Coronavirus News Highlights: Tamil Nadu, J&K announce easing of restrictions; Kerala reports 11,584 new cases

By: |
Updated: June 14, 2021 12:15:23 am

Coronavirus Cases in India Updates, Coronavirus Unlock Guidelines, Covid-19 Vaccine Latest Update June 13 Highlights: India has been reporting more recoveries than daily new cases for the past 30 days; active caseload has also dropped below 11 lakh

During the second wave of the pandemic, the government said, about 11.62 per cent cases were seen in the below 20 years age group, while it was 11.31 per cent during the first wave.During the second wave of the pandemic, the government said, about 11.62 per cent cases were seen in the below 20 years age group, while it was 11.31 per cent during the first wave.

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in India Today, Covid-19 Vaccine June 13 Tracker: India reported 80,834 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 71 days, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. The daily positivity rate at 4.25% also stayed below 10% for 20 consecutive days. The recovery rate also improved to 95.26% as 1,32,062 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. The country has been witnessing a steady decline in its daily cases of coronavirus, and it had reported a 71-day low of new cases on Sunday, and the streak seems to have continued as cases further went down on Saturday. As per the information updated by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on its website on Sunday morning, India had an active caseload of 10.26 lakh, witnessing a daily decline of 54,532. This is a significant drop from about a month ago when India was witnessing over 37 lakh active cases. Saturday marked the 31st consecutive day when the number of recoveries exceeded the number of daily new cases. However, India is still reporting a high number of deaths, and the total number of deaths due to the virus in the country has crossed 3.7 lakh.

Meanwhile, India is still actively working on its vaccination drive. As per the data shared by the ministry on Saturday evening, on the 148th day of the drive, India had cumulatively administered over 25 crore doses to beneficiaries across various groups, of which 20.46 crore were first doses. This means that nearly 20.5 crore people in the country have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Apart from this, over 4.8 lakh individuals have received both doses of the vaccine, the government data said. Over 4 crore individuals in the 18-44 age group have also received at least one dose of the vaccine so far and 6.74 lakh have also received their second dose.

Financial Express Online is bringing the latest coronavirus updates.

Live Blog

Highlights

    22:22 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 700 new cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours

    COVID19 | Mumbai reports 700 new cases, 704 discharges & 19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases: 7,16,579Total recoveries: 6,83,382Death toll: 15,183

    Active cases: 15,773 (ANI)

    22:11 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 14,016 new COVID cases, 267 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 14,016 new COVID cases, 25,895 recoveries and 267 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 1,49,927Total discharges: 21,74,247Death toll: 29,547 (ANI)

    22:11 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 14,016 new COVID cases, 267 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 14,016 new COVID cases, 25,895 recoveries and 267 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 1,49,927Total discharges: 21,74,247Death toll: 29,547 (ANI)

    21:51 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 10,442 new COVID cases, 483 deaths today

    Maharashtra reports 10,442 new COVID cases, 7,504 recoveries and 483 deaths today.

    Total cases: 59,08,992 Total recoveries: 56,39,271 Death toll: 1,11,104

    Active cases: 1,55,588 (ANI)

    21:17 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab reports 958 new COVID cases, 49 deaths in last 24 hours

    Punjab reports 958 new COVID cases, 1,980 discharges and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 12,981Total recoveries: 5,59,360Death toll: 15,562 (ANI)

    21:07 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Telangana reports 1280 new COVID19 cases, 15 deaths in last 24 hours

    Telangana reports 1280 new COVID19 cases, 2261 recoveries and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 6,03,369Total recoveries 5,78,748Death toll 3484

    Active cases 21,137 (ANI)

    20:44 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 237 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths in past 24 hours

    Himachal Pradesh reports 237 new COVID19 cases, 855 discharges & 7 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

    Total cases 1,98,550Total recoveries 1,90,377Death toll 3375

    Active cases 4777 (ANI)

