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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Bengal Govt Extends Existing Covid Restrictions in State Till Nov 30; Study Finds Vaccinated People Also Spread Delta Variant

Covid-19 Updates: The UN health body stated that delivering on its plan could help prevent at least five million potential additional deaths.

By: Bharvi Dasson

News18.com

Last Updated: October 29, 2021, 07:16 IST

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: In view of the festive season, the West Bengal government on Friday announced that it has extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till 30 November 2021. Along with that, it has issued a new set of COVID-19 guidelines putting a restriction on the movement of people.

 The new variant AY.4.2 is for monitoring at this stage but not something to panic Read More
Oct 29, 2021 19:37 IST

India achieves 105 crore Covid vaccinations, tweets Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya

India achieves 105 crore Covid vaccinations, tweets Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya

Oct 29, 2021 17:06 IST

Schools to Reopen, Restaurants till 11 PM: As Bengal Extends Restrictions, Here's A Refresher on What's Open and What's Not

In a bid to curb the rapid spread of Coronavirus in the aftermath of the festive season, the West Bengal government on Friday announced that it has extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till November 30, 2021. Along with that, it also issued a new set of Covid-19 guidelines putting a restriction on the movement of people. READ MORE 

Oct 29, 2021 17:06 IST

Schools to Reopen, Restaurants till 11 PM: As Bengal Extends Restrictions, Here's A Refresher on What's Open and What's Not

In a bid to curb the rapid spread of Coronavirus in the aftermath of the festive season, the West Bengal government on Friday announced that it has extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till November 30, 2021. Along with that, it also issued a new set of Covid-19 guidelines putting a restriction on the movement of people. READ MORE 

Oct 29, 2021 16:07 IST

Bengal Govt Extends Existing Covid Restrictions in State Till Nov 30

In view of the festive season, the West Bengal government on Friday announced that it has extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till 30 November, 2021. Along with that, it has issued a new set of COVID-19 guidelines putting a restriction on the movement of people.

Oct 29, 2021 15:44 IST

Calcutta HC Orders Complete Ban on Sale, Use of Firecrackers Ahead of Festive Season

Calcutta High Court has ordered a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers this Diwali, Kali Puja, Chhath Puja, Christmas, New Year due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state.

Oct 29, 2021 14:34 IST

More Than 109.63 Cr Vaccine Doses Provided to States/UTs

Oct 29, 2021 13:41 IST

Odisha Logs 365 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 3 New Ffatalities

Odisha on Friday logged 365 fresh COVID-19 cases including 56 children, taking the state’s tally to 10,40,595 while three new fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,325, a health department official said. The state had reported 412 new cases on Thursday, 549 on Wednesday, 433 on Tuesday, and 425 on Monday. The rate of infection among children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years was 15.34 per cent against the previous day’s 15.29 per cent.

Oct 29, 2021 12:03 IST

Arunachal Pradesh Logs 14 New COVID-19 Cases

Arunachal Pradesh reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, eight more than the previous day, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 55,134, a senior health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state remained at 280, as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. Arunachal Pradesh now has 115 active COVID-19 cases, while 54,739 people have recuperated from the disease so far, including 14 on Thursday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The Coronavirus recovery rate in the state now is 99.28 per cent while the percentage of active cases stood at 0.21, he said.

Oct 29, 2021 11:42 IST

EXPLAINED: Covid Infections on Rise Once Again Across Globe, India Battles New Variant & Festive Surge

Amid the ongoing festive season, coronavirus cases that have been on a record low are once again witnessing a slight spike. Taking cognizance of the sudden rise, the Centre on Thursday extended the nationwide COVID-19 containment measures till November 30. READ MORE

Oct 29, 2021 11:27 IST

Nothing to Panic About, Says Director IGIB on New Variant AY.4.2

“The whole chain of Delta variants is a bit overstated at the moment,’ says top govt authority on genome sequencing. The new variant AY.4.2 is for monitoring at this stage but not something to panic about, only some samples found in India are true AY.4.2 variant. India has sequenced the most number of delta variants,” Director Dr Anurag Agrawal of Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology said.

Oct 29, 2021 11:21 IST

Israel Joins 100 Other Countries in Accepting Sputnik V Vaccine

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund) announces that Israeli authorities have granted approval for entry of individuals vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine. To date, a total of 101 countries have approved the entry of those to have received the Sputnik V vaccine. Key requirements of the 101 countries which allow visits following Sputnik V vaccination. Sputnik V vaccinated individuals may visit a total of 31 countries without any additional COVID-19 related approval.

