Coronavirus News Highlights: Haryana govt extends lockdown till July 12 with some relaxations; Maharashtra reports 9,336 new cases

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Covid-19 Cases In India Highlights, Coronavirus Delta Plus Variant Symptoms, Covid 19 coronavirus cases India Highlights: Meanwhile, the vaccination drive is still going on full throttle as 63,87,849 doses were administered on Saturday.

coronavirus live updates, delta variant in India latest updatesThe data stated that 18,38,490 tests were conducted on Saturday. (Photo Source: PTI)

Coronavirus Cases in India Today, Coronavirus Variant Delta Plus Cases Highlights: The active cases in India continue to decline as recoveries outnumber the new cases. In the last 24 hours, the country witnessed 43,071 new cases of coronavirus, while the recoveries were 52,299. However, the number of deaths in the past 24 hours stood at 955. With this, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has reached 3,05,45,433, and the recovery rate in the country has reached 97.09%. However, active cases still constitute 1.59% of the total cases, while the fatality rate stands at 1.32%. Maharashtra and Kerala continue to be a cause for concern as both the states have active cases of over 1 lakh each, with Maharashtra recording a net increase of 723 in the number of active cases in the last 24 hours, meaning that the state saw more new cases than recoveries during the day.

Meanwhile, the vaccination drive is still going on full throttle as 63,87,849 doses were administered on Saturday, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered to 35,12,21,306. Moreover, now, with the Centre allowing the vaccination of pregnant women as well, the path has been cleared for the inoculation of the entire adult population of India to be undertaken.

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    22:24 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Dept of Biotechnology sets up 2 additional facilities to expedite testing

    Department of Biotechnology sets up 2 additional facilities to expedite testing and pre-release certification of vaccines, according to statement (PTI) 

    22:12 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covishield not available at any vaccination centre under Pune Municipal Corporation jurisdiction from July 5

    Maharashtra | Covishield will not be available at any vaccination centre under the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation tomorrow (July 5). However, Covaxin will be available at 6 centers (200 doses each): Pune mayor (ANI)

    22:00 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Students from poor families struggling to take online classes in Odisha due to lack of smartphones & network 

    Odisha | Students from poor families struggling to take online classes during #COVID19 due to lack of smartphones & network issues in Ganjam

    “I've no smartphone. 5-6 children are using one mobile phone. We've to walk for 1-3 km due to network issues,” says class 5th student (ANI)  

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    21:51 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jammu and Kashmir administration lifts weekend curfew from 5 more districts 

    Jammu and Kashmir administration lifts weekend curfew from 5 more districts thereby increasing arch of relaxation to 13 districts of union territory after significant improvement in Covid situation: Officials (PTI) 

    21:28 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Temples in Madurai being cleaned and sanitised ahead of reopening 

    Tamil Nadu: Temples in Madurai are being cleaned and sanitised ahead of their reopening tomorrow; visuals from Arulmigu Kallalagar temple (ANI) 

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    20:53 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 9,336 new COVID cases, 123 deaths in past 24 hours

    Maharashtra reports 9,336 new COVID cases, 3,378 patient discharges, and 123 deaths in the past 24 hours 

    Active cases: 1,23,225Total discharges: 58,48,693Death toll: 1,23,030 (ANI)

    20:41 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 347 new Covid cases, two deaths in J-K

    Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 347 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection count to 3,16,976, while two more deaths raised the toll to 4,337, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 144 were from the Jammu division and 203 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said.

    They said Srinagar and Reasi districts recorded a maximum of 75 cases each. The number of active cases has dropped to 3,967 in the union territory, while 3,08,672 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. They said the number of confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) stood at 30 in the union territory as no fresh infection was reported. (PTI) 

    20:21 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu CM appeals to people to continue following Covid norms

    Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin appeals to people to continue following Covid norms in spite of dip in number of cases & easing of restrictions that come into effect from July 5 (PTI) 

    20:10 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 548 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths today

    Mumbai reports 548 new COVID-19 cases, 705 discharges, and 24 deaths today.

