Coronavirus News Headlines: Over 111 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far; Kerala reports 6674 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus Variants and Vaccinations, Coronavirus Active Cases in India Today News, November 12 Headlines: Coronavirus infections are declining across the globe, except in Europe. The Covid-19 situation in India has improved and is now under control. Despite the ongoing festive season, no major spike has been witnessed in the country. According to experts, the robust pace of vaccination drive is one of the main reasons. The country has so far administered more than 110.79 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. While nearly 71% of the eligible population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, about 35% are fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus. A considerable section still needs to be vaccinated fully. Is it the right time for booster dose (third dose) in India?

According to reports, the government may soon come up with guidelines for a booster dose in India. However, the national Covid task force has urged people not to take a booster dose right now as it won’t be considered for any certification. The Covid-19 task force is working on the policy document for the past three weeks and it will be made public soon.

Meanwhile, fresh coronavirus infections in the country have been under 20,000 for nearly five weeks now. Active cases and Covid-19 deaths are also on a steady decline. The Covid-19 scenario is much better now in India. According to Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, the Delta variant continues to be the main variant of concern and other variants of interest or concern are now negligible in sequencing data from India.

India reported 12,516 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its overall tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,44,14,186, while the number of active cases in the country declined to 1,37,416, the lowest in 267 days, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Friday. With 501 fresh fatalities, the Covid-19 death toll increased to 4,62,690, the Health Ministry said. The daily rise in new Covid-19 cases has been below 20,000 for the past 35 days and less than 50,000 for 138 consecutive days now.

Here are the latest and verified Covid updates from India and around the globe:

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    23:00 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Telangana reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality

    Telangana reports 172 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality. Infection tally rises to 6,73,312, death toll 3,972. Number of active cases stands at 3,741. (PTI)

    22:52 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 997 new cases, 945 recoveries and 41 deaths today 

    COVID-19 | Maharashtra reports 997 new cases, 945 recoveries and 41 deaths today. Active cases 12,290 (ANI) 

    22:36 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: COVID-19 cases spike on November 10-11, Gujarat govt to ramp up testing, vaccination 

    A slight increase in the daily addition to the COVID-19 caseload has led to the Gujarat government asking all local bodies and district authorities to increase testing and speed up vaccination.Against an average of 20 daily cases since the last several weeks, 42 cases were reported on November 10 and 40 on November 11.Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Manoj Aggarwal, who admitted that the average daily testing had dropped to almost half as people went out during Diwali vacations, said eight municipal corporations have been asked once again to erect domes in their areas to conduct RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests to cover the maximum number of people."Along with conducting tests, these domes will also be used for giving COVID-19 vaccine to the people. Before Diwali, we used to conduct around 75,000 tests in a day. But, it came down to around 35,000 daily tests during Diwali as most people went for vacations. Now, we want to take the daily tests to the past levels and even go beyond that," he told PTI.The state government has also decided to screen people coming back at bus stations, airports and railway stations, Aggarwal said, adding that nearly 50 per cent of those who went out of Gujarat were yet to come back."We have also planned to set up testing domes at places where large number of people gather, such as the foothills of Girnar. Civic bodies have been asked to once again deploy Dhanvantri Rath, a mobile van providing doorstep non-COVID service. Our focus will be on screening and contact tracing to make sure no infected person goes out of the net," the IAS officer said.He said the state government was aiming for 100 per cent vaccination, for which door-to-door visits will be made, while people could also call in case they were unable to visit inoculation centres, and the doses will be administered in their homes."Cases have increased because people are coming back from vacation. We have to remain alert and follow all guidelines and rules to make sure the infection does not rise again," Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said while addressing a gathering in Palanpur during the day. (PTI)

    22:21 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

    Assam reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, 294 recoveries and 1 death in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 6,13,563Total recoveries 6,04,303Death toll 6,043

    Active cases 1,870 (ANI)

    22:00 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 812 COVID-19 cases, eight fatalities 

    Tamil Nadu reports 812 COVID-19 cases, eight fatalities. Infection tally rises to 27,13,216, death toll 36,259. Number of active cases stands at 9,890. (PTI) 

    21:24 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 262 COVID-19 cases, one death 

    Mumbai on Friday reported 262 new coronavirus infections and one fatality, a civic official said.It took the tally of COVID-19 cases in the country's financial capital to 7,59,081, and death toll to 16,288, he added.The city had reported 283 cases and two fatalities on Thursday.There are 2,906 active COVID-19 cases as 217 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day.The total of recovered patients rose to 7,37,340.As many as 33,834 COVID-19 tests were conducted since Thursday evening, which raised the tally of tests conducted so far to 1,18,26,080.Mumbai has 15 sealed buildings at present. Buildings are sealed when five or more patients are found on premises.The city's average recovery rate is 97 per cent.The average doubling rate or the period during which cases double is 2,136 days, and the average growth rate of cases was 0.03 per cent between November 5 to 11. (PTI) 

