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Coronavirus LIVE: No Covid death in Bengal for first time in nearly a year

Coronavirus live updates: Maharashtra (2,155,070), Kerala (1,059,403), Karnataka (951,251), Andhra Pradesh (889,916). Stay tuned for corona-related news

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West Bengal's discharge rate improved to 97.64 per cent as 212 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus live updates: India's count of active cases has jumped to 170,293. On Sunday, the country registered 15,616 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking its the caseload tally to 11,112,056. India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-hit nations by active cases. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,155,070), Kerala (1,059,403), Karnataka (951,251), Andhra Pradesh (889,916), and Tamil Nadu (851,542).

Amid a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases across the state, the Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday extended the lockdown till March 31. 

Over one million citizens have registered themselves on the Co-WIN portal till 1 pm on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said as India opened up vaccination for those over 60 years and within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified comorbidities. The ministry in the afternoon also clarified that the Co-WIN app on Play Store is meant for use only by the administrators, and that registration and booking for appointment for Covid-19 vaccination has to be done through the portal cowin.gov.in.
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 114,673,519 infected by the deadly contagion. While 90,228,716 have recovered, 2,542,556 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 29,254,561, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.

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No Covid-19 death in Bengal for first time in nearly a year

No one died of the coronavirus in West Bengal in the last 24 hours -- a first since March 22 last year, the state Health Department said on Monday, according to PTI. So far, 10,268 people have died of the virus in the state, it said. However, the state reported 198 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 5,75,316. The highest of 62 cases were recorded in Kolkata.


The state's discharge rate improved to 97.64 per cent as 212 more people recovered in the last 24 hours. So far, 5,61,755 people have recovered from the disease. Accordingly, the number of active cases declined to 3,293. The state has so far tested 85,79,292 samples for Covid-19, including 16,014 since Sunday, as per PTI.

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Karnataka reports 349 new Covid-19 cases, 324 discharges

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Covid vaccination Phase-II: Check if you are eligible to get a shot

The second phase of India’s Covid-19 vaccination started on Monday and the Co-WIN portal also started a self-registration process for the 270 million people eligible for these shots. Under this phase, people above 60 years of age – and those over 45 years of age and with co-morbidities – are to be inoculated. The registration portal could be accessed at https://selfregistration.cowin.gov.in/.
 
The government has issued a list of 20 specified co-morbidities to determine the eligibility of people who can be administered a vaccine shot on priority.
 
If someone is more than 45 years old and suffers from conditions like diabetes or has suffered a heart attack in the past year, they will be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine shot. Here’s the full list of specified co-morbidities:
 
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Mumbai sees 855 cases, 876 recoveries, four deaths

Mumbai on Monday recorded 855 COVID-19 cases and four deaths, taking the tally to 3,26,770 and the toll to 11,474, while 876 people recovered during the day, an official said. So far, 3,04,736 people, or about 93 per cent of the caseload, have been discharged, leaving the country's financial capital with 9,690 active cases, he added.
 
The daily growth rate of cases increased to 0.28 per cent from 0.17 per cent on February 17, while the case doubling time shortened from 417 days to 244, BMC data revealed.
 
With 16,491 samples being examined in the last 24 hours, the overall number of tests in Mumbai went up to 32,91,721, an official said.
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Third US Covid-19 vaccine by J&J available in a few days: CEO

Americans should be able to receive Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine within the next 24 to 48 hours, its chief executive said on Monday after U.S. regulators approved the vaccine, making it the country's third available one for the novel coronavirus.
 
The drugmaker was still on track to deliver 4 million vaccine doses this week, and 100 million doses by June, J&J CEO Alex Gorsky told NBC News' Today program in an interview.
 
"Within the next 24 to 28 hours, Americans should start receiving shots in arms. They're literally rolling out with the trucks as we speak," he said.
 
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Kerala logs 1,938 new Covid-19 cases, 3,475 recoveries

Kerala reported 1,938 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths on Monday, taking the infection count to 10,61,690 and the death toll to 4,210. State Health Minister K K Shailaja said the state tested 45,995 samples in the last 24 hours and test positivity rate was 4.21 per cent.
 
Meanwhile, 3,475 people recuperated from the disease on Monday, taking the total cured in the state to 10,08,972. There are 2,07,915 people under observation in the state out of which 7,159 are in isolation wards of various hospitals.
 