    20:44 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 237 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths in past 24 hours

    Himachal Pradesh reports 237 new COVID19 cases, 855 discharges & 7 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

    Total cases 1,98,550Total recoveries 1,90,377Death toll 3375

    Active cases 4777 (ANI)

    20:11 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chandigarh reports 54 new cases, 3 deaths today

    COVID19 | Chandigarh reports 54 new cases, 3 deaths and 71 discharges today; the total number of active cases in the Union Territory is 520  (ANI)

    20:01 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bihar reported 487 new COVID cases today

    Bihar reported 487 new COVID cases today. The active case stands at 5,311 in the state: Bihar Health Department (ANI)

    19:48 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 530 new COVID cases, and 15 deaths 

    Manipur reports 530 new COVID cases, 726 recoveries and 15 deaths.

    Active cases: 8,499Total recoveries: 50,379Death toll: 974(ANI)

    19:33 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 11,584 new COVID cases, 206 deaths today

    Kerala reports 11,584 new COVID cases, 17,856 recoveries and 206 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,23,003Total recoveries: 25,93,625Death toll: 11,181 (ANI)

    19:21 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rajasthan reports 308 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

    Rajasthan reports 308 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths, and 1260 recoveries in the last 24 hours

    Case tally 9,49,684Active cases 7,441 (ANI)

    19:08 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 420 new COVID cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hours

    Goa reports 420 new COVID cases, 581 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 4,882Total recoveries: 15,46,58Death toll: 2,928 (ANI)

    18:59 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s: EU drug regulator’s COVID-19 task force

    Countries should avoid giving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60 in addition to younger age groups, the head of the EU drug regulator’s COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as alternative vaccines become available.

    The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) position is that the AstraZeneca shot is safe and can be used for all age groups over 18. | Read More

    18:39 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: J&K administration announces easing of restrictions in 8 districts 

    Jammu and Kashmir administration announces further easing of restrictions in 8 districts showing significant improvement in Covid situation (PTI)

    18:31 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal sets up a committee for planning & impact mitigation in view of an expected 3rd wave of COVID-19 

    In view expected 3rd wave of COVID-19, a committee for planning & impact mitigation has been constituted in Himachal Pradesh. The committee will analyze data trends, experiences of other States/UTs & conduct modeling exercise to foresee & advise on the onset of next wave: Govt (ANI)

    18:09 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Meghalaya registers 305 new COVID-19 cases, six more fatalities

    The COVID-19 caseload of Meghalaya on Sunday mounted to 41,906 after 305 more people tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said. During the past 24 hours, six patients have succumbed to the infection, taking the coronavirus death toll to 733, Health Services director Aman War said.

    Among the fresh fatalities, 4 were reported from East Khasi Hills, and 1 each from East Jaintia Hills and West Garo Hills districts, he said. At present, there are 4,623 active coronavirus cases in Meghalaya. As many as 547 people have recuperated from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 36,550.

    Over 6.24 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, he said. Till Saturday, a total of 5.01 lakh people have beeninoculated in Meghalaya, War said. (PTI) 

    17:57 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No clarity on COVID-19 vaccine procurement, say private hospitals; seek proper guidelines

    Several private hospitals across the country said they have no clarity on procuring COVID-19 vaccines under the new policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that it has led to the vaccination being put on hold at their centres. The hospitals have sought a proper mechanism and a single-window system to be put in place for procurement of vaccine doses. They also claimed that they had approached the vaccine manufacturers -- Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) -- and also state governments, but to no avail.

