Coronavirus cases in India June 9 Highlights: Govt releases guidelines on Covid in children; Gujarat eases lockdown rules

Covid India in Live June 9 Highlights: Jharkhand government extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 16 with some relaxations; Nagaland to remain under lockdown till June 18; Maharashtra reports 10,989 new coronavirus infections; Mumbai sees below 1,000 Covid-19 cases for 10th day in a row

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Coronavirus cases in India, Covid19 Live, Unlock Latest News June 9 Live Updates: What’s the cost of vaccinating India’s billion? An Indian Express report puts the number at Rs 50,000. This is also a conservative estimate. As the nation moves to the next phase of the Covid battle, the economic cost of the pandemic is something that the authorities must deal with. While the cost of the vaccination drive is the immediate concerns, other factors such as providing food grain supply to the economically backward class till Diwali will also put a strain on the national exchequer. The RBI has already spoken about the contraction of the Indian economy. Given the challenges related to the contagion, the world will be closely watching how the second-most populous country on the planet stages a turnaround. As the cities return to normalcy with the new unlock process, here are the latest corona updates from India and around the world:

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22:40 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: In drastically revised COVID-19 toll, Bihar confirms more than 9k deaths

COVID-19 death toll in Bihar was on Wednesday revised drastically upwards by the state health department which put the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 9,429. According to the department, which had till the previous day stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500, as many as 3,951 deaths have been added to the toll after verification. However, it was not specified as to when these additional deaths took place though a breakup was provided for all 38 districts. Going by the fresh figures, the number of lives lost in the second wave is close to 8,000 and a nearly six times increase in the death toll since April. Patna district bore the brunt of the outbreak, accounting for a total of 2,303 deaths. Muzaffarpur was a distant second with 609 fatalities. Patna also accounted for the highest number of 1,070 “additional deaths reported after verification”, followed by Begusarai (316), Muzaffarpur (314), East Champaran (391), and Chief Minister Nitish Kumars native Nalanda (222). Altogether 7,15,179 people have been infected in the state so far of whom more than five lakhs caught the contagion in the last couple of months. (PTI)

22:33 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Delhi govt team hails ‘Mumbai model’ of COVID-19 management, BMC’s ‘exemplary’ work

A Delhi government team lauded the work done by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and announced that the ‘Mumbai model’ of curbing the infection cases will be implemented in the national capital soon. The BMC said this in a statement issued on Wednesday. The Delhi government team comprising senior officials of the Delhi government’s health department, Dr Sanjay Agarwal and Dr Dharmendra Kumar, paid a visit to Mumbai recently to study the steps taken by the BMC. During the visit, the team discussed various issues, including decentralisation achieved through Ward War Rooms, successful management of oxygen supply and jumbo hospitals set up in a short span of time, the BMC said in the release. The delegates visited the BMC’s jumbo COVID-19 hospital in Goregaon and Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri, and got acquainted with the management of the hospital.  “At the end of this visit, the Delhi Government team said that the work done by BMC is exemplary and the ‘Mumbai model’ will be implemented in Delhi soon,” the BMC said. The Delhi government team visited the Ward War Room of the two wards, D and K/East, to understand the management of COVID-19 patients and bed allotment by the BMC through the ward war rooms. The BMC has set up 24 ward level war rooms to decentralise emergency response.  The BMC-run 1,800-bed Seven Hills Hospital managed with 18 metric tonnes of oxygen, but the delegates said that a Delhi government hospital with the same bed capacity needs 32 metric tonnes of oxygen, the release said. (PTI)

22:32 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh has 1,301 active Black Fungus cases

The overall number of Black Fungus cases in Andhra Pradesh touched 1,955 on Wednesday but only 1,301 of them are now active. Principal Secretary (Health) Anil Kumar Singhal told reporters that 114 persons had died so far of mucormycosis, including five in the last 24 hours. “So far 654 patients had recovered from Black Fungus. The remaining are undergoing treatment in various hospitals,” the official said. (PTI)

22:29 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Amazon India vaccinates over 1 lakh frontline associates, staff, dependents

Amazon India on Wednesday said it has completed vaccinating over one lakh people, including frontline associates, employees and their dependents. The e-commerce major had launched its first on-site vaccination event for frontline teams three weeks ago. These sessions are currently being hosted in 26 cities, including key metros and cities such as Ludhiana, Ranchi and Raipur in conjunction with licensed healthcare partners, a statement said. The company will continue to expand these events to more cities and towns like Mysore, Surat and Indore over the coming weeks, it added. (PTI)

