Corona Virus (COVID-19) Latest Updates
India logs 35,000 Covid cases and 483 deaths in past 24 hours
23-07-2021 09:50

India on Friday recorded 35,342 cases of Covid and 483 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

The country now has 4,05,513 active cases and has witnessed a total of 4,19,470 deaths so far.

According to the government, a total of 38,740 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total cured to 3,04,68,079 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 44 days.

According to the health ministry data, a total of 42,34,17,030 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in India, including 54,76,423 in the last 24 hours.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 45,29,39,545 as on July 22, including 16,68,561 samples tested on Thursday.
 
India logs 41,383 new COVID cases, 507 deaths in past 24 hours
22-07-2021 10:10

India on Thursday recorded 41,383 cases of Covid and 507 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

The country now has 4,09,394 active cases and has witnessed a total of 4,18,987 deaths so far.

According to the government, a total of 38,652 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total cured to 3,04,29,339 till date while the virus continues to infect less than one lakh people over the last 44 days.

According to the health ministry data, a total of 41,78,51,151 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 22,77,679 in the last 24 hours.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 45,09,11,712 on July 21, including 17,18,439 samples tested on Wednesday.
 
At 3,998, Covid deaths jump over 10 times in India in 24 hours
21-07-2021 10:20

India on Wednesday recorded 3,998 deaths due to Covid in just 24 hours after it logged 374 deaths.

There was also 42,015 new cases -- 11,922 more than what was reported on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.

On Tuesday, India had recorded lowest fatalities in almost four months.

The country has 4,07,170 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,18,480 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 36,977 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,03,90,687 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 43 days.

According to the health ministry, a total of 41,54,72,455 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 34,25,446 in the last 24 hours.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 44,91,93,273 on July 20 including 18,52,140 samples tested on Tuesday.

 
 
At 374, India logs lowest COVID deaths in past 4 months
20-07-2021 10:10

India on Tuesday recorded 30,093 new Covid-19 cases and 374 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

This was the lowest fatality recorded due to Covid in almost four months. On March 30, there were 354 deaths reported due to the pandemic.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 45,254 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,03,53,710 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 42 days.

The country has 4,06,130 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,14,482 deaths so far.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 44,73,41,133.

According to the health ministry, a total of 41,18,46,401 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 52,67,309 in the last 24 hours.

 
 
India records 38,000 new Covid cases, 499 deaths in past 24 hours
19-07-2021 10:00

India on Monday recorded 38,164 new Covid-19cases and 499 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On April 5, India reported 446 deaths.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 38,660 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,03,08,456 to date from hospitals and health centres as the virus infected less than one lakh people in the last 41 days.

The country has 4,21,665 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,14,108 deaths so far.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 44,54,22,256 including 14,63,593 samples tested on Sunday.

According to the health ministry, a total of 40,64,81,493 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 13,63,123 in the last 24 hours.
 
India reports 38,079 new COVID cases, 560 deaths in past 24 hours
17-07-2021 10:20

India reported 38,079 new coronavirus cases, lower than Friday and 560 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, the active cases in the country now stand at 4,24,025. The recovery rate has climbed to 97.31 percent.

The total number of samples tested up to July 16 is 44,20,21,954 including 19,98,715 samples tested on Friday.

The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the next 100-125 days will be critical in the fight against Covid-19.

"Fall in cases has slowed down. It's a warning signal. Next 100 to 125 days are critical for the fight against Covid in India," NITI Aayog member on health Dr V.K. Paul who is also a member of the centre's task force on fighting Covid has said on Friday.

Several states have been cautiously easing restrictions after the second wave appeared to have waned. The country is, however, preparing for the possibility of a third wave, the health ministry has stated during a Covid briefing on Friday.
 
Fresh recoveries beat new COVID cases in India in past 24 hours
16-07-2021 10:10

India reported 38,949 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, when 40,026 people were also discharged from hospital, taking the recoveries from the pandemic go past number of new infections.

On Friday according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, 542 deaths were reported in 24 hours -- one of the least since April due to the virus.

A total of 3,01,83,876 people have been discharged from hospitals and health centres till date as the virus infected less than one lakh people for the last 38 days.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,30,422 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,12,531 deaths so far.

The Ministry said that a total of 39,53,43,767 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 38,78,078 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 44,00,23,239 samples have been tested up to July 15 for Covid-19. Of these 19,55,910 samples were tested on Thursday.
 
India logs 41,000 Covid cases and 581 deaths in past 24 hours
15-07-2021 09:50

India reported 41,806 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, and 581 deaths due to the coronavirus, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.

There has been less than one lakh new coronavirus cases for the last 37 days.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,32,041 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,11,989 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 39,130 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,01,43,850 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 39,13,40,491 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 34,97,058 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 43,80,11,958 samples have been tested up to July 14 for Covid-19. Of these 19,43,488 samples were tested on Wednesday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after May 23 when India saw record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave.

