India added 26,115 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total infections to 3,35,054,534, while active cases fell to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the health ministry of the Union.
The death toll rose to 4,45,385 with 252 related deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m.
Active cases accounted for 0.92% of total infections, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 97.75%, the ministry said.
A reduction of 8,606 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.
West Bengal reported 14 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, exceeding the previous day’s figure of 2 deaths, as the toll stood at 18,678, according to a health ministry bulletin.
The state recorded 537 new cases, but the number remained below single-day recoveries, he said.
The number of coronaviruses in the state stands at 15,62,710.
West Bengal now has 7,741 active cases, while 15,361,291 people have recovered from the disease, including 592 since Monday. At least 33,117 samples have been tested in the state since Monday, bringing the total number of such clinical examinations to 1,77,972,142, according to the bulletin.
Karnataka’s Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday that 3,900 people in the state had been infected with a black fungus so far.
“Mucormycosis, also known as black fungal infections, is detected after recovery from COVID-19 and so far 3,900 people have been infected in the state,” Sudhakar said.
Responding to a question posed by Bhalki Congressman Eshwara Khandre to the assembly, he said, considering that treatment for black fungus infection is expensive, the government decided to provide a free treatment.
“96,060 vials of liposomal amphotericin (the drug required for black fungus) have been purchased and 51,000 have already been distributed to the districts,” he added.
Regarding the shortage of black fungus drugs in Bidar district, the minister said there was no shortage of liposomal amphotericin, but there was a shortage of posaconazole.
Iran’s health ministry reported 17,564 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 5,459,796.
According to a briefing released by Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education on its official website, the pandemic has so far claimed 117,905 lives in the country, after 379 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 time.
A total of 4,819,223 people have recovered from the disease or discharged from hospitals across the country, while 6,661 remain in intensive care units, the ministry said on its official website.
On Tuesday, 31,358,485 people received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the country, while 14,416,851 took two doses.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres berated the world on Tuesday for the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, calling it “obscenity” and giving the world an “F in ethics.”
Addressing the annual gathering of UN world leaders in New York, Guterres said the images of parts of the world of expired and unused vaccines in the garbage told “the story of our time” – with the majority of richest countries immune while over 90% of Africa has not even received a single dose.
“It’s a moral accusation against the state of our world. It’s obscenity. We passed the scientific test. But we get an F in ethics,” Guterres told the United Nations General Assembly.
Puducherry reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,25,618.
The new cases identified at the end of the examination of 5,461 samples were distributed over Pondicherry 58, Karaikal 34, Yanam one and Mahe 8.
The active cases were 922 of which 142 were under treatment in hospitals and the remaining 780 were in home isolation.
Health Director G. Sriramulu said while 46 patients have recovered and been discharged in the past 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in Union territory so far has been 1 2 2864.
No new deaths were reported in any of the four regions of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahé and Yanam and the number of deaths remained at 1,832.
The director noted that the test positivity rate was 1.85 percent while the death and recovery rates were 1.46 percent and 97.81 percent respectively.
Khurda district accounts for more than 43 pc of the 462 new cases of COVID-19 in Odisha
Khurda district continued to report the highest number of new cases in Odisha, recording more than 43% of the 462 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the state’s case count to 10,21,216, an official said. of health. The death toll from the coronavirus in Odisha rose to 8,146 as five new deaths were reported. A total of 268 new cases were reported in the quarantine centers, while 194 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
The UK government’s decision not to recognize Covishield as a legitimate Covid vaccine is ‘discriminatory’ and it falls within the ‘country’s right to reciprocate’ if the issue is not resolved, India said today ‘hui. Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the move had an impact on Indian citizens traveling to that country.
“The non-recognition of Covishield is a discriminatory policy and has an impact on our citizens traveling to the UK. The Foreign Secretary has raised the issue strongly with the new UK Foreign Secretary. I have been told that some assurances have been given that this issue will be resolved, ”Mr. Shringla said at a press conference in New Delhi.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Over 79.74 crore of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided to States and United States: Focus
So far, more than 79.74 crore of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs, the Union Health Department said on Tuesday. In addition, 33 lakh doses are in preparation. More than 5.34 crore and unused COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to administer, the ministry said.
With the administration of 96,46,778 doses of vaccine in the past 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage has exceeded 81.85 crore (81,85,13,827) according to provisional reports up to 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The ministry said this was achieved through 80 35 135 sessions.
According to the data, up to 1,03 69,386 health workers were inoculated with the first dose of COVID vaccine while 87 50,107 were inoculated with both doses. The number of frontline workers vaccinated is 1.83.46.016 (first dose) and 1.456.6593 (two doses).
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Puducherry Records 101 New Covid Cases
Puducherry reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,25,618. The new cases identified after examining 5,461 samples were distributed over Pondicherry 58, Karaikal 34, Yanam one and Mahé 8. The active cases were 922 of which 142 were under treatment in hospitals and the remaining 780 were in isolation at home.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Thane Records 231 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths
With the addition of 231 positive cases for the coronavirus, the number of infections in the Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 5,556,597. While the virus claimed the lives of four other patients, the number of deaths in the Thane district increased to 11,373. Thane’s death rate is 2.04%.
Coronavirus LIVE updates: Arunachal registers 56 new cases of COVID-19, 1 associated death
Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 count jumped to 54,126 on Tuesday as another 56 people tested positive for the infection, while the death of a 101-year-old in Tirap district pushed the northeast state’s coronavirus number at 272.
Coronavirus LIVE updates: 2 new cases of COVID-19 in Andamans, the number rises to 7,602
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands COVID-19 tally rose to 7,602 on Tuesday as two more people tested positive for the infection, according to a health report. The two new patients have a history of travel, he said. The Union territory now has 15 active cases, while 7,458 people have been cured of the disease and 129 patients have succumbed to the infection so far.
Kerala has covered over 90% of the eligible population with the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine. More than 1 crore of people were vaccinated with the second dose. We are making rapid progress in achieving immunization of 100% of the eligible population: Minister of Health of Kerala Veena George (20.09) pic.twitter.com/wmN4nlZisY
– ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2021
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Himachal Records 234 New COVID -19 Cases In One Day
Himachal Pradesh has recorded 234 new cases of COVID-19 and three COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the state health department informed on Monday. According to the health department, the cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 2,17,140 in the state while there are 1,616 active cases of infection.
Cuba agreed on Monday to provide Vietnam with 10 million doses of its local coronavirus vaccine, Abdala, for which the Asian nation has given emergency approval.
An agreement was signed between the two countries during an official visit by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the communist island, the government said.
The deal is for five million initial doses, but Vietnam has already authorized the purchase of 10 million doses in total, Cuban media reported.
On Saturday, Vietnam became the first foreign country to approve emergency use of Abdala, which Cuba is already using with Soberana 02, another locally developed vaccine.
Venezuela has signed a contract to acquire 12 million doses of Abdala, while Iran is producing Soberana 02 under agreement.
A total of 455 new cases of COVID-19, 517 recoveries and 10 deaths were reported in Assam on Monday.
A media bulletin released by the state’s health department reported that Assam had 3,637 active cases while yesterday’s positivity rate stood at 0.63 percent.
Cumulative recoveries in the state soared to 5.87,632 with a recovery rate of 98.20%.