21:58 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Jharkhand says vaccine wastage falls to 1.5% from earlier 4.5%

Jharkhand on Wednesday said its vaccine wastage figure has dipped to 1.5 per cent from earlier 4.5 per cent on the back of an efficient vaccination drive in the state. The efforts made by the state government are now showing results in terms of paced up speed of inoculation and reduced vaccine wastage in the state, it said. As per the vaccine data from National Health Mission Jharkhand, in a short span of two weeks between May 26 and June 8 almost 6 lakh new vaccine doses were administered across Jharkhand. The vaccine coverage in Jharkhand was 40.12 lakh doses on May 26 which increased to 46.07 lakh doses on June 8 morning, as per a statement from the state government. “Till 26th May, net vaccine availability at the state government was 42,07,128 doses, out of this 40,12,142 doses were administered whereas on June 8th, net vaccine availability was 46,76,990, out of this 46,07,189 doses were administered to the people. “This resulted in bringing wastage down to 1.5% per cent from earlier 4.5% per cent,” the statement said.  (PTI)

21:55 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Nagaland records highest single-day recovery of COVID-19 patients

Nagaland on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day recovery of 965 COVID-19 patients while 186 fresh cases were detected, health department officials said. This is also the fourth consecutive day that the state recorded more recoveries than fresh infections. The previous highest single-day recovery was on May 21 when 225 patients were cured of the disease. “186 positive cases detected today  92 Mokokchung, 34 Kohima, 28 Dimapur, 11 Zunheboto, 6 Mon, 5 Phek, 3 each in Wokha & Longleng, 2 Tuensang and 1 each in Peren & Kiphire,” said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr. Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin. With this, Nagalands confirmed cases have increased to 23,237, of which  18,261 have recovered, and 3,893 are active cases, the health official said. The demise of three COVID-19 patients  one each in Kohima, Mokokchung, and Phek district  has increased the death toll in the state to 435, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said. (PTI)

21:43 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Govt issues guidelines on Covid in children; suggests rational use of CT scan; Remdesivir not recommended

The government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 among children in which Remdesivir has not been recommended and rational use of HRCT imaging has been suggested. The guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the health ministry also said that steroids are harmful in asymptomatic and mild cases of infection. The DGHS recommended steroids only in hospitalised moderately severe and critically ill COVID-19 cases under strict supervision. “Steroids should be used at the right time, in the right dose and for the right duration. Self-medication of steroids must be avoided,” it said. The guidelines also said Remdesivir (an emergency use authorization drug) is not recommended in children. “There is lack of sufficient safety and efficacy data with respect to Remdesivir in children below 18 years of age,” the guidelines said. The guidelines suggested rational use of High-resolution CT (HRCT) for seeing the extent and nature of lung involvement in patients with COVID-19. “However, any additional information gained from HRCT scan of the chest often has little impact on treatment decisions, which are based almost entirely on clinical severity and physiological impairment. “Therefore, treating physicians should be highly selective in ordering HRCT imaging of the chest in COVID-19 patients,” the guidelines said. They said COVID-19 is a viral infection, and antimicrobials have no role in the prevention or treatment of uncomplicated COVID-19 infection. For asymptomatic and mild cases, the guidelines said antimicrobials are not recommended for therapy or prophylaxis while for moderate and severe cases antimicrobials should not be prescribed unless there is clinical suspicion of a superadded infection. Hospital admission increases the risk of healthcare-associated infections with multidrug-resistant organisms. For asymptomatic infection among children, the guidelines recommended no specific medication and promoted COVID-appropriate behaviour (mask, strict hand hygiene, physical distancing) and suggested giving nutritious diet. The guidelines said that for mild infection paracetamol 10-15mg/kg/dose may be given every 4-6 hours for fever and throat soothing agents and warm saline gargles in older children and adolescents have been recommended for cough. (PTI)

21:31 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Over 24 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 24 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said that in the 18-44 age group, 19,24,924 beneficiaries received the first dose of vaccine and 86,450 got the second dose on Wednesday. So far, 3,38,08,845 people in the 18-44 age group have received the first dose across states and union territories and 4,05,114 have got the second dose. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered the first dose to more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group each, the ministry said. The country has administered cumulatively 24,24,79,167 vaccine doses, according to a provisional report at 7 pm on Wednesday. The total include 1,00,12,624 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 69,11,311 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,64,71,228 frontline workers (FLWs) who have taken the first dose and 87,51,277 FLWs who have received the second dose. (PTI)

