Coronavirus India July 6 Highlights: India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 36 crore; Mumbai logs 453 new cases, lowest since February 9

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Coronavirus Cases in India Today, New Coronavirus Variant Delta Plus Symptoms Updates: Even as health experts and an SBI report warn of the third wave of coronavirus infections hitting India in August next month, the daily caseload on Tuesday plunged to a four-month low, the bulletin by the health ministry said. At 34,703, India logged the lowest cases in the last 111 days, the official data said. The number of Covid fatalities has also gone down. The health ministry says that 553 people lost their lives due to Covid and related complications in the last 24 hours. This was the lowest fatality figure in 91 days. The national recovery rate has improved marginally to 97.17 per cent. While all these indicators show huge relief for people and the exhausted healthcare workers, doctors and other related staff, it is the low vaccination rate that may emerge as the new headache for the authorities. We had reported yesterday about how the week-on-week study shows some troubling signs in the ongoing vaccination drive.

The health ministry says that 45 lakh people were vaccinated on July 6. This is much lower in comparison with the first week of the new programme that saw around 60 lakh Covid jabs each day. Remember, the lower daily vaccination rate will only add to the overall target and will widen the shortfall.

The Centre has said that that it will target 1 crore daily Covid jabs from July-August. At the current rate, this seems a bit difficult. But still, we have the infra to achieve the goal.

Coming to the SBI report. An SBI report says that the third wave of the new Covid infections will hit India next month in August. The report says that the third wave will peak in the month of September. The report comes at a time when many people have resumed holiday travel. Recently a photo went viral. It showed a huge crowd of tourists gathered in Himachal Pradesh’s Manali. Health experts have warned that the early ‘unlock’ may prepone the arrival of the third wave. With the SBI report making this amply clear, the only way forward is to vaccinate at a much faster speed and urge people to follow the face mask discipline.

Here are the latest Covid-related developments from India and around the world:

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    22:42 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam reports 2,433 new positive cases, 34 deaths

    COVID19 | Assam reports 2,433 new positive cases, 34 deaths, and 1,745 recoveries today. Active cases at 22,848 and total positive cases at 5,22,267. (ANI)

    22:41 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab witnesses 190 more infections

    Punjab reported 190 fresh COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, taking the total count to 5,96,736, while five more deaths pushed the toll to 16,131, according to a medical bulletin. The number of active cases dropped to 2,015 from 2,118 on Monday. Two deaths were reported from Bathinda and one each from Ferozepur, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar, the bulletin said. Among fresh cases, Amritsar reported 21 infections, followed by 19 in Ludhiana and 15 in Bathinda. The state's positivity rate stood at 0.48 per cent. With 280 recoveries from the infection, the number of recovered persons reached 5,78,590, as per the bulletin. (PTI)

    22:39 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Central team suggests to Tripura to focus on contact tracing of each COVID-19 case

    A Central team on Tuesday suggested to the Tripura government to focus on contact tracing of each COVID-19 positive case and continuation of the vaccination programme to reduce the infection level in the state, official sources said. The two-member team led by Dr RN Singh arrived here on Monday to get a first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by Tripura so as to strengthen ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any to control COVID-19 cases, the sources said. The central team held a meeting with the District Magistrate, West Tripura, Debapriya Bardhan, Chief Medical Officer, West Tripura, Dr Debasish Das and senior health department officials. (PTI)

    22:34 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 3,479 new Coronavirus cases, 73 deaths

    Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw a single day rise of 3,479 fresh coronavirus cases and 73 fatalities, taking the tally to 25,03,481 and the toll to 33,132. During the last 24 hours, Coimbatore reported the highest number of 407 infections, followed by Erode at 311, according to an official bulletin. Chennai, Salem, Thanjavur and Tiruppur reported over 200 new cases. Recoveries outnumbered new infections, with 3,855 discharges pushing the overall tally to 24,35,872. (PTI)

    22:12 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chhattisgarh sees 322 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

    Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 count rose to 9,96,359 on Tuesday with the addition of 322 cases, while the death toll increased by five to touch 13,462, an official said. The number of recoveries reached 9,77,893 after 152 people were discharged from hospitals and 381 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 5,004 active cases, the official informed. "Raipur district reported 23 new cases, taking the caseload to 1,57,293, including 3,133 deaths. Sukma recorded 44 new cases, Bijapur 28 and Janjgir-Champa 27 among other districts. With 37,624 samples being examined on Tuesday, the total number of tests in the state went up to 1,04,87,744. Over 1.02 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state as on Monday, with 84,82,600 people getting the first dose and 17,50,955 the second," he said. (PTI)