The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported in March 2020.

 
 
At 31,443, India records least new COVID cases in past 118 days
13-07-2021 11:30

India reported 31,443 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest in the past 118 days and 2,020 deaths, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday.

This is the 35th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,32,778 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,10,784 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 49,007 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,00,63,720 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 38,14,67,646 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 40,65,862 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 43,40,58,138 samples have been tested up to July 11 for Covid-19. Of these 17,40,325 samples were tested on Sunday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after May 23 when India saw a record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave.

The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported in March 2020.

 
 
BMC's new Antibodies Cocktail Treatment gives sharp 'kick' to COVID
12-07-2021 21:10

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that a new 'Antibodies Cocktail Treatment' combining two drugs has apparently worked wonders on Covid-19 patients, as per trials conducted recently.

A mixture of the two drugs - Casirivimab and Indevimab, both manufactured by the pharma giant Roche India - was administered to 212 patients above the age of 12 - and the results of the pilot project are extremely encouraging, Seven Hills Hospital's Dean Dr Balkrishna Adsul said.

"The patients were selected carefully, with their weight above 40 kg, with mild-to-medium symptoms of Covid-19, and at least one co-morbidity condition. They were administered the 'antibodies cocktail' for an hour through saline under medical supervision," he said.

"Most importantly, it can be administered to patients having diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, heart diseases, asthma and other acute respiratory diseases, sickle cell, cerebral palsy, etc" he added.

The results of 199 of the 212 patients' response to the 'antibody cocktail' therapy have been received, with pleasant surprise for the civic and medical authorities.

None of the patients have exhibited any side-effects and their body temperatures (fever) dropped to normal within 48 hours, plus the death rate has fallen steeply by 70 per cent.

"Besides, their hospital stay was reduced to barely 5-6 days from the current 14-15 days and we can also give this 'antibody cocktail' to patients as OPD, without needing admission to the hospital," Adsul said.

So far, only one (0.5 per cent) patient required oxygen supply even after taking the drugs cocktail, he added of the pilot project, which was implemented during the past four weeks.

"More trials will be conducted on this 'antibody cocktail'. This could revolutionise the Covid-19 treatment and help us better manage the potential 'third wave' expected," Seven Hills Hospital OSD Dr Maharudra Kumbhar told IANS.

Then US President Donald Trump, who was infected last year, had been administered a similar 'antibody cocktail' - being tested in that country since November 2020 - and he showed remarkable improvement in his health.

Incidentally, health officials said that the drugs used for the cocktail therapy are actually deployed for third or terminal stage cancer treatment, which are now proving useful for Covid-19.

Kumbhar said that given the promising results derived in the pilot project, the health authorities have asked several more civic hospitals and medical colleges to administer the cocktail to their Covid-19 patients over the next one or two months.

Thereafter, medical experts will study the outcome from all the trials, publish a research paper and then the civic and state health departments would take further necessary steps in the matter.

Approved by BMC Commissioner I. S. Chahal and implemented by Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani, Family Welfare Commissioner, Maharashtra, Ramaswamy, of the 199 patients, 101 are in the age group of 18-45, 45 aged between 45-459, 53 above 60 years, and at least 4 were earlier on oxygen support.

Civic officials are in high spirits and are optimistic that with the success of the 'antibody cocktails' in the pilot projects, the state will confidently deliver a 'kick' to the Covid-19 virus in the anticipated third wave.
 
India reports over 37,000 new COVID cases, recoveries cross 3 crore-mark
12-07-2021 10:00

India recorded 37,154 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and 724 deaths, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday, adding that the total recovery from the virus also crossed the three crore-mark.

This is the 34th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,50,899 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,08,764 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 39,649 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,00,14,713 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 37,73,52,501 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 12,35,287 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 43,23,17,813 samples have been tested up to July 11 for Covid-19. Of these 14,32,343 samples were tested on Sunday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after May 23 when India saw a record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave.

The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported in March 2020.
 
India reports over 43,000 new COVID cases, 911 deaths in past 24 hours
09-07-2021 09:50

India recorded 43,393 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and 911 deaths, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday.

Friday is the 31st consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,58,727 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,05,939 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 44,459 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,98,88,284 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 36,89,91,222 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 40,23,173 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 42,70,16,605 samples have been tested up to July 8 for Covid-19. Of these 17,90,708 samples were tested on Thursday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after on May 23, India saw record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave.

The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported last March.
 
India reports 45,892 new COVID cases in past 24 hours
08-07-2021 09:40

India recorded 45,892 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and 817 deaths, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.

Thursday is the 30th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,60,704 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,05,028 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 44,291 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,98,43,825 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 36,48,47,549 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 33,81,671 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 42,52,25,897 samples have been tested up to July 7 for Covid-19. Of these 18,93,800 samples were tested on Wednesday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after on May 23, India saw record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave. The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported last March.
 
