Coronavirus in India Highlights: Manipur government extends ‘Covid Curfew’ till August 3 with some relaxations; Kerala reports 22,129 new cases

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus Vaccine Registration Online, Coronavirus Statistics India, Covid-19 Third Wave India July 27 Highlights: Significant uptick in 22 districts across India cause of concern, says health ministry

Coronavirus Cases in India Latest Update, Covid-19 Vaccine Registration OnlineIndia is preparing itself for a possible third wave of Coronavirus infections.

Coronavirus Third Wave India, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: India so far has vaccinated over 44 crore people against Coronavirus. However, the pace of vaccination is still a concern. According to data from the Union Health Ministry, at an average of 38.26 lakh doses per day, around 9.94 crore doses were administered till Sunday, against the vaccination target of 13.5 crore doses in July. The country may miss the target if it continues the vaccination drive at this pace. At the current pace, India would end of vaccination about 12.5 crore people by the end of the month. It needs to scale up the vaccination drive to around 60 lakh doses per day to achieve the target. After a record start of 87 lakh jabs under the new vaccination policy on June 1, the momentum has slowed down considerably in July. India has administered over 60 lakh doses per day only twice during the month.

At 29,689, India reported less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases after 132 days, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The number of active cases in the country also fell below 4,00,000 after 124 days, it said. Fresh cases pushed India’s overall Covid-19 tally to 3,14,40,951, while the death toll climbed to 4,21,382 with 415 daily fatalities, the health ministry said. The active cases have declined to 3,98,100 and now comprise 1.27 per cent of the total infections.

The country is preparing itself for a possible third wave of Coronavirus infections. The group of officials tasked with formulating India’s strategy to fight coronavirus has warned the government to be prepared for a daily spike of 4-5 lakh Covid-19 cases in the next wave. It advised the government to keep cases below 50,000. In order to fight the third wave, several states/UTs have already started preparation. The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said it has planned to vaccinate soon the most vulnerable sections in the state. The state government will also train medical professionals to cope with the possible third wave of coronavirus.

As the Covid-19 situation improves, states like Punjab, Rajasthan, and Odisha have reopened schools from Monday. National capital Delhi has allowed all most all activities, except educational institutes and public gatherings, from Monday.

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    22:42 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Centre trashes reports claiming India's COVID death rate may be about 7-8 times higher

    The Centre on Tuesday dismissed as "totally fallacious" media reports based on a "yet-to be peer-reviewed" study that claimed at least 2.7 to 3.3 million COVID-19 deaths during the two waves in India. In a statement, the Union Health Ministry said the report further "concludes" that India's COVID death rate may be about 7-8 times higher than the officially reported toll and claims that "most of these additional deaths are likely to have been due to COVID-19". (PTI)

    22:27 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 57,372 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Delhi on Monday

    Delhi vaccinated 57,372 people against the novel coronavirus the previous day, of which 42,802 beneficiaries received their second doses, according to the city government's vaccination bulletin issued on Tuesday. The total number of vaccine doses administered in Delhi stands at 97,41,588, comprising 73,11,091 first doses and 24,30,497 second doses, it noted. The national capital, as on Tuesday morning, had a balance stock of 6,44,230 coronavirus vaccine doses, out of which 4,39,870 were of Covishield and 2,04,360 of Covaxin, according to the data shared by the government. This after 4,00,000 Covishield doses were added to the stock on Monday. (PTI)

    22:27 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Centre trashes reports claiming India's COVID death rate may be about 7-8 times higher

    The Centre on Tuesday dismissed as "totally fallacious" media reports based on a "yet-to be peer-reviewed" study that claimed at least 2.7 to 3.3 million COVID-19 deaths during the two waves in India. In a statement, the Union Health Ministry said the report further "concludes" that India's COVID death rate may be about 7-8 times higher than the officially reported toll and claims that "most of these additional deaths are likely to have been due to COVID-19". (PTI)

    22:24 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Delhi reports 77 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