    Active cases: 8,114Total recoveries: 6,98,696Death toll: 15,544 (ANI)

    19:58 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 3,867 new COVID-19 cases, 72 deaths

    Tamil Nadu reports 3,867 new COVID-19 cases, 4,382 recoveries and 72 deaths.

    Active cases: 35,294Total recoveries: 24,27,988Death toll: 33,005 (ANI)

    19:44 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 164 new COVID cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

    Goa reports 164 new COVID cases, 202 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 2,087Total recoveries: 1,62,276Death toll: 3,073 (ANI)

    19:31 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Manipur reports 643 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in last 24 hours

    Manipur reports 643 new COVID-19 cases, 602 recoveries and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases: 6,159Total recoveries: 64,931Death toll: 1,196 (ANI)

    19:20 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana government issues order to extend lockdown till July 12 

    Haryana government issues order to extend lockdown till July 12 with some relaxations in the state (ANI)

    19:07 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala clocks 11,551 new coronavirus cases, 76 fatalities

    Kerala on Sunday logged 11,551 fresh COVID-19 cases and 76 related deaths, taking the total case count to 29.73 lakh and the toll to 13,716. According to a health department bulletin, 1,18,047 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 10.25 per cent. Till now, 2.35 crore samples were tested.

    Malappuram reported the highest number of cases at 1,541 followed by Kozhikode 1,358 and Thrissur 1240. Of those found infected today, 76 reached the state from outside while 11,263 contracted the disease from their contacts. (PTI) 

    18:46 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: PM Narendra Modi to share his thoughts on CoWIN Global Conclave tomorrow

    PM Narendra Modi would be sharing his thoughts on CoWIN Global Conclave tomorrow as India offers CoWIN as a digital public good to the world to combat COVID19: National Health Authority (NHA) (ANI)

    18:35 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 176 new cases push Sikkim's COVID-19 tally to 21,131

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 21,131 on Sunday as 176 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 308 as no fresh fatality was reported. 

    South Sikkim registered the highest number of new cases at 87, followed by 58 in East Sikkim and 31 in WestSikkim. Sikkim now has 2,101 active cases, while 18,469 people have recovered from the disease and 253 patients have migrated to other states.

    The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 87.4 per cent. The Himalayan state has tested over 1.67 lakh samples for COVID-19 thus far, including 1,367 in the last 24 hours, it said, adding the positivity rate stands at 12.8 per cent. (PTI) 

    18:26 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: COVID-19 caseload in Andhra Pradesh breaches 19-lakh mark

    The cumulative coronavirus tally in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 19-lakh mark and reached 19,02,923 with the addition of 3,175 fresh cases on Sunday. That the infection spread has slowed down further in the state was evident in the fact that the last one lakh cases came in 22 days, double the time it took for the previous lakh and seven days for the lakh before that.

    The latest bulletin said in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday 3,692 patients had recovered from the infection and 29 more succumbed in the state. The active cases came down to 35,325 after a total of 18,54,754 recoveries and 12,844 deaths. (PTI)

    18:15 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Patient with severe complications due to Covid recovers after 50 days in Delhi

    A 38-year-old patient, who had developed severe complications due to Covid, recovered after 50 days and was discharged from a private hospital here, authorities said on Sunday. The patient, an executive in a multi-national company was diabetic, and had been admitted to the Moolchand Hospital on May 7, when the city was battling a fierce second wave of Covid.   

