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June 16, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Assam reports 3,386 new cases, 36 deaths in past 24 hours

Coronavirus News Highlights: Cumulatively, 26,19,72,014 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

Coronavirus News Highlights: A single day rise of 62,224 new coronavirus infections were reported taking India's  total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,96,33,105, while the active cases were recorded below nine lakh after 70 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,79,573 with 2,542   fresh fatalities, the data updated
at 8 am showed The active cases further declined to 8,65,432 comprising 2.92 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.80 per cent. A net decline of 47,946 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. Also, 19,30,987 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,33,06,971. The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.22 per cent . It has been less than five per cent for nine consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 4.17 per cent. Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 34th consecutive day.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,83,88,100, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.28 per cent, the data stated.
  • June 16, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

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  • June 16, 2021 / 10:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Assam reports 3386 new cases, 4,881 recoveries, and 36 deaths in past 24 hours; active cases at 38,306

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  • June 16, 2021 / 10:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand govt orders Haridwar dist admin to register FIR in COVID testing scam during Mahakumbh

    Uttarakhand govt orders Haridwar dist administration to register FIR in COVID testing scam during Mahakumbh. Order issued to file case against labs from Delhi and Haryana, which conducted testing at 5 places in Haridwar during Kumbh Mela: State govt's spox Subodh Uniyal to ANI.

  • June 16, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab records 688 new cases, 46 deaths and 1383 discharges today; active cases at 10,046

  • June 16, 2021 / 09:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 10,107 fresh cases, 10,567 discharges, and 237 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases 1,36,661
    Case tally 59,34,880

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  • June 16, 2021 / 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BMC orders inquiry into alleged fake vaccination drive at Mumbai's residential society

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on June 16 said it has ordered an inquiry into an alleged fake vaccination drive at a housing society in Kandivali where 390 residents were vaccinated in suspicious manner.

    The fact-finding report to be submitted within 48 hours.

    "This incident is serious. In connection with the above incident, we are being ordered to conduct a thorough inquiry into this incident," BMC said.

    According to various media reports, 390 residents of Hiranandani Heritage Welfare Association have been vaccinated against COVID-19 on May 30.

    The organisers did not carry a laptop and was not registering on COWIN on the spot.

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  • June 16, 2021 / 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pregnant, postpartum women more severely affected during second wave of COVID-19, says ICMR


    Pregnant and postpartum women were more severely affected during second wave of COVID-19 as compared to first with symptomatic cases and case fatality rate being significantly higher among this category this year: Indian Council of Medical Research study

  • June 16, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka registers 7345 new COVID19 cases, 148 deaths, and 17913 discharges past 24 hours. Active cases stand at 1,51,566.

  • June 16, 2021 / 08:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur government cancels Class 10 and 12 board examinations in state-run schools in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

  • June 16, 2021 / 07:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 830 new COVID cases, 1300 recoveries and 11 deaths

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 830 new COVID cases, 1300 recoveries and 11 deaths
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  • June 16, 2021 / 07:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | IIT Guwahati develops low-cost sterilization box based on combined heat, UV radiation

    Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have developed a low-cost sterilization box to disinfect small household items by combined heat and UV radiation to prevent COVID-19. The results of their investigation have also been recently published in Environmental Research (2021). According to the team, the products available in the market use only UV-C irradiation facilities to disinfect items at a cost between Rs 13,000 and Rs 15,000, while the developed device has both heat and UV-C irradiation facilities to disinfect items and costs around Rs 3,500. "The developed device works using the combined effect of dry heat and UV-C irradiation. UV-C radiation is more effective in killing the pathogens at the surfaces and heat is effective in sterilizing the unexposed areas and pores. "The combination of UV-C radiation and heat can be used for disinfecting small items like masks, wallets, currency notes, wristwatches, and other routine items for their safe reuse or disposal to the environment," said Lalit M Pandey, Professot at IIT's Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering. "This published study suggests that the combination of heat and UV-C at 70 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes can be useful for the inactivation of the virus through the unfolding of proteins and killing of bacterial pathogens," he added. 

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