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IANS 30 November 2021
India records 6,990 new cases of COVID, less than 10,000 for fourth straight day
30-11-2021 10:20

India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.

In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.

With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The recovery rate now stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,00,543, lowest in the last 546 days. Currently, active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,12,523 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.13 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 16 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.69 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 57 days and less than 3 per cent for 92 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 123.25 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 in sessions.

More than 22.70 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the ministry. India has administered 123.25 crore vaccine doses so far under nationwide vaccination drive.
 
Daily COVID cases in India fall below 10,000 for third day in a row
29-11-2021 10:20

India on Monday reported 8,309 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for three days in a row. In the same time span, a total of 236 deaths were reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Monday morning.

With the addition of 236 new deaths, the death toll has reached 4,68,790.

On Sunday, India reported 8,774 new Covid cases and 621 deaths. And, on Saturday (November 27) 8,318 fresh cases and 465 deaths were registered in 24 hours.

The recovery of 9,905 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,08,183. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.34 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,03,859. Active cases presently constitute 0.30 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 7,62,268 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.02 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.85 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 15 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.09 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 56 days and less than 3 per cent for 91 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 42,04,171 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 122.41 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,26,81,072 sessions.

More than 24.61 crore balance and unutilized Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of on Monday morning.

 
 
India logs 10,549 fresh COVID cases, 488 deaths in past 24 hours
26-11-2021 11:00

In the past 24 hours, India reported 10,549 fresh Covid-19 cases and 488 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Friday morning.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 4,67,468.

The recovery of 9,868 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,39,77,830. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,10,133. Active cases presently constitute 0.32 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,81,246 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to over 63.71 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.89 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 12 days now.

The daily positivity rate, which currently stands at 0.89, has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 53 days and less than 3 per cent for 88 consecutive days.

With the administration of 83,88,824 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 120.27 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,24,56,121 sessions.
 
India logs 9,119 fresh COVID cases, 396 deaths in past 24 hours
25-11-2021 10:50

India reported 9,119 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

Also, as many as 396 fatalities were registered pushing the toll to 4,66,980, it said.

The recovery of 10,264 patients during the same period has increased the cumulative tally to 3,39,67,962. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.33 per cent, highest since March 2020.

Currently, the active caseload stands at 1,09,940 constituting 0.32 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,50,538 tests were conducted. India has so far conducted over 63.59 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.90 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 62 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.79 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 52 days and less than 3 per cent for 87 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 90,27,638 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 119.38 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,23,73,056 in sessions.

More than 22.72 crore balance and unutilised Covd-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry.
 
India logs 9,283 fresh COVID-19 cases, 437 deaths in past 24 hours
24-11-2021 10:50

In the past 24 hours, India recorded 9,283 fresh Covid-19 cases and 437 fatalaties, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

The new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,66,584.

The recovery of 10,949 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,39,57,698. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.33 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,11,481. Active cases presently constitute 0.32 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,57,697 tests were conducted across the country, pushing the total number to over 63.47 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.93 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 61 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.80 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 51 days and less than 3 per cent for 86 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 76,58,203 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's overall inoculation coverage has reached 118.44 crore.

This has been achieved through 1,22,71,257 sessions.

More than 21.65 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs, the Ministry said in a statement.
 
India records 10,302 new COVID cases in past 24 hours
20-11-2021 11:30

India registered 10,302 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, seven per cent less than the number of infections recorded the previous day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.

In the meantime, 276 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total fatalities to 4,65,349.

The daily rise in the new infections has been below 20,000 for 43 days in a row and less than 50,000 for 146 consecutive days.

Of these fatalities, Kerala reported 204 deaths, followed by 15 in Maharashtra, nine in West Bengal, 13 in Tamil Nadu, four in Karnataka and three each in Punjab and Odisha, two each in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Puducherry, and one each in Assam, Gujarat, Sikkim, Rajasthan and Telangana.

The total number of active cases in the country stands at 1,24,868 -- the lowest in 531 days.

Chennai and Coimbatore accounted for the majority of new infections with 120 and 119 cases, respectively.