    21:09 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 111 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far

    The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 111 crore on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said.Over 52 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Friday till 7 pm. The tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late in the night, it said.The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2.The next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1. (PTI)

    20:49 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Union Health Minister visits households in Lucknow under 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign to motivate villagers to get vaccinated 

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visits households in Natkur village in Lucknow under 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign to motivate villagers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (PTI) 

    20:30 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi records two deaths, 62 new cases; positivity rate 0.12 pc

    Delhi on Friday recorded two deaths due to COVID-19 after a gap of three weeks, and 62 fresh cases as the positivity rate rose to 0.12 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

    The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi rose to 25,093. | Read More

    20:12 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Union Health Minister visits households in Lucknow under 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign to motivate villagers to get vaccinated 

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visits households in Natkur village in Lucknow under 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign to motivate villagers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (PTI) 

    19:54 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 812 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 812 new COVID-19 cases, 927 recoveries and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 27,13,216Total recoveries 26,67,067Death toll 36,259

    Active cases 9,890 (ANI)

    19:34 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 6674 new COVID-19 cases, 7022 recoveries and 59 deaths

    Kerala reports 6674 new COVID-19 cases, 7022 recoveries and 59 deaths (412 deaths were added as per new guidelines of central government) in the last 24 hours - state govt issues COVID numbers.

    Death toll 35,511 Active cases 68,805 

    65,147 samples tested in last 24 hours (ANI) 

    19:07 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 227 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

    Karnataka reports 227 new COVID-19 cases, 206 recoveries and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 29,91,369Total recoveries 29,45,164Death toll 38,140

    Active cases 8036 (ANI) 

    18:35 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi reports 62 positive cases, 2 deaths and 56 recoveries in last 24 hours

    COVID-19 | Delhi reports 62 positive cases, 2 deaths and 56 recoveries in the last 24 hours.  Active cases 371

    Total positive cases 14,40,332Total Deaths 25,093 (ANI) 

    18:19 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Norway offers booster shot to everyone over the age of 18

    Everyone over the age of 18 in Norway will be offered a booster shot of coronavirus vaccine, the country's prime minister said Friday, adding that unvaccinated health care personnel should be tested twice a week and must wear face masks.

    “Vaccination is the most important protection we have against coronavirus. The infection will be among us for several years to come, and there is a lot we can do together to prevent the virus from spreading,” Jonas Gahr Stoere said.The move comes amid a surge in coronavirus infections across Europe in recent weeks. Across Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems but where lockdown measures are largely a thing of the past, infections are again going up.Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol said the booster shot “could contribute to better protection against disease and to fewer people passing on the infection.” An unvaccinated person who lives with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 must be tested “every day with a self-test or every other day with a PCR test for seven days,” she added.“This is not just a recommendation, but a duty,” Kjerkol said.The Norwegian government also made it possible for local authorities to bring in a digital pass locally, if necessary to avoid lockdowns. Gunnar Wilhelmsen, mayor of the northern city of Tromsoe which has seen a spike in cases, said the pass would be introduced as soon as possible, Norwegian broadcaster NRK reported.Tromsoe, an Arctic city of 77,000, has already recommended the use of face masks, social distancing and working from home.Official Norwegian figures show that 91.5% of people over the age of 18 have received a first vaccine shot and 87.2 have had both doses. (AP) 

    18:04 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Dutch government expected to announce partial lockdown 

    The Dutch government is widely expected to announce a partial lockdown Friday amid soaring COVID-19 cases that are putting the country's health care sector under renewed strain.News of the possible move, which comes amid a surge in coronavirus infections across Europe in recent weeks, prompted fury among bar owners and sports administrators who reportedly will be hit with restrictions.Dutch broadcaster NOS, citing unnamed government sources, reported that the government is planning to impose three weeks of measures including closing bars, restaurants and nonessential stores at 7 pm and banning fans from sports events.That could mean the Dutch national team playing a World Cup qualifier against Norway on Tuesday night behind closed doors.The government has not formally commented on the reports. New measures are set to be unveiled by caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte at a nationally televised press conference at 7 pm (1800GMT).The Dutch soccer federation and top two professional leagues issued a statement expressing “great dismay” at the reported lockdown and insisting that soccer stadiums — which have strict COVID measures in place — are not a major source of infections.“This looks like policy poverty,” the organisations said, adding that government officials “no longer know what to do.” An organisation representing bar and restaurant owners also slammed the government.“Hospitality businesses are again being presented with the bill for failing government policy,” the group said in a statement.The move comes a day after the country's public health institute recorded 16,364 new positive tests in 24 hours — the highest number of any time during the pandemic that has killed more than 18,600 people in the Netherlands.Last week, the government reintroduced orders to wear face masks in stores and expanded use of the country's COVID pass, which proves the holder has been fully vaccinated, has recovered from COVID-19 or has tested negative. Since then, cases have only increased.The Netherlands, where nearly 85 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated, largely ended lockdown restrictions at the end of September. (AP)

