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July 20, 2021 / 11:21 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: India administered more than 31.79 lakh COVID vaccine doses, taking cumulative vaccine coverage to over 41.52 crore

Coronavirus News Highlights: The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.68 percent. It has been less than three percent for 29 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.06 percent.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India recorded 30,093 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 125 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,11,74,322, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll climbed to 4,14,482 with 374 daily fatalities, the lowest in 111 days, while the active cases have declined to 4,06,130, the lowest in 117 days.
The active caseload comprises 1.30 percent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.37 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed. A decrease of 15,535 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. As many as 17,92,336 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 44,73,41,133. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,03,53,710, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.33 percent, the data stated. Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 41.18 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 two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
  • July 20, 2021 / 10:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | No COVID vaccine doses were administered in 42 out of 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh today; highest 1737 doses were administered in Sagar, whereas only one dose was given in Satna: State Health Department

  • July 20, 2021 / 10:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 1,904 new COVID19 cases, 2,439 recoveries and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases: 26,717
    Total cases: 25,39,277 
    Total recoveries: 24,78,778
    Death toll: 33,782

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  • July 20, 2021 / 10:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mandaviya's speech on COVID-19 insightful: PM Modi 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's speech in Parliament Tuesday on the COVID-19 issue and urged everyone to hear it. Mandaviya put up a staunch defence of the Modi government's handling of the pandemic, and said vaccine production in the country is increasing and the effort is to inoculate all adults at the earliest. In a tweet Modi said, "This extensive speech by Shri @mansukhmandviya covers several aspects relating to COVID-19 in an insightful and sensitive manner. I would request you all to hear his remarks." Replying to a short duration discussion in Rajya Sabha on the health crisis and the vaccination policy, the minister said a package of over Rs 23,000 crore has been approved for strengthening the health infrastructure, including setting up 2.4 lakh medical beds and 20,000 ICU beds, with a special focus on paediatric care to handle any possible third wave of the pandemic.

  • July 20, 2021 / 10:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi interacted with floor leaders of all parties of both houses of the Parliament to keep them informed of the trajectory of COVID-19 in India

    PM Narendra Modi interacted with floor leaders of all parties of both houses of the Parliament to keep them informed of the trajectory of COVID-19 in India & Public Health Response to pandemic. PM thanked all leaders for participating in meeting & giving very practical inputs & suggestions & added that inputs from different parts of country help immensely in policy design. PM said that the pandemic shouldn't be a matter of politics. At the meeting of all floor leaders, PM Modi stressed the need to properly plan the vaccination drives at the district level based on the advance availability indicated by the Central Govt to ensure no inconvenience to the people. At the floor leaders meeting, PM Modi informed leaders about the rising speed of India’s vaccination program & how the first 10 crore doses took around 85 days while the last 10 crore doses have taken 24 days. At the floor leaders meet, PM said that it's a matter of concern that a significant number of Healthcare workers & Frontline workers are yet to get the vaccine even after 6 months since the drive commenced & added that states need to be more proactive towards this. 

  • July 20, 2021 / 09:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 752 COVID cases, 992 patient discharges, and 10 deaths today

    Active cases: 12,509
    Total discharges: 14,89,069
    Total deaths: 18,021

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  • July 20, 2021 / 09:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur reports 1127 new positive cases, 17 deaths and 736 recoveries in the last 24 hours

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  • July 20, 2021 / 08:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India administered more than 31.79 lakh COVID vaccine doses, taking cumulative vaccine coverage to over 41.52 crore: Union Health Ministry

  • July 20, 2021 / 08:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra: No vaccination session will be held in Mumbai tomorrow, due to the non-availability of COVID vaccines: Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

  • July 20, 2021 / 08:04 PM IST

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    Active cases: 94,593
    Total discharges: 60,00,911
    Death toll: 1,30,753

  • July 20, 2021 / 07:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reports 22 new virus cases, total count 9,53,415

    Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 22 coronavirus cases, taking the number of infection cases in the state to 9,53,415, according to an official report. Meanwhile, no fresh fatality was reported in the state, which has so far reported 8,951 deaths. Of the fresh cases, seven were reported from Jaipur and six from Udaipur. A total of 9,44,073 people have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases at present is 391. 

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  • July 20, 2021 / 07:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Strategy to prevent resurgence of Covid cases deliberated upon in expert panels: Govt

    The strategy to prevent resurgence of COVID-19 cases through various public health measures has been deliberated upon in different technical committees and the Centre continues to advise states to strictly follow the strategy of "test-track-treat-vaccination and adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour", Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said this in response to a question on whether the government has undertaken any detailed study with experts on how to minimise the threat and likelihood of a third wave of the pandemic, if not prevention. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Pawar said the strategy and interventions required to prevent resurgence of COVID-19 cases through instituting various public health measures has been deliberated upon in various technical committees under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Directorate General of Health Services. (PTI)

  • July 20, 2021 / 07:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala reports 16,848 new COVID cases, 12,052 recoveries, and 104 deaths today

    Active cases: 1,26,398 

    Total recoveries: 30,45,310 

    Death toll: 15,512

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