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July 29, 2021 / 07:13 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 22,064 new COVID-19 cases, 16,649 recoveries and 128 deaths in the last 24 hours

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India has so far administered over 44.61 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the Health Ministry said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India logged 43,509 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to  3,15,28,114, while the active cases registered an increase for the second consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 4,22,662 with 640 fresh fatalities. The active cases have increased to 4,03,840 and comprise 1.28 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was
recorded at 97.38 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed. An increase of 4,404 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at  2.38 percent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,07,01,612, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated. Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 45.07 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past  60 lakh on September 28,  70 lakh on  October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
  • July 29, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | We're conducting maximum tests these days. Yesterday we conducted over 1.96 lakh tests, today we did more than 1.63 lakh tests. So, we are trying to do more tests. We want to identify every single positive case, says Kerala Health Minister on state reporting 22,064 COVID cases today

  • July 29, 2021 / 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur reports 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 1,016 recoveries and 11 deaths

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur reports 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 1,016 recoveries and 11 deaths
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  • July 29, 2021 / 07:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | About 9,000 Covid vaccine doses administered in 3 Delhi jails: Officials

    The Delhi Prisons Department on Thursday said almost 9,000 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in three jails of the national capital so far. According to the officials, a total of 8,939 doses have been administered in Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli jails. As on Wednesday, 1,264 inmates above 45 years and 4,384 below 45 years in Tihar jail were vaccinated. In Rohini jail, 132 inmates above 45 years and 600 below 45 years were administered the vaccine while in Mandoli jail, 483 inmates above 45 years and 2,076 below 45 years have been vaccinated, according to the data. The prisons department launched a Covid vaccination drive for the inmates in the 45-plus age category on March 18, while the inoculation of the inmates in the 18-44 age group began on May 18. Since March, around 383 coronavirus cases have been reported among the inmates of the jails in the national capital and eight of them have succumbed to the disease. Among the prison staff members, 225 have been infected with the virus since March and one is still under treatment. 

  • July 29, 2021 / 07:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 4 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide

    Although more than four billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered around the world, poorer countries are still struggling to secure precious shots despite recent donations. At least 4,014,302,550 doses had been injected into people's arms by 1100 GMT on Thursday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. Global injections have slowed slightly: the fourth billion dose was reached in 30 days, while it took 26 days to reach the previous one. The first and second billion were reached after about 140 and 40 days respectively. Forty percent (1.6 billion) of the four billion shots have been administered in China. India (451 million) and the United States (343 million) make up the trio of countries that have administered the most jabs.  

  • July 29, 2021 / 07:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Are you facing COVID-19-related hair loss? Know all about causes, ways to combat it

    Hair loss is a lesser-known effect, but perhaps not wholly uncommon, symptom of COVID-19. Studies have shown that among long-haul symptoms like fatigue, coughs and muscle aches, hair loss has been reported in large numbers too. According to doctors, COVID-19 patients experience hair loss a month after recovering from the disease. In some cases, hair loss is observed during the infection period too. A growing number of coronavirus patients, including Malaika Arora took to social media to reveal she had been dealing with "intense hair fall post recovery."

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  • July 29, 2021 / 06:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala reports 22,064 new COVID-19 cases, 16,649 recoveries and 128 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases 1,54,820 

    Death toll 16,585

  • July 29, 2021 / 06:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability, phase-III J&J trials to be discussed at expert panel meet

    Important discussions regarding coronavirus vaccines are on the table, as the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is scheduled to meet on July 29.  The committee will be discussing the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccine doses and the final phase of trials of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose jabs, reported News 18. The expert panel will review the interchangeability protocol of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Serum Instititues' Covishiled- the two major vaccines being administered currently. There have been discussions around the supposed increased efficiency of mixing two different vaccines as the coronavirus continues to mutate and evolve.

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  • July 29, 2021 / 06:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Indian women's nutrition suffered during last year's Covid lockdown: Study

    The nationwide lockdown in India last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in agricultural supply chains that negatively impacted the nutrition of women in the country, according to a study. The research, published in the journal Economia Politica, shows that although food value chains and allied activities were exempted from the lockdown, women's dietary diversity -- the number of food groups consumed -- declined during the period compared to 2019. The researchers at Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), New Delhi, found that the drop was due to decreased consumption of foods like meats, eggs, vegetables and fruits, which are rich in micronutrients that are crucial to good health and development. 'Women's diets were lacking in diverse foods even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has further exacerbated the situation,' said Soumya Gupta, a research economist at TCI who co-authored the study. 'Any policies addressing the impact of the pandemic on nutritional outcomes must do so through a gendered lens that reflects the specific, and often persistent, vulnerabilities faced by women,” Gupta added.

  • July 29, 2021 / 05:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh clocks 2,107 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths

    The active coronavirus case count increased by 280 in Andhra Pradesh as 1,807 recoveries were reported against 2,107 fresh infections in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday. The state also reported 20 more Covid-19 deaths in a day, according to the latest bulletin. The state's Covid-19 chart now showed 19,62,049 total positives, 19,27,438 recoveries and 13,332 deaths. The active caseload increased to 21,279, the bulletin said. Chittoor topped by reporting 392 fresh cases, followed by East Godavari with 316 and Krishna 303. SPS Nellore added 242, Prakasam 200, Guntur 193 and Visakhapatnam 163 new cases while the remaining six districts logged less than 70 each. (PTI)

  • July 29, 2021 / 05:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Spain to extend COVID-19 aid to most vulnerable until October 31

    Spain’s prime minister on Thursday announced that existing measures to protect the most vulnerable from the pandemic’s economic fallout will be prolonged until the end of October. Spain, one of the country’s that was hardest hit at the beginning of the health emergency, has extended subsidies for the unemployed and furloughs for companies that have gone out of business to try to cushion an economic drop of 11% of its gross domestic product in 2020. As a national lockdown extended in March last year, the government also rolled out a series of social measures, including a ban on leaving impoverished families without utilities and a moratorium on forced evictions for those who saw their income vanish. During a televised briefing on Thursday to summarize progress during the first 1½ years of his left-wing coalition, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the so-called social shield will be extended beyond the current Aug. 9 expiration date to Oct. 31. 

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  • July 29, 2021 / 05:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Vasai Virar civic body records 50 pc of Mumbai circle's one-day COVID-19 deaths

    The Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) in Palghar district of Maharashtra has reported 56 deaths due to coronavirus in a single day, which is 50 per cent of the total number of one-day fatalities recorded in the Mumbai circle, the official data has revealed. As per the information published on the Maharashtra government's dashboard, these deaths were recorded on Wednesday. The state reported 286 coronavirus deaths during the day, of which 112 were reported in the Mumbai circle of the health division. Vasai Virar alone recorded 56 deaths, which half the number of fatalities in the circle. Apart from the VVCMC, the deaths recorded in some other urban areas in the Mumbai circle on that day were Mumbai city (six), Thane city (three), Navi Mumbai (two), Kalyan Dombivli (eight), Mira Bhayandar (one), Palghar rural (two), Raigad (32), Panvel (two). (PTI)

  • July 29, 2021 / 05:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 100% rise in hair loss complaints among Covid patients at Delhi hospital

    Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has seen a 100 per cent rise in complaints of hair loss among coronavirus patients, doctors said on Thursday. Normally, according to a spokesperson, the private hospital in South Delhi would record four to five complaints of hair loss a week. However, hair loss cases "started increasing from mid-May and a consolidated report says we have been seeing double the number of cases since then", the spokesperson said.

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