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July 27, 2021 / 10:59 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Till July 16, govt sought procurement of 100.6 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses: MoS Health

Coronavirus News Highlights: The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.33 percent, the ministry data stated. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,21,469, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India recorded less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 cases after 132 days while its active caseload fell below 4,00,000 after 124 days on Tuesday, according to Union health ministry data. India recorded 29,689 new coronavirus infections that pushed its tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,14,40,951 while the death toll climbed to 4,21,382 with 415 daily fatalities,
the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases have declined to 3,98,100 and comprise 1.27 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.39 percent, it stated. The number of active cases fell by 13,089 in a span of 24 hours. As many as 17,20,110 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 45,91,64,121. The daily positivity rate has declined to 1.73 percent. The total number of vaccine doses administered so far has reached 44.19 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. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.
  • July 27, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Britain reports highest deaths from COVID-19 since March as Johnson urges caution

    Britain reported its highest number of deaths and people in hospital with coronavirus since March on July 27, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging caution despite a week of lower reported numbers of infection.

    Britain reported 131 new deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily total since March 17, though it came after just 14 deaths were reported on Monday, suggesting the weekend might have impacted when deaths were reported.

    The number of COVID-19 patients in British hospitals has also steadily risen to 5,918, also the highest since March, following a spike in cases earlier this month.

    The number of new infections has fallen each day for the last seven days, though Johnson stressed the pandemic was not over.

  • July 27, 2021 / 10:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Till July 16, govt sought procurement of 100.6 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses: MoS Health

    The government on Tuesday informed Parliament that till July 16 it has sent communications to HLL, the procurement agency, for buying about 100.6 crore doses of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines.

    In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pawar said a team of officials deals with various issues related to the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines from foreign manufacturers and is in continuous dialogue with them. According to the data shared by her, from January 10 to July 16 this year the government has issued communications to HLL for procuring COVID-19 vaccines of Covishield and Covaxin.

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  • July 27, 2021 / 10:25 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 6,258 new cases, 254 deaths ##Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 6,258 new cases, 254 deaths

  • July 27, 2021 / 10:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Iran hits new record for 2nd straight day

    Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on July 27, setting the nation's single-day record for cases as vaccinations lag and public complacency deepens. The previous record of 31,814 infections had been set only a day earlier, providing a sense of how quickly Iran's latest surge, fuelled by the contagious delta variant, is mounting. Health authorities recorded 357 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 89,479 the highest in the Middle East.

  • July 27, 2021 / 09:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: One death, 15 new cases in Rajasthan

    Rajasthan on July 27 reported one more COVID-19 death, which pushed the toll to 8,953, while 15 new cases pushed the tally in the state to 9,53,575, according to an official report. Of the fresh cases, five were reported from Udaipur and three from Jaipur besides other cities.

    The report said that 9,44,344 persons have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases in the state is 278.

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  • July 27, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gujarat reports 30 new COVID-19 cases; active infections at 285

    Gujarat's COVID-19 caseload rose to 8,24,774, after 30 people tested positive for the infection on July 27, an official from the state health department said. Apart from this, 57 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the count of recoveries to 8,14,413, while the toll stood at 10,076, as no casualties were reported during the day, the official said. Apart from this, 57 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the count of recoveries to 8,14,413, while the toll stood at 10,076, as no casualties were reported during the day, the official said.

  • July 27, 2021 / 09:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Centene says COVID-19 costs could rise in coming quarters as Delta poses threat

    Centene Corp on Tuesday became the latest US health insurer to warn of higher COVID-19 costs in the coming quarters due to the impact of the Delta variant, which has become the dominant coronavirus strain globally.

    The company's shares were down about 3 percent at $70.50 after Centene reported a jump in medical costs in the second quarter, as COVID-19 vaccinations led to a recovery in demand for elective medical care that had been postponed during the height of the pandemic.

    Continued uncertainty caused by the emergence of coronavirus variants and new infection outbreaks in parts of the United States-led rivals, such as UnitedHealth Group Inc and Anthem Inc, to be prudent about their 2021 growth forecasts.

    Centene said its COVID-19 costs could reverse course from a decline in June, based on trends related to the Delta variant, which in recent weeks caused new COVID-19 cases to flare up in some parts of the country with low vaccination rates. (Reuters)

  • July 27, 2021 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 77 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Delhi reports 77 new COVID-19 cases, 42 recoveries, and two deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 570

    Total recoveries: 14,10,410

    Death toll: 25,046

  • July 27, 2021 / 08:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | No recommendation on booster dose from WHO yet: MoS Health says in Parliament

    No specific recommendation regarding COVID-19 vaccine booster dose has been made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and National Expert Group on vaccine administration for Covid (NEGVAC) or the World Health Organization (WHO): MoS Health said in response to a question in Rajya Sabha

  • July 27, 2021 / 08:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Covaxin is conducting their studies and Zydus Cadila has given their study data for their vaccine. We are also encouraging Biological E, Novavax to conduct paediatrics study, once found safe in adults: Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog

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  • July 27, 2021 / 07:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gujarat govt planning compensation scheme for kin of artists who died of COVID-19

    The Gujarat government is considering awarding compensation to kin of artists, such as painters and theatre actors, who died of COVID-19, with a condition that the annual income of the deceased should be less than Rs 2 lakh, an official said on Tuesday. While this proposal is in the primary stage and the amount of compensation has not been decided yet, authorities have already instructed district-level officers to start collecting information about potential beneficiaries. 'A proposal to compensate the kin of artists who died due to coronavirus is under consideration of the state government. Though the details are still being worked out and the amount of compensation is not finalised yet, officials at district-level are already instructed to collect the information about such artists' said PR Joshi, Commissioner, state Youth Services and Cultural Activities. 

  • July 27, 2021 / 07:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Uttar Pradesh reports 36 new COVID cases, 73 recoveries and 04 deaths in the past 24 hours

    Active cases: 798
    Total recoveries: 16,84,674
    Death toll: 22,754

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