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February 16, 2021 / 10:25 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Johnson & Johnson files for EU Covid vaccine approval: EMA

Coronavirus News LIVE: Today is the 328th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,09,04,940 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,55,642 deaths.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 328th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 10,925,710 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 155,813 deaths. A total of 10,633,025 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 136,872 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.25 percent
of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 97.32 percent. Globally, more than 10.91 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 24.07 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. More than 85 lakh people have been given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.
  • February 16, 2021 / 10:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus World LIVE Updates | Johnson & Johnson files for EU Covid vaccine approval: EMA (AFP) 

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  • February 16, 2021 / 09:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India Updates | More than 1.3L vaccine doses given till 6 pm today; 56,048 Health Care Workers (HCWs) received second dose of vaccine today.

  • February 16, 2021 / 09:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | In Maharashtra, there are 3,663 new COVID19 cases and 2,700 recoveries reported in the state today. Total of 19,81,408 patients are cured & discharged. Total active patients are 37,125. The patient recovery rate in the state is 95.66%, according to its health minister Rajesh Tope. 

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  • February 16, 2021 / 09:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates |  In Punjab, the Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana has ordered the closure of Government Senior Secondary School, Chaunta till the 2nd of March after two teachers and 15 students tested positive for COVID-19. (ANI) 

  • February 16, 2021 / 08:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 88.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far

    The COVID-19 vaccination coverage to healthcare and frontline workers crossed 88.5 lakhs doses .

    "88,57,341 vaccine doses were administered through 1,90,665 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today," the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

    This includes 61,29,745 healthcare workers who have taken the 1st dose and 2,16,339 healthcare workers who have taken the 2nd dose, along with 25,11,257 frontline workers (1st dose). While the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16th Jan 2021, vaccination of the frontline workers started from February 2, 2021.

  • February 16, 2021 / 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | 4,937 new COVID19 cases, 5,439 recoveries and 18 deaths reported in Kerala today. The total number of active cases in the state is 60,761. (ANI) 

  • February 16, 2021 / 06:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | India's flagship healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat has more beneficiaries than the population of America and many European nations. It's the world's largest healthcare scheme: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI) 

  • February 16, 2021 / 05:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | National Recovery Rate now at 97.32%, amongst highest in the world, Dr Harsh Vardhan said 
     

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  • February 16, 2021 / 05:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Prime Minister Modi says that India is playing a central role in global vaccination. He also added that India's vision for wellness is as much global as it is domestic, "The world is looking at health and wellness very seriously especially after COVID19", PM Modi said. (With inputs from ANI) 

  • February 16, 2021 / 05:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Flights from South Africa and Brazil to India are routed through Gulf countries, are not direct to India. The Civil Aviation ministry is looking in it: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry (ANI) 

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