    He had severe bilateral pneumonia and had also developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), said Dr Surabhi Awasthi, Director of Critical Care at the hospital. According to hospital authorities, the patient's relatives had considered airlifting him for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and lung transplant but were somehow convinced to continue the treatment at the facility. (PTI) 

    18:03 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: COVID-19 caseload in AP breaches 19-lakh mark

    The cumulative coronavirus tally in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 19-lakh mark and reached 19,02,923 with the addition of 3,175 fresh cases on Sunday. That the infection spread has slowed down further in the state was evident in the fact that the last one lakh cases came in 22 days, double the time it took for the previous lakh and seven days for the lakh before that. The latest bulletin said in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday 3,692 patients had recovered from the infection and 29 more succumbed in the state. (PTI)

    17:49 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 176 new cases push Sikkim's COVID-19 tally to 21,131

    Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 21,131 on Sunday as 176 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 308 as no fresh fatality was reported. South Sikkim registered the highest number of new cases at 87, followed by 58 in East Sikkim and 31 in West Sikkim. Sikkim now has 2,101 active cases, while 18,469 people have recovered from the disease and 253 patients have migrated to other states. (PTI)

    17:23 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No weekend lockdown in 13 districts of Jammu & Kashmir
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    17:07 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Face masks to become personal choice as UK lifts lockdown

    The use of face masks as protection against coronavirus will become a matter of “personal choice” as the UK lifts legal lockdown measures in place later this month, a Cabinet minister said on Sunday. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said there will be a move towards greater “personal responsibility” as the UK prepares to end lockdown restrictions from July 19. READ MORE

    17:02 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Shivakumar "challenges" K'taka govt to vaccinate 80% adult population in 3 months

    Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar on Sunday threw a "challenge" to the state government to vaccinate 80 per cent of the adult population with both doses by September-end, as he stated that doing so can save people from the third wave of COVID-19. "Experts are predicting that the third wave will hit us by October. However, if we fully vaccinate at least 80 per cent of the adult population by September-end, there may be no third wave. Even if there is, it will be very mild. That's why Im asking the Karnataka government if they are up for this challenge?" Shivakumar said. (PTI)

    16:44 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh reports 3,175 fresh COVID cases

    Andhra Pradesh reports 3,175 fresh COVID cases, 3,692 recoveries, and 29 deaths in the past 24 hours Active cases: 35,325 Total recoveries: 18,54,754 Death toll: 12,844. (ANI)

    16:28 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No new case of COVID-19 reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today

    No new case of COVID-19 reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today; active cases in the area stand at 22, says BMC. (ANI)

    16:05 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi adds 94 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

    Delhi recorded 94 fresh COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths on Sunday while the positivity rate stood at 0.13 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. The national capital has recorded 14,34,554 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last year. So far, over 14.08 lakh patients have recovered. The death toll stands at 24,995. (PTI)

    16:05 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Iran reimposes virus restrictions as delta variant spreads

    ran announced on Sunday it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another devastating surge in the nation. After over a year battling the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East, Iran ordered the closures of non-essential businesses in 275 cities, including the capital of Tehran. The shutdown of all public parks, restaurants, dessert shops, beauty salons, malls and bookstores applies to the country's "red" and "orange" zones, or municipalities ranked as having an elevated risk of COVID-19. (PTI)

    15:45 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh records nearly 98 per cent recovery rate, 14 new cases

    Ladakh has reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, officials said on Sunday. The union territory has registered 202 Covid-related deaths so far with the worst-hit Leh accounting for 144 fatalities followed by 58 in Kargil district, they said. Leh district recorded recovery of 16,253 persons out of the total 16,607 Covid patients, while 3,416 people were cured out of the total 3,508 in Kargil district, they said.

    15:20 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha reports 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, 42 more fatalities

    Odisha on Sunday reported 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 9,21,896, while the death toll climbed to 4,196 with 42 more fatalities, a health department official said. The state now has 30,227 active cases and 8,87,420 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 3,158 since Saturday, he said. (PTI)

    14:52 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Malls, shopping complexes to open from tomorrow in Karnataka

    As per the new guidelines issued by Karnataka govt, malls& shopping complexes are allowed to operate from tomorrow. Sanitization is carried out twice a day, masks kept for customers, only vaccinated people allowed.We'll follow all protocols: Nandish, CEO, Garuda Mall. (ANI)

    14:18 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kejriwal bats for Bharat Ratna for Indian doctors who battled COVID-19

