Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha reports 88 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fresh fatality


Odisha’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,36,262 on Monday as 88 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 1,911, a health official said. Fifty-one new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 37 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Booster vaccine shot round begins in Gujarat


The drive to administer the second dose of the COVID19 vaccine to those who have been covered in the first phase began across Gujarat on Monday. As per medical protocols, beneficiaries are supposed to take the second jab, also known as the booster shot, within four to six weeks of the first dose being administered, officials said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tougher travel rules to contain spread of COVID-19 come into force in UK


The UK’s tougher new travel rules to contain the spread of COVID-19 variants came into effect from Monday, involving compulsory hotel quarantines for anyone returning to England from one of the 33 highrisk “red list” countries. Those arriving will have to prebook and pay 1,750 pounds to spend 10 days quarantining in government-sanctioned hotels, covering the cost of the hotel, transport and two separate tests post-arrival. Extremely serious breaches of the new norms could result in a 10year jail term and fines of up to 10,000 pounds.

On Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani’s health, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel said, “He was meeting people daily & also holding public meetings for local elections. He fell unconscious in Vadodara yesterday as he was tired and not well. He was taken to a hospital in Ahmedabad. He tested positive for COVID-19. He might have to remain admitted for a week.”

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Puducherry records 20 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 death

The COVID-19 tally in the union territory of Puducherry rose to 39,468 on Monday with the addition of 20 fresh cases, the Health department said. An 82-year old person, who had co-morbidities, succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the toll to 658, it said. A total of 1,400 samples were tested during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m and the cumulative number of specimens examined stood at 6.08 lakh, Health and Family Welfare Services Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 survives longer on glass, plastic than on cloth, paper, says IIT Bombay study

The novel coronavirus may survive for a far lesser time on porous surfaces such as paper and clothes than on impermeable surfaces like glass and plastic, a study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay suggests. COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is transmitted through respiratory droplets. The virus-laden droplets also form fomite upon falling on a surface, which serves as a source for infection spread. In the study, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, the researchers analysed the drying of droplets on impermeable and porous surfaces.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tests positive for COVID-19, says hospital

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Three new COVID-19 cases in Noida, recovery rate 99.47%

Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday that pushed the district’s infection tally to 25,433, official data showed. The number of active cases in the district came down to 42 from 48 the previous day, according to the data released by the UP Health Department for a 24-hour period. Another nine patients got discharged during the period with the overall recoveries reaching 25,300, the fifth-highest in the state. Gautam Buddh Nagar has a death toll of 91 with a mortality rate of 0.35 percent. The recovery rate of novel coronavirus patients reached 99.47 percent, the statistics showed. Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in UP came down to 3,040 from 3,098 on Saturday while overall recoveries reached 5,90,448 and the death toll climbed to 8,702 on Sunday, the data showed.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: West Bengal reports 2 more COVID deaths, 190 fresh cases

West Bengal on Sunday registered two COVID-19 deaths — one from Kolkata and another from North 24 Parganas district — taking the toll to 10,232, the state health department said in a bulletin. Of the two deaths, one was due to comorbidity where COVID-19 was incidental. The tally rose to 5,72,595 after 190 new cases of contagion were reported from various districts in the state, the bulletin said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Sikkim logs 2 more COVID cases; tally rises to 6,118

Sikkim reported two fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 6,118, an official said on Sunday. West Sikkim and South Sikkim districts registered one case each. Sikkim currently has 56 active cases, while 96 others have migrated out, the official said. He said that 5,831 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far while the death toll due to the disease stands at 135. Sikkim tested 106 samples for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of such tests to 76,730.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 73 new COVID cases take Odisha’s tally to 3,36,174

Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload on Sunday went up to 3,36,174 after 73 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. The state also registered the recovery of 103 patients taking the total number of cured people to 3,33,554, which is 99.22 percent of the caseload, he said. The case fatality ratio (CFR) of Odisha stands at 0.56 percent while the states positivity rate remains at 4.19 percent. Of the 73 new cases detected in 19 of the 30 district of Odisha, 44 were reported from various quarantine centres while the remaining 29 are local contact cases.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Five new cases take Meghalaya’s COVID-19 tally to 13,942

Five more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya on Sunday, raising the tally in the state to 13,942, a health department official said. The northeastern state now has 149 active cases, Health Services Director Aman War said. Twenty-two patients were cured of the disease during the day, increasing the total number of recoveries in the state to 13,645, he said. Altogether, 148 people have died due to COVID-19 in Meghalaya. Over 3.5 lakh sample tests have so far been conducted in the state, War added.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Fresh COVID-19 cases dip below 100 in Telangana after 8 months

