Coronavirus News September 7 Highlights: India’s cumulative vaccine coverage crosses 70-crore mark; Kerala govt to withdraw night curfew, Sunday lockdown

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Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Updates September 7 News Highlights: India saw a single-day drop in daily coronavirus cases on Tuesday. The health bulletin released by the Centre said that India registered 31,222 fresh Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. However, there was an increase in the daily Covid fatalities. The government data says that 290 people died due to coronavirus infection and related ailments in the country in a span of one day. The total active cases in India have gone down below the critical 4-lakh mark. The health bulletin says that currently, India has 3,92,864 active cases. The present recovery rate stands at 97.48 per cent.

More people recovered from the novel coronavirus infection in comparison with the new cases. The health ministry information states that 42,942 people were cured of the viral infection in the last 24 hours. After the 1 crore+ jabs on September 6th, the Centre says that over 5 crore doses are still available with the states. Nearly 80 lakh doses are in the process of being sent to the states and UTs. There was a day-on-day increase in the daily Covid tests also. The ICMR data says that 15,26,056 Covid tests were conducted on Monday. There is an increase of over 1 lakh tests.

January 30, 2020 – India got its first confirmed Covid cases when a Thrissur student studying in Wuhan tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Since then, the Kerala model has received both bouquets and brickbats. At present, Kerala accounts for more than half of the total cases reported in India. Another state that is seeing a steady surge is Maharashtra. These two states together report around 80 per cent of the total Covid-19 infections in India.

Some health experts say that the reason for such high cases is the high level of testing. Others believe that this is the third wave everyone had predicted. Maharashtra is also taking notes from this situation. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that society, especially political parties must refrain from organizing events that attract huge crowds. In about a week’s time, the state will see the beginning of the Ganpati festival. At a time when Mumbai is back in the top 5 of Maharashtra’s Covid tally, it would be crucial for the local officials to see how the situation is handled.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that in the coming days, India would see 1.25 crore Covid jabs per day. In the month of August, there were two days that saw over 1 crore corona vaccine doses being administered. On September 6, i.e yesterday, the CoWin data says that over 1.13 crore people were vaccinated in the country. With the December deadline nearing, the 1.25 crore jabs per day is not just wishful thinking but the need of the hour.

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

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    22:43 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Lockdown may return in Odisha if Covid-19 norms violated, says CM Naveen Patnaik

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday cautioned people that the government may be forced to reimpose lockdown if COVID-19 guidelines are not followed. Patnaik said this while reviewing the coronavirus situation of the state and its preparedness for tackling the possible third wave of the pandemic. "Keeping in view the public interest, the state has relaxed the lockdown norms. But, that does not mean that we will become carefree. If required in the interest of public health, the government may go for lockdown again," Patnaik said Highlighting that the rise in coronavirus infections from the USA to Kerala is a matter of concern, Patnaik said, keeping this in mind, people have to be extra careful. "As the children have not been vaccinated yet, so we have to be careful for them," the chief minister said. Educational institutions would be held accountable if any negligence is observed on their part, Patnaik said. (PTI)

    22:42 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID-19 vaccination mark: BMC data

    Mumbai hit the milestone of administering more than 1 crore vaccine doses against coronavirus on Tuesday, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, nearly eight months after the nationwide inoculation drive began on January 16. A total of 1,00,41,579 vaccine doses have been administered so far to beneficiaries across all eligible age groups, the data showed. According to the BMC, 71,61,427 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 28,80,152 have received both shots. So far, 91,49,489 beneficiaries have been given  Covishield, while the  indigenous vaccine Covaxin has been administered to 8,59,343 and Russia-made Sputnik V to 32,747 people, the figures showed. The highest 45,63,716 doses were given to beneficiaries in age group 18 to 44 followed by 28,47,204 in 45 to 59  age group, according to the data. (PTI)

    22:27 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa Ganesh Utsav SOP banning priests withdrawn, CM cites public sentiments

