Coronavirus News Highlights: Mumbai reports zero COVID-19 death for first time since March 26 last year; Kerala logs 7,555 new cases

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Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights: As the national Covid-19 vaccination programme speeds up racing towards the 100 crore mark, India witnessed its lowest daily Covid infections in nearly seven months.

The country recorded 14,146 new infections in the last 24 hours. Union Health Ministry’s data on Sunday said that cumulative cases in the country have now risen to 3,40,67,719 while the number of deaths climbed to 4,52,124 with 144 more fatalities.

Active cases now comprise 0.57 per cent of the total infections, the lowest in 220 days while the average Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.10 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 59.09 crore coronavirus tests have been conducted so far.

Meanwhile, over 97.65 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Here are the latest, verified Covid news from India and across the world: 

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    22:59 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: After Diwali, on the basis of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra CM to decide over more relaxations in Covid restrictions 

    After Diwali, on the basis of COVID-19 cases, CM Uddhav Thackeray along with the health department and task force will take the decision over more relaxations in Covid restrictions: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope (ANI) 

    22:42 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 131 new cases & 125 recoveries in past 24 hours 

    COVID-19 | Himachal Pradesh reports 131 new cases & 125 recoveries in the past 24 hours; active cases is at 1,303 (ANI)

    22:27 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 10 new cases in Gujarat; no death for ninth day in row 

    Gujarat on Sunday reported 10 new coronavirus positive cases, which raised the state's infection tally to 8,26,290, the health department said.For the ninth consecutive day, the state did not report any COVID-19 fatality, keeping the toll unchanged at 10,086, it said.

    With 16 patients getting discharged during the, Gujarat's recovery count rose to 8,15,997.

    There are 207 active infection case across the state and six of the patients are on ventilator support.

    District-wise, Surat reported four new cases, the highest in the state for the day, followed by Vadodara at two, and Ahmedabad, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar and Junagadh one case each.

    A total 1.11 lakh people were given anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in Gujarat on Sunday, which increased the total number of doses administered in the state to 6.68 crore.

    The neighbouring Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu reported one new infection case, taking its tally to 10,648. The UT has reported four active cases and as many deaths so far, officials said.

    Gujarat's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 8,26,290, new cases 10, death toll 10,086, discharged 8,15,997, active cases 207, people tested so far - figures not released.(PTI) 

    22:08 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 15 fresh cases in Haryana

    Haryana recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday that took the infection count to 7,71,076.

    According to the health department's daily bulletin, no Covid-related fatality was reported and the death toll remained unchanged at 10,049.

    Of the new cases, eight were reported from Gurgaon district, it said.

    The number of active cases in the state stands at 100, while the overall recoveries has reached 7,60,904, according to the bulletin.

    The recovery rate was 98.68 percent, the bulletin added. (PTI) 

    21:42 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand achieves target of 100% first dose Covid vaccination, says Chief Minister Dhami 

    Uttarakhand has administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to its entire eligible population three months ahead of target, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Sunday.

    He told a press conference here that a total of 74 lakh people or 100 per cent of the eligible population across the state have been administered with the first dose of the vaccine against coronavirus.

    Claiming that the target has been achieved three months in advance, the chief minister thanked all government, private and voluntary agencies involved in the exercise.

    He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising the supply of vaccine doses to the state from August onwards.

    Also, as many as 34.68 lakh people in the state have been administered with the second dose, he said.

    The chief minister also appealed to people who had taken the first dose to get their second dose on time.

    He also said the process of inoculating people under 18 years will also begin as soon as permission for this is received.  (PTI) 

    21:25 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai records zero COVID deaths, genome sequencing data shows lower delta cases

    October 17th, has turned out to be Sunday that has dished out relief to Mumbaikers in the battle against coronavirus. The financial hub of India recorded zero COVID deaths on Sunday and leaders took to Twitter to celebrate the moment. According to Suresh Kakani, additional municipal commissioner (health), Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the region last reported zero deaths on March 26th, 2020.

    He said the BMC had just concluded the third round of genome sequencing of 376 samples of COVID positive patients collected from various hospitals and individuals and the results are out and according to this, 54 per cent have shown delta variant. This is down from 70 per cent in the earlier genome sequencing concluded in the first week of September. | Read More

    21:11 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 95 new cases in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 95 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday that took the infection tally to 3,31,062, officials said.

    No fresh Covid-related death was reported in the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said, adding the death toll stands at 4,426.

    Of the fresh cases, 14 were from Jammu division and 81 from Kashmir division, officials said.

