Mumbai on Thursday saw a 50% rise in daily Covid cases as Maharashtra reported 5,218 new infections in a day. India reported 13,313 new Covid-19 cases and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data updated on Thursday. The active caseload in the country has risen to 83,990, which is 0.19% of the total caseload. Stay with TOI for live updates:Read Less
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German Covid-19 incidence rate rises above 500 amidst summer wave
Germany's seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate on Thursday increased to 533 infections per 100,000 inhabitants amidst the summer wave, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. The number rose from 489 on the previous day. After hitting 100,000 new infections within 24 hours earlier this month, the number of daily Covid-19 infections stood at 119,360 on Thursday, according to the RKI.
Bengal logs 745 new Covid-19 cases
West Bengal on Thursday reported 745 fresh cases, pushing the tally in the state to 20,23,587, the health department said in a bulletin. The last time Bengal had reported over 700 cases in a day was on February 7, when the state logged 835 new infections. The positivity rate clocked 7.30 per cent. On Wednesday, 295 new cases were registered, with the positivity rate standing at 4.74 per centNo new death was recorded in any part of the state, with the toll remaining unchanged at 21,212.
Madhya Pradesh logs 68 new Covid-19 cases; active tally at 457
Madhya Pradesh's Covid-19 caseload rose to 10,43,804 on Thursday after 68 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, an official from the state health department said. The toll remained unchanged at 10,740, while the count of recoveries rose to 10,32,607, as 65 patients recovered from the infection during the day, he said. With this, the state is now left with 457 active cases and the positivity rate stood at 1.0 per cent, he said.
Singapore reports 6,606 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore reported 6,606 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,390,558. Of the new cases, 535 cases were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and 6,071 through antigen rapid tests (ART), according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health. Among the PCR cases, 497 were local transmissions and 38 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, 5,457 were local transmissions and 614 were imported cases.
Austria scraps compulsory Covid-19 vaccination, measure was suspended in March
Austria is dropping compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for adults saying it is unlikely that the measure, suspended since March, would raise one of western Europe's lowest vaccination rates, Health Minister Johannes Rauch said on Thursday. "The vaccine mandate won't lead anyone to get vaccinated. Surveys have shown that 13% of people who live in Austria will not get vaccinated despite the vaccine mandate," Rauch of the Greens told a news conference.
Maharashtra reports 5,218 new coronavirus infections on Thursday including 2,479 in Mumbai and one death: health department. (PTI)
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya held meeting with experts & officials amid rise in Covid cases in some states. He stressed on focusing on districts reporting high case positivity & undertake adequate testing with higher proportion of RTPCR tests: MoHFW
There's slight rise in number of Covid cases but no need to worry. No new variant is there, current variant is Omicron. Hospital occupancy is not at all increasing, state health dept monitoring the situation. We are focusing on vaccinations: State health minister Veena George
DCGI panel to review on Friday SII applications for Covovax's use among kids aged 2-7 years, 7-11 years
The subject expert committee on Covid-19 of India's drug regulator will on Friday review the applications of Serum Institute of India seeking emergency use authorisation to use Covovax among those aged two to seven years and seven to 11 years, official sources said. The two applications were submitted by Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India (SII) on March 16 and June 1.
Covid-19: Hospitalisation increases marginally in Delhi
With a surge in Covid-19 infections in Delhi, hospitals are also witnessing a slight increase in admissions, but most of these patients, doctors say, have comorbid conditions. According to the Delhi Corona app, out of 9491 designated Covid-19 beds, 263 (2.77 per cent) are occupied while 24 out of 1178 ICU beds with ventilators have patients. On June 15, 182 (1.9 per cent) patients were in hospitals while on June 8, 85 (0.88 per cent) beds were occupied.
Denmark to offer 4th Covid-19 vaccine dose in autumn
Denmark plans to offer a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose this autumn to almost 2.5 million people residing in nursing homes or aged over 50, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday. The new vaccine plan, part of the latest strategy to combat the rising coronavirus cases, will start on Sept. 15 with the elderly and vulnerable, and become applicable on Oct. 1 for all citizens aged over 50, Frederiksen said at a press conference.
China registers 13 new locally confirmed Covid-19 cases
China reported 13 locally transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, including three in Beijing and nine in Shanghai and one in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regions in the past 24 hours, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday. A total of 18 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in four provincial-level regions, including seven in Jilin and five in Liaoning, Xinhua News Agency reported citing the municipal health commission. As of Wednesday, 93 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after which the recovered persons' tally reached 219,454, the National Health Commission said in its Thursday report.
India's cumulative Covid vaccination crosses 196.62-mark
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to chair crucial meeting with experts on rising Covid cases
The direction was issued to check the possibility of any new emerging variant or sub-variant and ascertain the reasons behind the breakthrough infections: Sources
As on date, ten states -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Gujarat -- have over 1,000 active cases.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will on Thursday chair a high-level review meeting with the core team of experts over increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country, official sources said.
Despite historic global disruptions last year due to Covid-19, India crossed the threshold of $400 billion i.e. ₹30 lakh crore merchandize export: PM
Daily Covid-19 cases double in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
First time since May, active Covid cases drop in both Mumbai and Maharashtra