India logs nearly 44,000 new Covid cases, 930 deaths in past 24 hours
07-07-2021 10:20

India recorded 43,733 new cases in the past 24 hours and 930 deaths, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday.

Wednesday is the 29th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,59,920 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,04,211 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 47,240 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,97,99,534 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 36,13,23,548 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 36,05,998 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 42,33,32,097 samples have been tested up to July 6 for Covid-19. Of these 19,07,216 samples were tested on Tuesday.

On July 6, India recorded 553 deaths -- lowest since April 6. This was after on May 23, India saw record fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave. The first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported last March.
 
India record below 35,000 new COVID cases and just over 550 deaths in past 24 hours
06-07-2021 10:00

With 34,703 fresh Covid cases, India on Tuesday recorded lowest spike since March 17, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, as only 553 deaths were reported in the biggest relief since April 6.

This comes just four days after the country crossed the grim four-lakh-deaths milestone due to Covid. On May 23, India witnessed the highest fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours at the peak of the second wave. The very first death in the country due to the pandemic was reported last March.

On March 17, India had recorded 35,871 cases of coronavirus, while 630 deaths were reported on April 6.

The total caseload has risen to 3,06,19,932 after India crossed the three crore-mark on June 25.

India is the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases, adding one crore cases in just 50 days during the second wave.

Tuesday is the 28th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases.

The active cases have now come down below 5 lakh. The country has 4,64,357 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,03,281 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 51,864 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,97,52,294 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 35,75,53,612 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 45,82,246 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 42,14,24,881 samples have been tested up to July 5 for Covid-19. Of these 16,47,424 samples were tested on Monday.
 
India's Covid toll goes past 4 lakh; 46,617 fresh cases in past 24 hours
02-07-2021 10:00

India on Friday became the third country, after the US and Brazil, to cross four lakh deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There were 853 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

According to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday, there were 46,617 fresh cases during the same period.

With six lakh deaths US is at the top of the list followed by Brazil with 5.2 lakh due to the coronavirus.

The first death due to Covid-19 in the country was reported last year in March. On May23, 2021, the country witnessed highest fatalities with 4,454 deaths in 24 hours.

On June 30, India recorded 817 fatalities due to the coronavirus, lowest since April 10.

Friday is the 14th consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark.

The total caseload rose to 3,04,58,251 after India crossed the three crore mark on June 25.

India is the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases, adding one crore cases in the last 50 days.

It is also the 24th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. On June 29, India recorded 37,566 cases, lowest since March 18 while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.

The active cases have now come down below 6 lakh. The country has 5,09,637 active cases presently and has witnessed 4,00,312 deaths so far.

According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 59,384 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,95,48,302 till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 34,00,76,232 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 42,64,123 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 41,42,51,520 samples have been tested up to July 1 for Covid-19. Of these 18,80,026 samples were tested on Thursday.
 
India logs 1,005 deaths as new cases stay below 50,000 in past 24 hours
01-07-2021 09:50 
 
India reported 48,786 new Covid-19 cases and 1,005 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.
 
On June 30, India recorded 817 fatalities due to the coronavirus, lowest since April 10.
 
The death figures have crossed 1,000 mark once again after three days.
 
This is the 13th consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark.
 
The total caseload rose to 3,04,11,634 after India crossed the three crore mark last week.
 
India is the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases, adding one crore cases in the last 50 days.
 
It is also the 23rd consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. On June 29, India recorded 37,566 cases, lowest since March 18 while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.
 
The active cases have now come down below 6 lakh. The country has 5,23,257 active cases presently and has witnessed 3,99,459 deaths so far.
 
According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 61,588 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,94,88,918 till date.
 
The Health Ministry said that a total of 33,57,16,019 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 27,60,345 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
 
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 41,20,21,494 samples have been tested up to June 29 for Covid-19. Of these 19,21,450 samples were tested on Wednesday.
Comments
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Latest Updates
IANS 30 June 2021
At 817, India records least deaths since 10th April
30-06-2021 10:00

India reported 45,951 new Covid-19 cases and 817 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on...
Bengal MP Mimi Chakraborty duped in fake vax racket, one arrested
IANS 24 June 2021
Kolkata Police have arrested a man allegedly for running a fake vaccination in Kasba area in the southern fringes of the city based on a complaint by Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty.
 
The actor-turned-politician...
COVID Infection After Vaccination: Odisha Government Forms Panel to Study Causes
Moneylife Digital Team 19 June 2021
Odisha government has constituted an eight-member technical committee to study the cause of COVID infection among people even after complete vaccination. The state government has set up the panel after noticing that several...
NPPA Asks Drug-makers To Ensure GST Cuts Are Passed on to Consumers
IANS 18 June 2021
In order to ensure the cuts in GST (goods and services tax) rates of essential Covid-19 drugs and other medications is passed on to consumers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has directed all pharma manufacturing and...
Free Helpline
Legal Credit
Feedback