    21:56 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Shipping industry body alleges lakhs of Indian seafarers being denied vaccines by BMC-run hospitals

    Shipping industry body MASSA on Tuesday alleged that lakhs of Indian seafarers who are not residents of Maharashtra are being denied COVID-19 vaccines by BMC-run hospitals. Seafarers reside in various parts of the country and often visit Mumbai to complete certain mandatory documentations. Due to the alleged denial of vaccines, the seafarers are facing challenges in getting jobs overseas as they need to be fully vaccinated before they left the Indian shores for employment abroad. The denial by the BMC-run hospitals is despite the central government allowing overseas job seekers to take their second dose of Covishield vaccine after a span of 28 day, the Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA) said. (PTI)

    21:48 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana reports 73 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

    COVID19 | Haryana reports 73 new positive cases, 94 recoveries, and 10 deaths today.Active cases: 1,082Total positive cases: 7,69,030 (ANI)

    21:45 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 784 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths in Telangana

    The declining trend in COVID-19 infections continued in Telangana on Tuesday with 784 new cases being reported, taking the tally to 6,28,282. The state had recorded 808 COVID-19 cases on Monday. The toll increased to 3,703 with five more fatalities on Tuesday. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 89, followed by Nalgonda (71) and Peddapalli (52) districts,a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Tuesday. The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases today with 1,028 people recuperating from the infectious disease, taking the cumulative number to 6,13,124. The number of active cases was 11,455, the bulletin said. (PTI)

    21:45 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 784 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths in Telangana

    The declining trend in COVID-19 infections continued in Telangana on Tuesday with 784 new cases being reported, taking the tally to 6,28,282. The state had recorded 808 COVID-19 cases on Monday. The toll increased to 3,703 with five more fatalities on Tuesday. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 89, followed by Nalgonda (71) and Peddapalli (52) districts,a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Tuesday. The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases today with 1,028 people recuperating from the infectious disease, taking the cumulative number to 6,13,124. The number of active cases was 11,455, the bulletin said. (PTI)

    21:30 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 36 crore: Health ministry

    The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the landmark of 36 crore, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21. More than 32.40 lakh (32,40,007) vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday, according to the 7 pm provisional report. The ministry said 16,00,825 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,09,913 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 10,45,24,240 persons in the age group 18-44 years across states and union territories have received their first dose and 30,42,302 have received their second dose since the start of the third phase of the vaccination drive. (PTI)

    21:23 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Xi warns against politicisation, stigmatisation of COVID-19 origin

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on political parties worldwide to oppose politicising the COVID-19 pandemic or attaching a geographical label to the deadly virus, amid growing calls for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, which had first emerged in Wuhan in late 2019. Addressing the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and 'World Political Parties Summit' via video link, Xi also called for joint opposition to the technology blockade. He said the political parties worldwide should jointly oppose the practice of seeking technology blockade and divide as well as decoupling. The origins of the COVID-19 remain a widely debated topic, with some scientists and politicians maintaining that the possibility of a lab leak of the deadly virus exists. "In the face of the ongoing COVID-19, we need to continue with a science-based response approach and advocate solidarity and cooperation so as to close the 'immunisation gap'," Xi said at the event, held days after the July 1 centenary celebrations of the CPC. China will spare no effort to support international cooperation against COVID-19, he was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency. (PTI)

    21:14 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bangladesh sees record single-day cases of COVID-19

    Bangladesh on Tuesday registered its highest-ever single-day COVID-19 cases as the infection rate rose to 31.46 per cent despite a nationwide lockdown. A day after reporting a record 164 deaths and 9,964 infections, the country recorded 11,525 fresh COVID-19 cases and 163 deaths in the past one-day, a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) spokesman said. According to the official data, the infection rate overnight rose by 2.16 which was 29.30 per cent on Monday, meaning the infection rate rose gradually against the number of people who are tested. The contagion has so far killed 15,392 people and infected 9,66,406 in the country. (PTI)

