New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded over 1.27 lakh, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,81,75,044 according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The COVID-19 active caseload is 18,95,520 which now comprises 6.73 per cent of the total infections.
The recovery rate is 92.09 per cent, the data stated.
A total of 1,27,510 new infections were registered in a day, while the death count increased to 3,31,895 with 2,795 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 variant first found in India will henceforth be referred to as the “Delta variant”, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday. India had on May 12 objected to it, identified as B.1.617 till now, being labelled the “Indian variant”. The world health body had earlier said that viruses or variants should not be identified by the names of countries they were found in.
“The labels don’t replace existing scientific names, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research. No country should be stigmatised for detecting and reporting Covid variants,” said Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO.
The established nomenclature systems for naming and tracking of SARS-CoV-2 genetic lineages will remain in use by scientists and in scientific research, the WHO has said. A group convened by WHO has recommended using letters of the Greek alphabet, that is Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and so on. This “will be easier and more practical to be discussed by non-scientific audiences,” it said.
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More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.
Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 21,51,48,659 doses, the ministry said.
“More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses (1,57,74,331) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered,” it said.
The Delhi government has allowed home delivery of liquor under the amended excise rules.
The Delhi Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, notified on Monday, allow licence holders to deliver liquor booked through an app or a website at the doorstep of the buyers.
The rules also permit the holders of the necessary licences to serve liquor in open spaces such as terraces, the courtyards of clubs, bars and restaurants.
India reported 1,27,510 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 54 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 6.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
With the fresh cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases rose to 2,81,75,044.
The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,31,895 with 2,795 fresh fatalities, the lowest reported in 35 days, and the active cases were recorded below 20 lakh after 43 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Also, 19,25,374 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 34,67,92,257.
The daily positivity was recorded at 6.62 per cent . It has been less than 10 per cent for eight consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 8.64 per cent. The active cases were recorded below 20 lakh after 43 days. They have reduced to 18,95,520 comprising 6.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.09 per cent.
Thane has added 512 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,16,364, an official said on Tuesday.
Besides these new cases reported on Monday, 34 more people also succumbed to the viral infection, pushing the death toll in the district to 9,248, he said.
The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.79 per cent, he added.
Details of recovered and under-treatment patients were not provided by the district administration.
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 7,005 on Tuesday as 21 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the Union territory’s coronavirus death toll to 115, a health official said.
Six new patients have travel history, while 15 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Thirty-six more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 6,719, the official said.
The Union territory now has 171 active cases, he said.
The administration has so far tested over 3.86 lakh samples for COVID-19.
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Mizoram reported as many as 312 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Mizoram informed on Tuesday.
The state’s positivity rate is at 7.93 per cent.
The number of cumulative cases in the state has mounted to 12,399 including 9214 discharges and 40 deaths.
There are 3,145 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The Union Territory of Ladakh reported 165 fresh Covid-19 cases, 105 recoveries and two deaths on Monday, as per the Department of Information and Public Relations, Leh.
With this, the total number of cases in the region escalated to 18310 including 1,614 active cases and 16,859 total recoveries. However, the total death toll surged to 187 including the new deaths.
Out of the total number of active cases, 1395 cases lie in Leh and 219 cases in Kargil district.
Japan is extending its emergency aid of nearly USD 14.8 million, which includes additional medical supplies, to India to help its “friend” fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Japanese foreign ministry.
India reported the lowest daily new coronavirus infections in 50 days with 1,52,734 cases, taking the country”s total tally to 2,80,47,534. The death toll climbed to 3,29,100 with 3,128 daily deaths, said the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
“The Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 14.8 million US dollars to India in response to the current surge of COVID-19 infections in India,” Japan”s foreign ministry said in a statement.
“Japan stands with India, our friend and partner, in her efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through this additional emergency assistance, and hopes that Japan’s assistance will contribute to alleviating and containing the COVID-19 situation in India,” it said.