    The  Goa government on Tuesday withdrew its standard operating procedure (SOP) for Ganesh Utsav celebrations in the state, which included a ban on priests visiting homes for rituals, as well as households having COVID-19 patients being barred from inviting guests or visiting others, within hours of it being issued. State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the SOP was issued by mistake and his government understood the sentiments of people, as everyone wanted priests to come to their homes and perform rituals. "The guidelines of the Experts' Committee (on COVID-19 restrictions) were circulated as the SOP by mistake. We don't have to issue a new SOP as guidelines to curb COVID-19 are in place. I appeal to people to follow those guidelines," Sawant said. On the contentious point about banning priests from visiting homes and asking people to observe rituals using technology, the CM said, "I understand the sentiments of the people. Everyone wants priests to come to their place and perform rituals." (PTI)

    22:21 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi approves 3700 applications for aid to families which lost member to Covid, 6300 pending

    The Delhi government received around 10,000 financial aid applications by the families which lost their loved ones to coronavirus, and has so far approved 3,700 of them, while nearly 6,300 are pending, according to an official statement. Of the 3,708 applications approved under the Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Parivaar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana, 1,257 families will receive the aid under the Monthly Financial Assistance Scheme and 2,451 under the one-time ex gratia payment scheme. "About 6,291 applications are pending under both the schemes which are under examination at various levels," the statement added. Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said the authorities concerned have been directed to provide immediate financial assistance to the beneficiaries under the Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Parivaar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana. (PTI)

    22:19 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No fresh Covid death but 22 more people get infected in UP

    The COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh stood at 22,863 on Tuesday with no fresh fatalities in the state due to the infection whose count rose to 17,09,479 with 22 new cases. Of the 22 COVID-19 cases, four were reported from Jalaun, followed by two each from Barabanki, Budaun and Bareilly, the UP government said in a statement on Tuesday. In the past 24 hours, 20 COVID-19 patients were cured from the disease and discharged in the state, taking the number of cured patients so far to 16,86,389. The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 227, the statement said. (PTI)

    22:13 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bengal govt makes RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers coming from 7 countries

    Bengal govt makes RTPCR test mandatory for passengers coming from 7 countries: official. (PTI)

    22:12 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India will take 9 more months for full vaccination; avoid congregations during festivities, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

    India has done a tremendous job on the vaccination drive but it will take at least nine more months to fully vaccinate all adults, Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw said on Tuesday. The sector veteran also warned that the country is on the cusp of another wave of COVID-19 and needs to be very careful about large scale congregations during the upcoming festivities, pointing out that the jump in infections in Kerala was attributable to the Onam festival. "Another nine months minimum to give at least two doses of the vaccine to the eligible population," she said at an event organised by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Shaw further said the Serum Institute of India (SII) has done a commendable job of supplying 600 million of the 650 million doses administered till now, and added that both SII and other firms will ramp up production fast to meet the requirement. (PTI)

    22:11 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid night curfew in Noida from 11 pm now

    Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh has asked his force personnel to ensure strict compliance of the Covid-induced night curfew, whose timing has been revised from Tuesday, officials said. Restrictions under CrPC section 144, which bars unauthorised assembly of more than four people, are already imposed across Noida and Greater Noida in this Uttar Pradesh district adjoining Delhi, they said. All essential services, including health emergencies, will be exempted during the night curfew, which restricts unnecessary outdoor movement of people. "With effect from September 7, the timing of night curfew has been revised across Uttar Pradesh, including Gautam Buddh Nagar, as per instructions of the state government. The night curfew will now be in place from 11 pm to 6 am," the police said in a statement. Earlier, the night curfew started at 10 pm and continued till 6 am. (PTI)

    21:42 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Post-pandemic global economy recovery phase requires cooperation among nations, says LS speaker