    The national capital reported 77 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus and two deaths due to the infection on Tuesday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.11 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. With the new cases, the overall infection tally in the city climbs to 14,36,026. Of this, over 14.10 lakh patients have recovered from the disease. The death toll now stands at 25,046. On Monday, the city had reported 39 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and one death due to the infection. (PTI)

    22:23 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Gujarat reports 30 new COVID-19 cases; active infections at 285

    Gujarat's COVID-19 caseload rose to 8,24,774, after 30 people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, an official from the state health department said. Apart from this, 57 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the count of recoveries to 8,14,413, while the toll stood at 10,076, as no casualties were reported during the day, the official said. (PTI)

    22:23 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: One death, 15 new cases in Rajasthan

    Rajasthan on Tuesday reported one more COVID-19 death, which pushed the toll to 8,953, while 15 new cases pushed the tally in the state to 9,53,575, according to an official report. Of the fresh cases, five were reported from Udaipur and three from Jaipur besides other cities. The report said that 9,44,344 persons have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases in the state is 278. (PTI)

    21:55 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Chaotic scenes at Ujjain temple show govt's failure to enforce COVID rules: Cong

    The Madhya Pradesh government's failure to enforce COVID-19 protocol and control the crowds led to a "near stampede-like" situation at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, the Congress alleged on Tuesday. A large number of devotees turned up at the temple on Monday, the first in the holy month of Shravan, despite coronavirus restrictions and the rush to enter briefly led to a chaotic situation. (PTI)

    21:55 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Expert panel recommends nod to SII for phase 2/3 trials of Covovax on children aged 2-17

    An expert panel of India's Central Drug Authority on Tuesday recommended granting permission to Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase 2/3 trials of Covovax on children aged 2 to 17 years with certain conditions, official sources said. The trials would cover 920 children, 460 each in the age-group of 12-17 and 2-11 across 10 sites. "The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) deliberated on the revised study protocol application given by SII on Tuesday and recommended granting permission to the firm for conducting phase 2/3 trial of Covovax on children aged 2 to 17 years," a source said. (PTI)

    21:55 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Nashik sees 95 COVID cases, 3 deaths, 118 recoveries

    The number of people infected with coronavirus in Nashik in Maharashtra reached 4,02,137 on Tuesday after 95 cases were detected, an official said. The day also saw three deaths, which took the toll to 8,501, and 118 recoveries, taking the count of such cases to 3,92,409, he said. With 13,734 samples being examined during the day, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 22,21,888, he added. (PTI)

    21:54 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Covid vaccination for children likely to start soon: Mandaviya tells BJP MPs

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday told BJP MPs that Covid vaccination for children is likely to start soon, sources said. During the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Mandaviya said that the Covid vaccination drive is going on in full swing in the country. Currently, only those who are 18 or above are eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus. Very soon a vaccine is expected for children and inoculation for them will start, the sources quoted the minister as telling the MPs. (PTI)

    21:43 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Telangana reports 645 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

    Telangana on Tuesday recorded 645 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,42,436, while the death toll rose to 3,791 with four more fatalities. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Khammam district accounted for the most number of cases with 72 each, followed by Karimnagar (58) and Warangal Urban (52) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Tuesday. (PTI)

    21:32 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Centre flags concerns over districts with more than 10 pc COVID-19 positivity rate, slowdown in decline of average daily cases

    Districts with more than 10 percent COVID-19 positivity rate have increased to 54 from 46 over the last week, while the rate of decline of average daily cases has also slowed down, the government said on Tuesday, noting that these are a "cause of concern". Highlighting the surge in COVID-19 cases reported from some countries, officials said that though there is a consistent decline in the average daily new cases in India, the pandemic is far from over and the country has to remain alert. (PTI)

    21:31 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Iran hits new record for 2nd straight day

    Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, setting the nation's single-day record for cases as vaccinations lag and public complacency deepens. The previous record of 31,814 infections had been set only a day earlier, providing a sense of how quickly Iran's latest surge, fuelled by the contagious delta variant, is mounting. Health authorities recorded 357 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 89,479 - the highest in the Middle East. (AP)

