Coronavirus News Highlights: Gujarat reduces night curfew timings from July 31; Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus Vaccine Registration Online, Coronavirus Statistics India, Covid-19 Third Wave India Live July 28 Highlights: There are 22 districts in the country which are witnessing an uptrend in Covid-19 cases for the past four weeks.

The COVID-19 death toll stands at 25,079 and the case fatality rate at 1.74 per cent, it added.The COVID-19 death toll stands at 25,079 and the case fatality rate at 1.74 per cent, it added.

Coronavirus Third Wave India Highlights, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: The Covid-19 crisis in India is improving. Daily cases have fallen sharply from the peak of the second wave during April and May. The country has been reporting below 50,000 cases since June 21. On Tuesday, India saw 29,689 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day rise since March 17. Active cases also dropped below 4 lakh after 124 days. However, a “cause for concern” is that 22 districts across seven states are witnessing an uptrend in daily Covid-19 cases, which might be an indication that the second wave of coronavirus is not over yet in the country.

Out of these 22 districts, seven are from Kerala, and two from Maharashtra, with the rest spread across the Northeast. Kerala yesterday reported 22,129 new cases, taking its infection caseload to 33,05,245. The Test Positivity Rate in the state also increased to more than 12 per cent. “There are 22 districts in the country where an increasing trend in cases has been noted… An increase has been seen during the last four weeks,” Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health, said, at a press conference yesterday. “This increase is a cause for concern on which we continue to hold discussions with states,” he said. “We are in constant discussion with states on how we should focus on containment efforts, early detection, so that the number of cases can be reduced,” he added. He urged people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour.

India reported 43,654 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,14,84,605, while 640 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,22,022, according to data from the Union health ministry on Wednesday. The number of active cases also increased to 3,99,436 and now comprises 1.27 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.39 per cent, the health ministry said.

Meanwhile, states like Punjab, Rajasthan, and Odisha have reopened schools with strict Covid restrictions. The Delhi government has further lifted Covid restrictions in the national capital and allowed almost all activities except public gatherings and educational institutes.
Manipur government extends ‘Covid Curfew’ till August 3 with some relaxations in order to limit the Covid-19 spread.

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    23:11 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 6,857 fresh coronavirus cases, tally rises to 62,82,914

    Maharashtra reports 6,857 fresh coronavirus cases, tally rises to 62,82,914; death toll reaches 1,32,145 with 286 more fatalities. There are 82,545 active cases in the state, while 60,64,856 people have recovered so far: Official (ANI)

    22:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam reports 1,276 new cases, 1,791 recoveries, and 21  deaths

    COVID-19 | Assam reports 1,276 new cases, 1,791 recoveries, and 21  deaths. Active cases at 13,152 and total positive cases at 5,62,731 (ANI)

    22:38 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra to cut 15% school fees in the wake of the pandemic 

    I am happy to inform that the cabinet has today decided to cut 15% school fees in the wake of the pandemic. My department was following this up consistently. I thank my cabinet colleagues for their support: Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad (ANI)

    22:25 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths 

    COVID19 | Maharashtra reports 6,857 new cases, 286 deaths, and 6,105 recoveries today (ANI) 

    22:07 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can definitely lead the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister 

    Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can definitely lead the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with 'One World, One Health' approach: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya (ANI)

    21:50 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat CM announces norms for upcoming Ganeshotsav

    Gujarat | 400 persons to be allowed in public ceremonies in open spaces in the state from July 31. Functions with up to 50% of seating capacity allowed in closed spaces. Installation of a maximum of 4 ft Ganesha statue in public permitted for the upcoming Ganeshotsav (ANI)

    21:39 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat Chief Minister announces reduction in night curfew timings from July 31 

    Gujarat | Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired the core committee meeting today

    Night curfew, currently in force in 8 major cities in the state, has been reduced to 1 hour from July 31 (11 pm to 6 am). Earlier, it was 10 pm to 6 am. Hotels & restaurants to be opened till 10 pm. (ANI)

    21:22 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can definitely lead the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says Health Minister 

    Collaborative efforts of BRICS nations can definitely lead the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with 'One World, One Health' approach: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya (ANI)

    21:04 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh sees 11 new COVID-19 cases; active infections at 130

    With the addition of 11 new cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,91,778 on Wednesday, an official from the state health department said. The state reported one casualty during the day that took the toll to 10,513, while the count of recoveries stood at 7,81,135, the official said, adding that the central state is now left with 130 active cases.