    Srinagar district recorded the highest 40 cases followed by 13 in Budgam district.

    There are 843 active cases, while the overall recoveries have reached 3,25,793, officials said.

    There were 47 confirmed cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory. No fresh case was reported since Saturday evening, officials added. (PTI) 

    20:38 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No COVID-19 death in Mumbai for first time almost since pandemic began; civic chief calls it 'great news'

    Mumbai on Sunday did not report even a single death due to COVID-19 for the first time nearly since the pandemic broke out in March last year, a top official said.

    Mumbai civic commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the city reported zero death due to the virus during the day for the first time since March 26, 2020. | Read More

    20:26 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 1218 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 1218 new COVID-19 cases, 1411 recoveries and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 26,87,092Total recoveries 26,36,379Death toll 35,899

    Active cases 14,814 (ANI)

    20:13 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka records 326 fresh Covid cases, tally rises to 29,83,459 

    Karnataka records 326 fresh Covid cases, tally rises to 29,83,459; death toll reaches 37,941 with four more fatalities. Number of active cases stands at 9,450: Health Department (PTI) 

    19:47 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 122 more test COVID-19 positive in Telangana 

    Telangana on Sunday saw 122 new COVID-19 cases and one related fatality taking the total positives in the state to 6.68 lakh and the toll to 3,938.

    The number of active cases stood at 3,924, a state government bulletin said.

    The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation recorded the highest number of cases at 55 followed by nine each in Karimnagar and Rangareddy districts.

    Ten out of the 33 districts recorded zero cases.

    A total of 26,676 samples were tested on Sunday. Cumulatively, the number of samples tested was 2.70 crore.

    A total of 176 COVID-19 recoveries were reported on Sunday taking the total number of recoveries to 6,61,093.

    The recovery rate and case fatality rate in the state was 98.82 per cent and 0.58 per cent, compared to the national average of 98.07 per cent and 1.3 per cent, the bulletin said. (PTI) 

    19:27 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, 38 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 14,39,390Total recoveries 14,13,981Death toll 25,089

    Active cases 320  | Read More

    19:04 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 367 new COVID cases and zero deaths today 

    Maharashtra: Mumbai reports 367 new COVID cases and zero deaths today, taking active cases to 5,030 as per Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (ANI)

    18:35 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 7555 new COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala reports 7555 new COVID-19 cases, 10,773 recoveries and 74 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases 87,593Death toll 26,865

    73,157 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. (ANI)

    18:11 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Russia's reports record-high daily COVID-19 infections

    Russia's reports record-high daily COVID-19 infectionsMOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Russia reported 34,303 cases of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a record-high number since the start of the pandemic, data from the state coronavirus task force showed on Sunday.It also reported 997 deaths from the disease, five fewer than the daily record-high of 1,002 reported the previous day.The latest coronavirus deaths brought the official national death toll to 223,312, with a total of almost 8 million cases.Russian authorities blame a slow vaccination campaign for the sharp rise of infections and deaths, which forced the health ministry to ask retired, vaccinated medics to return to hospitals.

    17:34 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Restaurant and bar raided for COVID-19 norm violations in Thane

    A restaurant-bar in Manpada area of Thane city was raided by Units I and V of the Crime Branch for alleged COVID-19 norm violations, an official said on Sunday. The raid took place shortly before midnight on Saturday and led to 10 people, including the restaurant-bar's owner and manager, being booked, he said. Customers were not following COVID-19 norms, no one was wearing masks nor was social distancing being maintained and the crowd was beyond permissible limits as well, Unit V Senior Inspector Vikas Godke said. No arrest has been made and Chitalsar police is investigating further, he added. PTI

    17:22 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Active Covid-19 cases drop to 6,000 in Andhra

    Active COVID-19 cases came down to about 6,000 in Andhra Pradesh even as the state added 432 fresh positives on Sunday. In 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, the state reported 586 recoveries and five deaths, according to the latest bulletin. The cumulative COVID-19 positives is now 20,60,472, recoveries 20,40,131 and toll 14,307. The active caseload is 6,034, the bulletin added. Chittoor district reported 87, Guntur 61 and Krishna 60 fresh cases while the remaining 10 districts added less than 50 new cases each. Krishna reported two more COVID-19 deaths and Chittoor, Guntur and West Godavari one each in a day. PTI

    16:48 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Zydus Cadila's COVID vaccine will be rolled out soon, says COVID Task Force chief V K Paul

