At the same time, the country registered 219 new deaths due to Covid, taking the cumulative fatalities to 4,40,752. The mortality rate stands at 1.33 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry.
As of late August 2021, more than 630,000 people have died in the United States alone. Health experts agree that COVID-19 vaccines are one important way to help bring an end to the pandemic.
Schools across the country were closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infection.
Such people are said to be immunocompromised.It’s possible that these people won’t respond as well to COVID-19 vaccines either. At the moment, though, we’re still finding out to what extent this is the case.
Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing the COVID-19 ICU at AIIMS New Delhi, said it is important to lift a few restrictions to resume economic activities when cases are low.
Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy.
This is the 32nd consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases
More than 45.3 million people in Britain have received the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine and over 33.7 million people have received two doses, the official figures showed.
The total number of cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 29.9 million and so far 386,713 people have died. Deaths rose by 1,576 overnight.
Kuwait decided in February to stop the entry of non-citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The health department of Bihar has reported 9,429 deaths due to the coronavirus. The data which was put out on Wednesday evening reveals 3,951 more deaths compared to a day before.
Around 150 ‘special pink booths’ have so far been set up in the state — two in each district.
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.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter page, the 53-year-old actor said he is “doing fine” and hopes to be back home soon.
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.