    17:37 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha reports 263 COVID-19 cases, three fatalities 

    Odisha reports 263 COVID-19 cases, three fatalities. Infection tally rises to 10,44,962, death toll 8,373. The state now has 2,884 active cases of the disease.  (PTI)

    16:26 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: 631 new cases take Mizoram's COVID tally to 1,27,548

    Mizoram on Friday registered 631 fresh COVID-19 cases, 100 more than the previous day, with the caseload increasing to 1,27,548, a bulletin said. At least 145 children are among the new patients, it said. The death toll remained at 456 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours. At least 732 people were cured of the disease on Thursday, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,21,254, the bulletin issued by the state information and public relations department said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients stands at 95 per cent.  Mizoram now has 5,838 active cases. The northeastern state has conducted over 13.62 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 4,426 on Thursday. The single-day positivity rate increased to 14.26 per cent from 11.11 per cent on the previous day, the bulletin said. (PTI)

    16:22 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Odisha administers four crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

    The Odisha government on Friday touched a new milestone of administering four crore COVID-19 vaccines to date, the Health Department said. The department thanked the "combined efforts" of the health team and the people of Odisha for achieving the landmark. "Happy to share that Odisha has crossed a new milestone by completing 4 crore COVID-19 vaccination," it tweeted. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed happiness over "yet another significant milestone" in the fight against coronavirus. "Commend the hard work and commitment of our healthcare workers in ensuring swift inoculation to save precious lives," Patnaik tweeted. (PTI)

    16:21 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Singapore to review time frame on validity of fully vaccinated persons against COVID-19

    Singapore's health ministry said on Friday that the regulators will review a time frame on validity of fully vaccinated persons on COVID-19 which is according to the regulations of 365 plus 14 days after the second dose. While enacting COVID-19 regulations earlier this year, regulators indicated an interim time frame of 365 days for a person's 'fully vaccinated' status to remain valid so that vaccination-differentiated safety measures could be implemented, the ministry said. "As more data becomes available, including on the increase in protection provided by booster doses, the Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination will study the evidence and make its recommendations to MOH," the Channel News Asia quoted the Ministry of Health (MOH) as saying. Local media reports have highlighted that law the states that a person's fully vaccinated status expires 365 plus 14 days after the second dose. A newspaper reader, in a letter to The Straits Times on Wednesday, had combed through the Infectious Diseases (Mass Gathering Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019) Regulations 2021. (PTI)

    16:02 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Germany to offer free COVID-19 tests from Saturday

    Germany will reintroduce free COVID-19 tests from Saturday, the country's acting health minister Jens Spahn said on Friday. Doctors will also get higher reimbursements for COVID-19 vaccinations from Tuesday, Spahn told journalists at a news conference. (Reuters)

    15:49 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Danes reintroduce coronavirus pass after uptick in cases

    Denmark on Friday reintroduced its digital pass as it declared COVID-19 once again "a socially critical disease" amid an increase in cases. The pass must be used for a month to enter nightclubs, cafes, party buses and to be seated indoor in restaurants. It was originally introduced on July 1 but was removed on September 10, when the outbreak was apparently under control because of a high rate of vaccination. People above the age of 15, must flash the pass when attending outdoor events where the number of people exceeds 2,000. Denmark, like many other countries, has seen an uptick in cases, with health authorities saying the number of infections and hospitalisations has risen faster than expected. On Tuesday, the Danish parliament's all-party Epidemic Committee unanimously approved a decision to once again call the outbreak "a socially critical disease" and reintroduce the pass. (AP)

    15:15 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar to visit Bharat Biotech on November 14

    Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to visit BharatBiotech on November 14th: Sources (ANI)Image

    14:48 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    HC grants time to Centre, Delhi govt for reply on plea seeking door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination

