Coronavirus News Highlights: Himachal Police deploys dedicated force to enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour in tourist hot spots

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Updated: July 10, 2021 11:25:38 pm

Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights, Covid-19 Vaccine India Tracker, Coronavirus Facts and Figures India, Delta Coronavirus New Variant, Coronavirus New Variant Delta Plus Symptoms and Cases Today, July 10 Highlights: Despite repeated warnings issued by health experts and governments across the country, flouting of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and guidelines has been reported from a large number of tourist destinations and other public places in the country.

Coronavirus Cases in India, Covid-19 Vaccination India Live Update, Delta, Delta Plus Live, Corona vaccination LiveThe total number of active cases in the country has reached 4.55 lakh. (Photo source: PTI)

Coronavirus Cases In India, Covid-19 Deaths in India on July 10 Highlights, Delta, Kappa Variant Highlights: In view of the rising trend of Covid-19 cases in the state of Kerala, India for the fourth time in a row added more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases, raising fears about the probable third wave in the country. According to the Union Health Ministry update, a total of 42,776 new cases of Coronavirus were reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload of the country to 3.07 crore since the onset of the pandemic. The daily Covid-19 tally registered on Friday is a little less than the number of fresh cases reported on Thursday. On Thursday, the country had reported a total of 43,393 fresh cases. With the addition of Friday’s tally, the total number of active cases in the country has reached 4.55 lakh.

In addition to the fresh cases reported on Friday, a total of 1206 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the disease on the same day, as per the Ministry’s daily bulletin. So far as recoveries are concerned, a total of 45,254 patients recovered from the disease on Friday. The last time the country recorded cases under 40k was on July 6 when the country recorded 34,703 new cases. For the last four days, the daily Covid-19 tally in the country has remained above the 40k mark.

Meanwhile, despite repeated warnings issued by health experts and governments across the country, flouting of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and guidelines has been reported from a large number of tourist destinations and other public places in the country. Taking cognisance of the visuals of hundreds of tourists flouting Covid-19 norms at Mussoorie’s Kempty falls, the district administration issued new guidelines for tourists and visitors in the district. As per the new guidelines, tourists will need to produce their negative Covid-19 test report not older than 72 hours as well as register at the Dehradun Smart City portal before their arrival.

Here are the latest updates related to Covid-19 infections in India and around the world:

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    22:50 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Over 37.57 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt

    The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 37.57 crore, the Union health ministry said on Saturday. Of these, 34,01,696 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, according to a provisional report at 7 pm. The ministry said that 15,72,451 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,74,472 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Saturday.

    Cumulatively, 11,16,46,378 persons in the age group 18-44 years across the country have received their first dose and 36,93,265 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. | Read More

    22:50 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Over 37.57 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far: Govt

    The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 37.57 crore, the Union health ministry said on Saturday. Of these, 34,01,696 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, according to a provisional report at 7 pm. The ministry said that 15,72,451 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,74,472 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Saturday.

    Cumulatively, 11,16,46,378 persons in the age group 18-44 years across the country have received their first dose and 36,93,265 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. | Read More

    22:39 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tripura govt extends Covid curfew till July 17

    Tripura govt extends Covid curfew till July 17 (PTI)

    22:25 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat records 53 new COVID-19 cases; 258 recoveries 

    Gujarat records 53 new COVID-19 cases; 258 recoveries (PTI) 

    22:15 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 504 new cases and 13 deaths today

    COVID-19 | Mumbai reports 504 new cases and 13 deaths today; the number of active cases is 7,484 (ANI)

    22:05 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 8,296 new cases, 179 deaths in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra reports 8,296 new cases, 6,026 recoveries, and 179 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 61,49,264Total recoveries 59,06,466Death toll 1,25,528

    Active cases 1,14,000 (ANI)

    21:56 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 788 new cases, 7 deaths today