    • Second coronavirus wave is subsiding but not fair to say now that worst is over: DR VK Paul
    • Given vaccine supply situation, it is well within our grasp to accomplish universal vaccination of adult population: VK Paul
    • Paul says final decision on COVID vaccination for children, adolescents will be based on overall scientific rationale. - PTI

    15:19 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Russia's reports record-high daily COVID-19 infections

    Russia reported 34,303 cases of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a record-high number since the start of the pandemic, data from the state coronavirus task force showed on Sunday.It also reported 997 deaths from the disease, five fewer than the daily record-high of 1,002 reported the previous day.The latest coronavirus deaths brought the official national death toll to 223,312, with a total of almost 8 million cases.Russian authorities blame a slow vaccination campaign for the sharp rise of infections and deaths, which forced the health ministry to ask retired, vaccinated medics to return to hospitals. Reuters

    15:09 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha logs 443 more COVID-19 cases; Khurda dist accounts for 54.85 per cent of new infections

    Odisha on Sunday registered 443 new COVID-19 cases, 85 more than the previous day, which took the state's tally to 10,35,077, a health department official said. Three fresh fatalities -- one each in Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Sundergarh -- pushed the toll to 8,285, the official said. Of the 443 new patients, 75 are children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years. The rate of infection among children and adolescents stands at 16.93 per cent. Khurda district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest number of new cases at 243, accounting for 54.85 per cent of the total infections logged during the day.  - PTI

    14:39 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: New govt hospital to come up in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a 1,430 bed government hospital in Shalimar Bagh, and said the facility will be ready in next six months. Addressing a gathering at the hospital construction site in Shalimar Bagh, Kejriwal said that during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic the city had witnessed dearth of hospital beds, ICU beds and medical oxygen. -PTI

    13:33 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh records five new COVID-19 cases

    Five fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Ladakh, taking the overall virus tally in the Union Territory to 20,876 and active cases to 46, officials said on Sunday. Ladakh has registered 208 Covid-related deaths -- 150 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. The officials said 2,560 persons were tested for COVID-19 in the twin districts on Saturday and five of them were found positive in Leh. One coronavirus infected patient was discharged from a hospital in Leh, thereby taking the number of recoveries in Ladakh to 20,621, they said, adding after the fresh recovery, the number of active cases stands at 46 with 45 in Leh and one in Kargil. The officials said no death was reported due to Covid in Ladakh on Saturday. PTI

    13:01 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Puducherry adds 52 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death pushes toll to 1,850

    Puducherry reported 52 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours raising overall tally to 1,27,396, a senior official of the Department of Health said on Sunday. One patient succumbed in Mahe pushing the death toll to 1,850, Director of the Department of Health G Sriramulu. The 52 new infections were identified at the end of the examination of 4,119 samples during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Sunday. The fresh cases were spread over Puducherry (35), Karaikal (nine), Mahe (seven) and Yanam (one), he said. The Director said there were 585 active Covid-19 cases in the union territory with 99 patients undergoing treatment in hospitals and remaining 486 in home isolation. - PTI

    11:51 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Melbourne to ease world's longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise

    Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday.By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been under six lockdowns totalling 262 days, or nearly nine months, since March 2020.Australian and other media say this is the longest in the world, exceeding a 234-day lockdown in Buenos Aires.While coronavirus cases keep rising in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, the state's double-vaccination rate is set to reach 70% this week, allowing for the ease in restrictions. "Today is a great day," said Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews in announcing the lockdown. "Today is a day when Victorians can be proud of what they have achieved."When hospitality venues and some businesses reopen, their capacity will remain heavily restricted. More easing, including the reopening of many retailers, will come once 80% of eligible Victorians are fully vaccinated - estimated by Nov. 5 at the latest.On Sunday, Victoria recorded 1,838 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths. Reuters

    11:50 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pan-African film festival opens in Burkina Faso amid COVID19 and security challenges

    Africa's premier film festival opened in Burkina Faso on Saturday with a colourful ceremony showcasing choreography, and acrobatic and musical acts from some of the continent's biggest names, including Senegalese Grammy nominee Baaba Maal.With a backdrop of Islamic militant attacks in the Sahel West African nation and the coronavirus pandemic, the glitzy ceremony saw a tribute to the country's military and to former president and revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara. The festival initially was planned for February, but was postponed as Burkina Faso battled a surge in coronavirus cases. Reuters

    11:31 (IST)17 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No fresh COVID-19 case in Andamans

    The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands remained unchanged at 7,641 as no fresh case was reported on Sunday, a health bulletin said. The Union territory now has nine active cases, while 7,503 people have recovered from the disease, and 129 patients have succumbed to the infection so far. The administration has tested over 5.76 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far, and inoculated over 2.91 lakh people, of whom 1.7 lakh have been fully vaccinated, it added. PTI

    22:26 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa sees 52 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, 87 recoveries

    Goa's COVID-19 caseload went up by 52 and reached 1,77,462 on Saturday, while three deaths during the day took the toll to 3,342, an official said.