The daily positivity rate is 0.96, less than two per cent for the last 47 days. The weekly positivity rate was 0.93 per cent. It has been below two per cent for the last 57 days.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 3,39,09,708 while the case fatality rate was 1.35 per cent.

On the vaccination front, 51,59,931 people have been administered the vaccine in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall beneficiaries to 1,15,79,69,274.

On Friday, India administered 46,31,286 doses of vaccines.
 
Wuhan seafood vendor, not accountant, was first COVID-19 case in the world
20-11-2021 10:40

A new study published in the journal Science has claimed that the first identified COVID-19 case -- or 'patient zero' -- was a female seafood vendor at an animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan and who became symptomatic on 11 December 2019.

The peer-reviewed study contradicts earlier reported findings that the first COVID-19 patient was a 41-year-old male accountant, who lived 30 km south of Huanan Market, and reported his illness on 8th December.

However, when interviewed, the accountant reported that his COVID-19 symptoms started with a fever on 16th December and the 8 December 2019 illness was a dental problem related to baby teeth retained into adulthood.

"This indicates that he was infected through community transmission after the virus had begun spreading from Huanan Market. He believed that he may have been infected in a hospital (presumably during his dental emergency) or on the subway during his commute," said Michael Worobey, University of Arizona evolutionary virologist, in the article.

The accountant had also travelled north of Huanan Market shortly before his symptoms began.

His symptom onset came after multiple cases in workers at Huanan Market, making a female seafood vendor there the earliest known case, with illness onset 11 December 2019.

"Notably, she reported knowledge of several possible COVID-19 cases in clinics and hospitals that were near Huanan Market from 11th December, and Huanan Market patients were hospitalised at Union Hospital as early as 10 December 2019," Worobey said.

It is now clear that live mammals susceptible to coronaviruses, including raccoon dogs were sold at Huanan Market and three other live-animal markets in Wuhan before the pandemic.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses were found in raccoon dogs during the SARS outbreak, which was facilitated by animal-to-human contact in live-animal markets in China.

"However, because of the early public health focus on Huanan Market, it remains unclear whether the apparent preponderance of hospitalised COVID-19 cases associated with this market was truly reflective of the initial outbreak," said Michael Worobey, University of Arizona evolutionary virologist and a specialist in the origins of viral epidemics.

With SARS, live-animal markets continued to sell infected animals for many months, allowing zoonotic spillover to be established as the origin and revealing multiple independent jumps from animals into humans.

"Unfortunately, no live mammal collected at Huanan Market or any other live-animal market in Wuhan has been screened for SARS-CoV-2-related viruses, and Huanan Market was closed and disinfected on January 1, 2020," the study noted.
 
India logs 11,106 new COVID-19 cases, 459 deaths in past 24 hours
19-11-2021 10:30

In the past 24 hours, India registered 11,106 new coronavirus cases and 459 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update on Friday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide Covid death toll has increased to 4,65,082.

The recovery of 12,789 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,97,921. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.28 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,26,620 and the active cases presently constitute 0.37 per cent of the country's total positive infections, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,38,699 tests were conducted across the country, which increased the overall number to 62.93 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.92 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 56 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.98 per cent, has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 46 days and less than 3 per cent for 81 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 72,94,864 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 115.23 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,18,39,293 in sessions.
 
India's daily COVID cases rise to 11,919 in past 24 hours
18-11-2021 10:50

India on Thursday reported 11,919 fresh Covid cases and 470 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Thursday morning.

The recovery of 11,242 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,85,132. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.28 per cent, highest since March 2020. The total death toll has reached 4,64,623.

The active caseload stands at 1,28,672. Active cases presently constitute 0.37 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,32,505 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 62.82 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.94 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 55 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.97 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 45 days and less than 3 per cent for 80 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,44,739 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 114.46 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,17,53,091 sessions.
 
India reports 10,197 new COVID cases, 301 deaths in past 24 hours
17-11-2021 10:30

India reported 10,197 fresh Covid cases and 301 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Wednesday morning.

With the addition of 301 new deaths, the total deaths toll has climbed 4,64,153.