21:21 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Rajasthan logs 520 new Covid-19 cases, 30 deaths

Rajasthan reports 520 new #COVID19 cases, 2282 recoveries and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total cases 9,48,024
Total recoveries 9,27,443
Death toll 8749

Active cases 11,832 (ANI)

21:20 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: J&K reports 1,098 new cases, 17 deaths

Jammu and Kashmir reports 1098 new #COVID19 cases, 3046 recoveries and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total cases 3,03,749
Total recoveries 2,79,779
Death toll 4118

Active cases 19,852 (ANI)

21:08 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Punjab records 1,407 new COVID19 cases, 66 deaths

Punjab records 1407 new COVID19 cases, 66 deaths, and 2521 discharges in the last 24 hours; active cases at 17,344 (ANI)

21:07 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Rajasthan sees 30 more deaths, 520 new cases

Rajasthan recorded 520 fresh coronavirus cases and 30 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the infection tally to 9,48,024 and the toll to 8,749, according to an official report. Three new fatalities each were reported from Jaipur, Sriganganagar, Udaipur and Jodhpur besides deaths recorded in other cities, the report said. A maximum of 115 new cases were registered in Jaipur, while 46, 45, 40 and 32 more people tested positive in Alwar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner and Jodhpur, respectively. A total of 9,27,443 people have recovered from the infection in the state and the number of active cases stands at 11,832. (PTI)

21:06 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Gujarat reports 644 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

Gujarat reports 644 new COVID19 cases, 1675 discharges, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours

Case tally: 8,18,351
Total recovered cases: 7,94,703
Active cases: 13,683
Death toll: 9,965 (ANI)

20:56 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 10,959 new COVID19 cases, 192 deaths

Karnataka reports 10,959 new COVID19 cases, 192 deaths, and 20,246 discharges in the last 24 hours; active cases at 2,15,525 (ANI)

20:54 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: West Bengal reports 5,384 new Covid-19 cases, 95 deaths

West Bengal reports 5,384 new COVID cases, 10,512 recoveries, and 95 deaths in the past 24 hours 

Active cases: 14,702
Total recoveries: 14,11,573
Death toll: 16,555 (ANI)

20:46 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Gujarat records 644 new COVID-19 cases; 10 more fatalities

Gujarat on Wednesday saw 644 new cases of coronavirus and 10 casualties that raised the tally of infections to 8,18,351 and toll to 9,965, an official from the state health department said. Apart from this, 1,675 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries in the state to 7,94,703, he said. With 130 new cases, Vadodara reported the highest number of infections, followed by Surat with 100, Ahmedabad with 98, Rajkot with 56, Jamnagar and Junagadh with 26 each, the official said. Three patients succumbed to the infection in Ahmedabad, while Surat and Vadodara reported two and one casualty respectively, he said. With this, Gujarat is left with 13,683 active cases, of which 346 patients are in a critical condition, he said, adding that the recovery rate has improved to 97.11 per cent. (PTI)

20:43 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Telangana records 1,813 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Telangana on Wednesday reported 1,813 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 5,96,813, while the toll rose to 3,426 with 17 more deaths. Khammam district accounted for the most number of cases with 180, followed by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (179) and Nalgonda (145), a state government bulletin said, providing information as of 5.30 PM on Wednesday. It said 1,801 people recovered from the infectious disease on Wednesday, taking the cumulative number of recoveries to 5,69,086. The number of active cases was 24,301. (PTI)

20:36 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: New Covid-19 cases drop below 18,000 in Tamil Nadu, recoveries rise

Coronavirus positive cases plunged below 18,000 in Tamil Nadu with 17,321 fresh infections being reported on Wednesday, and the recoveries rose to 31,253. The fatalities slightly dipped to 405 – 169 in private hospitals and 236 in government facilities – taking the total toll so far to 28,170. Coimbatore topped with 2,319 new infections and 62 deaths and a total of 4,992 people were discharged, according to the state health bulletin here. Next to Coimbatore, Erode district reported a maximum of 1,405 fresh infections followed by the States capital with 1,345 new cases and 52 fatalities. There were 10 deaths in Erode district. The number of persons testing positive till date is 22,92,025 and the number of active cases, including isolation, is 2,04,258. With 31,253 COVID-19 positive patients getting discharged after treatment today, the total recoveries till date stood at 20,59,597. (PTI)

