Coronavirus News Highlights: Over 111.95 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far; Kerala reports 6,468 new cases

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Updated: November 13, 2021 11:48:01 pm

The number of active caseload stands at 1,36,308 which is the lowest in 274 days.

The sources of infection of 315 are yet to be traced. Thirty six health workers were also among the infected, the release said.The sources of infection of 315 are yet to be traced. Thirty six health workers were also among the infected, the release said.

Coronavirus Variants and Vaccinations, Coronavirus Active Cases in India Today News, Covid-19 recent cases: India has recorded 11,850 new cases and 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The number of active caseload stands at 1,36,308 which is the lowest in 274 days. However, the case fatality rate has increased to 1.35%. As of now, 111.40 crore vaccine doses have already been administered in the country under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

A health department official has said that four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday with the tally rising to 55,212. The infection count in Maharashtra’s Thane rose to 5,67,409 after 130 fresh cases were registered. According to the official data, out of the latest 555 Covid-19 fatalities, 471 are from Kerala and 41 from Maharashtra. The government data also shows a total of 4,63,245 deaths reported so far in the country, including 1,40,516 from Maharashtra, 38,140 from Karnataka, 36,259 from Tamil Nadu, 35,511 from Kerala, 25,093 from Delhi, 22,905 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,294 from West Bengal.

Here are the latest and verified Covid updates from India and around the globe:

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    23:48 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 157 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Telangana 

    Telangana on Saturday reported 157 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,73,469, while the toll rose to 3,973 with one more fatality.The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 56, followed by Karimnagar (19) and Ranga Reddy districts (13) , a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Saturday.It said 156 people recovered from the virus, taking the cumulative number till date to 6,65,755.The number of active cases is now 3,741, the bulletin said.It said 36,147 samples were tested, which took the total number of specimens examined so far to 2,80,26,658.The samples tested per million population was 7,52,999.The Case Fatality Rate in the state was 0.58 per cent and the recovery rate, 98.85 per cent. (PTI)

    22:17 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reported 809 new COVID cases, 14 deaths today 

    Tamil Nadu reported 809 new COVID cases, 934 discharges, and 14 deaths today 

    Active cases: 9,751Total discharges: 26,68,001Death toll: 36,273 (ANI) 

    21:33 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 111.95 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far

    The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 111.95 crore on Saturday, the Union health ministry said.More than 52 lakh (52,28,385) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, it said.The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase.The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

    The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 years from April 1.The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1. (PTI)

    21:21 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: MP reports 11 COVID-19 cases; 75 active cases 

    The COVID-19 infection tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,92,956 on Saturday with an addition of 11 cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,524, an official said.The recovery count increased to 7,82,357 after 10 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, leaving the state with 75 active cases, he said.With 61,583 swab samples being examined during the day, the number of coronavirus tests conducted so far went up to 2,09,32,169, the official added.A release said 7,53,71,233 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the state, including 6,30,275 on Saturday.Coronavirus figures of MP are as follows: Total cases 7,92,956, new cases 11, death toll 10,524 (no change), recovered 7,82,357, active cases 75, number of tests so far 2,09,32,169. (PTI) 

    20:48 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: We have a large number of COVID recovered patients whose lungs are highly vulnerable to serious complications if continuously exposed to this kind of toxic air, says Dr Arvind Kumar of Medanta hospital, Gurugram

    Air quality has been continuously deteriorating for the last few days. Y'day evening, we experienced probably worst air quality in the recent past. I've no respiratory problem but I felt suffocated. We have a large number of COVID recovered patients. Their lungs are highly vulnerable to serious complications if continuously exposed to this kind of toxic air. It is the need of the hour to take every measure to improve air quality: Dr Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Institute of Chest Surgery, Medanta hospital, Gurugram  (ANI) 

    20:24 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 6,468 new COVID-19 cases

