Coronavirus LIVE: Vardhan appeals to healthcare workers to get vaccinated
Coronavirus live updates: Global Covid-19 cases have crossed 110.8-million mark. USA tally stands at 28,523,524
Chandigarh sees 259 Covid-19 cases, 176 recoveries, 3 deaths
With 259 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths reported on Friday, Chhattisgarh's caseload rose to 3,10,469 and toll to 3,793, a health official said, according to PTI. The recovery count touched 3,03,637 after 32 people were discharged from hospitals and 144 persons completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 3,039 active cases, he said.
"Raipur district saw 87 new cases, taking its total count to 55,009, including 800 deaths. Durg recorded 49 new cases and Raigarh 14. Of the three deaths recorded during the day, two took place on Friday and one on Thursday," he said. With 21,952 samples tested on Friday, the total number of tests in Chhattisgarh went up to 46,28,050, he added, as per PTI.
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Covid-19: 266 cases, 277 recoveries, 1 death in Gujarat
The COVID-19 caseload of Gujarat rose by 266 in the last 24 hours to reach 2,66,563, while the toll increased by one and the number of people discharged by 277, an official said on Friday, PTI reported. The toll in the state now stands at 4,404 and the recovery count is 2,60,475, or 97.72 per cent of the caseload, leaving it with 1,684 active cases, including 30 on ventilator support, he informed.
"Vadodara accounted for 51 of the new cases, followed by 47 in Ahmedabad, which was also saw the lone death, 46 in Surat and 29 in Rajkot," he added, as PTI. An official release said 8.09 lakh people have been covered so far in the COVID-19 vaccination drive underway.
Pune reports 1,015 new Covid-19 cases, 493 recoveries
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Karnataka reports 386 new Covid-19 cases, 291 recoveries
Mumbai records 823 new Covid-19 cases, highest daily rise since Dec
With the addition of 823 new Covid-19 cases, Mumbai on Friday recorded the highest single- day spike in infections since December last year, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. According to the civic body's data, the tally of coronavirus cases in the city has risen to 3,17,310, while the toll has reached 11,435 with five new casualties.
The city's daily count of infections crossed the 700 mark in the last two days, after it recorded less than 500 cases at the start of the week, the official said. As many as 440 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the count of recoveries to 2,98,435, the official data stated. With this, the city now has 6,577 active cases, it was stated, reported PTI.
No foreign strain of virus found in Amravati, Yavatmal: Maharashtra govt
New strains of coronavirus found in the UK, South Africa and Brazil have not been detected in Amravati, Yavatmal and Satara districts of Maharashtra where cases have spiked recently, the state government said on Friday, according to PTI. In view of increase in cases in Western Maharashtra's Pune, Sarata districts and Amravati and Yavatmal in Vidarbha region, genome sequencing of coronavirus samples from these areas was carried out, the health department said.
Four samples each from Satara, Yavatmal and Amravati were tested at B J Medical College laboratory in Pune. No mutation similar to that found in new strains in the UK, South Africa or Brazil was observed, it said in a statement. Similarly, no mutation in genome was found in 12 samples form Pune district, it said, as per PTI.
Maharashtra reports 6,112 new Covid-19 cases, 2,159 discharges
10,449,942 vaccinations carried out till 6 pm today: Health Ministry
Frontline workers received 3,397,097 vaccinations till 6 pm today: Health ministry
Vardhan appeals to healthcare, frontline workers to get vaccinated against Covid
Union minister Harsh Vardhan appealed to all healthcare and frontline workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as per schedule, according to PTI. He also said the vaccines are safe and fulfil all the criteria of immunogenicity.
"I want to appeal to all healthcare and frontline workers to get inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine doses as per schedule. The vaccines are safe. Don't believe any rumour and misinformation," he said. He further said that no severe adverse event post-immunisation have been recorded in the country and those reported are also 0.0004 per cent. "No death has been recorded due to COVID-19 vaccination. All state governments have been asked to vaccinate every healthcare and frontline worker," he said, PTI reported.
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Kerala reports 4,505 new Covid-19 cases and 4,854 recoveries
Delhi reports 158 new Covid-19 cases, 157 recoveries
Odisha's Covid-19 tally climbs to 336,513, over 540,000 inoculated
Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounted to 3,36,513 on Friday after 53 people tested positive for the virus, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 1,914, a health department official said. Of the new cases, 31 were reported from various quarantine centres and the remaining are local-contact infections.
"Regret to inform the demise of 74-year-old male Covid positive patient of Bhubaneswar..." the Health and Family Welfare Department tweeted. A total of 53 other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities, the official said.
Sri Lanka to procure 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from India
Sri Lanka will purchase 10 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India, officials here have said. In January, under India's neighbourhood first policy, Sri Lanka received 500,000 doses of free vaccines. They were administered as a priority to frontline health workers and members of the Armed forces.
The State Pharmaceutical Corporation has signed the order with Serum Institute of India (SII) for 10 million doses, officials said. This agreement has been approved by the Attorney General on Monday, according to PTI.
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First Published: Feb 19 2021 | 7:28 AM IST