Coronavirus News Highlights: Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21 with more relaxations; Delhi records 238 new cases

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Coronavirus Cases and Death Rate in India Live, Covid-19 Vaccine Registration India Live, Unlock India LIVE: Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate – This has been the one and only demand of every single health expert when asked about how to beat coronavirus. India’s mass vaccination drive, touted as the planet’s largest inoculation programme, has not gathered the desired pace. Launched on January 16, India has been vaccinating a far lesser number of beneficiaries with each passing day. According to the June 10 data by the health ministry, over 33 lakh individuals received their Covid jabs. So, is it enough? Not really! The latest Monthly Economic Review by the Union Finance Ministry says that nearly 70 crore citizens must be vaccinated by September this year in order to fully open the economy. This means that from the present 33 lakh, the Centre and states must ramp up the drive to 93 lakh jabs per day. Scientists say that around 80% of the population must be covered if a nation wants to achieve herd immunity. With the current trend, it looks like an uphill task to inoculate the vulnerable groups as well as the general population. To top it, the Centre has made it clear that only it has the sole authority of the data of vaccine stock. The argument is that it is of sensitive nature.

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But many say that this shows that the govt is not transparent about the vaccine data. If people won’t know what kind of stocks we have, how will the citizens get the confidence? After the devastation of the second wave, the govt must ensure that vaccination data is made available to everyone to instil confidence and help people in restarting their lives:

 

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    22:28 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sets target of vaccinating 6 crore people in six months

    Covid: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sets target of vaccinating 6 cr people in six months (PTI)

    22:06 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: COVID-19: Telangana reports 1,707 new cases, 16 deaths

    COVID-19: Telangana reports 1,707 new cases, 16 deaths (PTI)

    21:45 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh logs 8,239 new cases, 61 deaths

    COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh logs 8,239 new cases, 61 deaths (PTI)

    21:33 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 14,233 new cases, 173 deaths

    COVID-19: Kerala reports 14,233 new cases, 173 deaths (PTI)

    21:05 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh sees 397 new cases; 35 deaths

    COVID-19: Madhya Pradesh sees 397 new cases; 35 deaths; 1,240 recoveries (PTI)

    20:52 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Corona curfew to be clamped in Chandigarh from 5 am on June 13 to 5 am on June 14

    There shall be a Corona curfew from 5 am on 13th June till 5 am on 14th June in the UT: Chandigarh administration (ANI)

    20:40 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 9 more Covid-related deaths, 505 new cases

    Himachal Pradesh reports 9 more Covid-related deaths, 505 new cases (PTI)

    20:31 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Corona curfew to be clamped in Chandigarh from 5 am on June 13 to 5 am on June 14

    There shall be a Corona curfew from 5 am on 13th June till 5 am on 14th June in the UT: Chandigarh administration (ANI)

    20:20 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: In 27 Districts of Tamil Nadu, salons, beauty parlours and spas can function during lockdown

    Tamil Nadu | In 27 Districts including Chennai, salons, beauty parlours and spas can function from 5pm without air conditioners and only 50% of customers from June 14. Government parks allowed to be open from 6am to 9pm. Taxis, auto-rickshaws allowed to operate.(ANI)

    20:10 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chandigarh reports 70 cases, 3 deaths and 84 discharges today

    COVID-19 | Chandigarh reports 70 cases, 3 deaths and 84 discharges today; the total number of active cases in the Union Territory is 564 (ANI)

    19:59 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Meghalaya records 514 new COVID-19 cases, 10 fatalities

    Meghalaya records 514 new COVID-19 cases, 10 fresh fatalities (PTI)

    19:48 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 15,759 new cases, 378 deaths today 

    COVID-19 | Tamil Nadu reports 15,759 new cases, 378 deaths and  29,243 recoveries today; active cases at 1,74,802 (PTI)

    19:35 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21 with more relaxations

    Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21 with more relaxations; government-run Tasmac shops allowed operate between 10 am & 5pm in 27 districts of the State (ANI)

    19:24 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 8,249 new cases, 159 deaths today

    COVID-19 | Karnataka reports 8,249 new cases, 159 deaths and 14,975 discharges today; the number of active cases in the State is 2,03,769 (ANI)

    19:12 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 687 news cases, 19 deaths reported in Manipur today 

    COVID-19 | 687 news cases, 1105 recoveries and 19 deaths reported in Manipur today; the number of active cases in the State is 8,922 (ANI)

    18:57 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Meghalaya records 514 new COVID-19 cases, 10 fresh fatalities