20:32 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Madhya Prdesh records 453 new cases, 36 deaths; 1,329 recover

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,86,755 on Wednesday after the state reported 453 fresh cases, while the death toll reached 8,441 with the addition of 36 fatalities, the Health Department said. A total of 1,329 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the count of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh to 7,71,243, the department said. The number of active cases in the state now stands at 7,071, it said. With 144 new infections, Indore’s caseload went up to 1,52,095, while that of Bhopal rose to 1,22,310 with the addition of 124 patients. The COVID-19 toll in Indore rose to 1,363 with three more deaths, while the fatality count in Bhopal went up to 960 after two more patients succumbed to the infection. Indore is now left with 1,138 active cases, while Bhopal has 1,841 patients under treatment, the department said. As many as 10 out of the total 52 districts in the state did not record any fresh coronavirus case during the past 24 hours, it said. (PTI)

20:26 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Gujarat govt allows hotels, religious places, gyms to reopen with some restrictions

The Gujarat government on Wednesday allowed hotels,  restaurants, gyms and religious places to reopen with certain  restrictions, and also permitted political and other kinds of programs  with limited attendance  during the period from June 11 to June 26. Hotels  and restaurants can operate between 9 am to 7 pm during this period  with 50 per cent sitting capacity. Until now only home delivery of food  was allowed, but with a dip in new COVID-19 infections, the government decided to offer some relaxation, officials said. Parks, gardens and libraries were also allowed to reopen between 6 am to 7 pm, an official release said, adding that night curfew, however, will continue in 36 cities between 9 pm to 6 am. Political, social, religious and cultural programs can be held with a  maximum of 50 persons in attendance during this period with compliance  of  Standard Operating Protocols (SOP) for safety. All religious places can remain open with no more than 50 visitors allowed to gather at a time during June 11 and June 26. The decision to ease restrictions was announced after a meeting of the  state’s core committee on the pandemic, chaired by Chief Minister Vijay  Rupani. Commercial establishments including shops were  allowed to operate between 9 am to 7 pm against 9 am to 6 pm earlier.  Gymnasiums can reopen with 50 per cent capacity by ensuring strict  adherence to COVID-19 SOP between June 11 and June 26, the release said. (PTI)

20:17 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Centre asks states not to share data on vaccine stocks, temperature of vaccine storage in public

The Centre has written to the states and Union territories, advising them not to share the data of the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system on vaccine stocks and the temperature of vaccine storage at public forums, and stating that it is a “sensitive information and to be used only for programme improvement”. In a recent letter to the states, the Union health ministry said the Centre, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has rolled out the eVIN system under UIP, which is used to track the vaccine stock status and the temperature at all levels of vaccine storage, from national to the sub-district level. In the letter, the health ministry said it was overwhelming to see that all the states are using the system to update the stock and transactions of Covid vaccines on a daily basis. “In this regard, please be advised that data and analytics generated by eVIN for inventory and temperature is owned by the Ministry of Health and not to be shared with any other organisation, partner agency, media agency, online and offline public forums without the consent of the ministry. (PTI)

20:16 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Chandigarh logs 84 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

COVID19 | Chandigarh reports 84 new positive cases, 118 recoveries and 2 deaths today; case tally reaches 60,862 including 649 active cases. (ANI)

20:09 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: 89 deaths, 709 fresh virus cases in UP

Eighty-nine more people died from coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday as 709 fresh cases pushed the state’s infection count to 17,00,476, according to a government release. The infection has claimed 21,516 lives in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Of the fresh 89 deaths, 13 were reported from Kanpur, followed by seven each in Gorakhpur and Bareilly, the UP government said in the statement issued here. Gorakhpur reported 38 cases, followed by Gautam Buddh Nagar (35), Lucknow (34) and Meerut (33). In the past 24 hours, 1,706 COVID-19 patients recovered, taking the number of cured people to 16,66,001. The count of active cases in the state stands at 12,959, the statement said. (PTI)

20:03 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Mumbai reports below 1,000 new cases for 10th day in a row

