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June 17, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Cumulative vaccine coverage exceeds 26.86 crore

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 26.55 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the country has recorded over 2.97 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 3,81,903 deaths. A total of 2,84,91,670  people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 8,26,740 active COVID-19 cases in the country, which comprises 2.78 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery
rate now stands at 95.93 percent. Globally, more than 17.69 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 38.30 lakh have died so far. India has begun the third phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 18 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's drug regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines - Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 26.55 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • June 17, 2021 / 10:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Cumulative vaccine coverage exceeds 26.86 cr, over 5 cr doses given in 18-44 age group

    The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has crossed 26.86 crore of which five crore were given to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. In this 18 to 44 year age group, 18,94,803 were given the first dose of a vaccine and 88,017 the second shot on Thursday. In total, 4,93,56,276 people of this age group in 37 states and Union Territories have received their first dose and 10,58,514 their second dose since the beginning of the third phase of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered the first dose to more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the 18 to 44 year age group, the ministry said. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 26,86,65,914 according to a 7 pm provisional report.

  • June 17, 2021 / 10:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Jharkhand reports 146 new COVID cases, 443 discharges, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours 

    Active cases: 1,946
    Total discharges: 3,37,088
    Death toll: 5,095

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  • June 17, 2021 / 10:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 9830 fresh COVID19 cases, 5890 discharges, and 236 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases 1,39,960
    Case tally 59,44,710

  • June 17, 2021 / 09:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka government postpones conduct of local body elections, in view of COVID-19

  • June 17, 2021 / 09:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 1,690-cr COVID livelihood aid for poor

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Rs 1,690.46-crore assistance package for the people from the economically andsocially weaker sections who are facing difficulties in making ends meet due to the ongoing lockdown in the state. Under the package, registered construction workers will get an additional Rs 1,500 each, landless farmers willget Rs 1,000 extra, MGNREGA workers will receive Rs 50 more per day while food security beneficiaries will get additional 5 kg rice.

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  • June 17, 2021 / 09:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 666 new COVID19 cases

    Mumbai reports 666 new COVID19 cases, 741 recoveries & 20 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 14,807

  • June 17, 2021 / 09:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Chandigarh reports 32 new cases, 3 deaths and 96 discharges today; the total number of active cases in the Union Territory is 432

  • June 17, 2021 / 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Second COVID wave shaved off Rs 2 lakh cr output: RBI assessment

    The devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in April-May is estimated to have cost the nation Rs 2 lakh crore in terms of output, revealed an assessment made by the Reserve Bank. The second wave's toll is mainly in terms of the hit to domestic demand on account of regional and specific containment rather than a nation-wide lockdown, it said. "The impact of the second wave is hence estimated at about Rs 2 lakh crore of lost 2021-22 output," said a recent article on the 'State of Economy', written by functionaries of the central bank. Moreover, this wave has fanned into smaller cities and villages, sapping rural demand. Moreover, this wave has fanned into smaller cities and villages, sapping rural demand.

  • June 17, 2021 / 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 726 new cases, 32 deaths and 1,255 discharges today; case tally at 5,90,556

  • June 17, 2021 / 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors extend support to protest by Indian Medical Association tomorrow in demand for a central law to protect doctors against violence

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  • June 17, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Korean govt allows quarantine exemption for those vaccinated with WHO Approved vaccines

    The new policy of Korean govt allowing quarantine exemption for fully vaccinated in overseas countries will be applied for visitors with an appropriate visa for visiting immediate family members, or purpose of academics, public interest or important businesses. Quarantine exemption will be applied for those who are vaccinated with 7 WHO-approved vaccines: Embassy of Korea in India

  • June 17, 2021 / 08:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 656 new cases, 1,426 recoveries and 9 deaths reported in Jammu and Kashmir today. The number of active cases in the UT is 10,602

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