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February 10, 2021 / 11:20 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Over 68 lakh vaccinated in India so far

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: More than 1.08 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1.55 lakh deaths, have been recorded in India. Over 65 lakh people have been given their first COVID-19 vaccine dose so far.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 322nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded more than 1.08 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including over 1.55 lakh deaths. A total of 1.05 crore people have recuperated from COVID-19 in the country so far. However, there are 1.43 lakh active cases. India's
recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 97.25 percent. Globally, over 10.68 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 23.38 lakh have died so far. India, along with many countries, has granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and has started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. Over 65 lakh people have been given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.
  • February 10, 2021 / 11:18 PM IST

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  • February 10, 2021 / 10:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Jailed gangster Arun Gawli tests positive for coronavirus

    Five inmates of Nagpur Central Prison including gangster Arun Gawli tested positive for Prison including gangster Arun Gawli tested positive for coronavirus infection on Wednesday, an official said. Gawli (65) is serving life sentence in the case Gawli (65) is serving life sentence in the case related to Shiv Sena leader Kamlakar Jamsandekar's murder. Jail superintendent Anup Kumre said Gawli and four Jail superintendent Anup Kumre said Gawli and four other inmates were found to have contracted the virus, andthey are being treated by prison doctors.they are being treated by prison doctors. (PTI)

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  • February 10, 2021 / 09:58 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 479 new cases, 5 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu reports 479 new COVID-19 cases, 493 discharges and 5 deaths today. Total casecount in the state has reached 8,43,209 - out of which, 8,26,504 patients have recovered. The death toll was recorded as 12,396 as per the latest update. The number of active cases is 4,309.

  • February 10, 2021 / 09:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh reports 50 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh reported 50 new COVID-19 cases and 121 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state reached 8,88,605, out which 8,80,599 patients have recovered till date. The overall death toll was reported as 7,161, whereas, the number of active cases is 845.

  • February 10, 2021 / 09:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO expert panel recommends wide use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 

    The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University outweigh any risks and the shot should recommended for use, including in people aged 65 and older, a World Health Organization panel said on Wednesday. In interim recommendations on the shot, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) panel said the vaccine should be given in two doses, with an interval of around 8 to 12 weeks between the first and second doses.

    SAGE also said that even where questions have been raised about the vaccine's efficacy against a South African variant of the coronavirus, "there is no reason not to recommend its use". South Africa this week paused its rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine after data from a small trial showed it did not protect against mild to moderate illness from the 501Y.V2 variant of the coronavirus now dominant in the country. (Reuters)

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  • February 10, 2021 / 08:59 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 14,700 given COVID-19 vaccine shots on Feb 10 in Delhi; turnout 80%

    More than 14,700 beneficiaries received COVID-19 vaccine shots in Delhi on Wednesday in the fourth week of the inoculation drive, the highest number of people vaccinated in a day since the start of the exercise. Senior officials said the number of vaccination centres will be increased from the present 183 to 265 from February 11. Senior officials said the number of vaccination centres will be increased from the present 183 to 265 from February 11.

    The target set for Wednesday was 18,300, and the turnout was 80 per cent, as per data shared by the officials. On Tuesday, the corresponding figures were 12,717, a turnout of more than 54 per cent. On Tuesday, the corresponding figures were 12,717, a turnout of more than 54 per cent.

    PTI

  • February 10, 2021 / 08:40 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Dominica PM lauds Modi for sending vaccines

    Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit has lauded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending COVID-19 vaccines to the Caribbean nation and said he never imagined that his request to India would be answered so swiftly. He said being the leader of a small Caribbean island with a population of 72,000 people, he did not fancy the chances of such a prompt positive response to his request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    "I must confess I did not imagine that the prayers of my country would be answered so swiftly. One would have thought and understood that in a global pandemic such as this, a nation's size and might would have been the primary consideration. But to the credit of Prime Minister Modi our request was considered on merit and the equality of our people was recognised," he said at a ceremony after the vaccines arrived from India. Last month, Skerrit had requested Modi to send vaccines so that his country could begin the vaccination drive.

    "I would like to take this opportunity to once again express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Prime Minister Modi, his government and the citizens of India," he said.

    PTI

  • February 10, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mexico should receive AstraZeneca vaccine from India on February 14, president says

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that the country should receive around a million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine sent from India in the early hours of February 14, Reuters reported. Lopez Obrador was speaking at a regular news conference.

  • February 10, 2021 / 08:11 PM IST

    Coverage of healthworkers in vaccination drive more than 65% in 13 States/UTs## Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Coverage of healthworkers in vaccination drive more than 65% in 13 States/UTs

  • February 10, 2021 / 07:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 3,451 new cases, 30 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra on February 10 reported 3,451 new cases and 30 deaths in last 24 hours. In the corresponding period, 2,421 discharges were also reported, the State Health Department said. Maharashtra has so far reported a total of 20,52,253 cases, out of which 19,63,946 patients have recovered. The active caseload stood at 35,633, whereas, the death toll was recorded as 51,390, as per the latest update.

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  • February 10, 2021 / 07:26 PM IST

    Coronaviris LIVE Updates | No case of severe AEFI or death attributible to vaccination till date: Health Ministry

    "Total hospitalisation due to vaccination is 30 till date, of them 19 have been discharged, 2 are under treatment and 9 have lost their lives. One event of hospitalisation has been reported in the last 24 hours in Puducherry," Mandeep Bhandari, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, said.

    "No case of serious or severe AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) or death is attributable to vaccination till date," he added.

  • February 10, 2021 / 07:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | ​Over 68 lakh vaccinated in India so far, 2,15,133 beneficiaries given jab today

    "As of 10th February, 2021 at 6 pm, the total vaccination is 68 lakhs, out of which healthcare workers who have been vaccinated are 56,65,172. So far, 11,61,726 frontline workers have been vaccinated," Mandeep Bhandari, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, said.

    The total number of benefeciaries was stated as 68,26,898, including 2,15,133 who were administered with the vaccine today.

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