    Kerala logged 6,468 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 29 health workers, and 23 deaths on Saturday, taking the total affected in the state to 50,55,224 and the toll to 35,685.Among the districts Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases--907, followed by Thiruvananthapuram with 850 and Thrissur with 772. Active cases stood at 68,630, out of which only 6.7 per cent have been hospitalised, a health department bulletin said.Meanwhile, 6,468 persons recuperated from the disease. taking the total cured in the state to 49,50,281.A total of 71,906 samples in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said, adding that there are 46 wards across 39 local self government bodies with a weekly infection population ratio above 10 per cent.Out of those found infected today, 28 reached the state from outside while 5,914 contracted the disease from their contacts. The sources of infection of 497 are yet to be traced.There are 2,25,227 persons under observation in the state, out of which 5,342 are in isolation wards of various hospitals. (PTI) 

    20:01 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nearly all Delhi Metro employees vaccinated against Covid, says DMRC

    Nearly the entire workforce of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has received at least one dose of Covid vaccine by now, officials said on Saturday.While many of them have received both the doses of the vaccine, some are in the process of getting the second dose now.The DMRC employs about 14,500 people, sources said.The coronavirus pandemic had severely impacted the services of the Delhi Metro and the urban transporter had suffered huge financial losses during the lockdown period when services were suspended for several months.The DMRC in its statement said, "Only a small percentage, about 0.5 per cent of the employees are yet to be vaccinated, primarily for medical reasons." "This is a major achievement since many of DMRC employees are engaged in public dealing and their vaccination process was accorded top priority by the management," it said.Since May 2021, a number of vaccination camps were organised for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation employees and their families. These camps were held at stations, depots as well as construction sites, the officials said.Since the start of the vaccination exercise on January 16, over 2.11 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi till date, including more than 78 lakh who have got both doses, according to official data shared by the health department on Saturday. (PTI) 

    19:37 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 245 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Karnataka

    245 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Karnataka (PTI) 

    19:01 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Merkel calls on all to get shots to avoid bad virus winter 

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called on all unvaccinated Germans to get their shots as quickly as possible as the country's coronavirus infection rate hits the latest in a string of new highs and death numbers are growing.“If we stand together, if we think about protecting ourselves and caring for others, we can save our country a lot this winter,” Merkel said in her weekly podcast.The chancellor warned that "these are very difficult weeks ahead of us.” Germany's disease control center said that Germany's infection rate climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous day.The Robert Koch Institute reported 45,081 new infections, two days after the daily total topped 50,000 for the first time.Another 228 COVID-19 deaths brought Germany's total in the pandemic so far to 97,617.While the infection rate isn't yet as high as in some other European countries, its relentless rise in Germany has set off alarm bells.Outgoing Chancellor Merkel plans to meet with the country's 16 state governors to coordinate nationwide measures next week, and parliament is mulling legislation that would provide a new legal framework for restrictions over the winter.Merkel expressed her concern about the high number of intensive care patients and rising death numbers — especially in regions with low vaccination rates.“Think about it again,” Merkel said to those who still hadn't got the jab.“We just need to grab it, grab it fast.” "I am asking you: Join us, and try to convince relatives and friends as well,” she added.The chancellor also called on those who are vaccinated already to get a booster shot against COVID-19.The booster vaccinations are "a real chance to break the severe fall and winter wave of the pandemic,” Merkel said.Germany has struggled to bring new momentum to its vaccination campaign lately, with a bit over two-thirds of the population fully vaccinated. It has balked so far at ordering vaccine mandates for any professional group.Children under the age of 12, who cannot yet get vaccinated in Germany, are among the worst hit group.The head of the German Teachers' Association warned Saturday that local health offices were struggling to keep control amid the many outbreaks in schools across the country.“The reality is that we are already on the verge of losing control in some hotspot areas,” Heinz-Peter Meidinger told weekly paper Welt am Sonntag. “We no longer know how to contain infection outbreaks in schools." Also on Saturday, the government started offering free rapid COVID-19 tests again. They were scrapped a month ago in an effort to persuade more people to get vaccinated. (AP) 

