Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Medical experts have been urging the government to start preparing for a possible third wave of COVID-19 cases in India later this year. Some experts believe that the third wave of novel coronavirus infections could affect children more than the first two waves.
Should India urgently vaccinate children before third wave? Here is what experts say
COVID-19 Vaccination | Centre Extended Gap Between Doses Of Covishield, Not Covaxin ? Here’s Why
ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava termed the extension of the gap between the two COVID-19 vaccine doses as “evolving science”.
Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Thane district’s COVID-19 tally up by 887, death toll by 61
The coronavirus caseload in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 5,07,316 with the addition of 887 cases, an official said today. These cases were reported yesterday, when the virus also claimed the lives of 61 persons, pushing the death toll in the district to 8,768. Thane’s COVID-19 mortality rate is 1.72 percent now, he added.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the infection count has gone up to 1,06,038 and death toll to 1,974, another official said. (PTI)
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Today’s COVID-19 data highlights:
> India adds less than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases for 6th straight day; it’s up 2.57 lakh
> Increase in total cases at the lowest level in last one month
> Active cases fall for 9th straight day, it’s down 1.04 lakh in last 24 hrs
> Recoveries continue to be more than 3 lakh; it’s up 3.57 lakh
> Rise in deaths back above 4,000 for the second day, it’s up 4,194
> Positivity rate remains below 13 percent; it’s at 12.45 percent vs yesterday’s 12.59 percent
> Recovery rate remains above 87 percent; it’s 87.76 percent vs yesterday’s 87.25 percent
> Single-day testing remains above 20 lakh with last 24-hour data at 20.61 lakh
> Last 24 hours saw the administration of 14.58 lakh doses vs previous day’s 14.83 lakh
> Total cases at 2.62 core, active 29.23 lakh, recoveries 2.30 crore and deaths 2.95 lakh
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | JUST IN: Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 2,62,89,290, according to the latest update from the Union Health Ministry. This number includes cases involving foreign nationals, patients who have recovered and the death toll.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | JUST IN: As many as 2,30,70,365 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | JUST IN: The reported active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 29,23,400, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | JUST IN: The death toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 2,95,525, the Union Health Ministry has said.
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 32,64,84,155 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 21 with 20,66,285 samples being tested on Friday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Taiwan says China is spreading fake news during COVID-19 spike
A Taiwanese official accused China today of spreading fake news about the COVID-19 situation on the island, saying this was why the government was publicising and refuting instances of false information that have been circulating online. After months of keeping the pandemic under control, Taiwan is dealing with a surge in domestic infections, and the whole island is under a heightened state of alert with people asked to stay at home and many venues shut. Taiwan has repeatedly warned that China, which claims the democratically governed island as its own, is trying to use “cognitive warfare” to try and undermine trust in the government and its response to the pandemic. (Reuters)
COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 14.5 Lakh Doses Administered In India On May 21
Delhi government will have to temporarily stop the COVID-19 inoculation drive for the 18-44 age group from May 24, as it has almost run out of vaccines for this category, AAP MLA Atishi said.
Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE Updates | Army sets up COVID isolation centre at Pathankot within 48 hours
The Army has setup a COVID isolation centre for civilians in Punjab’s Pathankot in just 48 hours, officials said yesterday. The 50-bed centre was necessitated by surging cases of coronavirus in Pathankot, they said. Set up at the district sports stadium at Lamini within 48 hours of receiving a request by the civil administration, the centre would help those COVID patients who are unable to isolate at home due to presence of senior citizens, pregnant women or children, said Sanyam Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Pathankot. (PTI)