Latest News Live Updates: There are 1,36,549 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

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With 11,610 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,09,37,320, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,06,44,858, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.

The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,55,913 in the country with 100 more fatalities reported in a 24-hour period, the ministry”s data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has climbed to 1,06,44,858, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.33 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.

There are 1,36,549 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country currently, which accounts for only 1.25 per cent of its total caseload, the data stated.

Meanwhile, Kiran Bedi thanked the government for a “life time experience” as the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, after she was removed from the top post last night amid a crisis in the ruling Congress government in the union territory. The Congress government has slipped into a minority after four Congress leaders resigned from the Assembly since last month.

“Thank all those who were a part my journey as Lt Governor of Puducherry-The People of Puducherry and all the Public officials,” Ms Bedi, 71, tweeted this morning, along with a statement.

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Mumbai Civic Body To Review, Take Actions Against Violators Of COVID-19 Guidelines
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Additional Municipal Commissioner, Suresh Kakani, said on Wednesday that the corporation will review the increase in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and take strict actions within 10 days if conditions do not improve. “BMC to review the increase in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai. If the cases continue to rise and people ignore COVID-19 norms and regulations, then BMC will not hesitate in taking a strong measure within the next 10 days,” he said. 103 residents of SNN Raj Lakeview apartment in Bommanahalli, Bengaluru tested positive for COVID-19.

Karnataka: 103 residents of SNN Raj Lakeview apartment in Bommanahalli, Bengaluru tested positive for #COVID19, 96 of these are above the age of 60 years.

Visuals from outside the apartment. pic.twitter.com/5jLhQumpvv

– ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2021Odisha Reports 75 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Rises To 3,36,397

Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday surged to 3,36,397 after 75 more people tested positive for the virus, a health department official said. The 75 new cases were detected in 17 of the state’s 30 districts, with 46 cases reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining 29 are local contact cases. Sundergarh district reported the highest of 11 new cases followed by nine each in Bargarh and Sambalpur districts. Thirteen other districts did not register any new cases since Tuesday.

Russia Registers 12,828 COVID-19 Cases In Past 24 Hours
Russia registered 12,828 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 13,233 the day before, taking the overall tally to 4,112,151, the coronavirus response center said on Wednesday. This is the lowest single-day increase since October 9, when 12,126 new cases were confirmed.No COVID-19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours In 18 States, UTs: Health Ministry
Eighteen states and Union Territories, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, have not reported any death due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. India’s cumulative recoveries have been showing a progressive increment on a daily basis, the ministry said. “Eighteen states/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 death in the last 24 hours. These are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Ladakh, Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu,” the ministry said in a statement.COVID-19: 4618 Train Passengers In Mumbai Fined For Not Wearing Masks
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The government is being “grossly negligent” and “overconfident” about the coronavirus pandemic in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said today continuing his attacks on the centre on Twitter. Sharing a clipping of a news report that said the South African and Brazilian variant of the virus has entered India, the 50-year-old MP said COVID-19 is “not over yet” even as the country sees a sharp drop in infections. Read HereNo New COVID-19 Case In Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a senior health department official said on Wednesday. The total caseload in the state remained at 16,833, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Arunachal Pradesh currently has three active COVID-19 cases, while 16,774 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.Adverse Event Cases After Coronavirus Vaccination Just 1 In 2,000: Centre

Just one out of 2,000 beneficiaries report minor effects post vaccination against COVID-19, the Centre said on Tuesday, noting that the rate of adverse event following immunisation has been recorded at 0.05 per cent. Dispelling rumours, NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul said the vaccination will not impact fertility in any manner.

Telangana Adds 148 New Cases To Its Coronavirus Tally
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With 11,610 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,09,37,320, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,06,44,858, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,55,913 in the country with 100 more fatalities reported in a 24-hour period, the ministry”s data updated at 8 am showed.

Follow Covid Norms Or Face New Lockdown, Warns Maharashtra Chief Minister
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The removal of Kiran Bedi as Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry is “a victory for the people”, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told NDTV late Tuesday night, shortly after Rashtrapati Bhavan withdrew Ms Bedi from the post. The order, which comes as the ruling Congress navigates a crisis of numbers, has been widely seen as a political move by the BJP to negate their rivals’ primary campaign platform and further weaken them ahead of elections in May. Read Here Kiran Bedi thanked the government for a “life time experience” as the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry, after she was removed from the top post last night amid a crisis in the ruling Congress government in the union territory. The Congress government has slipped into a minority after four Congress leaders resigned from the Assembly since last month.

Thank all those who were a part my journey as Lt Governor of Puducherry-
The People of Puducherry and all the Public officials. ? pic.twitter.com/ckvwJ694qq

– Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 17, 2021Adverse Event Cases After Coronavirus Vaccination Just 1 In 2,000: Centre
Just one out of 2,000 beneficiaries report minor effects post vaccination against COVID-19, the Centre said on Tuesday, noting that the rate of adverse event following immunisation has been recorded at 0.05 per cent. Dispelling rumours, NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul said the vaccination will not impact fertility in any manner.Over 100 Covid Cases In One Bengaluru Apartment Complex After 2 Parties
An apartment complex in Karnataka capital Bengaluru has been declared a containment zone after 103 of its residents tested positive for coronavirus. According to district officials, the surge in Covid cases was recorded just days after two marriage anniversary parties were organised in the residential society.Delhi Records 94 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest In Over 9 Months: Government
Delhi recorded 94 fresh COVID-19 cases today, the lowest in over nine months, while the positivity rate slipped to 0.17 per cent in the city, authorities said. One fatality was also registered, taking the number of deaths due to the viral disease to 10,894 in the national capital, according to the latest health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.New Tech To Pick Out People At High COVID-19 Risk In England For Vaccines
A new risk-prediction model devised by Oxford University scientists is to be deployed as new technology by the National Health Service (NHS) in England to help clinicians identify a new group of people who may be at high risk from COVID-19. Over 800,000 adults will now be prioritised to receive a vaccine as part of the current vaccination cohorts, combining several health and personal factors, such as age, ethnicity and body mass index (BMI), as well as certain medical conditions and treatments.North Korea “tried to hack” Pfizer for vaccine info, says South: Reports

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports.

The impoverished, nuclear-armed North has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try to protect itself from the virus that first emerged in neighbouring China and has gone on to sweep the world, killing more than two million people.

Leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions.

New COVID-19 cases down 16 percent last week: World Health Organization

The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported worldwide fell by 16 percent last week to 2.7 million, the World Health Organization said. The number of new deaths reported also fell 10 percent week-on-week, to 81,000, the WHO said late Tuesday in its weekly epidemiological update, using figures up to Sunday.

Five of the six WHO regions of the world reported a double-digit percentage decline in new cases, with only the Eastern Mediterranean showing a rise, of seven percent.

India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Is Inspiring World: PM Modi

India’s fight against COVID-19 is inspiring the world, though at the beginning of the pandemic other countries worried about the country’s situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

India is following a human centric approach to furthering global good, which is based on a healthy balanced welfare and well-being, he said, virtually delivering the valedictory address to ”Heartfulness Practitioners” on the platinum jubilee celebrations of Heartfulness Institute of Shri Ram Chandra Mission.





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