Oct 29, 2021 10:49 IST

Thane District's Covid-19 Count Up by 247, Death Toll by Six

The coronavirus infection tally in Thane district of Maharashtra has increased to 5,65,366 with the addition of 247 cases, an official said on Friday. As the virus claimed the lives of six persons, the death toll in the district rose to 11,516. These cases and fatalities were reported on Thursday, he said. Thane’s COVID-19 mortality rate stands at 2.03 per cent.

Oct 29, 2021 10:18 IST

Today's Data Highlights

– 14.35k new cases, 805 deaths, 13.2k new recoveries, 345 rise in active cases

– Deaths highest in last 100 days

– Rise in active cases after 7 days

– New cases below 20k for the 21st day

– Kerala reports 7.74k new cases, Maharashtra 1.42k, Tamil Nadu 1.06k

– Kerala reports 708 new deaths (including 652 backlog), Maharashtra 36, Karnataka 17

– Kerala has reported 2920 deaths (including backlog) over the last 7 days. Death tally in Kerala crosses 30k mark. 4th state to report more than 30k deaths. Kerala has the highest number of active cases in India, 2nd in total cases

– 16 states/UTs report rise in active cases

– Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days in India is -3% (world average is +3%)

– 74.33 lakh new vaccinations. 104.82 crore total. 28.36 lakh received their first dose yesterday, 45.98 lakh second dose

– 12.85 lakh new tests. Test positivity rate: 1.12% (1.25% the previous day)

– Test positivity rate below 1.5% for the 13th day. Below 2% for the 25th day

– Test positivity rate (weekly average): Kerala 10.62%, Mizoram 9.03%, Sikkim 3.74%, Manipur 3.74%

Oct 29, 2021 09:32 IST

India Reports 14,348 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 805 Deaths

Oct 29, 2021 09:16 IST

Sikkim Reports 14 New Cases, One More Fatality

Sikkim on Thursday reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, one more than the previous day, taking the tally to 31,939, a health department bulletin said. The death toll rose to 395 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours. Of the fresh cases, 10 were registered in East Sikkim and two each in South Sikkim and West Sikkim districts.

Oct 29, 2021 09:15 IST

Sikkim Reports 14 New Cases, One More Fatality

Sikkim on Thursday reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, one more than the previous day, taking the tally to 31,939, a health department bulletin said. The death toll rose to 395 as one more person succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours. Of the fresh cases, 10 were registered in East Sikkim and two each in South Sikkim and West Sikkim districts.

Oct 29, 2021 08:52 IST

South Korea To Drop All Operating-hour Curbs on Restaurants

Oct 29, 2021 08:48 IST

Single-day Recoveries Surpass Fresh Cases in Nagaland

Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland on Thursday as 22 more people were cured of the disease and 13 fresh infections reported, a health department official said. The new infections pushed the state’s tally to 31,772, while 29,844 people have so far recovered from the disease, it said. The death toll increased to 684 as three more COVID patients two in Mokokchung and one in Zunheboto – died during the day.

Oct 29, 2021 08:09 IST

Covid Plan Needs $23.4 Billion Over Next Year: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that it needed $23.4 billion over the next 12 months for its plan to conquer Covid-19, urging the G20 to show some leadership and pay up. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus bluntly told the Group of 20 global powers, meeting this weekend in Rome, they could no longer leave poorer countries hanging out to dry in the pandemic. He said that the money was needed to secure Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments and potentially prevent another five million deaths in the crisis.

Oct 29, 2021 07:57 IST

Gujarat Reports 23 COVID-19 Cases

Gujarat reported 23 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the state health department said on Thursday evening. The state reported no new death on account of the viral infection, while 12 patients recovered. The tally of infections went up to 8,26,504, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,088. The tally of recovered patients rose to 8,16,232.

about. Only some samples found in India are true AY.4.2 variant, we have sequenced the most number of delta variants, said Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Director Dr Anurag Agrawal.

As per the health ministry, in the past 24 hours, India reported 14,348 new COVID-19 cases, 13,198 recoveries and 805 deaths. The World Health Organization said Thursday its plan to secure and deploy vaccines, tests, and treatments to combat the Covid-19 pandemic needed $23.4 billion over the next 12 months. Cash for the WHO’s Access to Covid Tools Accelerator — aimed at developing, producing, procuring, and distributing tools to tackle the pandemic, would help fight global inequity in the roll-out.

The UN health body stated that delivering on its plan could help prevent at least five million potential additional deaths, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 104 crore on Thursday. More than 66 lakh (66,55,033) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Thursday.

In Australia, the COVID-19 vaccination drive has reached Antarctica’s frozen shores. COVID-19 vaccines have arrived at Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica, authorities said on Friday, allowing expeditioners to be inoculated before they journey back home to a country reopening to the world. Australia is gradually easing pandemic restrictions as it boosts vaccination levels after its southeast was rocked by a third wave of infections fuelled by the Delta variant.

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