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July 12, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 7,603 new COVID-19 cases, 15,277 recoveries and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours

Coronavirus News Highlights:  This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.22 per cent, which is showing a sustained increasing trend. The weekly positivity rate also remained below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.32 per cent.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India reported 37,154 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday. India's active caseload of COVID-19 cases is at 4,50,899. The active cases constitute 1.46 per cent of the total cases. The country also reported 724 deaths due to COVID-19 and with that, the cumulative fatalities in the country due to viral infection reached 4,08,764. Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,00,14,713
patients have already recovered from COVID-19 and 39,649 recovered in the last 24 hours. Further, the daily positivity rate is at 2.59 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 21 consecutive days. The testing capacity in the country has been substantially ramped up with 43.23 crore tests conducted so far. India commenced its COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 this year. Till date, 37,73,52,501 vaccine doses have been administered so far including 12,35,287 in the last 24 hours, under the nationwide vaccination drive.
  • July 12, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

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  • July 12, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Documents for Covaxin emergency use listing submitted to WHO; expect approval at earliest: Bharat Biotech

    Bharat Biotech on Monday said it has submitted all documents required for the emergency use listing (EUL) of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to the World Health Organization and expects a nod at the earliest.

    Last week, World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan had said that the global health body is likely to take a decision on Bharat Biotech''s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin in the emergency use listing within four to six weeks.

    "All documents required for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of Covaxin have been submitted to WHO as of 9th July. The review process has now commenced with the expectation that we will receive EUL from WHO at the earliest," Bharat Biotech International Ltd Chairman and MD Krishna Ella said in a tweet posted by the company.

  • July 12, 2021 / 10:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 2,652 new infections, 36 fatalities

    Tamil Nadu has reported 36 deaths due to COVID-19 and 2,652 new cases, which include that of a returnee from Andhra Pradesh, the Health Department said on Monday. The deaths during the day pushed the toll to 33,454 and the overall caseload to 25,21,438 so far. Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 3,104 people getting recovered today aggregating to 24,56,165 leaving 31,819 active infections, a bulletin said. The highest daily infection was 36,184 on May 21. 

  • July 12, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 3rd wave might have set in on July 4, says Hyderabad scientist

    A senior physicist, who was pro-vice chancellor of University of Hyderabad and has thoroughly analysed the COVID-19 pattern in India, said on Monday that the third wave appeared to have set in on July 4. Dr VipinSrivastava, who has developed a method to observe the pattern of the number of cases and deaths for the past 463 days, said July 4 appears to be similarto what it was during the first week of February this year when the second wave was said to have set in. According to his analysis, whenever there is a crossover from an increasing trend to a decreasing trend in daily deaths or vice versa, the Daily Death Load (DDL) fluctuates ''wildly''.

    "We had such wild fluctuations in DDL,starting at the end of the first week of February though the daily deaths were on the order of 100 or even less and we were rejoicing that the pandemic was over! But what was in store was so devastating. A similar behaviour is beginning to show since July 4," he told PTI. 

  • July 12, 2021 / 08:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi records 45 COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in over a year

    The national capital on Monday recorded 45 COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise in over a year, and three deaths while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.

    According to, a crowd-sourced initiative that collects data on COVID-19 and vaccination in India, Delhi had recorded 17 cases on April 15 last year.

  • July 12, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 45 new COVID cases, 92 recoveries, and 03 deaths; positivity rate at 0.08%

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 45 new COVID cases, 92 recoveries, and 03 deaths; positivity rate at 0.08%
  • July 12, 2021 / 07:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 7,603 new COVID-19 cases, 15,277 recoveries and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 61,65,402 

    Total recoveries 59,27,756 

    Death toll 1,26,024 

    Active cases 1,08,343

  • July 12, 2021 / 07:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Israel launches third vaccine jab for most vulnerable

    Israel on Monday began administering a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to patients with compromised immune systems, as cases in the country rise, the health ministry said. Those immediately eligible for a third shot include people who have had heart, lung and kidney transplants and some cancer patients. "There is accumulating evidence that patients with immunosuppression do not develop an adequate antibody response after two doses of the vaccines," a health ministry statement said. (AFP)


  • July 12, 2021 / 07:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Ryanair to hire 2,000 new pilots on Covid recovery

    Irish no-frills airline Ryanair unveiled plans Monday to hire more than 2,000 additional pilots as it navigates a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The pilots will fly Ryanair's planned new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are aimed at cutting costs, fuel consumption, noise and CO2 emissions, the Dublin-based carrier added in a statement. Ryanair had in May posted an annual net loss of 1.0 billion euros ($1.18 billion) as the Covid grounded the global aviation sector and ravaged travel demand, but the airline is now charting a path to recovery. "As we take delivery of more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 ... aircraft, Ryanair will recruit 2,000-plus pilots over the next three years to fill positions created by this growth," said Ryanair human resources director Darrell Hughes. He added: "Throughout the pandemic, Ryanair has worked closely with our people to save jobs and we are delighted to start planning for a return to growth over the coming years as we recover from the Covid-19 crisis and grow to 200 million guests by 2024." (AFP)

  • July 12, 2021 / 07:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka reports 1386 new COVID-19 cases, 3204 discharges and 61 deaths in the last 24 hour

    Total cases 28,72,684 

    Total recoveries 28,01,907 

    Death toll 35,896 

    Active cases 34,858

  • July 12, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Sputnik V second dose shortage to delay India's full rollout: Dr Reddy's

    India's full rollout of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will have to be put on hold until the Russian producer provides equal quantities of its two differing doses, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said on Monday. Dr. Reddy's had received about 3 million first doses by June 1 and about 360,000 doses of the second by early this month, the company and the Indian government have said.

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  • July 12, 2021 / 06:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Parents of students flock to govt schools for admission, claiming inability to pay high fees of private schools amid COVID-19. "Most private school students are applying for govt schools due to COVID-19," says Kalawathi, VP, Thiruvalluvar High School, Puducherry.