Latest News Live Updates: The recovery rate is 97.25 per cent.
India's COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 1,08,47,304 with 9,110 new cases in a day, while 1,05,48,521 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 97.25 per cent on Tuesday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
There are 1,43,625 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which accounts for 1.32 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The death count climbed to 1,55,158 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 78 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data showed.
The COVID-19 case fatality rate stood at 1.43 per cent.
Meanwhile, as many as 31 bodies have been recovered from different areas that were affected by the glacier burst in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, while over 200 people are still missing, said State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) on Monday.
SDRF in a statement said that people who were reported missing after the glacier burst and have survived the tragedy are coming forward to report their presence to the administration.
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Odisha Man Dresses AsYamraj To Raise Awareness On Traffic Rules, Covid
A resident of Bhubaneswar dressed up like ''Yamraj'' to spread awareness regarding road safety rules and COVID-19 in the city
"I am a comedian and have been doing it for the last 25 years. I dressed as Yamraj to spread traffic awareness regarding road safety rules," Prakash told ANI.
Prakash also encouraged people to wear face masks while using vehicles in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The state has so far recorded 3,35,797 cases of COVID-19, with 1,910 patients succumbing to the disease.
65.28 Lakh Frontline Workers Vaccinated So Far: Centre
The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has reached 65.28 lakh on day 25 of the nationwide inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
All states and Union Territories, except Uttar Pradesh, reported vaccination activity on Tuesday.
The cumulative number of healthcare workers and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 till Tuesday 6:30 pm is 65,28,210, according to a provisional report, the ministry said.
97% People Satisfied With Coronavirus Vaccine After Getting Jabs: Centre
Over 97 per cent of 7.75 lakh people surveyed after receiving anti-coronavirus vaccine shots have expressed satisfaction with the immunisation process, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
The government is taking feedback from those vaccinated since January 17 through its mobile app CoWIN and has got responses from 7.75 lakh people, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press conference.
The nationwide inoculation drive against COVID-19 was launched on January 16 with over three crore healthcare and frontline workers prioritised to get the jabs initially.
Centre dragging feet on farm laws issue as it wants to exhaust protesting farmers: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Union government of deliberately dragging its feet on the agricultural laws issue as it wants to exhaust the protesting farmers.
The former chief minister also alleged that the BJP government at the Centre intends to keep the issue alive till the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh so that it can use it for levelling all kinds of allegations on the opposition parties.
In a statement issued by the party here, the SP chief said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is only concerned about his global image and not that of the country.
Centre Adopting Tricks To Suppress Farmers' Movement: Congess Leader Vivek Bansal
Thousands of farmers are protesting at Delhi's borders since last November against the new agricukture laws but instead of finding a solution, the Centre is adopting "tricks" to suppress their movement, Congress leader Vivek Bansal alleged on Tuesday.
Mr Bansal, who is also the party's Haryana affairs in-charge, said that farmers are agitating for a legitimate demand, but instead of listening to them, "the arrogant BJP government is levelling unreasonable allegations on them".
By Keeping Mum Over Farmers' Deaths, PM Made Fun Of Their Martyrdom: Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra of trying to make fun of farmers' martyrdom by not speaking a word on their deaths during the agitation against the three central farm laws.
"Instead of speaking a word on the death of more than 100 farmers, PM Modi has tried to make fun of their martyrdom, which is condemnable," Mr Gehlot said in a tweet.
Mumbai Records 3 COVID-19 Deaths, 375 New Cases
On the second day in a row and for the third time since January 1 this year, Mumbai city on
Tuesday reported three COVID-19 fatalities in a single day, taking the death count to 11,396, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
With 375 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the city's tally of the infections mounted to 3,12,648, the civic body said.
65.28 Lakh Healthcare, Frontline Workers Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Centre
The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has reached 65.28 lakh on the twenty fifth day of the countrywide vaccination programme, the government said.
Europe's Oldest Person, 117-Year-Old French Nun, Survives Covid
Europe's oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, has survived COVID-19 and will celebrate her 117th birthday this week, her caregivers said
Lucile Randon, who took the name of Sister Andre when she joined a Catholic charitable order in 1944, tested positive for coronavirus in her retirement home in Toulon, southern France, on January 16.
She was isolated from other residents, but displayed no symptoms. Asked if she was scared to have COVID, Sister Andre told France's BFM television, "No, I wasn't scared because I wasn't scared to die.."
Health Minister Distributes Blankets, Masks, Among Destitute At AIIMS' Vishram Sadan
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan distributed woolen blankets, masks and soaps among the destitute staying at Vishram Sadan in AIIMS, New Delhi, and thanked the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) for the initiative, his ministry said on Tuesday.
At event on Monday evening, Mr Vardhan said the IRCS supplemented the government's efforts during the coronavirus-forced lockdown, helping those stranded and ensured availability of blood throughout the pandemic.
About the challenge posed by COVID-19, he highlighted vaccines have been approved and the government has already started the largest immunisation drive in the world, according to a statement by the health ministry.
No Case Of South African Covid Variant Found In India: Centre
No case of South African variant of COVID-19 virus has been found in the country so far, said NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul on Tuesday.