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said the post-pandemic global economic recovery phase requires collaboration and cooperation among countries to stimulate the revival of the global economy. Participating in the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna, Birla said India has been at the forefront of undertaking prompt humanitarian assistance and relief operations during the Covid pandemic. He said India supplied vaccines, medicines and other equipment to over 150 countries as a measure of the country's commitment to global health and well being. Emphasising that the world needs to take important lessons from the pandemic, the Lok Sabha speaker said the post-pandemic global economic recovery phase requires collaboration and cooperation among member countries to stimulate the revival of the global economy. (PTI)

    21:36 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chhattisgarh sees 56 COVID-19 cases; over 30k tested

    Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 tally reached 10,04,724 on Tuesday with the addition of 56 cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 13,557, an official said. The recovery count touched 9,90,803 after 20 people were discharged from hospitals and 26 completed home isolation, leaving the state with 364 active cases, he said. "Raipur district reported two cases, which took its caseload to 1,57,890, including 3,139 deaths. Bilaspur and Korba recorded nine cases each while the figure was eight for Kanker. With 30,330 samples examined during the day, the total number of tests in the state went up to 1,25,60,678," the official said. (PTI)

    21:34 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat reports 18 COVID-19 cases, zero death; vaccine coverage tops 5 crore doses

    Gujarat reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the infection tally to 8,25,527, while no fresh death due to the disease was reported in the state, the  health department said. Gujarat achieved a new milestone in COVID-19 vaccination by administering over five crore doses till Tuesday, nearly eight months after the nationwide inoculation drive began on January 16. With 5,58,054 people getting vaccinated against the virus during the day,  the total number of doses administered so far rose to 5,02,62,761, the department said in a release. A total of  21 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the number of recovered COVID-19 cases in the state to 8,15,296, it said. Gujarat's COVID-19 fatality count remained unchanged at 10,082 with no new death being reported  in the last 24 hours, said the release. (PTI)

    21:34 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Orissa HC directs govt to submit fresh report on vaccination status of old-age home inmates

    The Orissa High Court Tuesday directed the state government to file a fresh report detailing the status of COVID-19 vaccination among the inmates of old-age homes. A division bench, headed by Chief Justice S Muralidhar, expressed its displeasure as an earlier affidavit filed by the government lacked the details as asked for. The bench asked the government to file a fresh affidavit providing details of the number of old-age homes in the state, inmates in each home and the percentage of the vaccinated people in the facilities.  (PTI)

    21:33 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu records 1,544 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths

    Tamil Nadu on Tuesday logged 1,544 new Coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the State's tally to 26,25,778 cases. With 19 deaths due to the infection, the death toll has risen to 35,055. Four districts contributed to the maximum number of fresh cases. While Coimbatore saw 217 new infections, Chennai recorded 194 cases followed by Chengalpattu with 112 and Erode 115. Considering the continued higher positivity and cases reported daily on the higher side in neighbouring Kerala, the Tamil Nadu government has proposed to conduct mega COVID-19 vaccination camps from September 12 to cover the left out unvaccinated eligible population above 18 years in the State without diluting the daily vaccination drive, Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian informed. (PTI)

    21:07 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Telangana logs 298 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Telangana on Tuesday reported 298 COVID-19 cases taking  the tally to over 6.60 lakh while the death toll stood at 3,888 with two casualties. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for the highest number of cases with 89 followed by Karimnagar district (24), a state government bulletin said. The number of active cases stood at 5,476. The total number of cases in the state stood at 6,60,142, while with   325 people being cured, the total recoveries are at 6,50,778. Over 68 thousand samples were tested on Tuesday. Cumulatively, over 2.51 crore samples have been tested. (PTI)

    20:58 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Britain reports 209 daily deaths from COVID, highest since March

    Britain on Tuesday reported 209 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Tuesday, the highest daily total since March 9, government statistics showed. Cases have been rising steadily since the start of August although death totals are impacted by irregular reporting patterns from hospitals over the weekend. Only 45 deaths were reported on Monday. There were 37,489 new cases reported on Tuesday, compared to 41,192 reported on Monday. (Reuters)

