Coronavirus News Highlights: Goa extends statewide curfew up to July 26; Maharashtra reports 9,000 new cases

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Coronavirus Highlights, Covid-19 Vaccine In India, Coronavirus Third Wave Facts and Figures India, Coronavirus New Variant Delta Plus Symptoms and Cases Today, July 18 Highlights: The active cases in India, though declining due to recoveries being more than new cases, is still over 4.22 lakh.

Delhi covidOn Friday, the city had registered 58 cases and one fatality, while the positivity rate was 0.09 per cent.

Coronavirus Cases In India, Covid-19 Vaccination On July 18 Highlights: With India reporting daily cases within the range of 30,000 to 40,000 for the past few days, the steady decline in the cases that the country had managed after the second wave has slowed down. On Sunday, the Union Health Ministry bulletin said that over 41,000 cases were reported across the country in the past 24 hours. This is worrisome keeping in mind the very real threat of a third wave, especially as countries all over the world are now witnessing an increase in cases as well. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul has accordingly said that the next 100 to 125 days, that is the next three to four months are very critical, as India’s population is still vulnerable. The active cases in India, though declining due to recoveries being more than new cases, is still over 4.22 lakh.

Though India has a recovery rate of over 97%, the fact that a large number of people have been heading to various hill stations for tourism and have been flouting COVID-19 prevention protocol continues to be a cause for concern, because such behaviour has the capability of ushering in the third wave. Centre as well as experts are worried over this, and have issued repeated warnings to people to avoid crowding and to follow norms like wearing masks in public and maintaining social distance.

In such a situation, vaccination is seeming to be the only ray of hope as the inoculation drive is continuing steadily after having been relaunched last month. So far, nearly 40.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country, including first and second doses.

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    22:23 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jammu and Kashmir records 146 fresh COVID-19 cases 

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    22:00 (IST)18 Jul 2021
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    21:35 (IST)18 Jul 2021
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    21:18 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Statewide Curfew in Goa extended up to July 26 with further relaxations 

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    21:00 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra has reported 9,000 new positive cases, 180 deaths

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    20:45 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 1708 fresh COVID cases, 36 deaths in past 24 hours

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    20:30 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh records 53 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths 

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    20:15 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 963 new COVID cases, 11 deaths today

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    Active cases: 9,676Total recoveries: 73,770Death toll: 1,376 (ANI)

    20:03 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 578 new COVID-19 cases take Telangana's tally to 6,36,627 

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    19:47 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Annual Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi to avoid spread of COVID-19

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    19:38 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: UK hits target to offer every adult COVID-19 jab by July end

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    19:14 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: UK PM Boris Johnson, Chancellor Rishi Sunak self-isolate after COVID-19 positive contact

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    18:44 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana extends lockdown till July 26, earlier relaxations to continue

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    18:30 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh reports 2,974 new cases, 17 deaths in past 24 hours

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    18:14 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 13,956 new COVID cases, 81 deaths today

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    17:57 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: UK hits target to offer every adult COVID-19 jab by July end

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    17:42 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Advisory issued to district collectors of pilgrimage centres on vaccination

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    17:31 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: MCD gears up for 3rd wave, medical infra being augmented

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    17:12 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Fully vaccinated people will have to undergo mandatory COVID- 19 testing before entering Assam

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    16:49 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Virus cases surging in Italy; Euro 2020 link

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    16:35 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 8 inmates released on emergency parole in Delhi arrested again

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    16:16 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana government extends COVID restrictions till July 27 with more relaxations.
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    16:11 (IST)18 Jul 2021
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    16:10 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: UK's Johnson avoids quarantine after colleague catches COVID

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    15:24 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India coming out of Covid more strongly than many nations due to PM's efforts: Nagvi

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    15:03 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Higher education and skill development institutes in J&K can consider phased opening after July 31
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    14:42 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

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    14:11 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Indian students enrolled in Italian universities stranded back home due to travel ban

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    13:41 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka to allow institutes of higher education to reopen from July 26

    Karnataka: At a meeting of CM BS Yediyurappa with ministers & govt officials, it has been decided that institutes of higher education will be allowed to reopen from July 26, only vaccinated persons (partially or fully) will be given entry. (ANI)

