Coronavirus News India Highlights: PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid situation, vaccination; Kerala logs 25,010 new cases

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Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Updates September 10 Highlights: Even as the geographical spread of coronavirus shrinks across India, there are new worries in cities such as Mumbai, Nashik, and North-East states such as Mizoram. Amid the new increase in the fresh Covid-19 infections, the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins from today. Mumbai is welcoming her favourite God – Ganpati Bappa amid strict Covid rules. There will be no physical darshan for devotees, no processions either while bringing the holy statues home/pandals or during the visarjan. This means that this year will also see muted celebrations in Mumbai and surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, India registered a huge drop (nearly 19%) in new Coronavirus infections. The country witnessed 34,973 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,31,74,954, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Friday. The number of active cases in the country also declined to 3,90,646. The active cases now account for 1.18% of India’s total coronavirus infections. Daily deaths due to complications of coronavirus infections also remained below 300. With 260 fresh fatalities, the Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,42,009. The daily positivity rate was recorded 1.96%. It has been less than 3% for the last 11 days.

Here are the verified Covid updates from India and around the world:

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    23:06 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat records 21 COVID-19 cases, no deaths

    Gujarat records 21 COVID-19 cases, no deaths; over 5.05 lakh get vaccine shots (PTI)

    22:51 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    PM was also informed about the states being asked to maintain a buffer stock for drugs used in management of Covid-19, Mucormycosis, MIS-C at the district level: Prime Minister's Office (PMO) (ANI) 

    22:35 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    PM reviewed status of augmentation of bed capacity for pediatric care & augmentation of facilities under ‘COVID Emergency Response Package II’. Discussed that States have been advised to redesign & orient primary care&block level health infra to manage situation in rural areas: PMO (ANI) 

    22:26 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    Sewage sampling is also being done for genomic surveillance. PM was apprised that states have been requested to share SARS COV2 positive samples with INSACOG regularly: Prime Minister's Office (PMO) (ANI)

    22:12 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    PM spoke about the need for constant genome sequencing to monitor emergence of mutants. The officers informed him that INSACOG now consists of 28 labs distributed across the country. The lab network is also linked with a hospital network for clinical correlation: PMO (ANI)

    21:58 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    It was discussed that there are countries where no. of active cases continues to remain high. In India too, figures from states like Maharashtra & Kerala, indicate there can be no room for complacency. However weekly positivity was at less than 3% for 10th consecutive week: PMO (ANI)

    21:47 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation

    PM chaired a high-level meeting to review COVID-19 related situation. Topics covered included review of prevailing Covid scenario, preparedness of health systems to respond, availability of medical oxygen & matters relating to production, supply & distribution of Covid vaccine: PMO (ANI) 

    21:32 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has achieved nearly 73 Crore

    In a landmark achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has achieved nearly 73 Crore (72,97,50,724) today. More than 56 lakh (56,91,552) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today: Government of India (ANI) 

    21:25 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Special intensified stringent lockdown restrictions will be enforced in wards of Kerala 

    Special intensified stringent lockdown restrictions will be enforced in the urban and panchayat wards with critical spread of WIPR (Weekly Infection Population Ratio) above 8: Government of Kerala  (ANI)

    21:06 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 4154 new COVID-19 cases, 44 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra reports 4154 new COVID-19 cases, 4524 discharges and 44 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

    Total cases 64,91,179Total recoveries 62,99,760Death toll 1,38,061

    Active cases 49,812 (ANI)

    20:51 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: West Bengal reports 753 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hours

    West Bengal reports 753 new COVID-19 cases, 766 discharges and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

    Total cases 15,55,405Total recoveries 15,28,633Death toll 18,553

    Active cases 8,219 (ANI) 

    20:39 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 1631 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu reports 1631 new COVID-19 cases, 1523 discharges and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

    Total cases 26,30,592Total recoveries 25,79,169Death toll 35,119

    Active cases 16,304 (ANI) 

    20:24 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Govt Degree Colleges of J&K shall re-open for in-person teaching subject 

    Govt Degree Colleges of J&K shall re-open for in-person teaching subject to specific permission of the concerned Deputy Commissioner. Head of concerned Institution must ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing & COVID-19 are adhered to in letter & spirit: J&K Govt (ANI)

    20:10 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Vaccines provide great hope for our return to normal, says Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne

    Delhi | Vaccines provide great hope for our return to normal and I want to acknowledge the particularly important role that India has played in this area: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (ANI)

    19:56 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala logs 25,010 new COVID-19 cases, 177 deaths

    Kerala on Friday logged 25,010 new COVID-19 cases and 177 deaths, taking the caseload to 43,34,704 and the death toll to 22,303.