    20:47 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nashik sees 95 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, 106 recoveries

    The COVID-19 tally in Nashik in Maharashtra on Tuesday reached 4,06185 with the addition of 95 cases, while the day also saw three deaths and 106 people getting discharged, an official said. The toll in the district is 8,598 and the recovery count stands at 3,96,661, he said. With 4,093 samples being examined on Tuesday, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 24,85,062, he added. (PTI)

    20:46 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Planning to take Sputnik V vaccine? check guideline here

    In India, Sputnik V vaccine is administered in two doses with a 21-day gap. Both doses of the vaccine should be taken from the same hospital: Dr Reddy's (ANI)

    20:35 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccine coverage crosses 70-crore mark

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 70 crore landmark milestone (70, 63, 55,796) today. More than 67 lakh (67, 43,698) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today: Ministry of Health (ANI)Image

    20:06 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India's strong, decisive decisions slowed down entry, spread of COVID-19, says MoS Health

    India's strong and decisive actions like surveillance at points of entry slowed down the spread of COVID-19 and gave enough time to the country to build public health capacities and infrastructure to effectively manage the pandemic, Union Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar said on Tuesday. The minister of state for health and family welfare represented India at the World Health Organization-South East Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO) through video-conference. She offered intervention on behalf of India at the ministerial roundtable for the seventy-fourth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia. Pawar also highlighted the key measures and strategies planned to 'build back better' to achieve Universal Health Care and health related Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen health system resilience for the future. Noting that COVID-19 has affected virtually every sphere of life and caused a huge number of deaths, she said the country adopted a proactive, pre-emptive, whole of government, whole of society and people-centric approach to manage the pandemic. "Our preparedness and response strategies utilised our past experiences of managing public health emergencies and contemporary scientific knowledge about evolving nature of disease to decide requisite public health interventions," the minister said. (PTI)

    19:50 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Agree with Kerala HC ruling allowing 2nd Covishield dose 4 weeks after 1st, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that his government was in agreement with the High Court's ruling, allowing second dose of COVISHIELD after four weeks from the first jab to those who want it earlier, and said the ball was now in the Centre's court. The CM, during a press meet held here, said it was now up to the central government to decide how to implement the Kerala High Court's September 3 ruling and said that the Chief Secretary and the Health Secretary of the state government would be liaising with the Centre on this matter. He also said that priority in vaccination would be given to those who are due and "overdue" for their second dose of the vaccine. Vijayan further said that the state has till date administered over 3 crore doses, including both first and second jabs, of vaccine. Of these, 2,18,54,153 received the first dose of vaccine and 82,46,563 received the second dose, he said and added that Kerala's vaccination rate was much higher than the national average. (PTI)

    19:44 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pilani gets its first oxygen generation plant

    Rajasthan's Pilani has got its first oxygen generation plant donated by the alumni of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). The plant donated by the 1970-75 alumni of the institute has been installed at Birla Sarvajanik Hospital in Pilani. "The government is well prepared to fight against the next wave of the pandemic and the addition of such oxygen plants in Pilani and its neighbouring towns will ensure sufficient availability of the oxygen in difficult times," said Umardeen Khan, District Collector, at the inauguration of the plant. (PTI)

    19:38 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 851 fresh Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths

    Karnataka reports 851 fresh COVID cases, 790 recoveries, and 15 deaths today Active cases: 17,432Total recoveries: 29,02,089Death toll: 37,441  (ANI)

    19:26 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: At 353, Mumbai reports below 400 new Covid-19 cases for 2nd day in a row; 2 deaths