    Meanwhile, in a recent communication to the Union health ministry, Prakash Kumar Singh, director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII, is learnt to have written, "As per your direction, we are not accepting any further orders/payment from any private hospital in the country. We await your further direction with regard to roadmap for future supplies to private hospitals." Elaborating the problems faced by private hospitals, S C L Gupta, medical director, Batra Hospital said, "The problem is that there is no clarity on how we will be procuring the vaccines. When we ask the state government officials, they say wait till June 21 stating that the policy is not yet clear. (PTI)

    17:34 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 1 billion vaccine doses only a start, says IMF chief

    The International Monetary Fund managing director says there's a moral imperative for the world's richest countries to back programmes to end the COVID-19 pandemic but the donation of excess vaccines is only the first step. Kristalina Georgieva's comments in a virtual press conference at the Group of Seven summit Sunday came after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped G-7 leaders would agree to provide at least 1 billion vaccine doses for poorer countries. Humanitarian groups have welcomed the donations, but are calling for money, increased production and logistical support to help developing countries where the virus is still raging. Georgieva said the donations are a good step but more needs to be done to overcome the hurdles needed to deliver shots into arms. "This is a moral imperative, but it is a necessity for the economic recovery to stick, because we can't have the world split into two tracks without negative consequences,'' Georgieva said. (AP)

    17:19 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai Congress chief, 40 others booked for violating Covid rules

    Maharashtra: Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap (in file photo) and more than 40 party workers have been booked for violating COVID rules during a protest against rising fuel prices yesterday, says Goregaon Police (ANI)

    Image

    17:06 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No clarity on vaccine procurement, say private hospitals; seek proper guidelines

    Several private hospitals across the country said they have no clarity on procuring COVID-19 vaccines under the new policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that it has led to the vaccination being put on hold at their centres. The hospitals have sought a proper mechanism and a single-window system to be put in place for procurement of vaccine doses. They also claimed that they had approached the vaccine manufacturers -- Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India (SII) -- and also state governments, but to no avail. READ FULL STORY

    17:03 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh reports below 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, 58 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reports 6,770 new #COVID19 cases, 12,492 recoveries and 58 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases 18,09,844Total recoveries 17,12,267Death toll 11,940

    Active cases 85,637 (ANI)

    17:01 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Guidelines on Covid containment in J&K

    • Guidelines on #COVID containment in UT notified on 29 May, will continue to remain in force till further orders. Relaxations granted to few activities in 8 dists-Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal & Bandipora on significant improvements: Jammu & Kashmir Govt
    • All government & private offices can function without restrictions subject to strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour: Jammu & Kashmir Govt (ANI)

    16:53 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: People flout Covid rules in Delhi's Gaffar market — WATCH VIDEO

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    16:49 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Meghalaya registers 305 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths

    The COVID-19 caseload of Meghalaya on Sunday mounted to 41,906 after 305 more people tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said. During the past 24 hours, six patients have succumbed to the infection, taking the coronavirus death toll to 733, Health Services director Aman War said. Among the fresh fatalities, 4 were reported from East Khasi Hills, and 1 each from East Jaintia Hills and West Garo Hills districts, he said. At present, there are 4,623 active coronavirus cases in Meghalaya. (PTI)

    16:47 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: People throng markets in Delhi after CM Kejriwal eases lockdown restrictions

    Delhi: People throng markets in the national capital after lockdown restrictions were eased; visuals from Sarojini Nagar. "We're happy that govt permitted shops to reopen after #COVID lockdown. Customers have started coming to market. Hoping for more footfall," says a shop owner (ANI)Image

    16:44 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: China city deploys drones to keep people inside

    A fleet of 60 drones has been deployed in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to keep people indoors and remind those going out to wear masks. China has largely stamped out cases of local COVID-19 transmission, but Guangzhou has seen a flare-up of the more infectious delta variant of the virus, initially discovered in India. Six new cases were reported in Guangzhou over the previous 24 hours, raising the number in the outbreak to more than 100. The police-operated drones carry cameras and broadcast messages to people venturing outdoors that they and others are best protected by staying inside. (AP)

    16:38 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Russia's Sputnik V likely to be available at Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from June 15

    Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V is likely to be available at Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospital from June 15, says a report by ANI citing sources. Sputnik rollout at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital will depend on the consignment arrivals, according to sources.