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna should be given this year to all doctors, nurses and paramedics who served the people amid the pandemic. It will a true homage to doctors who lost their lives, he said. "The 'Indian Doctor' should receive Bharat Ratna this year. 'Indian Doctor' means all doctors, nurses and paramedics. It will be a true homage to all martyred doctors. It will be an honour of those who have been serving without caring for their lives and families. The whole country will be glad at this," Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi. (PTI)

    13:36 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tourists throng Himachal as heatwave hits plains, Covid wave slows down

    Tourists have been thronging Himachal Pradesh as the heatwave has hit the plains and the second wave of COVID-19 seeing a significant decline in the country. People from the plains are visiting tourist hotspots like Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Dalhousie, Manali, Lahaul and other places in the hill state in large numbers to get rid of the scorching heat. The occupancy in the hotels has increased in the past few days but it has yet to reach its peak, said Mohinder Seth, president of Tourism Industry Stakeholder Association. (PTI)

    12:56 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi government permits reopening stadia and sports complexes without spectators

    In an order issued by DDMA, cinema/theatre/multiplexes, banquet halls, social/political gatherings, auditoriums, swimming pools, schools, colleges, spas, amusement parks are prohibited throughout the NCT of Delhi. Stadium and sports complexes allowed to open with no spectators. (ANI)

    12:15 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andaman and Nicobar Islands report only three new COVID-19 cases

    The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported only three new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 7,478, a health official said on Sunday. All the new cases were detected during contact tracing, he said. The archipelago now has only 20 active COVID-19 cases, of which 18 are in the South Andaman district and two in the North and Middle Andaman district. The Nicobar district of the union territory is now COVID-19 free, the official said. (PTI)

    11:52 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 475 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 13 more deaths

    Thane has added 475 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,34,011, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of 13 more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 10,733, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at two per cent, he added. Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration. (PTI)

    11:39 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Arunachal Pradesh reports 365 new COVID-19 cases

    Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 36,937 as 365 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state remained at 176 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, the official said. The Capital Complex Region reported the highest number of new cases at 90, followed by Tawang (49), Lohit (32), Changlang (29), Papumpare (28), West Kameng (22), East Siang (20) and Lower Subansiri (15), State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. (PTI)

    11:18 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Big cats, bears, ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo

    A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a national effort to protect animal species using an experimental vaccine. Tigers Ginger and Molly were the first two animals at the Oakland Zoo to get the vaccine this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The doses were donated and developed by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis in New Jersey. (PTI)

    10:56 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India records 43,071 new COVID-19 cases, 955 deaths

    India saw a single-day rise of 43,071 COVID-19 infections, which took the tally of cases to 3,05,45,433, while active cases have declined to 4,85,350, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll has climbed to 4,02,005 with 955 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases have further declined to 4,85,350 and comprise 1.59 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.09 per cent, the ministry said. (PTI)

    10:55 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab sees 172 fresh COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths

    Punjab recorded 172 fresh COVID-19 cases and 16 more fatalities on Saturday, taking the state's infection tally to 5,96,265 and the death toll to 16,103, according to a medical bulletin. The number of active cases stand at 2,538 in the state. The fresh deaths due to the disease were reported from several districts, including Amritsar, Bathinda, Fazilka and Ferozepur. Out of the new cases, Ludhiana reported 26 infections, followed by 24 in Jalandhar and 15 in Patiala, among others. (PTI)

    10:55 (IST)04 Jul 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Covid 3rd wave may see half the cases recorded during second surge, says govt panel scientist

    A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it may see half the daily cases recorded during the second surge, said a scientist of a government panel tasked with modelling of COVID-19 cases. However, Covid infection can spread faster during the third wave if any new virulent variant of SARS-CoV-2 emerges, said Manindra Agarwal who is working with the Sutra Model-- the mathematical projection of the COVID-19 trajectory. The panel was formed by the Department of Science and Technology last year to forecast the surge of coronavirus cases using mathematical models. (PTI)

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