Coronavirus Highlights: 64.8 pc of eligible population received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, says govt

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Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave News, Coronavirus September 20 Highlights: India has achieved new vaccination records this month. The Covid tally is also in the green zone. But is this enough? Maybe not. The major issue is the lack of consistency in the pace of daily Covid jabs administered across India. Since the high of September 6 when India saw over 1 crore corona vaccinations in a day this month, there has been an inconsistent pace of Covid jabs. The CoWin data shows a sharp dip on September 12 when daily Covid jabs dipped below 60 lakhs. After the September 17th trailblazing record of 2 crore + jabs, Saturday saw just 85 lakhs vaccination. Sunday also saw a lukewarm response. It is this trend that is a new worry for health officials. Second is the number of breakthrough cases.

Here are the latest updates from India and around the world:

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    22:58 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab records 37 fresh Covid cases

    Punjab recorded 37 fresh Covid cases, taking the infection tally to 6,01,323 on Monday, while no new fatality was reported in the state, according to a medical bulletin. However, the death toll reached 16,499 as 31 fatalities were added on account of reconciliation of data, it said. Of the fresh cases, Bathinda reported nine cases, followed by five cases each in Jalandhar and Pathankot, among others. (PTI)

    22:41 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Calls for UK to review COVID vaccine protocol for Indian travellers

    The UK government is under increasing pressure on Monday to review its COVID-19 vaccine protocol in place for travellers from India, after its updated rules effective from next month failed to recognise Indian vaccines under an expanded list of countries. From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only. (PTI)

    22:33 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai sees 419 COVID-19 cases; tests near 1 crore mark

    Mumbai on Monday reported 419 COVID-19 cases and five deaths, taking the tally to 7,38,524 and the toll to 16,058, a civic official said. The discharge of 447 people took the recovery count to 7,15,394, which is 97 per cent of the overall tally, leaving the metropolis with 447 active cases, he said. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data showed the number of tests in Mumbai went up to 99,93,863 after 31,860 samples were examined in the last 24 hours. (PTI)

    22:21 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 85 COVID-19 cases, 1 death; 48 recover

    Goa on Monday added 85 COVID-19 cases to its tally, which reached 1,75,583, while the day also saw one death and 48 people getting discharged, an official said. The toll in the state is 3,295 and the recovery count stands at 1,71,478, leaving it with an active tally of 810, he said. (PTI)

    22:07 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Regulators could OK Pfizer boosters for older Americans this week

    U.S. regulators could authorize a booster shot of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday. (Reuters)

    21:52 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nashik sees 102 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 134 recoveries

    Nashik's COVID-19 tally reached 4,07,513 on Monday after 102 cases were detected, while the day also saw two deaths and 134 recoveries, an official said. The toll in the district stands at 8,613 and the recovery count is 3,97,912, he said. With 4,648 samples being examined on Monday, the number of tests in Nashik reached 25,39,937, he added. (PTI)

    21:23 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Aaditya Thackeray seeks QR code to identify buildings with fully vaccinated people

    Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday called for designing a quick response or QR code to identify buildings in Mumbai where all eligible residents have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Thackeray was speaking at a review meeting called to seek inputs for drawing up a strategy to tackle COVID-19, increase vaccination and control vector-borne diseases in Mumbai. (PTI)

    21:11 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: MP records 8 new COVID-19 cases, zero death; active tally at 96

    The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,92,402 on Monday with the addition of eight new cases, while no fresh death due to the infection was reported in the state, a health department official said. The death toll remained unchanged at 10,517, the official added. The recovery count stands at 7,81,789, leaving the state with 96 active cases. With 61,504 more swab samples examined during the day, the number of coronavirus tests in MP went up to 1,79,13,654, the official added. (PTI)

    20:48 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 64.8% of eligible population received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

