Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India has added 2,11,298 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 2,73,69,093, as per the data by the Union Health Ministry. The recovery rate rose to 90 percent after 46 days as 2,46,33,951 people have recuperated so far. The active caseload stood at 24,19,907, the data updated at 8 am showed. The positivity rate is at 9.79 percent.
Two more COVID-19 fatalities, 235 new infections reported in Ladakh. Caseload rises to 18,045, death toll 181. The number of active cases of the disease stands at 1,664.
HCL to vaccinate its 350,000 India-based employees and their families before June 30, 2021
Migrant workers return to Delhi as the number of cases goes down.
Migrant workers return to Delhi as the number of #COVID19 cases goes down here.
“I’m from Bihar. Cases have reduced so I’ve come back for my livelihood,” says a worker, Raees
“I saw in news that numbers are going down in Delhi, so I’ve come back,” another worker Surender says. pic.twitter.com/QKunIKH3HK
— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2021
Manipur: 44 Assam Rifles, under the aegis of 22 Sect AR/IGAR(E), along with Tamenglong district health officials establishes a COVID Vaccination Centre
Manipur | 44 Assam Rifles, under the aegis of 22 Sect AR/IGAR(E), along with Tamenglong district health officials establishes a COVID Vaccination Center here. Presently there are only four such centers including the 44 Assam Rifles vaccination center: Assam Rifles#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/gSnhkHC04L
— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2021
India’s recovery rate rose to 90 percent after 46 days as 2,46,33,951 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. In the last 24 hours, 2,83,135 people have been discharged from the hospital. The daily tally is above 2 lakh for the second straight day. India has added 2,11,298 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 2,73,69,093, as per the data by the Union Health Ministry.
Exclusive: Uday Kotak on India’s COVID fight, vaccination drive and economy
On May 31, veteran banker Uday Kotak would be stepping down as the president of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and handing over the baton to TV Narendran. Kotak took charge as the CII president in June last year amidst a raging COVID pandemic that has claimed over 3 lakh lives so far.
B.1.617 COVID19 variant, first detected in India, now found in 53 countries: WHO
The B.1.617 COVID-19 variant, first detected in India, has now been found in 53 countries, according to the WHO, which noted that India recorded a 23 per cent decrease in the number of new cases in the last seven days but they were still the highest in the world. The World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, published May 25, said that over the past week, the number of new cases and deaths continued to decrease globally, with over 4.1 million new cases and 84,000 new deaths reported, a 14 per cent and 2 per cent decrease respectively compared to the previous week.
Today’s Data Highlights
– India’s mortality rate rises from 1.09 percent (May 16) to 1.15 percent
– India’s recovery rate touches 90% after 46 days
– Tamil Nadu reports 33.76k new cases, Kerala 28.8k, Karnataka 26.81k, Maharashtra 24.75k
– Maharashtra reports 992 new deaths, Karnataka 530, Tamil Nadu 475
– 11 states/UTs report rise in active cases including 6 of the 8 North Eastern states
– Maharashtra reports rise in active cases after 19 days
– Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days is -23% (world average is -13%)
– Test positivity rate: 9.79% (9.42% the previous day)
– Test positivity rate: Goa 30.71%, Sikkim 29.57%, West Bengal 25.72%. Uttar Pradesh 1.23%, Jharkhand 2.13%, Delhi 2.14%, Bihar 2.29%
Maharashtra Cabinet meeting at 3 pm today to decision on extension of restrictions in the state
Witnessing a steady drop in coronavirus cases, Mumbai’s Dharavi area reported just three new infections in the last 24 hours, a senior official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday. The caseload in the area now stands at 6,798, of which 6,382 patients have recovered from the infection, and 62 are currently undergoing treatment, the official said.
India reports 2,11,298 new COVID-19 cases, 2,83,135 recoveries and 3,847 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 2,73,69,093
Total discharges: 2,46,33,951
Death toll: 3,15,235
Active cases: 24,19,907
A total of 33,69,69,352 samples have been tested up to May 26 with 21,57,857 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The US FDA has granted emergency use authorisation for GSK and Vir Biotech’s drug Sotrovimab to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in high risk adults & paediatric patients.
GSK India says they are exploring options to make this medicine available for Indian patients.
Tamil Nadu govt hikes COVID time incentive for journalists
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a COVID time incentive of Rs 5,000 for journalists and an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of scribes succumbing to coronavirus. Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced hiking the incentive from Rs 3,000 given during the previous AIADMK government to Rs 5,000, an official release here said. The journalists were striving hard to disseminate useful information and creating awareness on the pandemic among the people amid various difficulties, it added. To encourage journalists, who are a ‘bridge’ between the people and the government, the incentive was being announced and would cover accredited journalists and photographers in registered newspapers and video journalists, among others, it said.
Gujarat: Ashish, former radio jockey from Vadodara, is providing ration to people affected by the pandemic
Gujarat | Ashish, former radio jockey from Vadodara, is providing ration to people affected by the pandemic
“Each day, I put ration kits in car & drive around to talk to people. If they’ve low income in current times or are jobless, I give them the kit,” he said (26.05) pic.twitter.com/IMHI4RN96m
— ANI (@ANI) May 27, 2021
Zydus seeks the DCGI’s approval to undertake clinical trials for monoclonal antibodies cocktail that can neutralise COVID infection
Delhi Fortis Escorts Heart Institute to administer the dose of Covid drug cocktail fast-acting antibodies – Casirivimab & Imdevimab from today
During a series of interactions, Pfizer informs the Government of India that its COVID-19 vaccine is suitable for all aged 12 and above, and can be storied at 2-8 degrees for over a month. They also discussed indemnity protection against liabilities before they bring vaccines to India: Sources