Mumbai reported 788 new COVID-19 cases and 27 fresh fatalities, a sharp rise from just seven deaths a day ago,  on Wednesday, taking the infection tally to 7,13,790 and the toll to 15,100, the city civic body said. Notably, this was the tenth day in a row when Mumbai’s daily coronavirus cases have remained below the 1,000-mark. The city witnessed a marginal increase in the new cases, while the daily fatalities rose sharply as compared to Tuesday, when the financial capital had witnessed 673 infections and seven deaths. In the last 24 hours, 511 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered people to 6,80,520, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s updated data. Presently, Mumbai has 15,947 active COVID-19 cases, as per the data. As many as  29,082 coronavirus tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, pushing their cumulative number to 65,09,573, the civic body said. According to the BMC, Mumbai’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 95 per cent. Mumbai’s growth rate of COVID-19 cases for the period June 2 and June 8 was 0.12 per cent, while the case doubling rate was 553 days, it said. (PTI)

20:01 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker:J&K reports 1,098 fresh Covid-19 cases, 17 more deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 1,098 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 3,03,769 while 17 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,118, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 324 were reported from the Jammu division and 774 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 254, followed by 113 in Budgam. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 19,852 while 2,79,779 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. (PTI)

19:57 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh registers 554 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths

Fifteen more people died from COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday as 554 fresh cases pushed the state’s infection count to 1,96,905, an official said. So far, the infection has killed 3,327 people in the state. According to the state Health Department, the number of active cases has now dropped to 6,682. The number of total recoveries has reached 1,86,872 with 839 patients recuperating from the infection in the past 24 hours, the official said. (PTI)

19:56 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Nashik district sees 383 COVID-19 cases, 72 deaths

Nashik district in Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 383 new coronavirus positive cases and 72 deaths, taking the tally to 3,89,887 and the toll to 5,103, while 680 patients recovered,  an official release said. The overall count of recoveries in the Nashik district now stands at 3,79,892. With 10,648 new tests, the total number of samples tested so far in the district has gone up to 17,43,817, as per the release. (PTI)

19:52 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Kerala logs 16,204 new coronavirus cases, 156 deaths

Kerala reported 16,204 fresh COVID-19 cases and 156 deaths on Wednesday, taking the tally to 26,44,141 and the toll to 10,437. Recoveries continued to outnumber fresh cases with 20,237 testing negative, taking the total number to 25,24,248. Among the districts, Ernakulam reported 2,059 cases, the highest in the state, followed by Kollam with 1,852 and Thiruvananthapuram with 1,783, health minister Veena George said in a release. “Out of those infected today, 154 reached the state from outside, while 15,048 contracted the disease through their contacts. The source of infection of 928 are yet to be traced. Seventy four health workers were also among the infected,” the minister said. (PTI)

19:36 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Karnataka may go for unlock in 4 to 5 phases, says minister

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Wednesday indicated that the state may go for unlocking in four to five phases after June 14, as the COVID-19 induced lockdown comes to an end. “Keeping the number of deaths and new cases in mind and aimed at bringing down the COVID infections further, lockdown will not be relaxed at one go. Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Health Minister K Sudhakar and I have held detailed discussions with the Chief Minister in this regard,” Ashoka said. Speaking to reporters here, he said lockdown will be relaxed in phases, most probably it may be done in four to five phases. “First will be timings, now the relaxation (for shopping) that is there between 6 to 10 am, it may get extended further. Also those who go for a walk at parks may get some relief. All this is subjected to a final decision by the Chief Minister. Lockdown will not be relaxed at one go,” he added.(PTI)

19:26 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 10,989 new cases, 261 deaths

Maharashtra reports 10,989 new #COVID19 cases, 16,379 discharges, and 261 deaths in the last 24 hours

Active cases 1,61,864

Case tally 58,63,880
Death toll 1,01,833
Total recovered cases 55,97,304 (ANI)

19:25 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Bharat Biotech expects peer review of Covaxin’s Phase 3 trials data in Q4 2021

Bharat Biotech, which is yet to publish the data of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin phase-3, expects a peer review of the jab in two to four months after it was given to scientific journals, Raches Ella Project Lead COVID-19 Vaccines at Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday. In a series of tweets, Ella said there were nine publications on Covaxin so far and the efficacy paper of phase-3 trials would be the tenth one. To remain unbiased, Bharat/ICMR cannot access any data. Our service provider IQVIA has started the final statistical analysis. After submitting efficacy and 2 months of safety to CDSCO (July), it is expected to instantly reach a pre-print server. Peer review takes 2-4 months, he tweeted. According to his tweet, as many as 25,800 participants took part in phase-3 trials and there were 30 separate forms pertaining to each volunteer amounting to individual data points of 70.4 lakh. (PTI)

