India on Saturday reported 10,929 new coronavirus cases and 392 deaths in 24 hours, as per govt's latest bulletin. Active cases in the country have declined to 1.46 lakh. Stay with TOI for latest updates —Read Less
Himachal Pradesh recorded six coronavirus-related fatalities on Saturday, pushing the death toll to 3,757, while the infection tally rose to 2,24,830 with 114 fresh cases, an official said. (PTI)
Italy reports 31 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 6,764 new cases
Delhi reports 36 new Covid cases, 13 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.
Goa reports 21 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; testing nears 15-lakh mark
The Covid-19 tally in Goa reached 1,78,281 on Saturday with the addition of 21 cases, while one death took the toll in the state to 3,367, an official said. The number of people who were discharged post recovery stood at 1,74,601, including 23 on Saturday, leaving Goa with an active caseload of 313, he said.
Madhya Pradesh logs seven Covid-19 cases; no fatality
The Covid-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,92,901 on Saturday with the addition of seven cases, a health department official said. The overall death toll remained unchanged at 10,524, the official added. With 12 patients being discharged during the day, the number of recoveries in MP rose to 7,82,270, leaving the state with 107 active cases.
New infections hit record as Russia’s Covid-19 wave persists
Russia’s COVID-19 cases hit another one-day record as the country struggles to contain a wave of infections and deaths that has persisted for more than a month. The national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 41,335 new cases since the previous day, exceeding the previous daily record of 40,993 from October 31. The task force said 1,188 people with COVID-19 died, just seven fewer than the daily death record reported Thursday. (AP)
Tamil Nadu reports 862 new Covid-19 cases, 1,009 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Kerala has reported 6,546 new Covid cases, 6,934 recoveries and 50 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Karnataka has reported 224 new Covid cases, 317 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours.
“This achievement is dedicated to the active contribution of the district administration, continuous hard work of the committed healthcare workers and disciplined cooperation of representatives and people of Gorakhpur,” CM Yogi said.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday lauded the efforts of the district administration, healthcare workers and people of Gorakhpur for their contribution in making the district Covid-free.
UK cuts booking time for Covid booster vaccines by a month
The UK's health service on Saturday announced a one-month slash in booking times for a top-up Covid-19 vaccine shot, inviting those aged 50 and over to book their booster jabs after a five-month gap from their second dose. From Monday, the National Health Service (NHS) National Booking System will allow people to pre-book their booster appointment a month before they are eligible. Read more
Philippines logs 2,656 new Covid-19 cases
The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,656 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,800,621. The DOH also reported that 154 more people died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the country’s death toll to 42,239. Eight laboratories failed to submit data. (ANI)
New Zealand’s daily coronavirus cases cross 200 for first time in pandemic
New Zealand's 206 new daily community infections on Saturday carried it past the double-hundred mark for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, as the nation scrambles to vaccinate its population of 5 million. The most populous city of Auckland, which reported 200 of the new cases, has lived under Covid-19 curbs for nearly three months as it battles an outbreak of the infectious Delta variant, although restrictions are expected to ease on Monday. Read full story
Yogi Adityanath holds high-level meeting on Covid vaccination
In a high-level meeting held on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath released detailed guidelines on Covid-19 vaccination. The chief minister said “a target should be set to vaccinate up to 25-30 lakh people on daily basis in the next two months.” (ANI)
Over 11 crore people aged above 60 get first jab, total coverage tops 108 crore
A total of 11,04,55,016 people above the age of 60 years have been administered with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the country so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. However, only 6,78,27,591 people in this age group have been administered with both the doses. (IANS)
New Zealand’s daily coronavirus cases cross 200 for first time in pandemic: Reuters
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Daily positivity rate (1.35%) less than 2% for last 33 days
Ladakh reports 1 new Covid-19 case
Only one fresh Covid-19 case was reported in Ladakh in the last 24 hours, officials here said on Saturday. A total of eight patients recovered on Friday bringing down the tally of active cases to 91. Seven patients were discharged from Leh after treatment, and one recovered in Kargil, a government official said.The number of overall cases in Ladakh so far has been 21,006.