    21:10 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh sees 27 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 27 fresh coronavirus positive cases and two fatalities, taking the count of infections to 7,90,042 and the death toll to 9,017, the state health department said. With 44 patients getting discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the tally of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 7,80,578, leaving the state with 447 active cases, the department said. Indore reported five new cases, taking the caseload to 1,52,889. Bhopal saw nine fresh cases, which raised the tally to 1,23,185, it said. The count of fatalities in Indore and Bhopal remained unchanged at 1,391 and 972, respectively, as no fresh death due to COVID-19 was reported in the last 24 hours. (PTI)

    21:04 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: At 453, Mumbai reports lowest COVID-19 cases since Feb 9

    Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 453 new coronavirus infections, the lowest daily count since February 9,  and 10 fresh fatalities for the second day in a row, the city civic body said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated  data, with 453 new cases and 10 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 7,25,620, while the death toll rose to 15,564. The city reported the lowest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since February 9, when it had witnessed 375 infections. The financial capital of the county reported a minor dip in new cases as compared to Monday, when it had registered 489 infections. Mumbai recorded only 10 fresh fatalities on the second day in a row after reporting over 20 deaths for five consecutive days since June 30. In the last 24 hours, a total of 30,554 tests were  conducted for detecting coronavirus, taking their cumulative  number to 73,53,737, the BMC said. (PTI)

    21:02 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 3,104 new COVID-19 cases, 92 deaths in Karnataka

    Karnataka on Tuesday reported 3,104 new COVID-19 cases and 92 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28.59 lakh and the toll to 35,526. The day also saw 4,992 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 27,84,030. Out of 3,104 new cases reported on Tuesday, 715 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 1,863 discharges and only 15 deaths, a health department bulletin said. (PTI)

    21:01 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Sri Lanka bans public meetings, protests over threat to rapid transmission

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday banned protests and public meetings until further notice in a bid to arrest the spread of COVID-19, saying there is a threat of rapid transmission of the coronavirus pandemic through large gatherings. The Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena has written to the Inspector General of Police informing him of the decision. "There is a threat of rapid spreading of COVID-19 through large gatherings of public meetings and protests. Such gatherings and protest action must not be held until further notice," a police headquarters statement said. The violators would be dealt with the quarantine regulations, it said. (PTI)

    21:00 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pandemic posed challenges, also helped boost health infra, says Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 pandemic posed several challenges but also opened new vistas for improving health facilities in the state. Inaugurating 200 ICU beds at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital, the chief minister said that the lack of ICU beds was a major problem leading to the loss of lives. " In the initial stage, we had a maximum of 70 beds but in the last one year, we thought of ways to increase ICU capacity. Our total strength of ICU beds in GMCH and various COVID-19  centres in Kamrup Metro has gone up to 591, including the addition of 200 ICU beds today," the chief minister said. (PTI)

    20:58 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jodhpur administration officials go door-to-door to convince people to get vaccinated against Covid-19

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    20:57 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu logs 3,479 new Covid-19 cases, 73 deaths

    Tamil Nadu reports 3,479 new #COVID19 cases, 3,855 recoveries and 73 deaths.Active cases: 34,477Total recoveries: 24,35,872Death toll: 33,132 (ANI)

    20:56 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 8,418 new cases, 171 deaths

    Maharashtra reports 8418 new cases, 10,548 recoveries and 171 deaths in the last 24 hours.Total cases 61,13,335Total recoveries 58,72,268Death toll 1,23,531Active cases 1,14,297 (ANI)

    20:55 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat sees 69 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

    Gujarat reported 69 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 8,23,964, while the toll increased by one to touch 10,072, an official said. He said 208 people were discharged during the day, taking the recovery count to 8,11,699, leaving the state with 2,193 active cases, including 11 in critical condition. Ahmedabad accounted for the lone death, while it also led with 11 cases, followed by nine in Surat, eight in Rajkot among other districts, the official said. A release said 2,73,25,191 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far, including 2,17,786 on Tuesday. (PTI)

    20:36 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa sees 257 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

    Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 257 and reached 1,67,823 on Tuesday, while the toll rose by four and the recovery count by 230, an official said. The state has so far witnessed 3,079 deaths, while 1,62,787 people have been discharged, leaving it with 1,957 active cases, he said. With 5,330 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in Goa went up to 9,47,963, he said. (PTI)

    20:32 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Images of people thronging hill stations 'frightening', govt stresses on following Covid protocols