    13:27 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 463 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 27,153

    Mizoram's COVID-19 tally surged to 27,153 on Sunday as 463 more people including 117 children tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 121 as a 75-year- old woman succumbed to the infection at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Saturday night, he said. The 463 new cases were detected from 4,679 samples tested in the last 24 hours and the single-day positivity rate was 9.89 per cent, he said. (PTI)

    13:07 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 100 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in Puducherry

    Puducherry added 100 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,19,703, while the toll rose to 1,778 with two more deaths. Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 144 people being discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of recovries to 1,16,801, leaving 1,124 active cases Puducherry accounted for most number of cases (75), followed by Karaikal (14), Mahe (10) and Yanam (1). Puducherry and Mahe regions accounted for one death each and both had co morbidities, Health and Family Welfare Services Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release. (PTI)

    12:47 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Vietnam puts southern region in lockdown as surge grows

    Vietnam put its entire southern region in a two-week lockdown starting midnight Sunday, as confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 3,000 for the third day in a row. The lockdown order includes the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City metropolis, the country's financial and economic hub with over 35 million people - nearly a third of Vietnam's population. Officials say they have to act as the number of infections reached nearly 50,000 since the outbreak reemerged at the end of April after several months of no cases being recorded. Most of the 225 COVID-19 dead - 190 of them - have occurred since April. (PTI)

    12:34 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: New study suggests COVID-19 virus piggybacks only black carbon emission

    A new study conducted by Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology suggests that COVID-19 virus piggybacks only black carbon emitted during biomass burning and not all PM2.5 particles. The study, published in the journal ELSEVIER, is based on data collected from Delhi, from September to December 2020, and the 24-hour average of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and black carbon (BC). PM2.5 refers to fine particles which penetrate deep into the body and fuel inflammation in the lungs and respiratory tract, leading to the risk of having cardiovascular and respiratory problems, including a weak immune system. PM2.5 consists of black carbon, often called soot, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), among others. (PTI)

    12:06 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Arunachal Pradesh reports 475 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

    Arunachal Pradesh continued to register a surge in COVID-19 cases as 475 more people tested positive for the infection, pushing the tally to 42,564, a senior health official said here on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state increased to 201, as two more persons succumbed to the infection on Saturday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. (PTI)

    11:40 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 418 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 12 more deaths

    With the addition of 418 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,40,294, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of 12 more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 10,904. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 2.01 per cent, he added. Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration. (PTI)

    11:38 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam logs 1,727 new COVID-19 cases, 23 more fatalities

    Assam on Saturday reported 23 more COVID-19 deaths, which took the toll to 4,984, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted to 5,45,954 as 1,727 more people tested positive for the infection, it said. Assam now has 17,431 active cases. At least 2,495 people were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,22,192, it said. (PTI)

    11:38 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sarojini Nagar's Export Market closed for 'grossly' violating COVID-19 norms

    The Export Market at Sarojini Nagar here will remain closed until further orders for "grossly" violating COVID-19 norms, according to an official order issued on Saturday. The order issued by Sub Divisional Magistrate (Vasant Vihar) Ankur Prakash Meshram said an inspection carried out by him at the market on Saturday found it "extremely crowded with COVID-19 norms being grossly violated and no social distancing being followed at all". (PTI)

    11:37 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab records 118 more infections, 4 deaths

    Punjab on Saturday reported 118 fresh cases of coronavirus, raising the infection tally to 5,98,248, while four more fatalities pushed the death toll to 16,224, according to a medical bulletin. The four deaths were reported from Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur and SBS Nagar. The death toll also includes five deaths that were not reported earlier, as per the bulletin. The number of active cases is 1,153, it stated. Bathinda reported 20 fresh infections, followed by 17 in Jalandhar and 11 in Ferozepur, as per the bulletin. (PTI)

    11:37 (IST)18 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 42 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in a day in Rajasthan

    The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Rajasthan so far reached 9,53,334 after 42 more people tested positive, according to official data on Saturday. Two more people succumbed to the viral disease taking the death toll in the state to 8,949. The fresh deaths have been reported from Udaipur and Bikaner. Among the new cases, a maximum of 12 were reported from Jaipur. (PTI)

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