    Manipur reports 788 new cases, 7 deaths and 483 recoveries today; recovery rate at 89.36% (ANI)

    21:37 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh Police deploys extra dedicated force to enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour 

    Himachal Pradesh Police has deployed extra dedicated force to enforce COVID19 appropriate behaviour in tourist hot spots like Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Rohtang Tunnel, Kasauli & Dalhousie (ANI)

    21:29 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand's Mussoorie sees tourists in large numbers on the weekend

    Uttarakhand's Mussoorie sees tourists in large numbers on the weekend; COVID19 negative report is mandatory to enter the hill station town (ANI) 

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    21:18 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 155 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

    Goa reports 155 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths and 183 recoveries in the last 24 hours (ANI)

    21:11 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 14,087 new COVID-19 cases, 109 deaths in Kerala

    14,087 new COVID-19 cases, 109 deaths in Kerala (PTI)

    20:56 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 2,162 new cases, 48 deaths today

    Karnataka reports 2,162 new cases, 48 deaths and 2,879 recoveries today; active caseload at 37,141 (ANI)

    20:43 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: MHA says COVID-19 positivity rates in some districts is over 10 per cent

    COVID-19 positivity rate in some districts of Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, W Bengal, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh is over 10 per cent: MHA (PTI)

    20:23 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Telangana reports 704 new COVID cases, 5 deaths in last 24 hours

    Telangana reports 704 new COVID cases, 917 recoveries & 5 deaths in the last 24 hours.  

    Active cases: 10,724Total recoveries: 6,16,769Death toll: 3725 (ANI)

    20:15 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi reports 76 new cases, 1 death and 81 recoveries in last 24 hours

    COVID19 | Delhi reports 76 new cases, 1 death and 81 recoveries in the last 24 hours; the positivity rate declines to 0.09% (ANI)

    19:57 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand govt instructs DMs regarding health infrastructure over possible third wave

    Uttarakhand | Uttarakhand govt instructs district magistrates regarding health infrastructure over possible third wave. 

    It is necessary to strengthen bed capacity, units of medicine& primary and community health centers, writes Amit Singh Negi, Uttarakhand Secy, in his letter (ANI) 

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    19:47 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand reports 49 new COVID cases, zero deaths today

    Uttarakhand reports 49 new COVID cases, 200 recoveries and zero deaths today.Active cases: 1,165Death toll: 7,338 (ANI)

    19:35 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 52 new cases push Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally to 3,46,223

    52 new cases push Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally to 3,46,223 (PTI)

    19:26 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla reviews COVID-19 situation in hill stations, tourist locations; says pandemic is not yet over

    Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Saturday sounded a note of caution against reported blatant disregard of COVID-appropriate behaviour at hill stations and other tourist locations, stressing that the second wave of the pandemic is not yet over.

    The Home Secretary was reviewing the steps taken by the state governments for checking the spread of COVID-19 at hill stations and tourist locations, a home ministry statement said. | Read More

    19:15 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Home Secretary sounds note of caution against disregard of COVID-appropriate behaviour at tourist locations

    Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla emphasised that the second wave of COVID was not yet over; and States should ensure strict adherence to the protocols prescribed in respect of wearing of masks, social distancing and other safe behaviour: Govt of India (ANI)

    19:04 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand reports 49 new COVID cases, zero deaths today

    Uttarakhand reports 49 new COVID cases, 200 recoveries and zero deaths today.Active cases: 1,165Death toll: 7,338 (ANI)

    18:54 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Union Home Secretary reviews COVID-19 situation in hill stations, tourist locations

    Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla today chaired a meeting to review the steps taken by State Governments for checking the spread of COVID-19 in hill stations and tourist locations. (ANI)

    18:45 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 52 new cases push Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally to 3,46,223

    Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,46,223 on Saturday as 52 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 5,119 as no fresh fatality was registered, it said.

    Ranchi district recorded the highest number of new cases at 95, followed by 10 in East Singhbhum. The state now has 449 active cases, while 3,40,655 people have recovered from the disease thus far. 