    21:15 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: J-K records 107 new COVID-19 cases

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 107 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the infection count to 3,20,866, even as the death toll remained at 4,375 with no coronavirus-linked fatality in the last 24 hours, officials said. Forty of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from the Jammu division and 67 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said. They said Srinagar recorded a maximum of 31 new cases, followed by 15 in Jammu district. (PTI)

    21:14 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Meghalaya reports 710 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

    Meghalaya on Tuesday reported 710 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 62,473, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 1,040 as nine more people succumbed to the infection during the day, Health Services Director Aman War said. Five fresh fatalities were reported from East Khasi Hills district, two from Ri Bhoi, and one each from West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills, he said. Of the new cases, 330 were registered in East Khasi Hills and 109 in West Garo Hills. (PTI)

    21:02 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Madhya Pradesh sees 11 new COVID-19 cases

    Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 11 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally of infections to 7,91,767, while no death was reported during the day, an official said. The death toll remains unchanged at 10,512, he said. The overall recovery count in MP stands at 7,81,117, leaving the state with 138 active cases, he said. With 69,308 samples being examined during the day, the number of tests in Madhya Pradesh went up to 1,41,36,097, the official added. (PTI)

    20:52 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh reports 1,540 Covid cases; East Godavari lowest in 5 months

    Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 hotspot East Godavari reported just three fresh cases on Tuesday, the lowest in a day in any district in close to five months, even as the state logged 1,540, taking the gross to 19,57,932. In 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday, only 53 COVID-19 tests were conducted in East Godavari district, resulting in the least number of cases, according to the medical and health officials. As around 6,000 tests were being conducted per day, the district had been reporting an average of over 400 Covid-19 cases daily for the past few weeks. (PTI)

    20:51 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 1,501 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths in Karnataka

    Karnataka on Tuesday logged 1,501 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28,97,664 and the toll to 36,437. The day also saw 2,039 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,38,717. (PTI)

    20:08 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Manipur government extends curfew till August 3
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    20:07 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 63 pc of educational institutions for hybrid route to conduct exams: Report

    With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact the education sector, a report has showed that 63 per cent of institutions across the world, including in India, are for the hybrid route for conducting examinations. Though the pandemic has impacted the education sector and examinations have moved towards the digital ecosystem in the past 15 months, but 63 per cent of those surveyed said they would conduct exams the hybrid way, a mix of both offline and online, according to Mercer Mettl's 'State of Online Examinations Report 2021'. (PTI)

    19:50 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Sikkim reports 277 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 25,616

    Sikkim has reported 277 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 25,616, a health department bulletin said on Tuesday. With two more patients succumbing to the disease in the past 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 333. West Sikkim reported 101 new cases, followed by East Sikkim (98), and South Sikkim (78). (PTI)

    19:49 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: EU trumpets vaccine success but warns of variant impact

    The European Union has achieved a major goal of providing at least one coronavirus shot to 70 per cent of adults across the 27-nation bloc but member countries must step up their vaccination rates to combat fast-spreading variants of the disease, the EU's chief executive warned Tuesday. (PTI)

    19:32 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Goa sees 148 new COVID-19 cases; four more fatalities

    With the addition of 148 fresh cases of coronavirus, the tally of infections in Goa rose to 1,70,729 on Tuesday, an official from the health department said. The count of recoveries reached 1,66,459, after 151 patients were discharged from hospitals, while four casualties during the day took the toll to 3,140, the official said. (PTI)

    19:16 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Assam govt issues revised COVID SOP, inter-district transport to remain suspended

    Two districts of Assam will continue to remain under total containment zone due to high COVID-19 positivity rate, while the ban on inter-district movement of people will be in force in the state till further orders, according to the revised Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Tuesday. Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts will remain under round-the-clock curfew, the order signed by Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, in his capacity as chairperson, state executive committee of the ASDMA, said. (PTI)

    19:06 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 22,129 fresh COVID cases, 156 deaths in Kerala;TPR above 12 pc

    Kerala on Tuesday recorded 22,129 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection caseload to 33,05,245, with the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) going back to more than 12 per cent. The number of people who succumbed to the virus rose to 16,326 with 156 more deaths. As many as 13,145 people have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 31,43,043 and the number of active cases to 1,45,371, a state government release said. 