    16:29 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh govt to take care of education, accommodation, food of Covid orphans

    In collaboration with the society, government will take care of the education, accommodation & food of the children (who lost their parents due to reasons other than COVID also). We will announce a program for this very soon: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (ANI)

    Image

    16:26 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jharkhand registers zero fresh Covid fatality for first time during second wave

    Jharkhand on Sunday did not report any fresh coronavirus death for the first time duringthe ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but 239 new cases pushed the state's tally to 3,43,304, a health bulletin said. East Singhbhum district registered the highest number of new cases at 51, followed by 27 in Ranchi and 23 in Hazaribag, it said. The state now has 3,966 active cases, while the coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 5,082. A total of 3,34,256 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 493 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state has improved to 97.36 per cent. The state has tested over 90.6 lakh samples for COVID-19 to date, including 43,653 in the last 24 hours, itsaid. (PTI)

    16:13 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too, says EMA official

    Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers the Astrazeneca shot safe for all age groups. However several European Union member states have stopped administering it to people below a certain age, usually ranging from 50 to 65, restricting its use to the older population, due to the rare cases of blood clotting, mainly among young people."In a pandemic context, our position was and is that the risk-benefit ratio remains favourable for all age groups," COVID-19 task force chief Marco Cavaleri told the Italian newspaper La Stampa.However, as the number of COVID-19 cases is falling and taking into account that the younger population is less exposed to COVID-19 related risks, Cavaleri said it would be better to use on them COVID-19 vaccines based on messenger RNA (​RNA) technology, such as Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.Asked whether health authorities should avoid giving the Astrazeneca vaccine to people aged over 60, Cavaleri said: "Yes, and many countries, such as France and Germany, are considering it in the light of greater availability of mRNA vaccines. "The Italian government said on Friday it would restrict the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged over 60, after a teenager who had received the shot died from a rare form of blood clotting. (Reuters)

    16:09 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Two thirds of eligible people in Dubai fully vaccinated against Covid-19

    About two-thirds of people eligible for inoculation against COVID-19 have now received two doses of the vaccine in Dubai, the tourist and business hub of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said. Dubai is the most populous of the seven emirates that make up the UAE and has one of the world's busiest airports. For six months the UAE has been running one of the world's fastest vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, initially using a vaccine developed by the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and then adding the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca shots and Russia's Sputnik V. DHA deputy director general Alawi Alsheikh Ali told Dubai Television late on Saturday that 83% of people aged over 16 - or about 2.3 million people - had now received at least one dose of a vaccine and that 64% had received two doses in the emirate.The UAE recently said nearly 85% of its total eligible population had received at least one dose of a vaccine, without saying how many people had had both doses. (Reuters)

    15:39 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces more relaxations, allows tea stalls to reopen; check details

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday announced more relaxations in as many as 27 districts of the state which includes permission for tea shops to reopen from June 14. Barring 11 districts, seven in western and four in Cauvery delta regions respectively, the fresh relaxations would be applicable in the rest of 27 districts including Chennai and other nearby districts. Tea shops can function from 6 AM to 5 PM and only takeaway services are permitted, Stalin said in a statement and appealed to people to use vessels and avoid using plastic bags to take home the hot beverage. Tea stalls are ubiquitous in Tamil Nadu which also sell snack foods and these were closed from May 10, when the lockdown kicked in across the state due to the second wave of COVID-19 and the curbs were extended from time to time. 'Sweet and savoury shops are also permitted to be open from 8 AM till 2 PM and only parcel services are allowed.' Restaurants and bakeries have already been allowed to function. To help people avail a host of government services like getting certificates for various purposes, e-service centres would also operate from Monday, the Chief Minister said. Offices of building construction firms are also allowed to work with a 50 per cent workforce, he added. Construction work has also been allowed already. (PTI) 

    15:29 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid test for all migrants returning to Karnataka after unlock

    I will instruct the health department to conduct COVID-19 tests on people/migrant labours who will return to the state after unlock: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa (ANI)