    Meghalaya on Friday reported 514 new COVID-19 cases pushing the coronavirus tally to 41,100, a senior health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the northeastern state also jumped to 714 as ten more people succumbed to the infection, Health Services Director Aman War said. (PTI)

    18:52 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Sikkim reports 147 new COVID cases, 2 more fatalities

    At least 147 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the tally in the state to 18,090, a health department bulletin said on Friday. Two more fatalities due to the infection in the last 24 hours pushed the death toll to 281, it said. Of the fresh cases, 57 were reported from East Sikkim, 42 from South Sikkim, 27 from North Sikkim and 21 from West Sikkim. (PTI)

    18:45 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Grievances on shortage of Covaxin for second dose in 18-44 yrs age group in Delhi addressed: HC

    The Delhi High Court Friday noted that grievances of people here in the age group of 18-44 years who had received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin and were finding it difficult to get its second dose have been addressed to a large extent and no further orders are required. Justice Rekha Palli disposed of the three pleas filed by persons who were finding it difficult to get the second dose of Covaxin after getting the first jab as they have been fully vaccinated now. (PTI)

    18:42 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Padma Shri recipient Dr Ashok Panagariya dies of post-Covid complications

    Prominent neurologist and Padma Shri recipient Dr Ashok Panagariya died of post-Covid complications here on Friday. He was 71. Dr Panagariya was on ventilator support for the past several days at a private hospital. His condition deteriorated in the past two days and he died on Friday, hospital sources said. (PTI)

    18:37 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Goa sees 423 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, 819 recoveries

    Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 423 and reached 1,61,576 on Friday, while the day also saw eight deaths and 819 people getting discharged from hospitals, an official said. The state's toll stands at 2,899 and the recovery count is 1,53,476, leaving it with an active caseload of 5,201, he said. (PTI)

    18:36 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Andhra Pradesh reports 8,239 new cases

    8,239 new positive cases, 61 deaths, and 11,135 recoveries have been reported in Andhra Pradesh today.

    Total cases: 17,96,122Active cases: 96,100Total recoveries: 16,88,198

    18:22 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: RT-PCR tests not required entering into Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to increase shop opening timings from 9am-5 pm from June14 with shops remaining closed on weekends. Offices can function with 50% staff. Intrastate public transport allowed with 50% occupancy. No requirement of RT-PCR tests for entering the State. (ANI)

    18:22 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Pregnant woman moves Delhi HC for inclusion in COVID-19 vaccination drive on priority

    A pregnant woman Friday approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre to include pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccination drive on priority basis. The high court was informed by the Centre's counsel that the government is seized of the issue and will take a decision on the same. (PTI)

    18:03 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Delhi reports 238 new cases

    Delhi reports 238 new COVID19 cases, 504 recoveries and 24 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 14,30,671Total recoveries 14,01,977Death toll 24,772

    Active cases 3922

    18:02 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Pvt hosps can return doses to govt, says Madhya Pradesh HC

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court has allowed private hospitals to return COVID-19 vaccine doses to the government and the directed the latter to get chief medical and health officers to verify the returned stock and process refunds. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Sujoy Paul observed that vaccination has to be done free of cost now in view of a change in the Union government's policy. (PTI)

    17:44 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Assam launches IVRS for COVID patients under home isolation in Kamrup Metropolitan district

    The Assam government has launched an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) to ensure regular follow-up of COVID-19 patients staying at home. The 'NISHTHA 21COVID Sanchar', an IVRS-based remote monitoring model for patients under home isolation, was launched recently for Kamrup Metropolitan district with the support of USAID's flagship health system strengthening project 'NISHTHA' and will be implemented by Jhpiego, an international non profit health organisation. (PTI)

    17:43 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Centenarian woman beats COVID in 11 days, leaves hospital in Kerala

    A centenarian woman has beaten COVID-19 in 11 days and left hospital in northern Kannur district of Kerala, infusing a fresh vigour to the overworked health fraternity in the state which is striving to contain the infection. The condition of the 104-year-old Janaki Amma was critical when she was admitted to the government medical college hospital at Pariyaram on May 31, health department sources said. (PTI)

    17:30 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: UK PM pledges to donate 100 mn COVID vaccine doses

    The UK will donate 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses to the world within the next year, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday at the start of the G7 Summit in Cornwall. Ahead of the formal sessions of the summit -- bringing together leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan as well the European Union and guest nations India, South Africa, Australia and South Korea -- Johnson as the host vowed to "take a massive step towards beating this pandemic for good". (PTI)

    17:25 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Delta variant 60 per cent more transmissible, reduces vaccine effect: UK experts