    18:55 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: COVID-19 deaths from Jan 1, 2020-July 13, 2021 23,486, says Cong in Kerala citing RTI reply

    The Congress in Kerala on Tuesday alleged there was a huge disparity between the real number of COVID-19-related deaths and the official death toll issued by the state government. The Congress-led Opposition today raised the issue by releasing a reply received through the Right to Information Act, on the number of COVID-19 cases till date. "TheRTI application seeking the number of deaths was given on July13 and the reply came on July 23.It says from January 1, 2020, till July 13this year, the COVID-19 deaths in the state was 23,486.However, the chief minister yesterdaytold the House that there were only 16,170 deaths," Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, V D Satheesan said at a press meet. (PTI)

    18:48 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: There are cases of people who have been COVID positive more than once: Govt tells RS

    There are cases of people who have been reported COVID-19 positive more than once, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. She was responding to a question on whether there are cases of people been reported as COVID-19 positive more than once. In a written reply, she said, "There are cases which have been reported as COVID-19 positive more than once. (PTI)

    18:48 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: 4 more deaths, 36 new cases in UP

    With four more COVID-19 deaths, the toll in Uttar Pradesh increased to 22,754, while 36 fresh cases pushed the tally to 17,08,226 in the state, according to a statement. Of the four fatalities, two were reported from Unnao, while one death each was reported from Ghazipur and Kannauj, the Uttar Pradesh government said in the statement. It said that among the 36 fresh cases, four were reported from Deoria, while three cases each were reported from Allahabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Barabanki. (PTI)

    18:24 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Cambodia seizes virus-contaminated meat imported from India

    Cambodian authorities have stopped five large containers of water buffalo meat imported from India after determining the shipment was tainted with the coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. The Health Ministry said the virus was detected in three of the five shipping containers of frozen meat being brought in by a private company. The contents of the three containers were to be destroyed later in the week, the ministry said in a statement. (AP)

    18:11 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Kerala reports 22,129 new cases
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    17:56 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Major update on Oxygen death data

    The Centre has written to States for data on deaths related to Oxygen shortage. The data is likely to be presented in Parliament before the Monsoon Session ends on August 13: Sources - ANI

    17:55 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Health experts see Portugal's virus surge easing

    Portuguese health experts say there are signs that the country's recent surge in COVID-19 infections is running out of steam, as political leaders consider whether to start winding down pandemic restrictions. Senior members of the government met Tuesday with virus analysts who said in televised comments that, though infection rates remain high, the increase is slowing and the surge's peak is close. Portugal's infection rate per 100,000 population over 14 days is above 400. In the hard-hit capital Lisbon and the southern Algarve tourist region, the infection rate is stabilising. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care has been rising since the start of the month, with the occupancy rate of beds set aside for the pandemic now at 78 per cent. The delta variant has in recent weeks accounted for almost 99 per cent of cases. - AP

    17:50 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Pvt hospitals directly procured over 1.27 crore Covid vaccine doses in May: Govt

    Under the "Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy", over 1.27 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines were directly procured by private hospitals in May, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. The strategy came into effect from May 1. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said a total of 83.61 lakh doses of the vaccines were administered at the private Covid vaccination centres (CVCs) from May to June 15. "Under the 'Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy', which came into effect from May 1, a total of 127.34 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines were procured directly by private hospitals in May," she said in response to the question on the number of doses made available to private hospitals till May. "A total of 83.61 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at private Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) from May to 15th June, 2021," Pawar said. - PTI

    17:42 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Cong-led opposition in Kerala assembly target Left govt for "failed" COVID management