    The Delhi High Court Friday granted time to the Centre and Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking formulation of a policy on urgent door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for bed-ridden senior citizens here. Delhi government counsel Anuj Aggarwal told a bench headed by Chief Justice D N Patel that the centre has already introduced a policy on door-to-door vaccination and it has to be followed by all states. Counsel for the petitioner stated the Centre and Delhi government have not filed their affidavits on the petition and till date and no official statement has been made by the Delhi government on the issue. "You file your affidavits. Keep in mind the argument of the counsel (for petitioner). You mention one paragraph about Delhi," said the bench which also comprised Justice Jyoti Singh. In August, the court had issued notice on the petition by 84-year-old Dhiraj Aggarwal, claiming that she suffers from arthritis and cannot visit the vaccination centre on account of her health. (PTI)

    14:38 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Applications invited for setting up medical oxygen plants in national capital

    The Delhi government has invited applications for setting up of medical oxygen plants and purchase of cryogenic tankers. Delhi battled a brutal second wave of coronavirus early this year with shortage of oxygen adding to the woes.  In a public notice, the city government has invited applications for setting up of Liquid Medical oxygen Generation Plants, Non Captive Cryogenic Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)/Air Separation Unit (ASU), PSA plants for hospital and nursing homes, storage facilities for Liquid Medical Oxygen for hospitals, nursing homes and purchase of cryogenic tankers. The last date for online applications is November 26. The investors will be given incentives as per the Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy of Delhi 2021, that was notified earlier this year. (PTI)

    14:30 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Odisha logs 263 new COVID cases, 3 more fatalities

    Odisha on Friday reported 263 fresh COVID-19 cases, eight less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 10,44,962, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 8,373 as three more persons - two from Khurda and one from Mayurbhanj - succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, he said. Fifty-three other COVID patients have so far died due to comorbidities, the official said. Khurda district, which comprises the state capital Bhubaneswar, registered 129 fresh cases, followed by Cuttack (21), he said, adding that 44 new patients are below 18 years of age. Odisha now has 2,884 active cases. (PTI)

    14:12 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Thailand delays reopening of entertainment venues to Jan. 15

    Thailand on Friday said it would delay the reopening of nightlife entertainment venues to January 15 despite pleas from the industry to make it sooner. A spokesman for the government's COVID-19 administration cited concerns about ventilation and inefficient prevention measures in pubs, bars and karaoke joints. "The experts show their concern about reopening these places because of the low ventilation and the crowd, which would be difficult to control," said Taweesin Visanuyotin, a spokesman for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration. "We will allow the businesses to reopen, but we might start testing in some areas first." Starting in November, Thailand began reopening to fully vaccinated visitors without quarantine, easing the lockdown that has caused massive job losses and hardship. Tourism accounted for some 20 per cent of the economy before the pandemic. (AP)

    14:02 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority approves emergency use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

    Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority approves the emergency use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin: Embassy of India, Bahrain (ANI)

    14:01 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Japan adding more hospital beds in plan for next virus surge

    The Japanese government's preparations for the next virus surge include adding thousands more hospital beds to avoid a situation like last summer when COVID-19 patients were forced to stay home, even while dependent on oxygen deliveries. Even though Japan has a reasonable health insurance system and the world's largest number of beds per capita, COVID-19 patients were admitted to only about one-fifth of the beds, mostly at public, university and major private hospitals. The government has provided subsidies to lure more hospitals to treat such patients, but progress is slow, triggering calls for tougher measures in an emergency. Small private hospitals have been reluctant to accept COVID-19 patients, citing insufficient expertise to handle infectious diseases, lack of staff or the cost. Some prefectures have set up systems where those hospitals would accept patients who are no longer infectious and rehabilitating from serious illness. Virus measures are key to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's weeks-old government maintaining its grip on power after public dissatisfaction with his predecessor's response, criticized as too little and too slow, precipitated the change in government. The new roadmap of coronavirus measures, adopted Friday by a meeting of key Cabinet ministers, says the government will have hospitals allocate more beds for COVID-19 treatment by the end of November so that up to 37,000 patients, up from 28,000, can be admitted if infections increase considerably from an earlier wave in the summer. (AP)

    13:53 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Disease center urges Germans to cancel or avoid big events as Coronavirus resurges

    Germany's disease control center is calling for people to cancel or avoid large events and to reduce their contacts as the country's coronavirus infection rate hits the latest in a string of new highs. The center, the Robert Koch Institute, said Friday that Germany's infection rate climbed to 263.7 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 249.1 the previous day. Another 48,640 new cases were reported after the daily total topped 50,000 for the first time on Thursday. A further 191 deaths brought Germany's total so far to 97,389. While the infection rate isn't as high as in some other European countries, its relentless rise has set off alarm bells. Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the country's 16 state governors to coordinate nationwide measures next week, and parliament is mulling legislation that would provide a new legal framework for restrictions over the winter. (AP)