    State health minister Veena George said 1,51,317 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 16.53 per cent. | Read More

    19:39 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa records 45 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

    Goa's COVID-19 infection tally reached 1,74,770 on Friday with an addition of 45 cases, a health official said. The state also recorded two deaths due to the viral infection during the day, while 81 people were discharged from hospitals.

    The death toll in the coastal state rose to 3,214 and the recovery count stood at 1,70,716. There are 840 active cases in the state.

    With 4,012 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus tests conducted in Goa went up to 12,60,789. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,74,770, new cases 45, death toll 3,214, active cases 840, samples tested to date 12,60,789. (PTI) 

    19:26 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mass booster doses not needed, says UK COVID-19 vaccine creator

    A widespread booster shots campaign as planned by the UK government is not required for everyone as immunity against COVID-19 among fully vaccinated people is "lasting well", the creator of the Oxford University vaccine said on Friday.

    Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, a leading scientist who led the development of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine -- being administered in India as Covidshield -- said the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may well require the boosters but other doses should be prioritised for countries with low vaccination rates. "As the virus spreads between people, it mutates and adapts and evolves, like the Delta variant," she told 'The Daily Telegraph'.

    "With these outbreaks, we want to stop that as quickly as possible. We will look at each situation; the immunocompromised and elderly will receive boosters. But I don't think we need to boost everybody. Immunity is lasting well in the majority of people," she said.

    She called on the UK to "do better" in supporting countries where a small percentage of the population have received even the first vaccine dose to protect against COVID-19. "We need to get vaccines to countries where few of the population have been vaccinated so far. We have to do better in this regard. The first dose has the most impact," she said. (PTI) 

    19:14 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Concern over 'sharp increase' in COVID cases as Singapore plans to reopen

    As Singapore plans to reopen economic activities, the government on Friday expressed concerns over a "sharp increase" in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks that might "overwhelm" the city-state's healthcare system. The average daily number of Covid-19 cases has risen from 76 two weeks ago to 288 in the past week, according to media reports.

    "While we expected an increase in the number of cases every day when we open up, the sharp rate of increase is worrying," Covid-19 multi-ministry task force co-chair Gan Kim Yong told a press conference.

    "Although our vaccination rate has now surpassed that of many countries and is one of the highest in the world, we want to be sure that the number of cases will not suddenly spike, which can lead to more serious cases, and which will, in turn, overwhelm our healthcare system," he said.

    Countries like Israel and the UK have seen a sharp spike in cases after easing their COVID-19 measures, despite high vaccination coverage, noted Gan, who is also the trade minister. "Therefore we want to be cautious and give ourselves more time to be certain that a high number of daily cases will not result in a high number of serious cases or deaths. The next two to four weeks is, therefore, crucial, as we will find out if patients eventually develop serious illnesses and complications subsequently," he said.

    This is the first time Singapore is experiencing an "exponentially rising" wave of infection in the community, the health ministry said in a press release. (PTI) 

    19:00 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sikkim reports 57 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 30,501 as 57 more people tested positive for the virus while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 377, a health department bulletin said on Friday. South Sikkim district registered 20 new cases followed by 19 in East Sikkim, 15 in South Sikkim and 3 in North Sikkim district. The Himalayan state now has 847 active COVID-19 cases, as 28,980 people have recovered from the virus, it said. (PTI)

    18:52 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Concern over 'sharp increase' in COVID cases as Singapore plans to reopen

