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Coronavirus News Highlights: India has recorded 113 COVID-19 deaths per million and conducted 1,57,684 tests per million population, says Govt

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 342nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 342nd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,11,12,241 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,57,157 deaths. A total of 1,07,86,457 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 1,68,627 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.48
percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 96.1 percent. Globally, more than 11.4 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 25.29 lakh have died so far. India has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: India has recorded 113 COVID-19 deaths per million and conducted 1,57,684 tests per million population, says Govt
    Source: Reuters
  • March 02, 2021 / 10:53 PM IST

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  • March 02, 2021 / 10:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 96-year-old gets COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

    A total of 31,391 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland till now, a health department official said on Tuesday.

    State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr said that 302 senior citizens and 22 people above 45 years of age with comorbidities were administered the vaccine across the state on Tuesday.

    A 96-year-old beneficiary from Dimapur district is the oldest to be inoculated, the officer said.

  • March 02, 2021 / 10:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | MP sees 331 new COVID-19 cases, 259 recoveries

    Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 331 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally of the infections to 2,62,433, the state Health department said.
    No new COVID-19 fatality was reported in the last 24 hours in the state, which has so far reported 3,865 deaths, officials said.

    During the day, no fresh COVID-19 case was reported in 15 of the total 52 districts in the state.

    A total of 259 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the count of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh to 2,55,595, the department said.

  • March 02, 2021 / 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Give free COVID-19 vaccine to elderly lawyers: MP Bar Council

    The Bar Council in Madhya Pradesh has demanded that lawyers above the age of 60 be given the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost.
    The demand was made in a letter written to Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said Hitoshi Jai Hardia, co- chairman of the Bar Council, in a statement issued on Tuesday,

    He said hearings in courts are being held physically now and elderly lawyers need to be protected from the infection, for which they must be vaccinated soon.

  • March 02, 2021 / 08:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Man in Maharshtra dies after getting 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    A 45-year-old man died shortly after he was administered the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in a hospital in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district on Tuesday, officials said.

    Sukhdeo Kirdit, employed as the driver of a local doctor, took the shot around 11 AM. He complained of giddiness after some time while he was seated in the waiting hall at the civic-run inoculation centre, they said.

    'He was rushed to IGM Hospital nearby where doctors declared him dead on arrival,' an official said.

  • March 02, 2021 / 08:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Children have lost over a third of standard global 190-day school year due to COVID-19: Report

    Children across the world have lost an average of 74 days of education or more than a third of the standard global 190-day school year each due to COVID-19-related school closures and lack of access to remote learning, a report by Save the Children revealed on Tuesday. In total, an estimated 112 billion days of education have been lost altogether, with the world's poorest children being disproportionately affected, it said. A new analysis of data for 194 countries and different regions showed that children in Latin America and the Caribbean, and South Asia, missed out on almost triple the education of children in Western Europe, the child rights NGO said. For the study, the analysis of the total number of 112 billion days of lost education and the impact per region, Save the Children looked at existing data on school closures, access to remote learning, out-of-school rates, and school-aged population. (PTI)

  • March 02, 2021 / 08:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Goa LIVE Updates | Goa adds 47 fresh COVID-19 cases to tally; no new casualties

    With the addition of 47 fresh cases of coronavirus, the tally of infections in Goa reached 55,073 on Tuesday, an official from the health department said. While 48 patients were discharged from hospitals, no new casualties were reported during the day, the official said. With this, the count of recoveries rose to 53,695 and toll stood at 796, he said. The coastal state is now left with 582 active cases, the official said. At least 1,554 samples were tested during the day, taking the total number of tests conducted in the state to 4,96,089, he added. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 55,073, new cases 47, death toll 796, discharged 53,695, active cases 582, samples tested till date 4,96,089. (PTI)

  • March 02, 2021 / 07:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | About 50 lakh registrations on Co-WIN portal since Monday, no glitch in system: Govt 

    About 50 lakh people have registered themselves on the Co-WIN portal, without any system glitch, since the window opened Monday morning, the Centre said Tuesday, adding that over 2.08 lakh beneficiaries above 60 or those aged 45-60 with comorbidities have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine till this afternoon.

  • March 02, 2021 / 07:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | State Health Minister KK Shailaja after taking COVID-19 vaccine: We have more than 50 lakhs people above 60 years of age in Kerala so we have requested the Central government to provide more vaccines. I hope they will supply a sufficient quantity of vaccines to Kerala.

  • March 02, 2021 / 07:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pfizer requirements causing delays in COVAX deliveries: GAVI

    The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Tuesday that there have been delays to some Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 shot deliveries via the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme because of additional requirements set by the manufacturer. Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI alliance that co-leads the COVAX multilateral vaccine facility with the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists the requirements were partly related to indemnification issues. At the same briefing, WHO adviser Bruce Aylward said it was still possible for COVID-19 vaccine rollouts to all participating countries to begin in the first 100 days of 2021 assuming that manufacturers can keep up with orders. (Reuters)

  • March 02, 2021 / 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | Kerala reports 2,938 new cases, 16 deaths & 3,512 recoveries today. Total number of active cases: 47,277, death toll: 4,226, recovered cases: 10,12,484.