    18:32 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Satisfied with response to COVID re-sensitisation prog, Mizoram to extend campign till Dec 31 

    A state-level expert committee on COVID-19 management has affirmed that the ongoing "all-mask campaign" in Mizoram has yielded positive results, with people re-adopting necessary health protocols to avoid transmission of the viral disease, an official said on Saturday.The campaign was launched on October 11 to sensitise people about the importance of wearing masks and maintaining hygiene, amid a rise in positivity rate of the disease.The official also said that Health Minister Dr. R Lalthangliana held a meeting with the members of the expert committee On Friday to assess the situation, following which it was decided that the campaign be extended till December 31.According to the official, the committee, during the meeting, told the minister that Mizoram can't be complacent, despite having registered a dip in cases of late.The panel also suggested that the ban on congregational singing at funeral and church services should continue for the time being."Though single-day cases have declined, the positivity rate is still on the rise. The campaign to re-sensitise has borne fruit and will be extended," the official explained.The Mizoram government has allowed re-opening of churches and other places of worship in COVID-19 free villages and towns outside Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area on August 21. (PTI) 

    17:55 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi logs 56 new cases and zero deaths; positivity rate 0.10 pc

    Delhi on Saturday recorded zero death due to COVID-19 and 56 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 0.10 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. The slight fall in daily cases count comes a day after the city logged 62 fresh cases, the highest daily count since August 8, and two deaths due to it after a gap of nearly three weeks. The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,093. Prior to Friday, the national capital had last reported a COVID-19 death on October 22. It had reported four COVID-19 deaths in October and five in September. The number of cumulative cases stood at 14,40,388. Over 14.14 lakh patients have recovered from the infection. The case positivity rate marginally fell to 0.10 per cent on Saturday from 0.12 per cent on Friday. A total of 58,483 tests -- 45,772 RT-PCR and 12,711 rapid antigen -- were conducted a day ago, according to the latest health bulletin. On Thursday, 40 cases were logged with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent. On Wednesday, 54 Covid cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent; and 33 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.06 per cent on Tuesday. (PTI)

    17:01 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh records 156 new Covid cases

    Andhra Pradesh reported 156 fresh cases of COVID-19, 254 recoveries and only one death in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday. The state COVID-19 chart has a total of 20,69,770 positives, 20,52,230 recoveries and 14,412 deaths so far. The active cases came down to 3,128, according to a health department bulletin. Six districts added new cases in single digits each and seven in double digits, with the lowest being one in Kadapa and the highest 34 in Chittoor. Only Krishna district reported one coronavirus death in 24 hours, the bulletin added. (PTI)

    16:23 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh reports 37 new Covid cases, nine more recover

    Thirty-seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, pushing the overall virus tally in the Union Territory to 21,135 and active cases to 158, officials said on Saturday. They said a total of 1,955 people were tested for COVID-19 in the twin districts of Leh and Kargil on Friday. Of these, 37 returned positive in Leh, which has witnessed a spurt in the positive cases since the beginning of this month. No fresh case was recorded in Kargil. Ladakh has so far registered 209 Covid-related deaths -- 151 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Leh has seen one Covid-related death and 173 cases in the past fortnight, taking the infection tally in the district to 17,515. Kargil, on the other hand, has recorded a total of 3,620 cases till date. The active cases in Ladakh have now risen to 158 -- 154 in Leh and four in Kargil -- the officials said, adding that no Covid-related death was reported on Friday. (PTI)

    16:00 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 3.16 lakh people fined in Delhi for violating Covid norms