    As Singapore plans to reopen economic activities, the government on Friday expressed concerns over a "sharp increase" in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks that might "overwhelm" the city-state's healthcare system. The average daily number of Covid-19 cases has risen from 76 two weeks ago to 288 in the past week, according to media reports. (PTI)

    18:39 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 967 new COVID19 cases

    Karnataka reports 967 new COVID19 cases, 921 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 29,60,131Total recoveries 29,05,604Death toll 37,472

    Active cases 17,028

    18:29 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: England's COVID R number steady at 0.9-1.1

    England's COVID-19 weekly reproduction "R" number was unchanged between 0.9 and 1.1, government estimates said on Friday, and it remained unclear whether the epidemic was growing or shrinking.An R number between 0.9 and 1.1 means that for every 10 people infected, they will on average infect between 9 and 11 other people.The estimated daily growth of infections was between -1% and +1%, compared to -2% to +2% last week. (Reuters)

    18:18 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh reports 1608 new cases

    Andhra Pradesh reports 1608 new #COVID19 cases, 1107 recoveries and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 20,27,650Total recoveries 19,98,561 Death toll 13,970

    Active cases 15,119. (ANI)

    18:00 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mass booster doses not needed, says UK COVID-19 vaccine creator

    A widespread booster shots campaign as planned by the UK government is not required for everyone as immunity against COVID-19 among fully vaccinated people is 'lasting well', the creator of the Oxford University vaccine said on Friday. Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, a leading scientist who led the development of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine being administered in India as Covidshield said the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may well require the boosters but other doses should be prioritised for countries with low vaccination rates. (PTI)

    17:43 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sri Lanka extends COVID-19 lockdown till Sep 21

    Sri Lanka on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown till September 21, the President's office here said. The decision to extend the lockdown was made during the COVID task force meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rjapaksa. The quarantine curfew will now be in force till 4am on September 21. It has been imposed since August 20. (PTI)

    17:23 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi HC seeks Centre, NDMA response on plea for ex gratia compensation

    The Delhi High Court Friday sought response from the central government on a petition by a 43-year-old woman seeking ex gratia monetary compensation for the death of her husband due to COVID-19. Justice Rekha Palli issued notice on the petition and also sought response from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The petitioner claims that her husband succumbed to COVID19 in May after the virus severely affected his respiratory system. (PTI)

    17:14 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha reports 745 new COVID cases, 6 more deaths

    Odisha reported 745 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and six more deaths, a Health Department official said. The state reported an average of 66 deaths per day in August, while the average in July was 61, and in June it was 42, he said. Odisha has so far reported 10,15,083 cases and 8,084 deaths, he said. Of the 8,084 fatalities reported so far, 6,208 deaths happened during the second wave of the pandemic over the last four months, he said. (PTI)

    17:04 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Compulsory leave for Pb govt employees if even one Covid vaccine dose not taken

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Friday that state government employees failing to take even the first dose of Covid vaccine for any reason other than medical will be compulsorily sent on leave after September 15. This strong measure, an official statement said, was announced by Singh to protect the people of the state from the disease, and to ensure that those who are vaccinated do not have to pay the price for continued vaccine hesitancy of those who are not. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review Covid situation, vaccination

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 related situation and vaccination in the country. (ANI)

    16:35 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: BioNTech to seek approval soon for vaccine for 5-11 year olds-Spiegel

    BioNTech is set to request approval across the globe to use its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as five over the next few weeks and preparations for a launch are on track, the biotech firm's two top executives told Der Spiegel."Already over the next few weeks we will file the results of our trial in five to 11 year olds with regulators across the world and will request approval of the vaccine in this age group, also here in Europe," Chief Medical Officer Oezlem Tuereci told the news weekly.The confident statements underscore the lead that BioNTech, which collaborates with Pfizer, holds in the race to win broad approval to vaccinate children below the age of 12 in Western countries.