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    19:16 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid-19 vaccination campaign should become a people's movement, says Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the  COVID-19 vaccination campaign should become a people's movement and appealed to every eligible person to take the required doses without any fear or hesitation. Launching a free vaccination programme, organised by Swarna Bharat Trust here in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International Ltd and MediCiti Hospitals,  Naidu said there was no alternative to taking the vaccine, according to an official release. Calling for countering the misinformation on vaccines, he urged the people's representatives, film and sports celebrities to take the lead in dispelling myths and fears on COVID-19 vaccination.Highlighting the important role of the media in creating awareness and in encouraging COVID appropriate behavior, the Vice President said that every citizen, who is eligible for vaccination, should deem it as his/ her duty to take the required doses of vaccine. Mentioning that more than 71 crore doses were administered in the country till September 6, he expressed  happiness that more than 50 per cent of the eligible people were vaccinated with at least a single dose. (PTI)

    19:04 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No Covid-19 patient died due to shortage of Oxygen in Jharkhand, State Govt tells Assembly

    No COVID-19 patient died due to shortage of Oxygen in Jharkhand, State Govt tells Assembly (ANI)

    18:56 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 3,898 new Covid-19 cases, 86 deaths

    Maharashtra reports 3,898 fresh COVID cases, 3,581 recoveries, and 86 deaths today Active cases: 47,926Total recoveries: 63,04,336Death toll: 1,37,897  (ANI)

    18:55 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India administers more than 1.13 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in last 24 hours

    India has administered more than 1.13 crore COVID19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, says government (ANI)Image

    18:52 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka govt advises people to defer plans to visit Kerala till October-end

    ln view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Kerala, Karnataka government on Tuesday advised public to defer their plans to visit the neighbouring state till the end of October, if there is no emergency or urgency, with a view to avoid third wave of COVID-19 and in larger interest of public health. The government in an advisory has also advised all administrators or principals of the educational, nursing, paramedical institutions to instruct their wards who have not yet returned to Karnataka from Kerala, to defer or postpone their return till the end of October. Similar advice has been given to all administrators or owners of hospitals, nursing homes, offices, hotels, factories, industries, etc. The advisory signed by Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Jawaid Akhtar, further asked the administrators or owners to advise their wards not to travel to Kerala till the end of October. (PTI)

    18:46 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 25,772 new Covid-19 cases, 189 deaths

    Kerala reports 25,772 fresh COVID cases, 27,320 recoveries, and 189 deaths today Active cases: 2,37,045 Total recoveries: 39,93,877Death toll: 21,820 (ANI)

    18:44 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala govt lifts night curfew, withdraws Sunday lockdown

    In the COVID19 review meeting held today, it has been decided to lift the night curfew and withdraw Sunday lockdown: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (ANI)Image

    18:36 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Philippines defers new COVID-19 plan, maintains capital curbs

    The Philippines capital region will remain under the second strictest coronavirus containment measures, a senior official said on Tuesday, despite a day earlier announcing a relaxation of curbs to spur business activity.Imposition of the more relaxed "general community quarantine" in Metro Manila has been deferred, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said, without giving a reason.The decision means a delay in the government's planned shift to smaller and localised lockdowns, which Roque said had been approved in principle by President Rodrigo Duterte.The Philippines has among the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Asia and has been battling an epidemic since March last year, which has hamstrung efforts to revive an economy that contracted more than 9% in 2020.Cases in the past 30 days alone accounted for more than a fifth of the country's 2.1 million cases, while total deaths have exceeded 34,400. (Reuters)

    18:11 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India continues to "lag way behind" in COVID vaccination: Fitch

    Fitch Ratings on Tuesday said India continues to "lag way behind" in COVID vaccination, and the negative outlook on sovereign rating signifies the rising debt-to-GDP ratio. In April 2021, Fitch affirmed India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-' with a negative outlook. The outlook was changed to 'negative' from 'stable' in June last year on grounds that the pandemic had significantly weakened the country's growth outlook and exposed the challenges associated with a high public-debt burden. Addressing the Global Sovereign Conference 2021, Asia-Pacific, Fitch Ratings Senior Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings, Stephen Schwartz said vaccination is the key to economic recovery across the world. (PTI)