    15:21 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi reports 255 new Covid-19 cases; positivity rate at 0.35%

    Delhi records 255 new COVID cases (positivity rate - 0.35%), 376 patient discharges, and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours 

    Active cases: 3,466Total discharges: 14,02,850Death toll: 24,823 (ANI)

    15:15 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 5,000 Pakistani refugees to get Covid-19 jabs in Indore

    About 5,000 Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore will be administered COVID-19 vaccines, an official said on Sunday. The representatives of the Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community had recently requested the administration for anti- coronavirus inoculation, District Immunization Officer Dr Praveen Jadia told PTI. "This demand has been accepted following the state government's approval. These Pakistani refugees will now be able to receive anti-coronavirus jabs at the city's vaccination centres by showing their passport as the identity card," he said. Jadia estimated that about 5,000 Pakistani refugees are living in Indore and most of them are settled in the city's Sindhi Colony area. (PTI)

    15:13 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Panel to probe into ‘fake’ Covid reports issued by labs during Kumbh Mela

    After allegations of fake Covid-19 reports issued by a private lab during Kumbh Mela did rounds, the Uttarakhand government has ordered investigations. Other labs too are likely to come under the scanner, an IE report said. Kumbh Mela 2021, held from April 1 to April 30, saw lakhs of devotees gathering at the ghats of Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri, and Pauri districts for ‘Shahi Snan’ and other festivities. When a person residing in Punjab during the Kumbh reported to ICMR that his Aadhaar and mobile number were misused for a fake Covid-19 test, the authoritative body flagged the case with a senior Health Department officer in Uttarakhand, calling for prompt action. READ FULL STORY

    14:59 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: IDFC FIRST Bank offers 4x annual CTC, salary continuation for 2 years to corona affected employees' families

    Private sector IDFC FIRST Bank is offering compensation equivalent to four times of the CTC as well as continuation of salary for two years to the families of the employees who lost their lives due to the coronavirus infection. Among others, the bank is also offering loan waivers of such employees so that their families do not feel pressured due to the economic burden. "The bank's employees are usually young people. Their families will be taken by shock. So we put together a composite programme covering all angles. We are giving four times the annual CTC as compensation plus continuing the salary for two more years so that the family can get the time to economically recover," V Vaidyanathan, Managing Director and CEO, IDFC FIRST Bank, told PTI. The bank is taking initiative to contact the families of those deceased and informing them about what the bank has to offer to them, he added. (PTI)

    14:57 (IST)13 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarati singer Geeta Rabari received Covid jab at home?; inquiry on

    A controversy has erupted over a picture shared by popular Gujarati folk singer Geeta Rabari being purportedly administered a COVID-19 shot in her house at Madhapar village in Kutch district, prompting the administration to issue a show-cause notice to a woman health worker, officials said on Sunday. Rabari had posted the picture of receiving the jab from a nurse while sitting on a sofa at her house on social media, officials said. She later removed the picture after the controversy erupted. A complaint was filed with the district administration based on this picture alleging preferential treatment to the singer for inoculation for which one has to otherwise required to go to a designated centre after booking a slot online. An inquiry was initiated after the complaint and a show-cause notice was also issued to the concerned health worker, officials said. 'As per the complaint received by me yesterday, Geeta Rabari had taken vaccination at her house at Madhapar village on Saturday evening. I issued instructions to officials to identify the health staff who went to her home to administer the vaccine, and on whose approval it was done,' said Kutch DDO Bhavya Verma. Verma said the health worker was directed to file an explanation on Sunday. 'We will take further action based on her reply,' the DDO added. (PTI)

    Next Stories
    1Coronavirus lockdown and lack of sunlight: How Ayurveda helps in maintaining Vitamin D balance
    2CDSCO classifies 80 IVD medical devices under new medical device rules for their effective regulation
    3New test can find out how severe Covid-19 can be for a patient