    16:17 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Germany recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women

    Germany's vaccine oversight body on Friday recommended that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an mRNA-based shot.The Permanent Vaccination Commission (STIKO) advises that women should receive two shots from the second trimester of pregnancy, according to guidance https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Kommissionen/STIKO/Empfehlungen/PM_2021-09-10.html posted on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. "In addition, STIKO expressly recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for those of child-bearing age who are not yet or incompletely vaccinated, to ensure very good protection against this disease before pregnancy," the guidance added.Numerous countries have this year recommended that pregnant have COVID-19 vaccinations after finding them to be safe. (Reuters)

    16:16 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh orders extension of existing Covid restrictions till Sept 30th

    Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh orders extension of the existing Covid restrictions till Sept 30th, in view of upcoming festival season, with a limit of 300 on all gatherings, including political, and strict enforcement of wearing of masks as well as social distancing: Punjab CMO (ANI)

    16:00 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sinovac in talks about setting up S.Africa vaccine production, partner says

    China's Sinovac Biotech is in talks about setting up a vaccine production facility in South Africa with its local partner, the chief executive of the partner said on Friday.Numolux Group CEO Hilton Klein made the comments at the launch of the South African leg of a global Phase III trial of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine in children and adolescents."This clinical trial is a precursor to the establishment of a South African vaccine manufacturing facility partnered by Sinovac and Numolux Group that will cover the entire spectrum of vaccinations beyond just the COVID-19 response," Klein told a news conference. (Reuters)

    15:53 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: UAE lifts ban on entry from certain countries for vaccinated residents

    The United Arab Emirates said on Friday residents who had been fully vaccinated with a shot approved by the World Health Organization could return as of Sept. 12 from a list of previously suspended countries.Dubai, one of the UAE's seven emirates, is due to open the Expo 2020 world fair on Oct. 1 after a year-long delay due to the pandemic. The regional business and tourism hub is relying on the fair to give its economy a boost.Organisers had previously said they expect remaining UAE flight restrictions imposed to curb coronavirus infections to be lifted in time for Expo 2020. (Reuters)

    15:33 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kentucky lawmakers scrap statewide mask mandate in schools

    Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state's worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals. The GOP-dominated legislature set education policies in response to disruptions caused by the virus, which has forced dozens of districts to close classrooms. The masking provisions sparked emotional debate on the third day of the special session called by the Democratic governor to address the pandemic. (AP)

    15:20 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: CoWIN launches new API: KYC-VS -- Know Your Customer's/Client's Vaccination Status

    Co-WIN has developed a new API called 'Know Your Customer's/Client's Vaccination Status', or KYC-VS, which will enable a verifying entity to know whether a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or not, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. Over 72 crore vaccine doses have been administered since the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was flagged off on January 16 this year in the country. To provide proof of vaccination for each of these individuals, Co-WIN is already issuing a digitally verifiable certificate. This certificate can be saved on a digital device (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc), or stored in Digi Locker from where it can be digitally shared as and when required as proof of vaccination, the ministry said in a statement. (PTI)

    15:05 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality

    Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality, 36 fresh cases in a day; positivity rate 0.05 pc: Authorities. (PTI)

    14:56 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Japan PM hopeful Kono: Lockdown may be needed to tackle pandemic

    Japan's vaccine minister Taro Kono, who is running in the ruling party's leadership election, said on Friday there should be debate on possibly giving the government authority to impose strict lockdown measures to better respond to the pandemic.The winner of the race is all but assured to be premier given the Liberal Democratic Party's majority in parliament's lower house. (Reuters)

    14:44 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Vietnam approves Hayat-Vax coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

    Vietnam has approved the Hayat-Vax coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the seventh to be endorsed in the country.The vaccine is manufactured in China and packaged in the United Arab Emirates, the government said in a statement. (Reuters)

    14:21 (IST)10 Sep 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: BJP workers to aid vaccination drive on PM's b'day on Sep 17, hope to achieve record numbers

    BJP workers across the country will run a special campaign on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on September 17 to help maximum people get inoculated against Covid, aiming to break all previous records of vaccination. Announcing the campaign from his residence, BJP president JP Nadda said party workers at booth level across the country will help people get vaccinated on the day. Also, talking about the party's health volunteers' campaign, Nadda said the BJP had pledged to train 4 lakh volunteers in 2 lakh villages to support the healthcare system. So far, the party has trained 6.88 lakh volunteers in 43 days and hopes to touch 8 lakh very soon, he said. (PTI)

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