    The recovery count increased by 87 to reach 1,73,510, leaving the state with 610 active cases, he said.

    With 4,188 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in Goa went up to 14,19,312, he added.

    Goa's COVID-19 figures: Positive cases 1,77,462, new cases 52, death toll 3342, discharged 173510, active cases 610, samples tested till date 14,19,312.  (PTI) 

    22:03 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, zero death; active tally at 96

    The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,92,679 on Saturday with the addition of four cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,523, an official said.

    The recovery count stands at 7,82,060, leaving the state with 96 active cases, he said.

    With 48,109 samples examined during the day, the number of tests in MP went up to 1,94,53,432, the official added.

    An official release said 6,60,635,27 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in MP, including 1,16,844 on Saturday.

    Coronavirus figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 7,92,679; new cases 04, death toll 10,523 (no change), recovered 7,82,060, active cases 96, number of tests so far 1,94,53,432. (PTI) 

    21:43 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra sees 1,553 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths, 1,682 recoveries 

    Maharashtra on Saturday reported 1,553 coronavirus positive cases and 26 fatalities while 1,682 patients recovered, the state health department said.

    The new additions pushed the COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra to 65,89,982, the death toll to 1,39,760, and the number of recoveries to 64,16,998, leaving the state with 29,627 active cases.

    Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 97.38 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent, the department said in a statement.

    With 1,00,944 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in Maharashtra went up to 6,09,09,99, it said.

    Mumbai city reported 319 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, taking the caseload to 7,51,293 and the number of fatalities to 16,180.

    Mumbai division saw 582 cases and five deaths, which raised the count of infections in the region to 16,91,183 and the toll to 35,395, the department said.

    Nashik division reported 385 new cases, including 230 in the Ahmednagar district. Pune division saw 402 infections, Kolhapur division 119, Aurangabad division 24, and Latur division 35.

    In the Akola division, two cases were reported in the Buldhana district and not a single death due to COVID-19.

    Nagpur division saw four cases, including one in the Nagpur district and three in Nagpur city. No fresh COVID-19 death was reported, the department release said.

    Maharashtra's coronavirus tally is as follows: Positive cases 65,89,982, deaths 1,39,760, recoveries 64,16,998, active cases 29,627, total tests 6,09,09,998, tests today 1,00,944. (PTI) 

    21:17 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nagaland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases

    Nagaland reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the tally to 31,751, a health official said.

    State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin said "24 positive cases detected today are – Dimapur (11), Kohima (9), Longleng & Mokokchung (2 each)." He also said that 14 COVID-19 patients – Dimapur (9), Mokokchung (3) and Wokha (2) recovered during the last 24 hours taking the total number of recovered persons to 29,639.

    The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 93.88 per cent.

    Nagaland currently has 236 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

    The COVID-19 death toll remained at 674 as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.

    Altogether 1,022 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states, the official said.

    Thus far, a total of 3,85,867 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Nagaland, Dr Kikon said.

    A total of 11,34,053 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 7,00,612 persons till Friday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr, adding that 4,33,441 beneficiaries have received both doses of the vaccine. (PTI) 

    20:45 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala records 7,995 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths 

    Kerala reported 7,995 new positive cases and 57 COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, taking the total affected in the state to 48,37,560 and the death toll to 26,791.

    State Health Minister Veena George said 79,722 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and there are 211 wards across 158 local self government bodies with a weekly infection population ratio above ten per cent.

    Among the districts, Ernakulam reported the highest number of fresh infections--1,280, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 985 and Kozhikode 937.

    "There are 90,885 active COVID-19 cases of which only 9.8 per cent are admitted to hospitals," the minister said in a release.

    Meanwhile, 11,769 persons recuperated from the disease, taking the total cured to 47,28,497.

    According to the release, of those found infected today, 27 reached the state from outside while 7,562 contracted the disease through their contact. The source of infection of 321 persons is yet to be traced and 45 health workers are also among the infected.

    Currently, there are 3,14,640 people under observation of which 10,404 are in isolation wards of various hospitals. (PTI) 

    20:36 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 103 new cases & 164 recoveries in the past 24 hours 

    COVID19 | Himachal Pradesh reports 103 new cases & 164 recoveries in the past 24 hours; active cases is at 1,298 (ANI) 

    19:58 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jammu and Kashmir reports 82 new COVID-19 cases

    Jammu and Kashmir reported 82 COVID-19 cases and zero daily deaths due to the disease on Saturday, taking the union territory's infection tally to 3,30,967.

