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Coronavirus live updates: India recorded 30,549 new cases of Covid-19 and 422 deaths from the disease, said the health ministry on Tuesday.

The country has 317,265,07 cases overall and total fatalities stand at 425,195.

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin is effective against the Delta and Delta plus variants, a study by two state-backed institutes has said. Weekly indicators of economic activity in India are showing signs of improvement as new Covid-19 cases increase.

World coronavirus updates: The International Monetary Fund approved the biggest resource injection in its history, with $650 billion meant to help nations deal with mounting debt and the fallout from the pandemic. Pakistan plans to tighten rules in bigger cities this month to avert a likely fourth coronavirus wave as the delta variant spreads, Bloomberg reported.


Israel reports 3,460 new Covid-19 cases in a day

Israel's Ministry of Health reported 3,460 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 882,391. The death toll from the virus in Israel rose by nine to 6,495, while the number of active cases rose to 22,727, the highest since March 17, the ministry said. The number of patients in serious condition rose from 217 to 221, the ministry added.
The total recoveries from the virus in Israel climbed to 853,169 after 1,161 newly recovered cases were added.
So far, the number of people who have received the first dose of vaccine in Israel has surpassed 5.79 million, or 62.1 per cent of its total population, while over 5.38 million people have been vaccinated with the second dose, and over 142,000 with the third dose. Earlier on Tuesday, the ministry issued a severe travel warning for 18 more countries over their high coronavirus morbidity.

Nagaland reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more fatalities

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 28,072 on Tuesday as 68 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
Three fresh fatalities from Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung were reported during the day, taking the coronavirus death toll in the state to 577. Dimapur recorded the highest number of new cases at 19, followed by Kohima (15) and Mokokchung (14), the bulletin said. Ninety-nine more patients were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,437.
The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state has marginally improved to 90.61 per cent from 90.47 per cent on Monday. The state now has 1,261 active cases and 797 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states, the bulletin said. Nagaland has tested 2.67 lakh samples for the infection, and altogether, 6, 21,800 people have been inoculated till Monday.

Assam reports 1,182 new COVID-19 cases, 13 fresh fatalities

Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 5,69,439 on Tuesday as 1,182 more people tested positive for the infection, while 13 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 5,037, a health bulletin said.
Kamrup Metropolitan district reported the highest number of new cases at 177, followed by Barpeta (75) and Golaghat (74). Golaghat registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at three, followed by two in Kamrup Metro, it said.
The state now has 11,093 active cases, while 5,51,692 people have recovered from the disease to date, including 1,158 in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 96.88 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 0.93 per cent. A total of 1,347 coronavirus patients have died due to other reasons so far.

Second wave of Covid-19 not yet over as 'R' number high in eight states

The reproduction number of coronavirus has increased beyond one in eight states across the country with the health ministry sounding cautious that the second wave of the epidemic was still raging.
The R or the reproduction number indicates the average number of new infections generated by one infected person during the entire infectious period. When this number is more than one, it indicates a spread of infection. India’s R number currently is 1.2, which is the same as the US, Canada, and Australia.
“The Covid situation in the country is showing a mixed picture. The high caseload in Kerala is a significant worry. The R number of the country is moving in the wrong direction. It is truly a cause of concern as the second wave is persisting,” said V K Paul, member-health, NITI Aayog and chairman of the National Covid Task Force. READ MORE...

Delhi reports 50 new Covid cases, four deaths

The national capital saw a marginal decline in daily Covid caseload on Tuesday with 50 fresh cases getting reported in the past 24 hours. However, the city reported four more deaths in the same span of time, taking its overall Covid death toll to 25,058, as per the data released by the Health Department of Delhi government.
With the 50 new covid Cases, Delhi's infection tally rose to 14,36,451, out of which 14,10,874 have recovered from the disease while 25,058 have succumbed to the virus.
The recovery rate continued to remain at 98.21 per cent for the 19th day in Delhi. The active caseload has also registered a substantial decline to 219. Delhi's positivity rate presently stands at 0.08 per cent.

BMC allows local shops to remain open till 10 pm under new guidelines

Maharashtra sees 6,005 new cases, 177 deaths in a day

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 6,005 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 177 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 63,21,068 and the toll to 1,33,215 while 6,799 patients recovered, the state health department said.
With the new additions, the tally of recoveries in Maharashtra now stands at 61,10,124, leaving the state with 74,318 active cases with a recovery rate of 96.66 per cent. The case fatality rate is 2.1 per cent, it said.

Karnataka sees 1,674 new cases in last 24 hours

Kerala's active caseload rises to 173,221

This isn't the way interpretation of data should be done: Paul on serosurvey

44 districts across 12 states, UTs reported over 10% weekly Covid positivity: Govt

US, Canada, Australia, and India have 1.2 R number: Govt

As far as India is concerned, the second wave is still not over: Govt

'Increasing trend is seen in 18 districts, including 10 in Kerala'

Many aspects need to be considered to resume local trains, says Maharashtra min

No study has been conducted to assess impact of Covid on suicides: MHA

Arunachal total cases rise to 48,565

As many as 305 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state’s total to 48,565. Arunachal recorded three deaths from the disease in the last two days to take total fatalities to 234, PTI reported quoting the government officer.

HC seeks response on door-to-door vaccination for Delhi's elderly

The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought the Centre and Delhi government's reply on a plea seeking direction to them to introduce a policy on urgent door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for bed-ridden senior citizens in the city.

More than 27 billion vaccines unutilised: Centre

More than 27 billion "balance and unutilised" Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Duterte retained US military deal as 'concession' for vaccines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said US vaccine donations convinced him to keep a military deal between the two long-time allies that forms a key part of President Joe Biden’s efforts to counter Chinese influence in the region, Bloomberg reported.

No deaths from Covid in Delhi on Sunday

Delhi reported 51 Covid-19 cases and no deaths from the disease on Sunday. The city conducted 53,728 tests for Covid that day. It has not released data for Monday yet.

India's recovery rate at 97.38%

India number of active cases—infections under treatment—are at 404,958 and comprise 1.28 per cent of the total infections. The national recovery rate increased to 97.38 per cent, said the health ministry.

India reports 24% dip in daily cases from Monday

India reported Tuesday 30,549 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours: a 24 per cent decrease from the figure (40,134 cases) on Monday. It is the first time in the past week that daily news cases were below 40,000.

Bengaluru to seeks negative test report from visitors

Bengaluru has made institutional quarantine mandatory for those coming here from outside Karnataka to contain the spread of Covid- 19. "Those entering the city will have to bring a negative RT-PCR test report with them. If they don't, we will conduct the test. Till the time their test report arrives, they will be under institutional quarantine," said the chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Monday. More here

US air travel hits new high

Air travel in the US is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds, the AP reported. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fuelled by the delta variant, the US set another recent high mark for air travel Sunday, with more than 2.2 million people going through airport checkpoints, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

India’s economic indicators improve

India’s weekly indicators of economic activity showing signs of improvement. Power generation was above the 2019 levels but remained flat on a week-on-week basis. It was at par with the generation figures at this time of the year in 2020. More here

70% US adults vaccinated

Seventy percent of US adults have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, a key milestone in the fight against the pandemic that comes almost a month later than President Joe Biden’s original goal, Bloomberg reported.

Cases jump in Africa's biggest City

A jump in Covid-19 deaths over the past week in Lagos, Africa’s biggest city, is a “worrying trend” and steps need to be taken to reverse rising infection rates, said Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Nigeria’s Lagos State. Bloomberg reported this

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