    With 71,075 swab samples tested during the day, the total number of tests conducted in the state rose to 1,42,09,454, the official said. As per an official release, a total of 3,00,18,551 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far, of which 9,75,348 were given on Wednesday. Coronavirus figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 7,91,778, new cases 11, death toll 10,513, recovered 7,81,135, active cases 130, number of tests so far 1,42,09,454. (PTI) 

    20:45 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 1,756 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 1,756 new COVID-19 cases, 2,394 recoveries and 29 deaths in the last 24 hours.Active cases: 21,521Total recoveries: 24,98,289Death toll: 33,995 (ANI)

    20:27 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Robot service set up in a hotel in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada

    Andhra Pradesh| Robot service has been set up in a hotel in Vijaywada for the first time

    It's getting a good response. We're operating 2 robots. It helps in contactless serving. There's a facility of placing orders through the robot. It is fully automated: Nagesh, hotel manager (ANI) 

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    20:11 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: First team players Shaw, Surya, Chahar, Chahal out due to due to isolation protocols after Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19

    India will miss the services of eight key players, including six sure shot first XI men, due to isolation protocols after Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka. India's squad strength is now 15 instead of 24.

    All four net bowlers --- Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Simarjeet Singh and R Sai Kishore -- have been included the main team with nine players unavailable. According to sources, apart from Krunal, the eight others who are out of the series and not allowed to come to ground despite testing negative are Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ishan Kishan, Manish Pandey.

    One among Chahar brothers -- Deepak and Rahul has also been isolated.

    In such a situation, it is expected that both Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad will get their debut T20I caps along with Chetan Sakariya.

    Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Sanju Samson (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Chetan Sakariya, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Simarjeet Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul/Deepak Chahar (not confirmed). (PTI)

    19:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

    Himachal Pradesh reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, 84 recoveries & 02 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 953

    Total positive cases: 2,05,499Death toll: 3,504 (ANI)

    19:37 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh reports 2,010 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2,010 new COVID-19 cases, 1,956 recoveries, and 20 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases: 20,999Total recoveries: 19,25,631Death toll: 13,312 (ANI)

    19:24 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 1,003 new COVID-19 positive cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours

    Manipur reports 1,003 new COVID-19 positive cases, 12 deaths, and 871 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases at 10,922.

    Total cases: 95,824Death toll: 1,510 (ANI)

    19:11 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths today

    Karnataka reports 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, 1,430 recoveries and 19 deaths today. Active cases are 22,569.

    Total cases: 28,99,195Total recoveries: 28,40,147Death toll: 36,456 (ANI)

    18:56 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Uttarakhand reports 60 new COVID19 cases

    Uttarakhand reports 60 new COVID19 cases, 46 recoveries, and zero deaths today. Active cases are 672.

    18:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive

    In a major breakthrough for one of the world's last countries to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, Tanzania's president kicked off the nation's vaccination campaign on Wednesday by publicly receiving a dose and urging others to do the same. The East African country's government under former President John Magufuli had long worried African health officials by denying the pandemic. Magufuli, who insisted the coronavirus could be defeated with prayer, died in March. The presidency went to his deputy, Samia Suluhu Hassan, who has since changed Tanzania's course on COVID-19. (PTI)

    18:53 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Goa records 81 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 127 recoveries

    Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 81 and reached 1,70,810 on Wednesday, while 127 patients recovered from the infection, a health department official said. The death toll increased to 3,142 after two patients succumbed to the disease during the day, he said. The number of recovered cases rose to 1,66,586 as 127 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the official said. (PTI)

    18:52 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Nainital High Court reprimands Uttarakhand govt for not following COVID19 SOPs

    Nainital High Court strongly reprimands the Uttarakhand government for not following COVID19 SOPs at the tourist places in the state. Court also bans the Chardham Yatra till August 18, in view of the pandemic

    18:23 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 22,056 fresh cases, 131 deaths in Kerala

    Kerala on Wednesday recorded 22,056 fresh COVID-19 cases pushing the infection caseload to 33,27,301, with the number of people who succumbed to the virus rising to 16,457 with 131 more deaths. As many as 17,761 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,60,804 and the number of active cases to 1,49,534, a state government release said. (PTI)

    18:10 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 97,79,440 Covid vaccine doses administered in Delhi so far: Bulletin

    Nearly 38,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered in Delhi on Tuesday, taking the cumulative number to 97,79,440, according to the city's daily vaccination bulletin issued on Wednesday. The city administered 37,825 doses on Tuesday, of which 13,827 were first doses and 23,998 were second doses. The national capital, as on Wednesday morning, had a balance stock of 7,11,380 coronavirus vaccines comprising 4,87,410 Covishield and 2,23,970 Covaxin doses, according to the data shared by the government. (PTI)

    18:10 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Delhi records 67 COVID-19 cases

    Delhi records 67 COVID-19 cases, three fatalities in a day; positivity rate 0.09 per cent: Health Bulletin

     
    17:56 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: WHO says coronavirus deaths up 21% in last week

    The World Health Organisation says the number of coronavirus deaths globally jumped by 21% in the last week. Most of the 69,000 deaths were reported in the Americas and Southeast Asia. The U.N. health agency also noted that COVID-19 cases rose by 8% worldwide and that there are now nearly 194 million infections. (AP)

    17:55 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Over 2.18 cr balance, unutilised Covid vaccine doses still available with states: Govt

    More than 2.18 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. A total of 46,23,27,530 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, through all sources and a further 1,20,70,820 doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 44,29,95,780 doses (according to data available at 8 am Wednesday), the ministry said.

    17:55 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: No room for complacency in Covid fight, absolute case numbers still high: MHA to states

    The Union Home Ministry Wednesday said there is no room for complacency in the approach to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as the absolute number of positive cases is still significantly high. Extending the existing pandemic guidelines till August 31, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said there should be continuous focus on the five-fold strategy of 'test, track, treat, vaccinate and adhere to COVID-appropriate behaviour' for effective management of COVID-19. (PTI)

    17:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Govt asks states/UTs to conduct state-specific serosurveys in consultation with ICMR

    The Centre has advised all states and Union territories to conduct seroprevalence surveys in consultation with the ICMR to generate district-level data on seroprevalence which is essential in formulating localised public health response measures. This was stated in a letter written by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to additional chief secretaries/principal secretaries/secretaries (Health) of all states/UTs, a statement by the Union health ministry said. (PTI)

    17:54 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: UK begins donating COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries

    The UK will this week begin delivering 9 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world for lower-income countries to help tackle the pandemic, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced on Wednesday. Five million doses are being offered to COVAX, the worldwide scheme to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, which will be urgently distributed through an allocation system which prioritises delivering vaccines to countries who most need them. (PTI)

    17:34 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 240 new cases push Sikkim's COVID-19 tally to 25,856

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 25,856 on Wednesday as 240 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. West Sikkim district recorded the highest number of new cases at 111, followed by East Sikkim (62), South Sikkim (52) and North Sikkim (15). The coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 333 as no fresh fatality was reported. The Himalayan state now has 3,117 active cases, while 22,139 people have recovered from the disease, and 267 patients have migrated to other states so far, it said. (PTI)

    17:33 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Rajasthan innovator comes up with a smart idea of wristband hand sanitizer

