Coronavirus News Highlights: India has vaccinated a total of 6,31,417 beneficiaries through 11,660 sessions: Health Ministry
Coronavirus News Highlights: India's COVID-19 tally stands at more than 1.05 crore, including 1.52 lakh deaths. More than 30,000 people have received COVID-19 vaccine in Bihar.
Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 301st day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India reported 10,064 new COVID-19 cases and 137 deaths in last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. The daily new cases have been below 20,000 for the past 12 days. The cumulative caseload in the country reached 1,05,81,837
including 2,00,528 active cases. With 17,411 new recoveries, the number of recovered patients climbed to 1,02,28,753. The deaths in India due to COVID-19 mounted to 1,52,556. According to the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,78,02,827 samples were tested for COVID-19 till January 18, of which 7,09,791samples were tested yesterday. Kerala has the highest number of active coronavirus cases (68,617), Maharashtra follows with 51,887 active infections. Globally, more than 9.55 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 20.39 lakh have died so far. India, along with many countries, has granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and has started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
January 19, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |Jharkhand reports 101 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths
Jharkhand reported 101 new COVID-19 cases, 141 recoveries and 3 deaths reported today, as per State Health Department
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |Lakshadweep reports its first case of COVID-19 infection on Jan 18
Lakshadweep reported its first case of COVID-19 infection on January 18, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on January 19.
“The person had arrived at Lakshadweep from Kochi on January 4. Initially, 31 primary contacts of the case were traced and quarantined, of which 14 tested positive and were isolated. Another 56 contacts of the positive cases have been traced and quarantined,” the ministry added.
A Central multi-disciplinary team comprising experts from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry; National Institute of Virology, Pune; and Regional Office of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been sent to Lakshadweep.
January 19, 2021 / 08:55 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates |COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles will begin from January 20: MEA
The Ministry of External Affairs said on January 19 that the Government of India has received several requests for the supply of Indian manufactured vaccines from neighbouring and key partner countries. Supplies under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles will begin from January 20. The MEA added: “In respect of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Mauritius, we are awaiting their confirmation of necessary regulatory clearances.”
January 19, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Bharat Biotech denied permission to conduct simultaneous trials for its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine
Bharat Biotech has not been allowed to conduct simultaneous phase one and phase two trials for its nasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The decision was taken at a Subject Expert Committee (SEC) meeting that was called on January 19 for the approval of the phase one trial of the intranasal coronavirus vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine and Ocugen – a vaccine maker based in the United States.
January 19, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | India has vaccinated a total of 6,31,417 beneficiaries through 11,660 sessions: Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has said that India has so far vaccinated a total of 6,31,417 healthcare workers till 6 pm on January 19 through 11,660 vaccination sessions held across the country.
A total of 1,77,368 beneficiaries were vaccinated against COVID-19 through 3,800 vaccination sessions that were held till 6 pm on the fourth day of the first phase of the nationwide coronavirus vaccination drive.
January 19, 2021 / 08:04 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates |Vaccination drive for healthcare workers of Tri-Services Command commences on Jan 19
First phase of the vaccination drive commenced for Health Care Workers of the Tri-Services Command today at INHS Dhanvantari under Headquarters, Andaman & Nicobar Command. A total of 370 doses of the vaccine for the first phase have been received: Defence Ministry pic.twitter.com/UefjadSfka