New Delhi: With 35,499 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India’s infection tally now stands at 3,19,69,954, while the death count climbed to 4,28,309 with 447 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry on Monday.
The number of active cases has declined to 4,02,188 which comprise 1.27 per cent of the total infections, and the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.39 per cent, data showed.
A decrease of 4,634 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, it showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,11,39,457, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
As many as 13,71,871 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country on Sunday, taking the total number of such examinations so far to 48,17,67,232.
Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
The Maharashtra COVID-19 task force has discussed the possibility of granting more relaxations in restrictions while observing precautions, and also deliberated on tackling the possible third wave of the pandemic, requirement of medical oxygen and increasing the pace of vaccination, an official said.
A meeting of the task force, held on Monday evening, was attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, COVID-19 task force head Dr Sanjay Oak and other members.
“The state government is now preparing new guidelines after receiving various suggestions and instructions from doctors, experts and government departments. The focus of the discussion was basically on how to introduce further relaxations while observing precautions,” said a government official, who attended the meeting.Aug 10, 2021 08:51 (IST)Delta Variant Pushes US Cases, Hospitalisations To 6-Month High
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States are at a six-month high, fueled by the rapid spread of the Delta variant across swathes of the country grappling with low vaccination rates.
Nationwide, COVID-19 cases have averaged 100,000 for three days in a row, up 35% over the past week, according to a Reuters tally of public health data. The surge of the disease was strongest in Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas.
Hospitalizations rose 40% and deaths, a lagging indicator, registered an 18% uptick in the past week with the most fatalities by population in Arkansas.
The intensifying spread of the pandemic has led to cancellation of some large high-profile events. One notable exception is an annual motorcycle rally in South Dakota which has been proceeding as planned.Aug 10, 2021 06:11 (IST)Maharashtra Records Over 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 68 Related Deaths
Maharashtra on Monday reported 4,505 new coronavirus positive cases and 68 fatalities while 7,568 patients recovered, a health department official said.
With the new additions, Maharashtra’s tally of infections and the death count climbed to 63,57,833 and 1,34,064, respectively. The total number of recoveries in the state stands at 61,51,956 and active cases at 68,375.
Notably, Dhule, Nandurbar, Parbhani, Akola, Wardha, and Gondia districts and Dhule, Parbhani and Chandrapur municipal corporations did not report any new coronavirus case during the day, the official said.Aug 10, 2021 06:10 (IST)Covid-19: Vaccination of pregnant, lactating women may be done at their check-up facilities
Seeking to enhance COVID-19 vaccination coverage of pregnant and lactating women, the Delhi government on Monday issued an order that they can get jabs at health facility sites where they report for their regular check-up on designated days of the week.
The vaccination exercise against COVID-19 had begun from January 16 this year. However, pregnant women were made eligible to get a shot about a month ago.
“In order to enhance coverage of vulnerable cohort of pregnant and lactating women, it is directed that their COVID-19 vaccination may be done at the health facility site where they report for their regular ANC/PNC check-up, on the designated days of the week,” reads the order issued by the Delhi health department.