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May 13, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Live Highlights: West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 20,839 COVID-19 cases, 129 deaths

Coronavirus India News Live Highlights: According to the ICMR, 30,94,48,585 samples have been tested up to May 12 with 18,64,594 samples being tested on Thursday.

Coronavirus India News Live Highlights: India added 3,62,727 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to 2,37,03,665, while the death toll rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 daily fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65 per cent of the total infections. The national
COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 83.26 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,97,34,823 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.
  • May 13, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

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  • May 13, 2021 / 09:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 42,582 COVID-19 cases, 850 deaths; 54,535 recover

    Maharashtra reported 42,582 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a drop of nearly 4,200 infections from a day ago, while 850 more patients succumbed to the disease, the state health department said.

    With the addition of 42,582 COVID-19 cases, down from 46,781 on Wednesday, the state''s caseload increased to 52,69,292, while the death toll reached 78,857, it said.

    On Tuesday, Maharashtra had reported 40,956 COVID-19 cases, 793 deaths and 71,966 recoveries. (PTI)

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  • May 13, 2021 / 09:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Those arrested for hoarding, blackmarketing not to get benefit of bail criteria of HPC

    A high powered committee (HPC) constituted on orders of the Supreme Court to decongest jails here to prevent spread of COVID-19 has decided that persons arrested for black-marketing and hoarding of essential drugs, oxygen cylinders, concentrators and other such items required for COVID-19 treatment, shall not receive the benefit of interim bail criteria laid down by the panel. (PTI)

  • May 13, 2021 / 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Chhattisgarh govt to fund education of children orphaned due to COVID-19

    The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday said it will bear education expenses of the children who have lost parents to COVID-19. The state government has decided to launch the `Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna' for such children, an official release said here.

    Under the scheme, a stipend of Rs 500 per month will be paid to such children from Classes 1 to 8 and Rs 1,000 per month from Classes 9 to 12. Children studying in both government and private schools will be entitled to this stipend, it said.

    The state government will also fund the education of the children who have lost breadwinner of the family to COVID-19.

  • May 13, 2021 / 09:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 20,839 COVID-19 cases, 129 deaths: Health department.

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  • May 13, 2021 / 08:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | UP reports 281 new fatalities, 17,775 more cases

    Uttar Pradesh on Thursday recorded 17,775 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed the infection count to 15,80,980, while 281 new fatalities took the death toll to 16,646 in the state, officials said.

    The number of active cases in the state has come down by over 1.06 lakh in the past 12 days, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.

    The COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 86 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

  • May 13, 2021 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka to float global tender to procure 2 crore COVID-19 vaccines

    The Karnataka government on Thursday announced floating a global tender for procuring two crore COVID-19 vaccines owing to supply shortage. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said a Task Force has been set up to oversee the preparation for a probable third wave of COVID-19. "The state has placed a purchase order for three crore doses of vaccines, two crore doses of Covishield and one crore doses of Covaxin.

  • May 13, 2021 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 15 more COVID-19 patients die at top Goa hospital, HC told

    Fifteen more COVID-19 patients died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in the early hours of Thursday, the state government told the Bombay High Court, two days after 26 coronavirus patients had succumbed at the same facility here.
    The Goa bench of the HC said state authorities told it some of the casualties may have taken place due to "logistical issues" related to connecting oxygen cylinders to the manifold (group of large gas cylinders) that resulted in interruption and drop in pressure in supply lines of oxygen to patients.

  • May 13, 2021 / 06:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Bihar govt issues guidelines as the statewide lockdown gets extended till May 25

  • May 13, 2021 / 06:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses safe but increases side effects: UK study

    Mixing the doses of different types of two-dose coronavirus vaccines has been found to be safe but increased the frequency of mild to moderate symptoms, a new UK study has found.

    The COM-COV study, led by the University of Oxford, has been investigating the immune responses of volunteers given a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine followed by the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, and vice versa, since February.

    In its report for the medical journal ‘Lancet’ on Wednesday, the research team said adverse reactions from this mix and match approach were short-lived and there were no other safety concerns.

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  • May 13, 2021 / 06:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Make GST zero for COVID-19 vaccines, drugs: TN CM M K Stalin tells PM Modi

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the Goods and Services Tax for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs to zero level. Pending GST compensation and subsidy on rice should be released immediately and adhoc grants-in-aid must be provided as the Centre has not shared with states the revenue from additional levies on fuel, he said in a letter to Modi. (PTI).

  • May 13, 2021 / 04:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine extended from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    The COVID Working Group chaired by Dr N K Arora has recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of Covaxin vaccine to 12-16 weeks. The present gap between the two doses of Covishield vaccine is 6-8 weeks.

    Based on the available real-life evidences, particularly from UK, the COVID-19 Working Group agreed for increasing the dosing interval to 12-16 weeks between two doses of Covishield vaccine. No change in interval of Covaxin vaccine doses was recommended.

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