Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Tokyo#39;s daily COVID-19 infections hit new record of 4,058


July 31, 2021 / 09:51 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | New COVID-19 cases rise for 3rd day in TN;CM unveils awareness campaign

New COVID-19 infections continued to rise for the thirdday in a row in Tamil Nadu with 1,986 people testing positive, pushing the overall tallyto 25,59,597, while 26 deaths took the toll to 34,076.
Recoveries outnumbered new infections with 2,178 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 25,04,805, leaving 20,716active infections, a health department bulletin said.

July 31, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Maharashtra sees 225 new COVID-19 deaths, 6,959 cases, 7,467 recoveries

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 225 fresh COVID-19 fatalities and 6,959 cases while 7,467 patients recovered, a health official said. With the new additions, the tally of infections in Maharashtra reached 63,03,715 and the death toll to 1,32,791. The count of recoveries now stands at 60,90,786, leaving the state with 76,755 active cases, he said. On Saturday, Maharashtra witnessed a marginal rise in fresh coronavirus positive cases compared to Thursday when the state added 6,600 new cases to its tally and 231 fatalities. 

July 31, 2021 / 03:40 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | In-host mutations in COVID-19 virus reflecting in variants, finds study

Changes that happen in the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an infected person reflect at the population level as a variation, according to a study that researchers say will be “of enormous utility” in predicting the spread and infectivity of viral Covid strains.

Tracking the changes that happen in the virus inside a host in individuals and populations might provide important leads to the viral sites that are favourable or disadvantageous for the survival of SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, the researchers said.

July 31, 2021 / 02:24 PM IST

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Tokyo daily COVID-19 infections hit record high

Newly reported COVID-19 cases in Olympic host city Tokyo surged to a record high of 4,058 today, the metropolitan government said, exceeding 4,000 for the first time and overshadowing the Games. The new record comes a day after Japan decided to extend states of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka its state of emergency for Tokyo to the end of August and expand it to three prefectures near Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka in light of the recent spike in infections.
Amid intensifying concerns, Tokyo Olympics organisers said today that they had revoked accreditation of a Games-related person or people for leaving the athletes’ village for sightseeing, a violation of measures imposed to hold the Olympics safely amid the pandemic. The organisers did not disclose how many people had their accreditation revoked, if the person or people involved were athletes, or when the violation took place. (Reuters)

July 31, 2021 / 02:07 PM IST

Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Active COVID-19 cases drop to 50 in Ladakh

The active COVID-19 cases in Ladakh dropped to 50 after 14 more patients recovered from the disease, while four new infections pushed the overall tally in the union territory to 20,328, officials said today. Ladakh has registered 207 COVID-related deaths — 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil — since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, while 20,071 patients have recovered till date. The number of active cases in Ladakh has dropped to 50 with 44 in Leh and six in Kargil, the officials said. (PTI)

July 31, 2021 / 01:50 PM IST

Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | “Reports about the delay in second component production of SputnikV in India based on anonymous sources are incorrect. A number of Russian Direct Investment Fund partners in India have produced batches and are undergoing verification in Russia,” clarifies RDIF on claims of production delay. (ANI)

July 31, 2021 / 01:31 PM IST

Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | A central team headed by Dr Sujeet Kumar Singh, Director of National Centre for Disease Control reached the Alappuzha collectorate in Kerala. The meeting is to be held with district administration representatives. The team will discuss measures to control COVID-19 in the state. (ANI)

July 31, 2021 / 01:15 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 52.99 Lakh Doses Administered In India On July 30

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 52.99 Lakh Doses Administered In India On July 30

The Centre has urged states and UTs to conduct special COVID-19 vaccination sessions for the destitute, beggars and vagabonds who may not have access to self-registration and lack resources for…

July 31, 2021 / 12:54 PM IST

Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 3.14 crore balance COVID-19 doses available with states, private hospitals: Centre

More than 3.14 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, union territories and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said today. Over 48.78 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and further 68,57,590 doses are in the pipeline. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 45,82,60,052 doses, the ministry said

July 31, 2021 / 12:33 PM IST

Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Twitter: 15 percent of the total amount of ‘Emergency COVID Response Package’ fixed by the Central Government to empower the country to fight coronavirus, i.e. Rs 1,827.80 crore has been sent to the states and union territories. This package will prove helpful in the development of health infrastructure across the country.

July 31, 2021 / 12:09 PM IST

Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Arunachal Pradesh reports 379 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh death

Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally rose to 47,856 as 379 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said today. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state increased to 226 with one more person succumbing to the infection on Thursday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The state currently has 4,142 active COVID-19 cases, he said. (PTI)

July 31, 2021 / 11:44 AM IST

COVID-19 | India Records 41,649 Fresh Cases, 593 More Fatalities

COVID-19 | India Records 41,649 Fresh Cases, 593 More Fatalities

An increase of 3,765 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 tally in a span of 24 hours, and the number of active cases has gone up to 408,920