The recovery of 12,134 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,73,890. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.28 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,28,555, lowest in last 527 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.37 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,42,177 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 62.70 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.96 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 54 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.82 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 44 days and less than 3 per cent for 79 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 67,82,042 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 113.68 crore as of Wednesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,16,73,459 in sessions.
 
India reports 8,865 new COVID cases, lowest in 287 days
16-11-2021 10:20

In the past 24 hours, India registered 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day infection spike in the last 287 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The nationwide death toll currently stood at 4,63,852 after 197 more people succumbed to the virus, according to the Ministry.

The recovery of 11,971 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,61,756. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.27 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,30,793, the lowest in 525 days. Active cases presently account for 0.38 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,07,617 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the cumulative total to 62.57 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.97 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 53 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.80 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last the 43 days and less than 3 per cent for 78 consecutive days.

With the administration of 59,75,469 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 112.97 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,16,00,209 in sessions.

 
 
India reports 10,229 fresh COVID cases, 125 deaths in past 24 hours
15-11-2021 10:30

India on Monday reported 10,229 fresh Covid cases and 125 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Monday morning.

With the addition of 125 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,63,655.

The recovery of 11,926 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,49,785. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.26 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,34,096, lowest in the last 523 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.39 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 9,15,198 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 62.46 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.99 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 52 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.12 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 42 days and less than 3 per cent for 77 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 30,20,119 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 112.34 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,15,01, 243 sessions.
 
India logs 12,516 new COVID cases, 501 deaths in past 24 hours
12-11-2021 10:40

In the past 24 hours, India reported 12,516 fresh Covid-19 cases and 501 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday.

With the addition of 501 new deaths, the total death toll in the country has reached 4,62,690.

The recovery of 13,155 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,14,080. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.26 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,37,416, lowest in the last 267 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.40 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,65,286 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 62.10 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.10 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 49 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.07 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 39 days and less than 3 per cent for 74 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 53,81,889 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 110.79 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,13,18,816 sessions.
 
India reports 13,091 new COVID-19 cases, 340 deaths in past 24 hours
11-11-2021 10:40

In the past 24 hours, India registered 13,091 fresh Covid-19 cases and 340 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has increased to 4,62,189, according to the Ministry.

The recovery of 13,878 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,00,925. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.25 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload at 1,38,556 is the lowest in 266 days.

Active cases presently constitute 0.40 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,89,470 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the cumulative total to 61.99 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.18 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 48 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.10 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 38 days and less than 3 per cent for 73 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 57,54,817 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's overall Covid inoculation coverage has reached 110 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,12,38,854 sessions.
 
India logs 11,466 fresh COVID cases in past 24 hours
10-11-2021 11:50

India recorded 11,466 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

A total of 460 fatalities were also reported taking the death toll to 4,61,849.

The recovery of 11,961 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,37,87,047. With this, the country's recovery rate stands at 98.25 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,39,683, the lowest in last 264 days. Currently, the active cases constitute 0.41 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, India has so far conducted over 61.85 crore cumulative Covid tests with a total of 12,78,728 tests being conducted during the said period.

The weekly positivity rate at 1.20 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 47 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.90 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 37 days and less than 3 per cent for 72 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 52,69,137 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 109.63 crore as of Wednesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,11,61,268 in sessions.
 
India logs 10,126 fresh COVID cases, lowest in 266 days
09-11-2021 10:30

India on Tuesday reported 10,126 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest in 266 days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

In the same time span, a total of 322 deaths have also been reported, which increased the overall fatality toll to 4,61,389.

The recovery of 11,982 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,37,75,086. Consequently, the country's recovery rate stands at 98.25 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,40,638, the lowest in 263 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.41 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,85,848 tests were conducted across the country pushing their cumulative number to 61.72 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.25 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the past 46 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.93 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for 36 days and less than 3 per cent for 71 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 59,08,440 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 109.08 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,10,77,727 sessions.

 
 
India records 11,451 new COVID cases, 266 deaths in past 24 hours
08-11-2021 10:20

In the past 24 hours, India registered 11,451 new Covid-19 cases and 266 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

The new fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 4,61,057.

The recovery of 13,204 patients in the same time period has increased the cumulative tally to 3,37,63,104. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.24 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,42,826, the lowest in last 262 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.42 per cent of the country's total positive cases, also the lowest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, a total of 8,70,058 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall number to 61.60 crore.

