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May 20, 2021 / 11:05 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: 90% of armed forces personnel have received both doses of vaccine

Coronavirus India News Highlights: India's cumulative recoveries have reached 2,23,55,440.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: With 2,76,110 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,57,72,440, while the daily deaths were recorded below 4,000 after four days, taking the toll to 2,87,122, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. A total 3,874 fatalities due to COVID-19 were registered in
a span of 24 hours. The active cases have further reduced to 31,29,878, comprising 12.14 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 86.74 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,23,55,440, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.11 per cent, the data stated.
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  • May 20, 2021 / 10:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 90% of armed forces personnel have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

    Around 90 per cent of the armed forces personnel have been given both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, sources said on Thursday. They added that 97 per cent of approximately total 16 lakh armed forces personnel have got a single dose of the vaccine. 

    On March 22, the Centre informed the Parliament that 119 armed force personnel had died of COVID-19 while 44,766 had contracted the infection in the three services.

    PTI

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  • May 20, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Strict curbs announced in Madhya Pradesh's Indore

    Wholesale and retail grocery stores of Indore district to remain closed till 28th May, as per the guidelines issued by the administration, reported news agency ANI. Sale of fruits and vegetables would also remain barred, but home delivery agencies like Big Bazaar, BigBasket etc are permitted to operate, the report said. Door to door delivery of milk/distribution from dairies permitted till 9am and 5 pm-7 pm, it further added.

  • May 20, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 28,869 new cases, 548 deaths in last 24 hours## Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka reports 28,869 new cases, 548 deaths in last 24 hours

  • May 20, 2021 / 09:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 29,911 new cases, 738 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra on May 20 reported 29,911 new COVID19 cases, 47,371 recoveries and 738 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 54,97,448
    Total recoveries 50,26,308
    Death toll 85,355
    Active cases 3,83,253

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  • May 20, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Covaxin production volumes ramped up by Bharat Biotech by additional 200 million

    Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech announced today the quick ramp up of additional manufacturing capacities for Covaxin at Chiron Behring Vaccines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company based in Ankleshwar, Gujarat. "The company plans to produce 200 million doses of Covaxin per annum in the GMP facilities that are already operational for the production of vaccines based on Inactivated Vero Cell Platform Technology, under stringent levels of GMP and biosafety," said an official statement.

  • May 20, 2021 / 08:20 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 1,425 new cases, 59 deaths in last 24 hours## Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 1,425 new cases, 59 deaths in last 24 hours

  • May 20, 2021 / 08:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | For effectively ending the pandemic, more COVID-19 vaccines need to be developed: Dr Harsh Vardhan

    "For effectively ending the pandemic, more COVID vaccines need to be developed, and once proven to be both safe and efficacious against the virus, must be deployed rapidly across the world," Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said at 33rd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting.

  • May 20, 2021 / 07:29 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mucormycosis curing drug Amphotericin B's shortage will be resolved soon: Govt

    "Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) curing drug Amphotericin B's shortage will be resolved soon. Within 3 days, 5 more Pharma companies have got New Drug Approval for producing it in India, in addition to the existing 6 pharma companies," Union MoS Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya said.

    "The existing pharma companies have already started ramping up the production. Indian Companies have also placed orders for importing 6 lakh vials of Amphotericin B," he added.

  • May 20, 2021 / 06:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala reports over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, 128 more deaths

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  • May 20, 2021 / 06:30 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab govt to provide monthly aid of Rs 1,500 to children orphaned due to COVID-19

    "Beginning July 1, 2021, the Punjab government will provide Rs 1500 per month as social security pension, along with free education up to graduation, for all those children orphaned in the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as families that have lost their breadwinning member," the Punjab CMO said.

  • May 20, 2021 / 06:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Ensure ambulances for children and neonatals in view of 'upcoming third wave', child rights' panel in letter to Union health secretary

    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights writes to Union Health Secretary, requesting him to issue necessary directions for emergency transport services/ambulance suitable for children & neonatals, 'in view of high risk for infants and children in upcoming third wave.'

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