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Smooth Covid-19 vaccination process at hospitals in Delhi

The second phase of the corona vaccination drive which began on Monday for senior citizens who are 60 years and above at hospitals in the national capital went smoothly despite some problems while downloading the Co-WIN app.
 
Speaking to IANS, Mohinder Arya, a 61-year-old resident of east Delhi's Patparganj, said, "I was facing problems in downloading the Co-WIN app in the morning."
 
The hospital was cooperative as his registration was done by the hospital and he was freed within an hour of receiving the vaccine jab, he added.
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1,938 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths reported in Kerala today

1,938 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths reported in Kerala today. There are 47,868 active cases in the state and total recoveries stand at 10,08,972: Kerala government
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Bharat Biotech hails PM for taking Covid-19 vaccine, says it will give a huge boost to immunisation campaign

The personal example set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in taking the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine would give a huge boost to the immunization campaign against the pandemic, city-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech said on Monday.
 
Modi was administered Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, at the AIIMS in Delhi on the very first day of expansion of the inoculation drive to cover people aged 60 and above and those between 45-59 having co-morbidities.
 
Hailing the Prime Minister for taking the vaccine on the first day, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Limited Krishna Ella also expressed gratitude to him for reposing trust in Covaxin.

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Photo: Narendra Modi twitter

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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, says, 'felt secure'

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Rajasthan governor takes Covid-19 vaccine

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Raj Bhawan here on Monday as the second phase of the nationwide vaccination drive kicked off.
 
The governor called upon all those eligible to take both doses of the vaccine and follow all protocols to protect themselves against the contagion, according to an official release.
 
People aged above 60 and those between 45 and 59 who are suffering from comorbidities are eligible for vaccinations under the second phase of the drive.
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Supreme Court judges not allowed to choose between Covaxin or Covishield: Health Ministry

Supreme Court judges are not allowed to choose between Covaxin or Covishield. It will be entirely through Co-Win System. Government Facility (CGHS Dispensary) within the Supreme Court to be used: Health Ministry clarifies
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Coronavirus LIVE: Over 1 million users registered on CO-WIN portal so far

Over one million citizens have registered themselves on the Co-WIN portal till 1 pm on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said as India opened up vaccination for those over 60 years and within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified comorbidities. As the registration on the www.cowin.gov.in opened up at 9 am on Monday, people took to social media to flag glitches in the registration system.
 
The ministry in the afternoon also clarified that the Co-WIN app on Play Store is meant for use only by the administrators, and that registration and booking for appointment for COVID-19 vaccination has to be done through the portal cowin.gov.in.
 
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Second phase of Covid-19 vaccination underway at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi

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Covid vaccination Phase-II: Check if you are eligible to get a shot

The second phase of India’s Covid-19 vaccination started on Monday and the Co-WIN portal also started a self-registration process for the 270 million people eligible for these shots. Under this phase, people above 60 years of age – and those over 45 years of age and with co-morbidities – are to be inoculated. The registration portal could be accessed at https://selfregistration.cowin.gov.in/.
 
The government has issued a list of 20 specified co-morbidities to determine the eligibility of people who can be administered a vaccine shot on priority.
 
If someone is more than 45 years old and suffers from conditions like diabetes or has suffered a heart attack in the past year, they will be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine shot. Here’s the full list of specified co-morbidities:
 
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More than 1 million citizen users registered on CO-WIN portal for Covid vaccine drive so far: Health Ministry

4:26 PM

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu takes home-grown jab in Chennai

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Supreme Court judges and their family members to be administered with Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow

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CM Nitish Kumar gets Covid-19 vaccine; urges people of Bihar to follow suit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday received the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine here and urged people of the state to get themselves inoculated, reaffirming his governments decision to provide the jabs free of cost, including at private facilities. Kumar received the shot at IGIMS hospital here in presence of Health minister Mangal Pandey and appealed to the people that they do not let their guard down in the wake of COVID-19 active cases coming down drastically in the state, and continue to practice social distancing and wearing of masks.
 
He also said arrangements have been made at the state-run super specialty hospital for inoculation of all members of the state legislature.
 
"Initially it was proposed that MLAs and MLCs be given the jabs at the Vidhan Sabha premises itself. But, since better logistics are available here, they will be requested to take the shots here", Kumar said.
3:30 PM

Covid-19 LIVE: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu takes first dose of vaccine

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First Published: Mar 01 2021 | 6:57 AM IST

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