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July 25, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: COVID-19 curfew in Goa extended till August 2

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 43.31 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India’s brutal second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is receding and the country is preparing for the possible third coronavirus wave. So far, the country has recorded over 3.13 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 4,20,551 deaths. A total of 3,05,43,138 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,08,212 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 19.31 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 41.51 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 43.31 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • July 25, 2021 / 10:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 curfew in Goa extended till August 2

    The Goa government on Sunday extended the coronavirus-induced curfew in the state till August 2. The curfew, which was first imposed on May 9, has since been extended from time to time considering the number of infections in the coastal state. "The State Level Curfew Order will be extended upto 7 am, 2nd August 2021, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant tweeted. Goa's COVID-19 tally reached 1,70,491 on Sunday after 75 cases were detected during the day, while the death toll rose by six to touch 3,132, an official said. 

  • July 25, 2021 / 09:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Sikkim's COVID-19 tally crosses 25,000-mark with 337 new cases 

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally crossed the 25,000-mark as 337 more people in the state tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. The fresh infections pushed the coronavirus caseload in the Himalayan state to 25,160, it said. Of the new cases, 168 were reported from East Sikkim, 139 from West Sikkim, 29 from South Sikkim and one from North Sikkim. The death toll remained at 330 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. Sikkim has 3,017 active cases, while 21,549 people have recovered from the disease and 264 patients migrated to other states. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 86.6 per cent.

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  • July 25, 2021 / 09:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra sees 6,843 fresh Covid-19 cases, 123 deaths, 5,212 recoveries

    Maharashtra on Sunday reported 6,843 new coronavirus positive cases and 123 fatalities, raising the overall tally to 62,64,922 and the toll to 1,31,552, the state health department said.

    With 5,212 patients being discharged after treatment during the day, the count of recoveries in Maharashtra went up to 60,35,029 so far, leaving the state with 94,985 active cases, it said.

  • July 25, 2021 / 09:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | No space will be left in hospitals if COVID-19 cases keep rising: Bangladesh govt warns

    Bangladesh’s government on Sunday warned that there will be no space left in the hospitals for patients if the COVID-19 cases keep rising at the current pace, amid concerns over increasing number of deaths and infections after the Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
    Bangladesh, which is currently facing a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, registered 228 more fatalities and 11,291 new cases on Sunday.

    The government had eased the strict lockdown in view of the Eid-ul-Azha festival last week. However, on Friday it reimposed a “stricter” 14-day nationwide shutdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

  • July 25, 2021 / 08:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 166 fresh cases in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 166 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, which took the infection tally to 3,20,657, while no death occurred in the last 24 hours, officials said.
    Out of the fresh cases, 34 were from the Jammu division and 132 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

    The officials said Srinagar recorded the highest 66 cases, followed by 18 in Baramulla district.

    The number of active cases dropped to 1,288 in the union territory, while 3,14,995 patients have recovered so far, they said.

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  • July 25, 2021 / 08:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gujarat sees 30 COVID-19 cases, 42 recoveries; over 3.22 lakh vaccinated

    Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 8,24,713 as 30 new cases were reported on Sunday, while the toll remained unchanged at 10,076 as no death was reported from the infection during the day, an official said. The discharge of 42 people from hospitals took the recovery count to 8,14,307, which is 98.74 per cent of the tally, leaving the state with 330 active cases, he said. 

  • July 25, 2021 / 04:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Many now have immunity against COVID-19 but don't lower guard, say experts

    While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said.

    Dr. Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing the COVID-19 ICU at AIIMS New Delhi, said it is important to lift a few restrictions to resume economic activities when cases are low.

  • July 25, 2021 / 02:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Golfer Rahm positive for COVID-19, out of Olympics

    Spanish golfer Jon Rahm has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months and been knocked out of the Olympics only a few hours after American golfer Bryson DeChambeau met the same fate. The back-to-back coronavirus shockers came on the second full day of action in Tokyo and put a damper on the golf tournament. The sport is scheduled to begin on July 29 and will be without the last two US Open champions. (AP) 

  • July 25, 2021 / 01:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has questioned the pace of COVID-19 vaccination, and said had the country's "Mann ki Baat" been understood, such would not have been the state. His remarks came just ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann ki Baat" address to the people of the country.

  • July 25, 2021 / 01:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | DTC buses and metro trains to run at full seating capacity from July 26. "It is mandatory for passengers to wear face masks. We don't allow them on the bus without face masks," a DTC bus conductor told news agency ANI.

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  • July 25, 2021 / 01:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDA) has released its latest set of lockdown relaxations for the capital amid lowering COVID-19 cases and deaths. The relaxations will come in from tomorrow. Activities that are prohibited and restricted will remain so from 5 am on July 26 till 5 am on August 9, said the order.

    Read more | Delhi relaxes COVID-19 rules: What's allowed, what's not 

  • July 25, 2021 / 01:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jordan LIVE Updates | 2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

    Two coronavirus patients died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman today after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's intensive care unit, the country's health minister said. The private Gardens Hospital is being rented by the Jordanian government to treat coronavirus patients.
    Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari told state media today that two people were confirmed dead at the hospital after the incident, and that investigators were determining the cause of the accident and whether the power outage was responsible for the deaths.
    Angry people gathered outside the hospital and security forces cordoned off the facility and prevented relatives of patients from entering. (AP)

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