    A hand sanitizer that you can wear like a wristwatch? An engineering graduate in Jhalawar district claims to have developed just that. Worried that his mother, who is a health worker, could catch coronavirus, 25-year-old Ayaz Sheikh came up with a refillable device that is always at hand. Jhalawar's Chief Medical Health Officer Sajid Khan said his department has procured around 600 units and nurses at government centres have begun using it. The wristband has a 15-ml capacity and weighs just 30 gm when filled with sanitizer. The container is two-inch wide and an inch high. It incorporates a tiny pump three-quarters of inch long. (PTI)

    17:10 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Nicobar district is now COVID-19 free

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands has 12 active COVID-19 cases of which 11 are in the South Andaman district and one in the North and Middle Andaman district. The Nicobar district is now COVID-19 free as it has no active case

    16:55 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Tamil Nadu rolls out free vaccination drive at pvt hospitals

    The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday formally launched the free vaccination drive at private hospitals, by utilising the corporate social responsibility funds provided by companies. Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the programme at Kaveri hospital in the city and handed over the vaccination certificates to beneficiaries on the occasion. (PTI)

    16:35 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: No extra blood clot risk after second dose of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: Study

    The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is associated with a small risk of rare blood clots after the first dose, and no extra risk after the second shot, according to a study led and funded by the British-Swedish drugmaker. The research, published in The Lancet on Tuesday, shows that the rates of the very rare clotting disorder, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), following a second dose of the vaccine are comparable to those among unvaccinated population. TTS is a very rare syndrome which occurs when a person has blood clots (thrombosis) as well as low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). It is also referred to as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). (PTI)

    16:01 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: S Jaishankar discusses Covid situation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    Covid issue was naturally a particular priority: EAM S Jaishankar after talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (PTI)

    15:44 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

    As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan's vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who some health experts are blaming for the current surge in infections. Vaccination Minister Taro Kono told The Associated Press that Japan is 'overshooting' its goal of a million shots a day, so 'speed doesn't matter anymore.' Japan is averaging about 10 million shots a week after a late start. "Even if we slow down a little bit, I'm OK. Rather we need to reach out to the younger people, so that they would feel that it's necessary for them to get vaccinated," Kono said, speaking in English during an interview in his office. Many in Japan fear that the tens of thousands of visitors allowed special entry for the Olympics will cause more huge spikes in cases or a new variant of the coronavirus. (AP)

    15:32 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Priority is flood and COVID-19 management, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

    I took the cabinet & officials' meet after taking charge. In officials meeting, I've told them about our agenda. Our priority is flood and COVID-19 management. New scholarship scheme will be brought for the children of farmers with Rs 1000 crores: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

    15:20 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: COVID19 hit both the US and India very hard, says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    COVID19 hit both the US and India very hard. We remember with gratitude and will not forget the aid and assistance India provided to us early in the pandemic. I am proud we could return the gesture to India: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in Delhi

    14:58 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Covid situation is under control now, says Manish Sisodia

    Manish Sisodia, who also holds the Education portfolio, said that the Covid situation is under control now and Delhi is recording an average of 40-60 cases on a daily basis. Delhi had reeled under a brutal second wave of coronavirus which claimed a large number of lives daily with shortage of beds and oxygen worsening the situation. Schools in the national capital were ordered shut last year in March ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (PTI)

    14:35 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: BJP launches program for raising awareness about Covid protocols and how to increase immunity

    The program aims at generating awareness about Covid protocols and also how to increase immunity. We will also provide kits that will include oximeters and immunity boosters: BJP President JP Nadda. (ANI)

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    14:20 (IST)28 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Sisodia seeks suggestions on opening of schools and colleges

    Before we take any decision, I would like to ask students, parents & teachers that should we open schools & colleges? I want your suggestions. COVID situation is under control in Delhi. You can send your suggestions on DelhiSchools21@gmail.com: Delhi Education Min Manish Sisodia (ANI)

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