Australia’s peak medical body on Thursday warned the country’s residents were “sitting ducks” for COVID-19, as business leaders call for the international border to be reopened faster despite a sluggish national vaccination drive.
New coronavirus cases and deaths in India hit a record daily high with 4,12,262 new infections and 3,980 fatalities being reported, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,10,77,410 and the death toll to 2,30,168.
Moreover, a small number of high- and middle-income nations and regions including the US, UK, European Union (EU), China, and India account for the majority of Covid vaccines administered thus far.
On some media reports which suggested that around 50 per cent Supreme Court staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, an apex court official said only 44 employees got infected in the last one week.
The women, Saroj (70), Anarkali (72) and Satyavati (60), had gone to the government community health centre in Kandhla on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, they said.
The remaining centres are likely to suspend the vaccination drive by afternoon or evening as the available stock is fast depleting, according to the sources.
Over 78 lakh people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in the state till now including over 66 lakh who have got the first shot and over 11 lakh who were administered both the doses, Prasad said.
The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17, last year, making it the highest so far. The death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
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India recorded 40,715 infections in the last 24 hours, 13 per cent lower than a day before, taking the total tally to 1,16,86,796 on Tuesday.
Registering an increase for the tenth day in a row, the total active caseload has reached 2,88,394, which now comprises 2.49 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 96.12 per cent, the data stated.
The country last recorded such an increase in daily cases 76 days ago on December 25 when it registered 23,067 infections in a day.
The US’s Pfizer was the first company to apply for accelerated approval on December 4, followed by the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech on December 6 and 7 respectively.
Till now, 99,06,387 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,50,183 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.08 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 per cent.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 2,488,780, the data showed. It is the third day in a row when more than 50,000 cases were reported in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
Till now, 98,60,280 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,57,656 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.04 percent while the fatality rate is at 1.45 percent.
Specific teams were formed for various tasks by the district administration and activities such as uploading of dummy beneficiary’s data, session site creation, vaccine allocation, communication of vaccination details to vaccinators
On June 23, India recorded 15,968 new cases and on June 24 it was 16,922.
A total of 16,88,18,054 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Of these, 7,15,397 samples were tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Another 691 people have died within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 68,307, the Xinhua news agency reported.
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With 22,890 new Coronavirus/Covid-19 infections and 338 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s overall tally stood at 99,79,447 on Friday, while the death toll reached 1,44,789, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. In the past 11 months, 95,20,827 people have recovered, of whom 31,087 recovered in the[Read More…]
None of the goods have been distributed into the local market. Local authorities have sealed and disinfected the food and quarantined those who had contact with the tainted items, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Currently, India has over 99.06 lakh Covid cases with a total death account of 1,43,709. Out of this 94.22 lakh, people have successfully recovered since the beginning of the pandemic according to official government data
On December 7, there were 26,567; on November 16 it was 29,163 and on July 2, it was 22,753 before its steep rise to 97,894 on September 16.