The weekly positivity rate at 1.26 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 46 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.32 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 35 days and less than 3 per cent for 70 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 23,84,096 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 108.47 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,09,98,126 in sessions.
 
India reports 12,729 new COVID cases in past 24 hours
05-11-2021 11:10

In the last 24 hours, India registered 12,729 new Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

In the same period, 221 new fatalities were reported, which increased the death toll to 4,49,873.

The recovery of 12,165 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,37,24,959. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.23 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,48,922. Active cases presently constitute 0.43 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 6,70,847 tests were conducted across the country.

India has so far conducted over 61.30 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.25 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 42 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.90 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 32 days and less than 3 per cent for 67 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 5,65,276 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 107.70 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,08,69,517 sessions.

 
 
India records 11,903 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
03-11-2021 11:10

India registered 11,903 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

In the same period, 311 new fatalities were reported, pushing the death toll to 4,59,191.

The recovery of 14,159 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,36,97,740. Consequently, the country's recovery rate has increased to 98.22 per cent.

The active caseload stands at 1,51,209, the lowest in last 252 days.

Active cases presently constitute 0.44 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020, the Ministry said.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,68,514 tests were conducted across the country.

India has so far conducted over 61.12 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.18 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 40 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.11 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 30 days and less than 3 per cent for 65 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 41,16,230 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has touched 107.29 crore as of Wednesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,07,96,018 sessions.
 
US CDC advisors recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
03-11-2021 04:20

US children from 5 to 11 years old may soon be able to get a low-dose Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, as advisors to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously to recommend the vaccine shots for this age group numbering around 28 million.

"If the recommendations are endorsed by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, as expected, children could begin getting their shots within the next several days," reported National Public Radio (NPR).

The vaccine is one-third the adult dose and the vaccine would be given in two doses, three weeks apart. The lower dose was chosen to minimize side effects and still produce strong immunity, said Pfizer.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization of the vaccine in 5-11 years old on Friday. The FDA authorized a 10-microgram dose of Pfizer's vaccine in young children. The original shot given to those aged 12 and older is 30 micrograms, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Monday, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator, Jeffrey Zients said the government has purchased enough of the low-dose children's vaccine for everyone in this age group.

The CDC's latest data show that 172 US children aged 5-11 have died from Covid-19 and more than 8,300 have been hospitalized.
 
India reports 10,423 new COVID cases, 443 deaths in past 24 hours
02-11-2021 11:10

In the past 24 hours, India registered 10,423 new Covid-19 cases and 443 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The new fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 4,58,880.

The recovery of 15,021 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,36,83,581.

Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.21 percent.

The active caseload stands at 1,53,776. Active cases presently constitute 0.45 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,09,045 tests were conducted across the country.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the states/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases that is being reported for 128 consecutive days now.

India has so far conducted 61,02,10,339 cumulative tests. While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.16 per cent remains less than 2 per cent for the last 39 days now.

The daily positivity rate was reported to be 1.03 per cent. It has remained below 2 per cent for the last 29 days and below 3 per cent for 64 consecutive days now.

India's cumulative Covid vaccination coverage has exceeded 106.85 crore with 52.39 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours.

This has been achieved through 1,07,33,024 sessions.
 
India reports 12,514 new COVID cases, 251 deaths in past 24 hours
01-11-2021 10:50
 
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India registered 12,514 new Covid-19 cases and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
 
The new fatalities increased the country's overall death toll to 4,58,437.
 
The recovery of 12,718 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,36,68,560. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.20 per cent.
 
The active caseload stood at 1,58,817, the lowest in 248 days.
 
Active cases presently constitute 0.46 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.
 
Also in the same period, a total of 8,81,379 tests were conducted across the country.
 
India has so far conducted over 60.92 crore cumulative tests.
 
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.17 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 38 days now.
 
The daily positivity rate stands at 1.42 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 28 days and less than 3 per cent for 63 consecutive days now.
 
With the administration of 12,77,542 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 106.31 crore as of Monday morning,
 
This has been achieved through 1,06,32,634 sessions.
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