    The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over people roaming in hill stations and markets without following COVID-19-appropriate behaviours and warned that such laxity can nullify the gains made in the management of the pandemic so far. Stressing that the pandemic was not yet over, officials described the images of large numbers of people thronging popular hill stations as "frightening". "People are indulging in revenge travel with restrictions being lifted. Some photos published in the media of Manali and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, Sadar Bazar and Laxmi Nagar in Delhi, and Dadar market in Mumbai show a huge crowd roaming around without following social distancing and wearing masks. (PTI)

    20:26 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 863 new cases, 14 deaths

    Manipur reports 863 new #COVID19 cases, 592 recoveries and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.Total cases 73,581 Total recoveries 66,132Death toll 1218Active cases 6231 (ANI)

    20:18 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 73 districts reported over 10% Covid positivity rate for week ended July 5, says govt

    About 73 districts across 17 states and union territories reported more than 10 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate in the week from June 29 to July 5, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Eight out of the 17 states and UTs are from the northeastern part of the country, according to the data presented by the ministry. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal said these 73 districts include Arunachal Pradesh (18), Rajasthan (10), Manipur (9), Kerala (7), Meghalaya (6), Tripura (4), Sikkim (4), Odisha (3), Nagaland (3), Assam (2) and Mizoram (1). These districts reported more than 10 per cent Covid positivity rate in the week from June 29 to July 5, he said. (PTI)

    20:18 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 73 districts reported over 10% Covid positivity rate for week ended July 5, says govt

    About 73 districts across 17 states and union territories reported more than 10 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate in the week from June 29 to July 5, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Eight out of the 17 states and UTs are from the northeastern part of the country, according to the data presented by the ministry. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the health ministry Lav Agarwal said these 73 districts include Arunachal Pradesh (18), Rajasthan (10), Manipur (9), Kerala (7), Meghalaya (6), Tripura (4), Sikkim (4), Odisha (3), Nagaland (3), Assam (2) and Mizoram (1). These districts reported more than 10 per cent Covid positivity rate in the week from June 29 to July 5, he said. (PTI)

    20:08 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 14,373 new COVID-19 cases, 142 deaths

    With Kerala logging 14,373 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the caseload to 29,96,094, the state government decided to give preference to college students aged between 18-23 years, private bus employees and migrant workers in the vaccination drive. As many as 10,751 persons have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 28,77,557 and the active cases to 1,04,105, the government said in a press release. The toll mounted to 13,960 with the addition of 142 recent deaths due to the infection. In the last 24 hours ending 2pm, 1,31,820 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 10.9 per cent.So far, 2,37,68,112 samples have been tested. There are 88 areas where the TPR was over 18 per cent. (PTI)

    20:06 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: J&K records 231 new cases, 2 deaths

    Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported 231 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the infection tally to 3,17,481, while two deaths raised the toll to 4,345, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 83 were from the Jammu division and 148 from the Kashmir division, the officials said. They said Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 63 fresh COVID-19 cases -- all travellers -- while Pulwama district recorded 30 new cases. The number of active cases has dropped to 3,582 in the union territory, while 3,09,554 patients in the Union Territory have recovered so far from the infection, the officials said. (PTI)

    19:48 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bihar govt aims to vaccinate  6 crore people in 6 months

    • Vaccination process is going to be completed quickly. Our aim of vaccinating 6 crore in 6 months is based on the studies done on the production and availability of the vaccine: Mangal Pandey, Bihar Health Minister
    • Bihar was the first state to distribute medicine for black fungus to other states. Sometimes there is a shortage but alternative is available based on the advice of medical experts. IGIMS&AIIMS have special wards; endoscopy machines are also setup: Mangal Pandey, Health Min,Bihar (ANI)

    19:43 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 47 new Covid cases, one more death in Rajasthan

    Rajasthan recorded 47 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality linked to the disease on Tuesday, taking the infection count to 9,52,836 and the death toll to 8,942, according to an official report. The new fatality was reported from Sriganganagar, the report said. A maximum of 22 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from Jaipur while the daily count was eight in Alwar. A total of 9,42,882 people have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases stands at 1,012 in Rajasthan, according to the report. (PTI)

    19:23 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rajasthan provided over 8 lakh Covid vaccine doses between Jul 1-6; 39.51 lakh more to be sent this month, says Centre