After a gap of eight months, Telangana recorded less than 100 fresh COVID-19 cases while two deaths pushed the toll to 1,618, the state government said on Monday. Only 99 new COVID-19 infections were detected out of the 15,766  samples tested in the state taking the tally of positive cases to 2,96,673 as of 8 pm on Saturday, a bulletin here said. It was on June 2 last year that the state previously reported fresh cases below 100, adding 99 cases.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: No new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the last three days, a senior health department official said on Monday. The coronavirus tally in the northeastern state remained at 16,832, the official said. One more person recuperated from the disease on Sunday taking the total number of recoveries to 16,773, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra’s Thane reports 354 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

The COVID-19 tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,57,745 with the addition of 354 new cases of the viral infection, an official said on Monday.     Besides these new cases reported on Sunday, two more people also died of COVID-19, raising the toll in the district to 6,202, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in the district stands at 2.41 percent, the official said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: No fresh COVID-19 case in Andamans, tally at 5,009

 Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record a single fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Monday. The coronavirus tally in the union territory remained at 5,009, while a total of 62 people have so far died due to the contagion, he said. A total of 4,938 people have so far recovered from the disease in the archipelago. The union territory now has nine active COVID-19 cases and all the patients are in the South Andaman district.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: UK hits the target; 15 million receive first COVID-19 shot

The UK government said on Sunday that it reached its goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in the country, increasing pressure on ministers to clarify when they will ease a lockdown imposed in early January. Some 15 million people, or 22 percent of the UK population, have received their first shot or were offered one. The figure includes most people in the government’s top four priority groups, including everyone over 75, frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Assam reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

Assam on Sunday reported five new COVID-19 cases, as per an official bulletin. The state has so far reported 2,17,293 cases, and 1,087 persons have died, it said. The overall positivity rate is 3.26 percent against the total testing of 66,71,847 samples so far. During the day, the state reported more recoveries than the number of new infections as 15 persons were discharged, as per the bulletin. There are 274 active cases in the state at present.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Global COVID-19 tally at 10.93 cr; fatalities over 24 lakh

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India COVID-19 total at over 1.09 cr; active cases 1.39 lakh

Here are the salient points from the COVID-19 India updates:

-Active cases have increased for the third straight day for the first time in three months

-Active cases are up 2,070 in the last 24 hours and 3,711 in the last three days

-Additions to total cases at 11,649 against recoveries of 9,489

-Increase in deaths remains below 90 for the second straight day, it’s up 90

-Recovery rate above 97%, but it’s down to 97.29% from yesterday’s 97.31%

-Positivity rate rises to 1.28% from yesterday’s 1.26%; mortality rate at 1.43%

-Total cases at 1.09 crore, active 1.39 lakh, recoveries 1.06 crore and deaths 1.56 lakh

-Total vaccination at 82.85 lakh; last 24-hour tally at 21,437 vs previous day’s 2.96 lakh

-Maharashtra is the biggest contributor to India’s active cases & deaths

-Maharashtra reports 2,697 new active cases & 40 deaths in last 24 hours

-4 States/UTs have not reported new active cases in last 24 hours

-18 States/UTs have not reported deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 4,092 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra; 40 die, 1,355 recuperate

Maharashtra recorded 4,092 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, which took the state’s infection tally to 20,64,278, while 40 deaths pushed the toll to 51,529, the health department said. A total of 1,355 patients were discharged during the day. With this, the recovery count in the state grew to 19,75,603, it said. There are 35,965 active cases in the state at present. Currently, 1,74,243 patients are in home quarantine and 1,747 others in institutional quarantine, the department


said in a statement.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 10L mark with 4,612 cases

Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload crossed the 10 lakh mark on Sunday, with the addition of 4,612 new cases, while 15 fatalities took the toll to 3,985, the state government said. As many as 4,692 people have recovered in the last 24 hours ending 2 pm on Sunday and 63,484 were under treatment for the infection. The cumulative caseload rose to 10,04,135, while total recoveries touched 9,36,398, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a press release. A total of 61,483 samples were tested during this period and the test positivity rate was 7.46 percent. So far 1,05,88,079 samples have been sent for testing. Malappuram accounted for the most number of cases with 630, Kottayam came next with 532, Kozhikode 476, and Pathanamthiita 465.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India reports a steady decline in fatalities; active caseload at 1.37 lakh; Kerala tops states among recoveries

Welcome to’s live coverage of the novel coronavirus in India and the ongoing inoculation drive in the country. For starters, India has been recording a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths since October 1, 2020, while the national recovery rate is amongst the highest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The recoveries have surged to 1,06,11,731 with 11,016 patients getting discharged in a span of 24 hours. The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 82 lakhs as on Sunday 8 AM. The second dose of COVID19 vaccination started on Saturday for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 5,835 newly recovered cases. A total of 1,773 people recovered in Maharashtra in a span of 24 hours followed by 482 in Tamil Nadu. India’s present active caseload of 1.37 lakh now consists of just1.26 percent of India’s infections. The ministry said 86.25 percent of the new cases are from 6 states. Kerala continues to report the highest daily new cases at 5,471. It is followed by Maharashtra with 3,611, while Tamil Nadu reported 477 new cases. Six states account for 78.3 percent of the new deaths.

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