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July 21, 2021 / 10:59 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | 50 lakh Indians died during 2nd wave due to Centre's wrong decisions: Rahul Gandhi

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 41.54 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India’s brutal second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is receding but the country is preparing for the possible third coronavirus wave. So far, the country has recorded over 3.12 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 4,18,480 deaths. A total of 3,03,90,687 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,07,170 active COVID-19 cases in the country, which comprises
1.3 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate now stands at 97.36 percent. Globally, more than 19.13 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 41.04 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. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 41.54 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • July 21, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST

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  • July 21, 2021 / 10:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | 50 lakh Indians died during 2nd wave due to Centre's wrong decisions: Rahul Gandhi 

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that around 50 lakh Indians died during the second wave of COVID-19 infection due to "wrong decisions" of the Union government. India has officially reported around 4.18 lakh Covid deaths in the country so far.

    Gandhi shared on his Twitter handle a new study by the Centre for Global Development which reported excess mortality estimates from three different data sources from the start of the pandemic through June 2021.


  • July 21, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | J&J forecasts $2.5 billion in 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales, sets lower production target

    Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday forecast $2.5 billion in 2021 sales for its COVID-19 shot and set a lower production target for the vaccine as lengthy manufacturing problems took a toll. The company now expects to produce 500 million to 600 million doses of its one-shot vaccine this year, Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk told CNBC on Wednesday, down from its original goal to produce a billion shots this year. J&J offered no timeline on Wednesday for when it would resume production at a problematic Baltimore plant, which had been expected to produce vaccines for Europe and the United States.The company expects to record more than half of the projected $2.5 billion in sales in the fourth quarter, Wolk said on a conference call to discuss financial results. It reported $164 million in COVID-19 vaccine sales for the second quarter, bringing total sales to $264 million so far.

  • July 21, 2021 / 09:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | No COVID-19 patient died due to oxygen shortage in Gujarat: CM Vijay Rupani 

    No coronavirus patient died in Gujarat on account of shortage of medical oxygen during the second wave of the pandemic, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani claimed on Wednesday. The Union government told the Rajya Sabha the day before that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were "specifically reported" by the states and Union Territories during the second wave this year."Not a single coronavirus patient died due to lack of oxygen in Gujarat. Hospitals in the state treated over 8.5 lakh patients during the second wave. Of these, 8.25 lakh patients went home after recovering," the chief minister told reporters in Junagadh when asked about the controversy."We had designated several hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients. Not a single hospital reported any death due to shortage of oxygen. We had made adequate arrangements for oxygen supply. Opposition parties are misleading people with false allegations," Rupani added.

  • July 21, 2021 / 09:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nagaland reports 105 new COVID-19 cases, 3 fresh fatalities 

    Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,943 on Wednesday as 105 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 535, a health bulletin said. Dimapur district registered the highest number of new cases at 45, followed by Kohima (37) and Tuensang (10), it said.The fresh fatalities were recorded in Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung districts. The state now has 1,218 active cases, while 24,434 more people tested positive for the infection, including 41 in the last 24 hours, and 756 patients have migrated to other states.

  • July 21, 2021 / 09:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 435 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

    Mumbai reported 435 new coronavirus infections and 13 fatalities on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The caseload in the country's financial capital thus rose to 7,32,349 and death toll reached 15,739.On Tuesday, Mumbai had reported 351 COVID-19 cases, the lowest since the beginning of February, along with ten fatalities. 

  • July 21, 2021 / 09:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India administered more than 20.83 lakh COVID vaccine doses today, taking cumulative vaccination coverage to over 41.76 crores: Union Health Ministry

  • July 21, 2021 / 08:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 1,891 new COVID cases, 2,423 recoveries, and 27 deaths today

    Active cases: 26,158
    Total recoveries: 24,81,201
    Death toll: 33,809

  • July 21, 2021 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  Haryana records 3 new fatalities, 35 fresh cases

    Haryana on Wednesday reported three Covid-related deaths, taking the toll to 9,611 while 35 fresh infections pushed the total case count to 7,69,640, according to the Health Department's daily bulletin. The latest deaths were reported from Bhiwani, Panipat and Hisar districts, it said. Of the fresh cases, 12 cases were from Gurgaon and four each from Palwal, Karnal and Faridabad, among others. There are 789 active cases in the state, while 7,59,240 people have recovered from the infection.The recovery rate was 98.65 per cent, the bulletin said.

  • July 21, 2021 / 07:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh records 15 fresh COVID-19 cases; active infections at 185

    With the addition of 15 fresh cases of COVID-19, Madhya Pradesh's tally of infections rose to 7,91,704 on Wednesday, an official from the state health department said. The toll stood at 10,512, as no new casualties were reported during the day, while the count of recoveries has risen to 7,81,007, the official said, adding that the central state is now left with 185 active cases

  • July 21, 2021 / 07:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Vaccine inoculation to resume from Friday at govt centres and BMC centres in Mumbai

    COVID19 vaccine stock will reach Mumbai tonight & distributed to all vaccination centres tomorrow. Inoculation to resume from Friday at govt centres and BMC centres. 50,000 doses of Covishield and 11,200 doses of Covaxin will be given: BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation)

  • July 21, 2021 / 06:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand reports 37 new COVID cases, 14 recoveries, and zero deaths today.

    Active cases: 643
    Death toll: 7,357

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