    Fifteen of these were from Jammu division and 67 from Kashmir division, officials said.

    They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 37 new cases, followed Baramulla with 12.

    There are 855 active cases of the disease in the union territory, while the number of recoveries stands at 3,25,686, the officials said.

    The death toll is at 4,426, they said.

    There were 47 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory at present. (PTI) 

    19:28 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid-19 cases touch 20.60 lakh in Andhra Pradesh

    The cumulative coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh climbed to 20.60 lakh as the state added 332 afresh in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday.

    The state also reported 585 recoveries and seven deaths during the period, the latest bulletin said.

    The number of active cases now stood at 6,193 after 20,39,545 total recoveries and 14,302 deaths.

    All districts reported less than 60 new cases each in a day.

    Chittoor district added 55, Kadapa 43, Guntur 42, West Godavari 36, East Godavari and Krishna 32 each, Visakhapatnam 28, Prakasam 25 and Nellore 22 fresh cases.

    The remaining four districts added less than 8 new cases each.

    Kadapa and Krishna districts had two fresh fatalities each, East Godavari, Guntur and Visakhapatnam one each in a day.

    Only East Godavari district has 1,372 active cases. Four districts have less than 100 each and eight have between 100 and 1,000 active cases each. (PTI) 

    19:00 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 264 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24 hours

    Karnataka reports 264 new COVID-19 cases, 421 recoveries and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 29,83,133Total recoveries 29,35,659Death toll 37,937

    Active cases 9508 (ANI) 

    18:32 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 7955 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hours

    Kerala reports 7955 new COVID-19 cases, 11,769 recoveries and 57 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases 90,885Death toll 26,791

    79,722 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. (ANI) 

    18:11 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus: Delhi records zero death, 21 fresh cases; positivity rate plummets to 0.04 pc

    The slide in the Coronavirus infection in the national capital continues as the city registered only 21 new cases in the last 24 hours. On the same day, no Covid-19 related death was recorded in the city. It is pertinent to note that since the beginning of this month, the city has only witnessed two Covid-19 related fatalities on October 2 and October 10. With the inclusion of the latest figures, the positivity rate of Coronavirus in the city has dropped to 0.04 percent-PTI

    17:34 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: K'taka govt to decide on easing COVID curbs after consulting experts

    The Karnataka government on Saturday said it will take a call on further relaxing the COVID-19 related restrictions after consulting the experts soon, in view of a substantial drop in cases in the state. "There will be a meeting with the experts on COVID-19 either tomorrow or the day after. If the norms have to be changed in the coming days, we will do it after seeking the opinion of experts," Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters. He said there will be a comprehensive discussion on a range of issues from reopening of schools for all the classes to reopening all commercial establishments and movement of people in the border states. After obtaining everyone's approval, an appropriate decision will be taken, Bommai said. Underlining that COVID-19 cases have come down in the state and the infection rate is below one per cent, Bommai pointed out that the experts have cautioned against letting the guard down even if the cases have reduced. - PTI

    17:31 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India to reach 100-cr Covid vaccination mark next week: Health minister

    India will cross the landmark of 100-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses next week, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday as a Covid-anthem penned by singer Kailash Kher was released to dispel myths and shed vaccine hesitancy. Till this evening, as many as "97.23 crore have been administered the first dose of Covid vaccine in the country", he said at the launch event. The vaccines administered suggest about 70 per cent of the population getting at least one dose and about 30 per cent of the population has got two doses, he said. "We administered 2.5 crore doses one single day on September 17 and next week we will reach the 100 crore mark," he said. "This has happened because of the effort put in by all." - PTI

    16:39 (IST)16 Oct 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Steady vaccination pace among reasons behind low daily cases in Delhi, say experts

    The steady pace of vaccination and that a large number of people have already been infected by Covid could be the reasons why the daily cases have not crossed the 100-mark in nearly three-and-a-half months in Delhi, according to experts. On June 29, the national capital had reported 101 cases and four fatalities. Since then, the cases have stayed below the 100-mark. Only five Covid-related fatalities were reported in Delhi last month -- one each on September 7, 16 and 17, and two on September 28 -- according to official figures. Two Covid fatalities have so far been recorded this month in Delhi, on October 2 and 10, according to official data. The death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 25,089 in the city. - PTI

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