    A day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that COVID-19 vaccination has stopped in many districts due to a shortage of doses, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday noted that the state has received over 8.89 lakh free vaccine doses between July 1 and 6 from the Centre. In addition, Rajasthan would receive an additional 39.51 lakh doses during the remaining part of July, the ministry said. On July 1, Rajasthan had over 1.69 lakh "unutilised" balance doses of vaccines available with it. Under the National COVID Vaccination Program, the state has received over 8.89 lakh doses of vaccines between 1st and 6th July 2021 free of cost from the Government of India, the ministry said in a statement referring to reports of shortage of vaccines in the state. "In addition, Rajasthan would receive an additional 39 lakh 51 thousand doses during the remaining part of July 2021," the ministry said. "Hence in the entire month of July 2021, Rajasthan will receive more than 50 lakh 90 thousand vaccine doses. This quantity may increase further depending on the production and availability of the vaccine doses," the ministry said. Gehlot had on Monday urged the Centre to provide the state sufficient quantity of the vaccines. (PTI)

    19:21 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India is coming out of the second wave & will witness a strong economic recovery, says EAM S Jaishankar

    India is coming out of the second wave & will witness a strong economic recovery. It will be a more dynamic & friendlier business destination. We will continue to be an engine of growth for the global economy: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar (ANI)

    19:14 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Indian cricketers to be receive their second dose of vaccine on July 7 and 9

    COVID-19: Indian cricketers to be administered second dose of vaccine on July 7 and 9 (ANI)

    19:09 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Williams, Ervine in quarantine; to miss one-off Test against Bangladesh

    Zimbabwean cricketers Sean Williams and Craig Ervine have been ruled out of the one-off Test against Bangladesh starting here on Wednesday after close contact with coronavirus-positive family members forced them into quarantine. "Sean Williams and Craig Ervine, part of Zimbabwe's 20-man squad announced last week, could not join the squad," Zimbabwe Cricket media manager Darlington Majonga was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. "They had to self-isolate after both came into contact with family members who tested positive for Covid. According to national health protocols, they had to self-isolate." (PTI)

    19:08 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka health minister asks Centre to increase supply of Covid vaccine

    Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar met Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan here on Tuesday and demanded that the central government supply more COVID-19 vaccine doses to the state. Karnataka has administered nearly 2.4 crore doses of vaccine so far, which is the highest among all south Indian states, the minister said in the meeting. Sudhakar is on a two-day visit to the national capital. Besides Vardhan, he also called on several other central ministers, including Gajendra Singh Shekawat, Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani and Hardeep Singh Puri, and discussed various issues related to the state. (PTI)

    19:07 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha to close all Covid Care Centres as cases decline

    The Odisha government Tuesday decided to close all COVID-19 Care Centres (CCCs) given the decrease in the number of daily cases, officials said. However, treatment of the existing patients will continue in the CCCs till their discharge. New patients of the locality will be referred to nearby government facilities, a letter sent to all the district collectors, municipal commissioners, chief district medical officers and public health officers said. At least 83 CCCs across the state are almost empty following a reduction in the number of COVID-19 patients who require hospitalisation. Mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases are in home isolation. Currently, there are 28,730 active COVID-19 cases in the state. officials said. About 1,000 patients are still in ICUs or ventilators, they said. (PTI)

    19:05 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Virus outbreak forces England to select new cricket squad

    England was forced to select a completely new group of players and management on Tuesday for the one-day international series against Pakistan after the coronavirus infected three players and four members of staff. The initially selected squad went into isolation following the results of tests taken on Monday, a day after the team's last ODI against Sri Lanka in Bristol. The names of those who tested positive have not been disclosed. The remainder of the group were identified as close contacts. The three ODIs and three Twenty20s against Pakistan, starting on Thursday with the first ODI in Cardiff, were still going ahead and at the same venues. Ashley Giles, director of England's men's cricket, said he was confident there had not been a breach of coronavirus protocols in the squad but that it was a natural consequence of restrictions being slightly eased around the squad in line with general society, despite cases rising in England because of the delta variant. The players, for example, have been staying in shared hotels as opposed to living in strict bio-secure bubbles like last summer. (AP)

    18:56 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chandigarh further eases Covid restrictions; check details

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    18:41 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttarakhand reports 89 new COVID19 cases
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    18:28 (IST)06 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 14,373 new COVID19 cases

    Kerala reports 14,373 new COVID19 cases, 10,751 recoveries and 142 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,04,105Total recoveries: 28,77,557Death toll: 13,960 (ANI)

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