    A total of 50,190 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, it added. (PTI)

    18:35 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 14,087 new COVID cases, 109 deaths today

    Kerala reports 14,087 new COVID cases, 11,867 recoveries and 109 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,15,226Death toll: 14,489 (ANI)

    18:20 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Virus-plagued Pakistan's Sindh to introduce tough restrictions

    Pakistan's worst coronavirus-hit province, Sindh, on Saturday announced a slew of disincentives for people who have not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, including a partial ban on visiting the outpatient departments of hospitals. The other deterrents are unvaccinated people cannot appear for government job interviews, would not be permitted for elective surgeries, and cannot avail public transport. The measures were announced on a day when Sindh once again reported the most number of COVID-19 cases in the country. (PTI)

    18:10 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tokyo records most virus cases in 2 months

    Tokyo has reported 950 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily number in two months, as infections steadily spread less than two weeks before the city hosts the Summer Olympics. Saturday's tally compared to 822 confirmed cases reported Friday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Tokyo starting Monday to keep the infections from becoming explosive during the Olympics, which open on July 23. 

    His government initially planned to take less-stringent measures, but came under pressure to issue the emergency order as the more contagious delta strain spread in the Tokyo region. Experts warned that caseloads could surge to thousands within weeks as people traveled around the country on summer vacations and the Olympics drew foreign and domestic visitors to Tokyo. 

    Olympic officials decided not to allow spectators at Olympic venues in the Tokyo region, while allowing limited attendance in other parts of Japan. However, that plan is crumbling after Hokkaido and Fukushima announced that no fans would be permitted at venues in their areas.

    Despite the recent acceleration of Japan's vaccination program, only 16.8% of the population is fully vaccinated. Japan has reported about 812,000 cases and nearly 15,000 deaths in the pandemic. (AP) 

    18:00 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Official death numbers almost correct, says Kerala Health Minister

    We're following the guidelines of WHO & ICMR. We had conducted a COVID death analysis after the first wave & found out that our numbers were almost correct. We have made it more transparent by doing real-time entry: Veena George, Kerala Health Minister. (ANI)

    17:47 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delta variant cases mark 32% weekly increase in UK, vaccine protection high

    UK health officials said the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues as the dominant strain of coronavirus and marked a sharp increase in the UK with 54,268 more cases logged on Friday, which marks a 32 per cent increase over the previous week. Public Health England (PHE) said its weekly analysis shows the continued rise in infections is not followed by a similar increase in hospitalisations and deaths, which reflects a high protection offered by both doses of a coronavirus vaccine. In a separate study, PHE also found that all the vaccines being administered are as effective at preventing symptomatic disease in the majority of people with underlying health conditions as the rest of the population. (PTI)

    17:34 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No Delta plus variant of COVID19 in Assam, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    As of now, there is no Delta plus variant of COVID19 in Assam. We are doing genomic sequencing in the state. Prime Minister will hold a meeting to take stock of vaccination status in northeastern states on Tuesday at 11 am: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

    17:20 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sikkim reports 198 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 22,163 as 198 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours while one new fatality pushed the death toll to 313, a health department bulletin said on Saturday. The new COVID-19 cases were reported from East Sikkim district (96), South Sikkim (62), West Sikkim (35) and North Sikkim district (5). The Himalayan state now has 2,244 active COVID-19 cases, while 19,348 people have recovered from the disease, the bulletin said. (PTI)

    17:05 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Helpline for healthcare workers facing mental health issues launched

    A number of associations of doctors and psychiatrists from around the world have joined hands to launch a dedicated helpline for healthcare workers to address stress, depression and other psychological issues faced by them during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an official statement issued on Saturday, the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), one of the primary partners behind the initiative, said the move was particularly important as the second wave of the pandemic in the country has affected doctors, nurses and others in the sector in a big way.