    18:01 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Political parties should set example, avoid gatherings: CM Thackeray

    Political parties should avoid holding public gatherings in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday. He was addressing, through video link, an event to dedicate several public projects of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation in the district. Union Minister of State and BJP leader Kapil Patil also attended the program virtually from Delhi. Parts of Kalyan fall in his Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency. "Political parties including the Shiv Sena should avoid public gatherings in view of the coronavirus threat," the chief minister said on this occasion. (PTI)

    17:52 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi reports 1 death, 50 new cases
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    17:36 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: AIIMS to conduct study to ascertain presence of Covid in various parts of eye

    The R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at AIIMS is conducting a study to ascertain the presence of the coronavirus in various parts of the eye of those who have died due to the infection, the centre's chief Dr J S Titiyal said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference on the 36th Eye Donation Fortnight celebration by the National Eye Bank (NEB), he said that five eye balls have been collected for carrying out the study. (PTI)

    17:17 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 11 MBBS students of Nagpur college test COVID-19 positive

    At least 11 first-year students of MBBS at a private medical college here in Maharashtra have tested positive for COVID-19, the college dean said on Tuesday. These students were found infected during tests in the last two days, he said. "We have dengue patients getting treatment at a hospital attached to the medical college. When two of our students suffered from fever, we suspected it could be dengue. However, before admitting them to the hospital, we carried out rapid antigen tests which confirmed on Sunday that they were coronavirus positive," Datta Meghe Medical College dean Dr Dilip Gode told PTI. (PTI)

    17:04 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: COVID-19 may not impair lung function in young adults, research shows

    COVID-19 infection does not appear to impair the lung function of children and adolescents, according to a study presented at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress on Tuesday. A team led by researchers at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, found that even patients with asthma did not show a statistically significant deterioration in lung function. However, such patients showed slightly lower measurements for the amount of air they could exhale forcibly in one second known as forced expiratory air volume in one second (FEV1), which is one of the measures of lung function. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Singapore reports most coronavirus cases in more than 1 year

    Singapore's health ministry recorded 328 new domestic coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the highest daily number of new infections in more than a year.The city-state has been reporting more than 100 domestic cases daily over the past two weeks in a rise that has come as the country removes most restrictions as part of its phased reopening.Finance minister and co-chair of the country's coronavirus task force, Lawrence Wong, told local media in a briefing on Monday that Singapore may reimpose COVID-19 curbs if the number of severe cases rises sharply.The number announced on Tuesday was the most since the record 904 seen in early August 2020.Singapore has fully vaccinated more than 80% of its 5.7 million population against the coronavirus as of Monday, one of the highest rates in the world. (Reuters)

    16:34 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ruling CPI(M) leaders, activists booked for violating COVID curbs

    A group of workers of the ruling CPI(M) have courted controversy for allegedly violating the lockdown restrictions in connection with COVID-19, following which police registered a case against 50 of them at Kuttoor in Thiruvalla in this south Kerala district. The local unit of the Marxist party had allegedly conducted a meeting on Sunday to give membership to around 100 new entrants. The visuals of the event, attended by several leaders, including the party's state committee member K J Thomas, were aired by television channels later. Leaders and activists, including women, could be seen assembling en masse, violating restrictions on Sunday, the day in which intense lockdown curbs were in place in the state. (PTI)

    16:11 (IST)07 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 70 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far, says govt

    The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 70 crore, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. "Soaring higher on COVID-19 vaccination under PM (Prime Minister) @NarendraModi ji's leadership. 70,00,00,000 vaccine doses administered to date," he tweeted. Congratulations to all health workers and people for this momentous achievement, he said. India took 85 days to touch 10 crore vaccinations, 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore, Mandaviya said. (PTI)

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