    Out of 81,73,95,763, 64.8% (60,88,10,164) eligible population received first dose of COVID19 Vaccination and 22.2% (20,85,85,599) eligible population received second dose of COVID-19 Vaccination: Government of India

    20:42 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 28 pc household have one or more member with flu-like symptoms: Survey

    A new survey has revealed that 28 percent of surveyed households in the national capital have one or more member showing flu-like symptoms. Released by LocalCircles, the survey was based on answers by 7,697 respondents across Delhi who were asked about the number of individuals in their households currently with one or more flu-like symptoms like fever, running nose, cough, headache or body ache. Amid fears of a possible third wave of COVID-19, experts at a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had said that as flu and coronavirus have similar symptoms, the Delhi government should continue vigorous testing to keep the spread of COVID-19 in check during the flu season. (PTI)

    20:21 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 208 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in Telangana

    Telangana on Monday reported 208 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,63,662, while the toll rose to 3,906 with two more fatalities. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 49, followed by Warangal Urban (20) and Karimnagar and Medchal Malkajgiri (15 each) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM today . The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases on Monday with 220 people recuperating from the infectious disease. The cumulative number of recoveries till date was 6,54,765. (PTI)

    20:10 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Lt Governor visits houses, asks residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19

    Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan met the residents here at their houses on Monday to urge them to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Handing over bouquets to the residents who had received the vaccine already she said, "It is the duty of everyone to get vaccinated so that Puducherry can emerge at the earliest as a coronavirus-free Union Territory..." (PTI)

    19:55 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 234 new COVID19 cases

    Himachal Pradesh reports 234 new COVID19 cases, 177 recoveries and 3 deaths today.

    Total cases: 2,17,140Total recoveries: 2,11,871Death toll: 3,637

    Active cases: 1,616. (ANI)

    19:40 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid may be heading towards endemicity in India, local flare-ups may form 3rd wave: Vaccinologist

    Noting that COVID-19 may be heading towards endemicity in India, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang on Monday said local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will not be like before. The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus. It is very different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population. In an interview with PTI over the COVID-19 situation in India, Kang said after the second wave, maybe a quarter of the country's population continues to be susceptible to the virus. (PTI)

    19:40 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid may be heading towards endemicity in India, local flare-ups may form 3rd wave: Vaccinologist

    Noting that COVID-19 may be heading towards endemicity in India, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang on Monday said local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will not be like before. The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus. It is very different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population. In an interview with PTI over the COVID-19 situation in India, Kang said after the second wave, maybe a quarter of the country's population continues to be susceptible to the virus. (PTI)

    19:26 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 11 fresh cases, zero death in Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Monday that pushed the infection count to 17,09,680, according to an official statement. No new Covid-related fatality was reported from the state, it said. In the past 24 hours, 15 COVID-19 patients recovered from the infection, taking the overall recoveries to 16,86,599, according to the statement. The count of active cases in the state is 194, it said, adding that the death toll stands at 22,887. (PTI)

    19:02 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: First vaccine dose given to over 90 per cent of eligible persons in Kerala: Health Minister

    The first dose of vaccine has been administered to over 90 per cent of the people eligible for vaccination in Kerala, Health Minister Veena George said on Monday and urged people not to be averse to getting inoculated. The minister, while speaking to reporters, said that a majority of the people who died due to COVID-19 were those who were unvaccinated and therefore, no one should be averse to getting both jabs of the vaccine. She also said that more than five districts have administered the first dose to nearly 100 per cent of the people there and other districts are also close to reaching that milestone. (PTI)

    18:50 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Opposition should introspect about its 'irresponsible' remarks on Covid vaccination drive: Nadda

    The Opposition parties should introspect about their "irresponsible" statements on the COVID-19 vaccination programme of the Modi government that has proved to be the "biggest and fastest" in the world, BJP president J P Nadda said on Monday. During a visit to a vaccination centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, he congratulated and thanked the team of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, state health ministers, medical fraternity and people for making the vaccination campaign a "success". (PTI)

