New Cases, 535 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Coronavirus Live Updates: The daily test positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100 - was at 2.4%, below 3% for the 33rd straight day Saturday.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India Reports 39,742 New Cases, 535 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

India Coronavirus Updates: The number of active cases in India increased to 4,08,977 Saturday (File)

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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.

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

Jul 26, 2021 02:24 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Assam Reports 1,054 Cases, 22 Fatalities In 24 Hours On Sunday
Assam's COVID-19 tally mounted to 5,58,491 Sunday as 1,054 people tested positive for the infection, while 22 fatalities pushed the death count to 5,136, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin, reported news agency PTI.

Six people died due to the infection in Golaghat, four in Jorhat, two in Kamrup Metropolitan, and one each in Biswanath, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts, it said.
Jul 26, 2021 01:05 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Meghalaya Logs 597 Cases, 10 Fatalities In 24 Hours On Sunday
Meghalaya reported 10 more COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday, raising the death count to 1,024, while the tally mounted to 61,194 with 597 fresh cases, health department officials said, reported news agency PTI.

The state now has 5,007 active cases and 55,163 patients have recovered from the disease, Health Services Director Aman War said.
Jul 25, 2021 23:52 (IST)
Odisha To Give ₹ 15 Lakh To Families Of 17 Journalists Who Died Of Covid
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.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard put-forth by the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department on Friday. An assistance of ₹ 15 lakh each has been sanctioned for the families of 17 working journalists of the state, who died due to the infection.

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).
Jul 25, 2021 23:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 6,843 New Coronavirus Cases, 123 Deaths
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.

Jul 25, 2021 22:34 (IST)
Kerala Logs 17,446 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 66 Related Deaths
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.
Jul 25, 2021 21:19 (IST)
"Poor Choice Of Word, Apologies": UK Health Secretary After Covid Tweet
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.

Jul 25, 2021 19:57 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Andhra Pradesh Logs 2,252 New COVID-19 Cases; 15 Deaths
Jul 25, 2021 19:33 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Rajasthan Logs 20 Fresh COVID-19 Cases
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.
Jul 25, 2021 19:07 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Uttarakhand Reports 51 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Recoveries
Jul 25, 2021 18:51 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 17,466 Fresh Covid Cases, 66 Deaths In Kerala
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.
Jul 25, 2021 18:18 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Indonesia, Asia's COVID-19 Epicentre Now, Extends Curbs By A Week
Indonesia extended its COVID-19 restrictions by a week to August 2 to try to curb infections, President Joko Widodo announced on Sunday, after the government said it would add more intensive care units amid a rise in deaths. Indonesia has become Asia's COVID-19 epicentre with hospitals deluged, particularly on the densely populated island of Java and on Bali, where oxygen supplies are running thin.
(Source: Reuters)
Jul 25, 2021 17:59 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi Reports 66 COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths
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
Jul 25, 2021 17:31 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha Reports 1,833 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 67 More Fatalities

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.

Jul 25, 2021 17:12 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: South Korea Steps Up COVID-19 Curbs Ahead Of Holidays
SouthKorea said on Sunday it will tighten social distancing rules across most of the country this week, warning that its worst-ever COVID-19 wave might spread further in the summer holiday season.The curbs will be increased to Level 3 on a four-level scale, which will mean a 10 pm dining curfew and ban on gatherings of more than four people, from Tuesday for two weeks for most areas except for some small counties.
(Source: Reuters)
Jul 25, 2021 16:34 (IST)
Many Now Have Immunity Against COVID-19 But Don't Lower Guard: Experts
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)

Jul 25, 2021 16:23 (IST)
Jul 25, 2021 15:03 (IST)
Jul 25, 2021 14:06 (IST)
Moderna Vaccine For Children Aged 12-17 Approved By EU Watchdog
EU's decision follows the approval of the first vaccine for European youngsters, by Pfizer/BioNTech in May.
Jul 25, 2021 13:44 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Malaysia's Total COVID-19 Infections Rise Above 1 Million
Malaysia's total coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic surpasssed 1 million on Sunday after the country's health ministry reported a record 17,045 new coronavirus cases.The total number of infections in the country stood at 1,013,438.

(Source: Reuters)
Jul 25, 2021 12:46 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Watch: 39,742 Fresh Covid Cases In India; 535 Deaths In 24 Hours
Jul 25, 2021 12:20 (IST)
Watch: People Wait In Long Queues Outside Covid Vaccination Centre In Mumbai's Dharavi
Jul 25, 2021 11:35 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Puducherry Reports 104 New COVID-19 Cases
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.
Jul 25, 2021 11:12 (IST)
Delhi Theatres At 50%; Metro Trains, Buses At Full Capacity From Monday
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.
Jul 25, 2021 10:26 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Kerala Vaccinates Over 4.5 lakh On Saturday, Highest In A Day
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.
Jul 25, 2021 10:21 (IST)

Jul 25, 2021 09:52 (IST)
COVID-19 Daily Update: India Adds 39,742 New Cases, 535 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
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%.
Jul 25, 2021 09:11 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: 347 New Cases In Maharashtra's Thane, 14 More Deaths
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.
Jul 25, 2021 08:30 (IST)
5 cases of "Kappa" variant detected in Gujarat

For the first time, five cases of "Kappa" variant of coronavirus have been detected in Gujarat. Three cases were found in Jamnagar, two in Godhra in Pahchmahal district and one in Mehsana, the state health department said in a release.
Jul 25, 2021 08:08 (IST)
Jul 25, 2021 06:45 (IST)
Angered Brazilians Protest Against President Jair Bolsonaro Over Covid Response
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.
Jul 25, 2021 06:19 (IST)
Neighbourhood First: India Delivers 200 Tonnes Of Medical Oxygen To Bangladesh
Keeping with India's Neighbourhood First policy, Indian Railways on Saturday delivered medical oxygen to Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 25, 2021 06:05 (IST)
UK Will Be Exposed To Paying Pandemic Cost Risks For Decades: Report
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.