    17:00 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Have directed states, UTs to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 directives: Centre to Delhi HC

    The central government has informed the Delhi High Court that it has asked all states and Union territories (UT) to ensure strict compliance with the national directives for COVID-19 management and take necessary measures under the Disaster Management Act. Order was also issued to them to consider the implementation of targeted and prompt actions for COVID19 management until July 31, the Centre has said. (PTI)

    16:52 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Large number of tourists reach Kasauli as the state government relaxes COVID19 restrictions
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    16:33 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Malta requires visitor vaccination proof to curb new cases

    The Mediterranean island nation of Malta is requiring proof of vaccination for visitors 13 and up, the first European Union nation to do so. Starting Wednesday, visitors to Malta must present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate that is recognised by Maltese health authorities, meaning certificates issued by Malta, the European Union or the United Kingdom. The EU's green passport program certifies people who are fully vaccinated, but also those who receive a negative PCR test result or have recovered from COVID-19. But Malta has decided to only recognise those who are fully vaccinated in hopes of stemming a recent rise in confirmed coronavirus cases. (AP)

    16:17 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is likely to take a decision on including Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin in the emergency use list (EUL) within four to six weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, the global health body's chief scientist has said. Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday, Swaminathan said the WHO is reviewing Covaxin as its manufacturer Bharat Biotech is now uploading its entire data on the health body's portal. (PTI)

    15:55 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Raigad records 484 fresh COVID-19 cases

    With the addition of 484 new cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Maharashtra's Raigad district has reached 1,52,465, an official said on Saturday. Apart from the latest cases recorded on Friday, the district has reported 110 casualties in the period of one week, which has raised the toll to 3,742, the official said. As per the data provided by the district authorities, 1,43,133 persons have recovered from the infection, while 5,677 patients are currently undergoing treatment. With this, the positivity rate in the district currently stands at 7.84 per cent, it was stated. (PTI)

    15:25 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Raigad records 484 fresh COVID-19 cases

    With the addition of 484 new cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Maharashtra's Raigad district has reached 1,52,465, an official said on Saturday. Apart from the latest cases recorded on Friday, the district has reported 110 casualties in the period of one week, which has raised the toll to 3,742, the official said. As per the data provided by the district authorities, 1,43,133 persons have recovered from the infection, while 5,677 patients are currently undergoing treatment. With this, the positivity rate in the district currently stands at 7.84 per cent, it was stated.  (PTI)

    15:08 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: New virus surge sends younger patients to Spain's hospitals

    Julio Miranda had never felt the threat of the coronavirus too close. With an appointment for his first COVID-19 jab scheduled for mid-July, the 48-year-old house painter was, like many in the vaccine-abundant developed world, eagerly awaiting the end of his personal pandemic worries. Then a colleague fell ill last month, followed by his boss' wife. Gradually, all but one of his five coworkers found themselves in bed. Miranda, who is from Chile, also started feeling stomach cramps. Soon, he was lying on the sofa, struggling to draw every breath. (AP)

    14:59 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 19 with further relaxations

    Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended till July 19th with further relaxations. Hotels, tea shops, bakeries, roadside shops, snack shops can function with 50% of customers till 9 PM. Schools, colleges, theatres, liquor bars, swimming pools, zoos will remain closed. (ANI)

    14:24 (IST)10 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh reports one more Covid-related death, 12 new cases

    The Union Territory of Ladakh reported one more Covid-related death, taking total fatalities to 206, while 12 new cases pushed the infection tally to 20,167, officials said on Saturday. A COVID-19 positive patient died in Leh on Friday, officials said. Of the total deaths, 148 have been reported from Leh and 58 from Kargil, they added. Of the 12 new cases, nine were reported in Leh and three in Kargil, they said. A total of 2,547 sample reports in the union territory including 1,158 from Leh and 1,389 from Kargil were found negative on Friday, they said. (PTI)

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