    Over 3.16 lakh people were fined between April 19 and November 12 for violating Covid-related norms, of which the highest were for not wearing face masks, police said on Tuesday. According to the latest data shared by the Delhi Police, 3,16,565 challans were issued for such violations during this period. The data showed that 2,79,878 people were fined for not wearing masks, followed by 30,385 for not adhering to social distancing norms and 3,152 for consumption of liquor, pan and tobacco at public places. Another 1,685 challans were issued for spitting in public places and 1,465 for holding large public gatherings and congregations, the data stated. On Friday, police challaned 181 people for not wearing mask, one for holding large public gatherings and congregations and 19 for consumption of liquor, pan and tobacco at public places, it said. Lockdown was imposed in Delhi in April in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ''unlock'' process began in a phased manner with the government allowing construction and manufacturing activities from May 31. In the following weeks, markets, malls, metro trains, restaurants and bars and many other activities were allowed. PTI 

    15:33 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Russia logs record daily COVID-19 deaths

    Russia on Saturday reported a new record one-day death toll of 1,241 from COVID-19 as well as 39,256 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Most of Russia's 80-plus regions lifted a week-long workplace shutdown at the beginning of the week that was designed to curb a surge in case numbers. (Reuters)

    15:11 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha reports 247 new COVID-19 cases

    A 15-year-old girl was among the two more patients who died of COVID-19 in Odisha, taking its toll to 8,375, while 247 fresh infections cases pushed the tally to 10,45,209, a health department official said on Saturday. The coastal state has reported 6,490 COVID-19 deaths during the second wave as against 1,876 in the first. The single-day fresh infections did not cross the 300-mark for the third consecutive day on Saturday. Thirty-seven of the 247 new patients are children in the age group of 0-18 years. The rate of infection among children and adolescents now stands at 14.97 per cent. At least 144 new cases were recorded in quarantine centres and the rest detected during contact tracing. Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, reported 115 cases followed by 22 in Cuttack. Ten districts did not report any new case in the last 24 hours, the official said. Odisha currently has 2,790 active cases while 10,33,991 patients, including 339 on Friday, have recovered from the highly infectious disease. The state has thus far conducted over 2.27 crore sample tests, 60,988 of them on Friday. (PTI) 

    14:20 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pondy logs 32 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Puducherry clocked 32 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday, taking the overall tally to 1,28,401. The new cases identified at the end of examination of 2,506 samples were spread over Puducherry 19, Karaikal 9, Yanam two and Mahe two. The active cases were 275 and they comprised 95 in hospitals and remaining 180 in home isolation. Director of the Department of Health G Sriramulu said no fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam during the last twenty-four hours and toll remained 1,863. He said 28 patients recovered and were discharged today and the overall recoveries so far were 1,26,263. The department of Health has tested so far 19.44 lakh samples and found 16.46 lakh out of them to be negative. The test positivity rate today was 1.28 percent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.45 percent and 98.33 percent, respectively. The Department of Health has administered so far 11,50,754 doses which comprised 7,31,359 first doses and the remaining 4,19,395 were second doses. (PTI)

    14:04 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mizoram records 669 new cases of coronavirus, two more deaths

    The daily COVID-19 count in Mizoram maintained an upward trend for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday as the state reported 669 fresh cases, 38 more than the previous day, with the tally rising to 1,28,217, a bulletin said. The northeastern state recorded 525 new infections on Wednesday and 531 on Thursday. The death toll rose to 458 as two more persons from Aizawl district succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the bulletin issued by the state information and public relations department said. At least 151 children are among the new patients, it said. The single-day positivity rate was at 14 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 4,757 samples tests. All the patients were found to have contracted the disease locally, the bulletin said. Aizawl district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 307, followed by Lunglei at 102 and Champhai at 80. Mizoram now has 5,654 active cases, while 851 people were cured of the disease on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,22,105. (PTI)

    13:50 (IST)13 Nov 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 18.53 Cr unutilised vaccine doses still available with states/UTs: Centre

    More than 123 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to the states and Union territories through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and under the direct state procurement category, the Union health ministry said on Saturday. More than 18.53 crore (18,53,90,836) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states, it added. The Centre is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry said. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to the states to enable better planning by them and the streamlining of the vaccine supply chain, it said. As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the states and Union territories by providing Covid vaccines to them for free. In the new phase of universalisation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Centre will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to the states, the ministry said. (PTI)

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