    The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday hit out at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government for alleged failure in addressing the livelihood issues and financial burden of common people caused due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the pandemic-induced lockdown in Kerala. However, the left government rejected the charges listing various schemes and crores of rupees-worth rehabilitation packages being implemented to revive different sectors, devastated due to the spread of the deadly virus. The Congress-led legislators raised the issue during the zero hour in the state assembly demanding a discussion over it stopping other House proceedings, which was rejected by Speaker M B Rajesh, prompting them to stage a walkout. - PTI

    17:27 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Delhi govt to recommend names of doctors, health workers for Padma awards

    The Delhi government will recommend the names of doctors and health workers, who fought against the Covid pandemic, to the Centre for the Padma awards this year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. The chief minister asked Delhiites to recommend names of doctors and health workers whose work deserves to be recognised. People can send in their recommendations to padmaawards.delhi@gmail.com by August 15, he said. Kejriwal said a search and screening committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will take the final call on these recommendations. "We want the doctors and health workers to be felicitated with the Padma awards this year in recognition of their work and as a gesture of gratitude towards them," the chief minister said. Many doctors and health workers contracted COVID-19 and lost their lives while saving people from the virus. The whole country and humanity are indebted to them, he said. - PTI

    17:10 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: End of COVID-19 pandemic in Britain may be near, epidemiologist says

    The end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Britain could be just months away as vaccines have so dramatically reduced the risk of severe disease and death, Imperial College epidemiologist Neil Ferguson said on Tuesday.But, he said, a recent fall in daily cases still needed to be watched carefully.Prime Minister Boris Johnson is betting that he can get one of Europe's largest economies firing again because so many people are now vaccinated, a decision which marks a new chapter in the global response to the novel coronavirus.The number of new daily COVID-19 cases has fallen each day for the last six days, though Johnson has stressed the pandemic is not over."We're not completely out of the woods but the equation has fundamentally changed," Ferguson, whose early 2020 modelling of the virus's likely spread alarmed governments around the world at the outset of the pandemic, told the BBC. - Reuters

    17:05 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: HC asks Delhi govt to give details of COVID-19 vaccination drive on inmates in jail

    The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Delhi government to inform about its COVID-19 vaccination drive which is going on in the jails here on the existing inmates and the new comers. The high court asked the government to file an affidavit highlighting the authorities' plan for administering second dose on the prisoners. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh granted time to the Delhi government to file a fresh affidavit to highlight how vaccination programme is going on in the jail on those who are already lodged in prison, be it undertrials or convicts, and those who are new comers there. It also asked the government also to highlight how periodically health check up is conducted on the inmates and listed the matter for further hearing on September 16. - PTI

    16:52 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: If we look from a global perspective, the Pandemic is far from over, says Modi govt

    If we look from a global perspective, the Pandemic is far from over. There's a noticeable increase in number of cases across the world, which remains the area of concern. We've to work on containing the spread of the virus with strictness: Lav Agarwal, Jt Secy, Health Ministry - ANI

    16:44 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Modi govt's daily health briefing begins - here're key takeaways

    • There has been a consistent decline in the weekly average in the COVID cases...But if we compare the rate of decline in cases, from earlier to now, its decrease remains the area of concern. We're in talks with states in this regard: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
    • There are still 62 districts in the country where over 100 cases are reported every day. These cases are found in a localised and limited set of areas of these districts: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
    • There are 22 districts- 7 from Kerala, 5 from Manipur, 3 in Meghalaya among others, where an increasing trend in cases has been reported, in the last 4 weeks. It is a cause of concern: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry - ANI

    16:35 (IST)27 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Covid19 Live Updates: Identification of orphans due to COVID does not brook any further delay: SC

    Observing that identification of children who have lost parents due to COVID does not brook any further delay, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state governments and union territories (UTs) to file status reports giving particulars about the number of children who have become orphan after March 2020. A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose directed the the District Magistartes to issue necessary instructions to the district child protection officers to take assistance of the police, civil society, gram panchayats, anganwadi and ASHA workers for identification of orphans. The apex court said this is in addition to mechanisms available in Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and rules. - PTI

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