    18:39 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: We need to end COVID-19 pandemic, our response has been too slow, too unequal: UN chief

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday gave a rallying call for urgent action to end the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over four million people across the world, saying the response of the international community to fight the pandemic "has been too slow and too unequal." "Our world is challenged like never before. From climate change, to conflicts, to COVID-19, which is putting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) further out of reach," Guterres said at the 2nd SDG Moment on the eve of the commencement of the high-level week of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. (PTI)

    18:26 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand extends Covid-19 curfew

    COVID19 curfew in Uttarakhand to continue from 6 am of 21st September to 6 am of 5th October. (ANI)

    18:25 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala records 15,692 fresh COVID cases, 92 deaths

    Kerala on Monday reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases and 92 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,24,185 and fatalities to 23,683. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Sunday was 22,223 which brought the total recoveries to 43,32,897 and the number of active cases to 1,67,008, an official press release said. As many as 89,722 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the release said. (PTI)

    18:15 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: All schools, except residential, to remain closed in Himachal till Sep 25

    Himachal Pradesh govt issues order instructing all schools, except residential schools, to be closed till September 25 in view of COVID-19 cases. Teachers and non-teaching staff shall continue to attend the schools. (ANI)

    18:07 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Afghan evacuees in Germany get vaccines

    The US military says it has completed an effort to vaccinate evacuees from Afghanistan against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox at two sites in Germany. The military's 86th Airlift Wing said on Monday that the shots were administered to more than 8,800 evacuees over three days 'out of an abundance of caution' and at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    18:05 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pfizer, BioNTech say trials find COVID vax safe for children of 5-11 yrs

    Global pharma major Pfizer and BioNTech SE on Monday said trial results of COVID-19 vaccine showed that it is safe and produced robust neutralizing antibody response in children aged five to 11 years, and they plan to seek regulatory approvals as soon as possible. (PTI)

    18:04 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools in Jammu reopen for classes 10, 12

    After remaining closed for months to prevent the spread of coronavirus, various schools reopened on Monday for students of classes 10 and 12 across Jammu in accordance with the fresh government guidelines, officials said. However, they said the attendance in both private and government schools for the two classes was low but expected to pick up in the coming days. (PTI)

    17:18 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi logs 20 new cases, zero deaths; positivity rate at 0.04%

    Delhi logs 20 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths. Daily positivity rate 0.04 per cent: Health bulletin. (PTI)

    17:17 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra reports 839 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reports 839 new #COVID19 cases, 1,142 recoveries and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours.Total cases: 20,39,529Total recoveries: 20,11,063Death toll: 14,078Active cases: 14,388 (ANI)

    17:14 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Neighbouring countries to get priority in vaccine exports

    Neighbouring countries of India to get priority on resumption of exports under 'Vaccine Maitri': Sources (ANI)

    17:08 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Serbian Foreign Minister thanks India for helping during pandemic

    I thank and express our gratitude to Indian govt, PM (Narendra Modi), and your Minister (EAM Jaishankar) for the help given to our country during COVID-19, including the vaccines: Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic in New Delhi

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    16:58 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools reopen for Class 10 students today in Dibrugarh

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    16:49 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India to resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines next month, says Mandaviya

    India will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines next month under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool, but vaccinating its own citizens remains the topmost priority of the government, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday. Addressing the media, the minister said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months. He also said that cumulative doses administered so far across the country have crossed 81 crore and the last 10 crore doses were administered in only 11 days. Asserting that vaccination of our own citizens remains the government's topmost priority, Mandaviya said the export of surplus vaccines would begin in the next quarter (October-December) under the Vaccine Maitri programme and in order to fulfill the commitment of India towards COVAX. This is in line with our motto of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', he said. He said that the surplus supply of vaccines will be used to fulfill India's commitment towards the world for the collective fight against Covid-19. (PTI)