    13:44 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Unstable living environment, homelessness is leading cause or SARS-CoV-2 re-infection, finds US-based study

    Not just immunity but certain demographical factors are also responsible for causing Covid-19 re-infection in a person and one such predominant cause is unstable housing conditions, says a US-based study. A new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that people who don’t’ have suitable living conditions or are homeless are two-fold more vulnerable to re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to the one who has a stable home. READ FULL STORY

    13:22 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Czechs report over 10,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for third time in week

    The Czech Republic reported 10,395 new COVID-19 cases for Nov. 11, surpassing 10,000 for the third time this week, Health Ministry data showed on Friday. The number of patients hospitalised with the illness dropped slightly to 3,557, with 542 in serious condition, in the country of 10.7 million. (Reuters)

    13:15 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: China has administered 2.364 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Nov 11

    China administered about 8.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Nov. 11, bringing the total number of doses administered to 2.364 billion, data from the National Health Commission showed on Friday. (Reuters)

    13:03 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: AstraZeneca makes over $1 billiion in Q3 vaccine sales, small profit

    AstraZeneca on Friday posted $1.05 billion in COVID-19 vaccine sales for the third quarter and the not-for-profit vaccine added one cent to profit in the period, while the company reiterated its forecasts for 2021. (Reuters)

    12:48 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Country's first memorial for COVID-19 victims installed in Telangana village

    A memorial for COVID-19 victims, described as the first such tribute in the country to those who succumbed to the infectious disease, was inaugurated at a village in Telangana. The memorial was installed at Rajannapet village in Rajanna-Sircilla district on Thursday by Project Madad, a voluntary group of Indian and Indian diaspora doctors and professionals. The memorial is dedicated to all the countrymen who lost their lives due to COVID-19 in 2020-2021. Project Madad believes that "India cannot afford to forget" the near and dear ones lost in this crisis nor let down the caution against COVID-19, the group said in a statement on Friday. The countrymen also need to remember the heroism of all the frontline workers long after the country has been vaccinated and ensure the ongoing welfare of rural healthcare workers, it said. (PTI)

    12:36 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Puducherry adds 37 fresh COVID-19 cases, overall tally rises to 1,28,369

    Puducherry logged 37 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,28,369 while no death was reported for the second straight day, a senior official of the Department of Health said on Friday. The new infections were identified at the end of the examination of 2,465 samples, Director of the Health Department G Sriramulu said, adding they  were spread over Puducherry (21), Karaikal (11), Mahe (4) and Yanam (one). The number of active cases stood at 271 with 82 in hospitals and the remaining 189 in home isolation. He said no fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Friday and death toll remained at 1,863. The union territory did not register any death on Thursday also. (PTI) 

    12:30 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: One-day recoveries surpass fresh COVID cases in Arunachal

    Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh as nine more people recuperated from the disease, while six new infections were reported, a senior health official said on Friday. The fresh cases raised the tally in the northeastern state to 55,208, and 54,884 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients currently stands at 99.41 per cent, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The death toll remained at 280 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, the SSO said. Arunachal Pradesh now has 44 active cases. (PTI)

    11:51 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Netherlands to impose partial lockdown to halt COVID-19 surge - media

    The Netherlands will impose Western Europe's first partial lockdown since the summer this weekend, in a bid to stop a surge in COVID-19 cases, Dutch broadcaster NOS said on Friday. Bars, restaurants and non-essential stores will be ordered to close at 7 P.M. for at least three weeks starting Saturday, NOS said, citing government sources. People will be urged to work from home as much as possible, and no audiences will be allowed at sporting events in the coming weeks. Schools, theatres and cinemas would remain open. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte's cabinet will take a final decision later on Friday, and will announce the new measures during a televised press conference scheduled for 1800 GMT. New coronavirus infections in the country of 17.5 million have increased rapidly after social distancing measures were dropped late September and hit a record of around 16,300 in 24 hours on Thursday. (Reuters)

    11:02 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: Two foreign athletes test positive for COVID-19 in run-up to Beijing Winter Olympics

    Two foreign athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 during test events for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, Huang Chun, an official of the Games organising committee, said on Friday. Both are lugers of the same nationality and have been transferred to quarantine hotels, he told a news briefing in the Chinese capital. (Reuters)

    10:43 (IST)12 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Tracker: More than 18.04 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses still available with states/UTs, Centre

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