19:18 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Nepal reports 4,344 new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 615,652

Nepal reported 4,344 new cases of coronavirus, taking the nationwide tally to 615,652, while the death toll rose to 8,179 with 81 more fatalities, heath officials said on Wednesday. Of the new infections, 915 were recorded in the Kathmandu Valley, health ministry spokesperson Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel said. With 510,298 patients recovering from the disease so far, there are currently 80,336 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, he said. (PTI)

19:17 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Sikkim registers 231 new Covid-19 cases, one fresh fatality

Sikkims COVID-19 tally rose to 17,656 on Wednesday as 231 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fatality pushed the states coronavirus death toll to 276, a health bulletin said. East Sikkim recorded the highest number of new cases at 140, followed by South Sikkim (55), West Sikkim (34), and North Sikkim (2). Sikkim now has 3,869 active cases, while 246 others have migrated to other states and 13,265 patients have recovered from the disease. (PTI)

19:14 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Southern Railway delivers over 3,800 metric tonnes of LMO to Tamil Nadu

Over 3,800 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) have been delivered to Tamil Nadu through 56 oxygen express trains, Southern Railway said here on Wednesday. The State received the first oxygen supply through train on May 14 from Durgapur in West Bengal. “As on date, Southern Railway has delivered a total of 3,881.95 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen for Tamil Nadu through 56 oxygen express trains,” an official release said here on Wednesday. The 55th and the 56th expresses from Chattisgarh and Odisha respectively arrived in Tamil Nadu early today, the release said. (PTI)

19:12 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Over 2 crore tests completed in AP: 8766 cases,67 deaths reported

Andhra Pradesh crossed another milestone, completing over two crore tests for coronavirus on Wednesday, which turned out an overall 8.5 per cent positives of the infection in the state so far. The state completed one crore tests on November 29 last year, that showed 8,67,683 positives for the pandemic infection. The second crore tests yielded 9,12,090 positives, taking the aggregate number of cases in the state to 17,79,773. The tests covered about 3.75 lakh persons per million population, according to Health Department data. Meanwhile, a health department bulletin said 8,766 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the state in 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday. (PTI)

19:07 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Govt allocates additional 1.7 lakh vials of Amphotericin-B to states, UTs, says Sadananda Gowda

The government has allocated an additional 1.7 lakh vials of Amphotericin-B drug, used to treat black fungus infection, to states and union territories, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday. “Ensuring adequate availability and smooth supply of #Amphotericin-B across the country, additional 1,70,000 vials of the drug have been allocated to all the States/UTs & Central Institutions today,” the chemicals and fertilisers minister tweeted. Gowda added that an additional 15,520 vials of the critical drug have been allocated to Karnataka. “So far, a total of 40,470 vials of the drug have been allocated to the state including today’s allocation for timely treatment of patients,” he said. (PTI)

18:55 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Goa sees 456 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths, 549 recoveries

Goa on Wednesday reported 456 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 16 deaths, taking the tally to 1,60,740 and the toll to 2,877, a health department official said. A total of 549 patients were discharged during the day, raising the count of recoveries in Goa to 1,52,073, the official said, adding the state is now left with 5,790 active cases. (PTI)

18:53 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: Delhi reports 337 new cases

Delhi reports 337 new cases, 36 deaths and 752 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate at 0.46%. The number of active cases is 4,511. (ANI)

18:44 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: WTO to intensify talks over protections of COVID-19 vaccines

World Trade Organisation member states agreed on Wednesday to intensify talks toward improving access to COVID-19 products, as developing nations push for a proposal to ease patent and other legal protections on coronavirus vaccines – and some wealthier countries remain stiffly opposed. (PTI)

18:43 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Corona Live Tracker: All pending JKBOSE exams for session 2020-21 cancelled

In view of safety and well-being of students due to Covid pandemic, all pending JKBOSE Examinations session 2020-21 (Regular/Private) for final exams of class XI and XII across JKUT for which examination/results are awaited, are cancelled: Office of LG of J&K (ANI)

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First published on: 09-06-2021 at 08:11 IST