    16:48 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

    Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek US authorisation for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older. But with kids now back in school and the extra-contagious delta variant causing a huge jump in pediatric infections, many parents are anxiously awaiting vaccinations for their younger children. For elementary school-aged kids, Pfizer tested a much lower dose -- a third of the amount that's in each shot given now. Yet after their second dose, children ages 5 to 11 developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults, Dr. Bill Gruber, a Pfizer senior vice president, told The Associated Press. The kid dosage also proved safe, with similar or fewer temporary side effects -- such as sore arms, fever or achiness -- that teens experience, he said. (AP)

    16:44 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: We expect to get more than 30 crores doses of Covid-19 vaccine next month, says Union Health Minister

    We expect to get more than 30 crores doses of COVID vaccine next month. The production will go up as Biological E & other companies are bringing their vaccines into the market: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya (ANI)

    16:43 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India will restart vaccine export in Q4, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya 

    Under 'Vaccine Maitri, we will help the world and contribute to COVAX in the fourth quarter: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya (ANI)

    16:39 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Vaccination drive is gaining speed, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    The vaccination drive is gaining speed. We administered 10 vaccine doses in 11 days & on four days, we administered more than one crore vaccine doses every day. Even today, the vaccination numbers are expected to cross one crore: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (ANI) 

    15:33 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Thailand raises public debt ceiling to fight COVID-19 outbreak

    Thailand has increased the ceiling of its public debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio to 70% from 60%, the finance minister said on Monday, allowing the government to raise more funds to help a struggling economy amid a coronavirus outbreak.The move will provide room for the government to borrow more for fiscal policies if required, while maintaining its debt servicing ability, Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said in a statement. – Reuters

    15:32 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Vietnam permits import of 30 mln doses of Hayat-Vax COVID-19 vaccine

    Vietnam's health ministry has licensed Hanoi-based pharmaceutical firm Vimedimex to import 30 million doses of the Hayat-Vax coronavirus vaccine, state media reported on Monday.Authorities in Vietnam earlier this month approved Hayat-Vax, manufactured in China and packaged in the United Arab Emirates, for emergency use. – Reuters

    15:01 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha registers 510 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more fatalities

    Odisha Monday registered a slight decline in the daily COVID-19 cases with 510 people testing positive for the infection which pushed the state's caseload to 10,20,754, a health department official said. The state on Sunday had reported 623 cases while on Saturday it was 695. Of the 510 new cases, 79 were children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years. The rate of infection among the children and adolescents was 15.49 per cent against 15.24 per cent on Sunday. While 297 new cases were reported from quarantine centres, the remaining 213 were local contact cases. Khurda district of which the state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest 197 cases followed by Cuttack (78). Khurda and Cuttack districts together accounted for 53.92 per cent of the total single day new cases in the state. PTI

    14:49 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

    Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Monday under anti-virus controls, The Hollywood studio's ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Harry Potter’ film franchises, plus Minions from ‘Despicable Me’ feature prominently at Universal Studios Beijing on the Chinese capital's eastern outskirts. The opening went ahead despite coronavirus outbreaks in China's southeast that prompted the government to tighten travel controls in some areas. ‘We've been longing for the opening for quite a while,’ said a visitor, Niu Haoxuan. Visitors were required to wear masks and display a smartphone-based health code that shows whether they have been to regions deemed at high-risk of infection. After a report of a possible case in Beijing last week, ‘we were very worried,’ said Zoe Shi. ‘We thought about whether we should still go. It turned out to be untrue in the end. We feel lucky.’ Universal Studios Beijing is the Chinese capital's first foreign-branded amusement park. AP

    14:05 (IST)20 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea on reopening of schools

    Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea seeking directions to Centre & States to consider and take a time-bound decision with regard to the physical re-opening of schools and conduct of offline teaching. SC says it cannot direct states to reopen schools for physical teaching. - ANI

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