    The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 variant of concern (VOC) first identified in India, is about 60 per cent more transmissible than the Alpha strain identified in the UK and also reduces the effectiveness of vaccines to some extent, UK health experts report on Friday. Public Health England (PHE), which has been tracking VOCs on a weekly basis, said that the cases of the Delta VOC have risen by 29,892 to hit 42,323 in the country - an increase of around 70 per cent. (PTI)

    17:05 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Kolhapur's positivity rate, oxygen bed occupancy highest in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra health department on Friday released the figures related to the weekly COVID-19 positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy of the administrative units in the state, and directed the local administrations to decide on the level of restrictions to be imposed in those areas. As per the data, the positivity rate of Kolhapur is 15.85 per cent and its oxygen bed occupancy is 67.41 per cent. Both these figures are the highest in the state. (PTI)

    16:57 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: 409 Oxygen Express trains delivered more than 29,185 MT of medical oxygen to 15 States

    409 Oxygen Express trains with 1,684 tankers have so far delivered more than 29,185 MT of medical oxygen to 15 States. New standards and unprecedented benchmarks being created in running of Oxygen Express freight trains. (PIB)

    16:49 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: No link between genetic risk factor and severe COVID among South Asians, says study

    The major genetic risk factor for COVID-19 severity in European population may not increase the susceptibility to the disease among South Asians, according to a study that used data from India and Bangladesh. Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have wondered why some people experience more severe symptoms and adverse outcomes from COVID-19 than others. An earlier research done on European population suggested variations in a specific segment of DNA, or genetic material, is strongly associated with severe COVID-19 infection and hospitalisation. (PTI)

    16:35 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: ICMR to begin work for next serosurvey this month

    Preparation for national serosurvey done. ICMR will begin work for next serosurvey this month. But if we want to protect our geographies we won't have to depend on national serosurvey alone, we'll have to encourage states for serosurveys too: Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog (ANI)

    16:34 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Reduction in COVID-19 vaccine wastage will ensure enhanced vaccination, says Govt

    COVID-19 vaccine is an essential public health commodity with global scarcity and therefore, its wastage must be reduced and kept to a minimum level which will further help inoculate many people, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. Referring to some media reports stating that the ministry's insistence on keeping vaccine wastage below 1 per cent is unrealistic and undesirable, it said several states have organised vaccination in such a way, that not only there is no wastage but they are able to extract more doses from the vial and thus show a negative wastage. 

    16:25 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Working closely with states to address vaccine hesitancy: Govt

    Amid media reports alleging 'vaccine hesitancy' among health workers in rural areas, the Union Health Ministry on Friday said it is working closely with states and union territories to address the issue. The government of India has been supporting the efforts of states and UTs for an effective vaccination drive under the 'Whole of Government' approach since January 16 this year, it said. (PTI)

    16:18 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Sri Lanka records highest single-day COVID-19 death toll

    The coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka has crossed the 2,000-mark as the country on Thursday recorded its highest single-day fatalities with 101 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. The death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 2,011 in Sri Lanka, which is facing a third wave of the pandemic, health officials said on Friday. (PTI)

    16:06 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Odisha reports 5,235 new COVID-19 cases, 43 more fatalities

    Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 8,42,461 on Friday as 5,235 more people tested positive for the infection, the lowest single-day rise in the last 50 days, a health department official said. Forty-three fresh fatalities due to the contagion pushed the death toll to 3,210, he said. Of the new cases, 2,975 were reported from quarantine centres, and 2,273 detected during contact tracing. (PTI)

    15:57 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Honeywell sets up critical care centre for COVID-19 patients in Bengaluru

    Honeywell on Friday announced that it has established a critical care centre at Bowring Hospital here to treat COVID-19 patients in the city. The technology company said in a statement that it has also donated 200 oxygen concentrators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits to the Government for distribution in the State. The 10-bed ICU centre at Bowring Hospital features necessary equipment to support critical COVID-19 patients, it was stated. (PTI)

    15:49 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Sri Lanka records highest single-day COVID-19 death toll

    he coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka has crossed the 2,000-mark as the country on Thursday recorded its highest single-day fatalities with 101 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. The death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 2,011 in Sri Lanka, which is facing a third wave of the pandemic, health officials said on Friday. (PTI)

    15:40 (IST)11 Jun 2021
    Covid19 Live News: Curbs likely to be relaxed in Pune city, as positivity rate sees dip

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said the administration in Pune will consider introducing some relaxations if the COVID-19 positivity rate in the city continues to be below 5 per cent in the next two days. Last week, Pune city had come under the state government's level 3 category. However, with the positivity rate dropping a little below 5 per cent, the city has now moved to level 2. (PTI)

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