"South Africa variant of COVID-19 is under watch. It has come forward that this variant spreads faster. As of yesterday, this particular variant is not in the country," Dr Paul said while addressing a press conference.
Maharashtra Minister Satej Patil Tests Positive For Covid
Maharashtra minister Satej Patil on Tuesday informed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Taking to social media, the minister of state for home said, "I have tested positive for COVID-19. My health condition is good and have started medication as advised by doctors."
Centre Is Monitoring The Situation In Uttarakhand: Amit Shah In Lok Sabha
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha said the government is monitoring the situation in Uttarakhand. Both the control rooms of the Home Ministry are monitoring the situation round the clock and the state is being provided with all the possible help, he said.
70 From UP Missing After Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster: Report
At least 70 people from Uttar Pradesh are feared missing in the glacier burst at Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district that triggered an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations on Sunday, officials said.
Of the 70 people, 34 are from Lakhimpur Kheri district alone.
"As of now, 70 people from Uttar Pradesh are feared missing, including 34 from Lakhimpur Kheri, nine from Saharanpur and five from Shravasti," Relief Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh Sanjay Goyal told news agency Press Trust of India on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath sent a team of three ministers to Uttarakhand for better coordination with the state in carrying out relief works after the disaster, an official spokesperson said.
15 States, Union Territories Haven't Reported Deaths In Last 24 Hours: Health Ministry
Covid's Animal Source Not Yet Identified, Says WHO Team In China
A joint WHO and China expert mission investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan said on Tuesday it had not found the animal host responsible for transferring the virus to humans.
Transmission from animals was likely but so far "the reservoir hosts remain to be identified", said Liang Wannian, head of the China team, at a press conference.
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 200 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 2 more deaths
Thane has reported 200 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,55,949,an official said on Tuesday.
Besides, two more persons also died due to COVID-19, taking the toll in the district to 6,185, he said.
The COVID-19 mortality rate in the district currently stands at 2.42 per cent, he said.
So far, 2,46,626patients have recuperated from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 96.36 per cent.
As of now, there are 3,138 active COVID-19 cases in the district, the official said.
Amit Shah to apprise Rajya Sabha about rescue operations in Uttarakhand
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday apprise the Rajya Sabha about the ongoing rescue operations in Uttarakhand in the wake of glacier burst.
The Minister is scheduled to make a statement in Rajya Sabha at 11:30 am over the avalanche in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, government officials said.
During ''Zero Hour'' on the Uttarakhand glacier burst, Rajya Sabah Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that he will ask the Home Minister to apprise the House of the situation.
Uttarakhand Glacier Disaster: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat conducts aerial survey
As rescue operation is underway at the tunnel where 35 people are trapped, Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar on Tuesday said it is hoped that the way will be cleared by noon.
"Rescue operation at the tunnel in Chamoli is underway, we are hopeful that we'll be able to clear the way by noon," DGP Kumar told ANI.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat conducted an aerial survey of areas affected due to the glacier burst in Chamoli.
He also visited the ITBP hospital in Joshimath, Chamoli where injured people have been admitted.
Coronavirus News Updates: 4 new cases take COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 5,005
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,005 on Tuesday as four more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
The Union territory's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 62 as no fresh fatality was reported, he said.
The archipelago now has 11 active cases, while 4,932 people have recovered from the disease so far, the official said.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 3 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 4,386
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,386 on Tuesday as three more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
Two cases were reported in Aizawl and one in Lawngtlai district, he said.
The state now has 24 active cases, while 4,353 people have recovered from the disease and nine patients have succumbed to the infection so far, the official said.
Mizoram has so far tested over 2.16 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 1,179 in the last 24 hours, he said.
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Coronavirus News: 38 new cases push Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally to 1,19,055
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,19,055 on Tuesday as 38 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,078 as no fresh fatality was reported, he said.
East Singhbhum district reported the highest number of new cases at 16, followed by Ranchi (12).
Jharkhand now has 438 active cases, while 1,17,539 people have recovered from the disease so far.
The state has tested 7,978 samples for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra villagers use lockdown time to clean up old stepwell
Residents of a village in Maharashtra have utilised the lockdown period to clean up an old stepwell and raise the level of its water which is now
being used by locals for non-drinking purposes.
If found fit after testing, the water will also used for drinking, a local panchayat official said.
Located near a temple at Raipur village in Parbhani district, about 200 km from here, the nearly 40-feet-deep stepwell had been lying unattended since a long time, local gramsevak Dattatray Padghan told PTI.
During the coronavirus-induced lockdown, some villages came together and started cleaning it in April last year, he said.
"After about one-and-a-half months, it was fully cleaned and because of the removal of all the sand and debris lying inside, the water level has now been come to a depth of 20 feet," he said.
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US Condoles Deaths In Uttarakhand Glacier Burst
The US has condoled the loss of lives due to the avalanche caused by a glacier burst in India's Uttarakhand state and extended wishes for a speedy recovery of those injured.
"Our thoughts are with our Indian friends and partners during this challenging time. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and we hope for a successful rescue effort and a speedy and full recovery for the injured," Ned Price, spokesperson of the Department of State told reporters.
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and trapped more than 100 labourers who are feared dead.