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July 15, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 8,010 new COVID-19 cases, 170 deaths

Coronavirus News Highlights: The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,01,43,850, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.39 per cent, the data stated.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India recorded 41,806 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 3,09,87,880, while the active cases increased to 4,32,041, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. An increase of 2,095 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 1.39 per cent of the total infections,
while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.28 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. Also, 19,43,488 tests were conducted on Wednesday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 43,80,11,958, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.15 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 24 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.21 per cent, according to the ministry. Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 39.13 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive. 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 two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
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  • July 15, 2021 / 09:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 8,010 new COVID-19 cases, 170 deaths, 7,391 recoveries

    Maharashtra's coronavirus caseload rose to 61,89,257 with the addition of 8,010 new infections on Thursday, while the death toll jumped to 1,26,560 after 170 patients succumbed to the respiratory illness, a health department official said here.

    The state witnessed a drop in the daily COVID-19 cases, while the fatalities remained the same as compared to Wednesday, when it had reported 8,602 new infections and 170 deaths.

    Significantly, Parbhani and Jalgaon cities did not report any new coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, the official said.

  • July 15, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | UK-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19

    Patients who experience long COVID have reported more than 200 symptoms across 10 organ systems in what is dubbed the largest international study of COVID-19 “long-haulers” to date, published on Thursday.

    The study, led by University College London (UCL) scientists together with a patient-led research collaborative, found the most common symptoms of long-term COVID effects as fatigue, post-exertional malaise (the worsening of symptoms after physical or mental exertion), and cognitive dysfunction, often called brain fog.

    Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus.

    “While there has been a lot of public discussion around long COVID, there are few systematic studies investigating this population; hence relatively little is known about its range of symptoms, and their progression over time, the severity, and expected clinical course (longevity), its impact on daily functioning, and expected return to baseline health,” said Dr Athena Akrami, neuroscientist at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL and senior of the study published in the Lancet’s ‘EClinicalMedicine’. (PTI)

  • July 15, 2021 / 09:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu records 2,405 COVID-19 cases, 49 fatalities

    Tamil Nadu on Thursday registered 2,405 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally to 25,28,806. As many as 49 people succumbed to the viral infection, pushing the toll to 33,606. According to a government bulletin, Coimbatore clocked 256 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, while Thanjavur 163, followed by Erode with 159 new infections, even as 31 districts reported less than 100 new infections.

  • July 15, 2021 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Goa adds 126 new COVID-19 cases to tally; 134 recoveries

    Goa on Thursday recorded 126 fresh cases of coronavirus that took its tally of infections to 1,69,341, an official from the state health department official said. At least 134 patients were discharged from hospitals, while one died of the infection during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 1,64,460 and the toll to 3,102, the official said.

  • July 15, 2021 / 08:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO panel advises against COVID-19 vaccination proof for travel

    The World Health Organisation's Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of Covid-19 vaccination should not be required for international travel, amid a growing debate on blocking the entry of travellers if they are unvaccinated.

    The independent experts said vaccinations should not be the only condition to permit international travel, given limited global access and inequitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

  • July 15, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Puducherry government extends COVID restrictions till July 31

    ​Puducherry government extends COVID restrictions till July 31; allows reopening of tourist spots like boathouse with 50% capacity while adhering to COVID norms.

  • July 15, 2021 / 07:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 1,977 new cases, 48 deaths in Karnataka

    Karnataka has reported 1,977 new cases of COVID-19 and 48 deaths, taking the total number of infections till date to 28,78,564 and fatalities to 36,037, the Health Department said on Thursday. The day saw 3,188 people getting discharged thereby continuing to outnumber the fresh cases. The total number of recoveries till date is 28,10,121. Out of the 1,977 new cases, 462 were from Bengaluru Urban. The city saw 501 being discharged and 10 dead. The total number of active cases in the State is 32,383. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.42 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 2.42 per cent. Of the 48 deaths, Dakshina Kannada reported seven, Mysuru (5), Belagavi (4), Chikkaballapura and Shivamogga (3) followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Mysuru recorded 197, Hassan 158, Udupi 110 and Chikkamagaluru 109. Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases at 12,20,960 followed by Mysuru 1,70,559 and Tumakuru 1,16,680. Among those discharged, Bengaluru Urban again topped with 1,192,664 and then came Mysuru with 1,65,832 and Tumakuru 1,14,164. Cumulatively, 3,64,31,379 samples have been tested in the State so far. Of these, 1,38,274 were tested today. 

  • July 15, 2021 / 07:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | China must co-operate better with COVID origin probe: WHO

    China must co-operate better in the probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the first cases of which were seen in Wuhan in December 2019, the head of World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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  • July 15, 2021 / 07:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | HIV 'significant' risk factor for severe COVID: WHO

    HIV is a "significant" risk factor for severe COVID-19, the World Health Organization said in research published on Thursday that showed a major increase in deaths among patients who have the virus that causes AIDS and are also hospitalised with COVID-19. There are more than 37 million people known to be living with HIV globally, and up to 45 million have died from the virus since the start of the AIDS pandemic.

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  • July 15, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Sikkim reports 137 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality

    Sikkim reported 137 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the caseload to 22,929, a health department bulletin said on Thursday. Of the fresh cases, 72 were registered in South Sikkim, followed by 46 in East Sikkim and 19 in West Sikkim. The death toll in the Himalayan state has risen to 318 after one more patient succumbed to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the bulletin said. Sikkim now has 2,322 active cases, while 20,029 people have recovered from the infection, and 260 patients have migrated to other states. The state has so far tested 1,76,218 samples for COVID-19, including 660 in the past 24 hours. 

  • July 15, 2021 / 06:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 aggregate touches 19.32 lakh

    Andhra Pradeshs cumulative coronavirus cases increased to 19.32 lakh as 2,526 positives were added afresh on Thursday. With 2,933 recoveries in 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, the total number of cured patients went up to 18,93,498. The gross toll touched 13,081 as 24 fresh fatalities were reported in a day, according to the latest bulletin. The state now has 25,526 active Covid-19 cases, the bulletin said. East Godavari logged 404, Chittoor 391, Prakasam 308, Krishna 269, West Godavari 235, SPS Nellore 210, Guntur 178, Kadapa 157 and Visakhapatnam 119 fresh cases in a day. The remaining four districts reported less than 100 new cases each. Prakasam reported six more fatalities, Krishna five, Chittoor four, Guntur, SPS Nellore and West Godavari two each, Anantapuramu, East Godavari and Visakhapatnam one each in 24 hours. 

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