Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi Reports 1,520 New Covid Cases, 1 Death; Positivity Rate at 5.10%

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Only around 3.65 lakh people in the 45-59 years age band have received the booster dose, against over 3.55 crore people due for it till April 26

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Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 23:05 IST

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates:  India saw a single day rise of 3,688 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,75,864, while the active cases increased to 18,684, the government said on Saturday. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am, the death toll rose to 5,23,803 with 50 more fatalities. The active cases constituted 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the health ministry said.

The Delhi government on Friday provided a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the family of a sanitation Read More

Apr 30, 2022 22:05 IST

1st Dose to Be Given as Booster to Those Vaccinated with Sputnik V, NTAGI Recommends

The first dose of Sputnik V vaccine can be administered as the precaution dose to all those vaccinated with the Russian Covid-19 jab, an NTAGI panel has recommended, official sources told PTI on Saturday.

Apr 30, 2022 21:28 IST

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Delhi Reports 1,520 New Covid Cases, 1 Death. The Positivity Rate stood at 5.10%

Apr 30, 2022 18:08 IST

Negative Covid Report or Vaccination Certificate Not Compulsory for Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand Govt

Carrying a negative Covid report or vaccination certificate is not mandatory for pilgrims coming to Uttarakhand for this year’s Char Dham Yatra, a senior government official said on Saturday. However, it will be compulsory for them to register on the tourism department’s portal before setting out on the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu said after holding a meeting with officials Friday night to discuss the yatra and how to conduct it successfully. Checking pilgrims coming from outside the state for a negative Covid report or vaccination certificate will not be mandatory till further orders, Sandhu said.

Apr 30, 2022 16:47 IST

Over 60% of Youngsters Between 12-14 Have Received 1st Dose of Covid Vaccination, Says Health Minister

Over 60% of youngsters between the 12-14 age group have received the 1st dose of #COVID19 vaccine. Congratulations to all my young friends who got vaccinated. We all are proud of you! Let’s continue this momentum! tweeted Mansukh Mandaviya.

Apr 30, 2022 15:49 IST

Puducherry Records One New Covid-19 Case

Puducherry registered one fresh COVID-19 case on Saturday, pushing the overall caseload to 1,65,789 while no fresh fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. The one new infection was detected after the examination of 118 samples, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release.

Apr 30, 2022 13:48 IST

Chinese Omicron-specific MRNA COVID Vaccine Candidate to Be Trialed in UAE

China’s Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co said its COVID-19 vaccine candidate using the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology and targeting the Omicron variant has obtained clinical trial approval in the United Arab Emirates. With Friday’s announcement, Abogen joins Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna in trialing candidates modified specifically against Omicron, a highly transmissible variant with increased resistance to antibodies elicited by existing shots.

Apr 30, 2022 12:07 IST

READ | NTAGI May Advise Govt to Do Serosurvey of Kids Aged 5-12 Yrs Before Starting Their Covid Vaccination

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) may recommend conducting a serosurvey among children to check the antibody levels before taking the final decision to start vaccinating those aged 5-12 years for Covid, has learnt. READ MORE

Apr 30, 2022 11:09 IST

Karnataka Covid-19: Bengaluru Sees Steady Rise of Covid Cases, Health Dept on High Alert

The health department in Bengaluru is on high alert after the city reported more than 100 Covid-19 cases on a daily basis since the last seven days. Fresh Covid cases were reported from Bellandur, Hagadur, Varthur, HSR Layout, Doddanekkundi and Koramangala, localities which have high density populations especially software professionals. Major IT companies are also located in these areas. Bengaluru is in second place in terms of infections in the country and the infection rate is 0.09 per cent and fatality rate is zero.

Apr 30, 2022 10:47 IST

China Covid News: Shanghai Hits Key Milestone in COVID Battle as China Cases Fall

Shanghai said it detected no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas for Friday, hitting a key milestone in its battle to contain the virus, which has paralysed the city of 25 million and seen Beijing scramble to avert a similar crisis. Scenes of homes and buildings in China’s most populous city being caged to prevent residents from leaving have grabbed global headlines in recent weeks at a time when most other major cities in the world are learning to live with coronavirus. Some residents, who have been cooped up at home for more than a month, leading to anger and frustration, have struggled to find food and other daily necessities, and shown rare public opposition to the government’s stringent controls.

Apr 30, 2022 09:46 IST

Thane District Reports 12 New Covid-19 Cases, One Death

With the addition of 12 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 7,09,035, an official said on Saturday. These cases were reported on Friday. As the virus claimed the life of one person during the day, the death toll in the district stood at 11,893, he said, adding that Thane’s mortality rate is 1.67 per cent. In neighboring Palghar district, the caseload stood at 1,63,612, while the death toll is 3,407, another official said.

Apr 30, 2022 09:34 IST

India Covid Cases Today: 3,688 Cases, 50 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

Apr 30, 2022 08:34 IST

Delhi Sees 1,607 Covid-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

Apr 30, 2022 08:25 IST

Poland to Downgrade Covid-19 Status Mid-May

Poland will downgrade its classification of the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-May, recognising an epidemic threat instead, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski has announced. Niedzielski told the Polish Press Agency that the decision had been discussed at various government levels, and was made “through a legal analysis”. Poland formally declared Covid-19 a full epidemic on March 20, 2020, giving the government powers to enact national restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, Xinhua news agency reported.

Apr 30, 2022 08:05 IST

Covid-19: Four New Cases in Chhattisgarh, No Death; Active Tally at 33

Chhattisgarh on Friday reported four fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 11,52,263, while no new death related to the infection was registered in the state, an official said. The death toll remained unchanged at 14,034. The positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, stood at 0.09 per cent, he said. The recovery count in Chhattisgarh rose to 11,38,196 after one more person completed the home isolation period during the day, leaving the state with 33 active cases, he said.

Apr 30, 2022 07:41 IST

West Bengal Covid Latest: 52 New Cases, No Fresh Deaths

The active COVID-19 cases in West Bengal on Friday jumped by 34 to 335, the Health Department said. The state reported 52 new cases, taking the tally to 20,18,205. The toll remained at 21,201 with no fresh deaths registered, it said. At present, there are 309 patients in home isolation and 26 undergoing treatment at different hospitals, it added. In the last 24 hours, 18 patients recovered. The new cases were detected after testing 12,174 samples.

Apr 30, 2022 07:30 IST

Singapore Detects Two Cases of New Omicron Subvariant

Singapore has confirmed two COVID-19 cases with the new Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 through active monitoring of the disease and genetic sequencing for surveillance, the Channel News Asia reported. The two community cases were detected as part of the authorities’ active monitoring of the COVID-19 situation and genetic sequencing for surveillance, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update on Thursday (April 28) night.

Apr 30, 2022 07:17 IST

Telangana Registers 32 New Covid-19 Cases

Telangana on Friday recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases taking the statewide tally to 7,91,978. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 19. A health department bulletin said 22 people recuperated from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries till date was 7,87,561. The recovery rate stood at 99.44 per cent.

Apr 30, 2022 07:15 IST

Tamil Nadu Covid Latest: With 54 New Infections, TN's Active Caseload Breaches 500-mark

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded 54 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the total caseload in the state to 34,53,883. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,025 with nil fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours, the health department said. Among those tested positive include 28 men and 26 women. Recoveries increased to 34,15,351 with 35 more people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving 507 active infections, a medical bulletin said.

Apr 30, 2022 07:12 IST

Maharashtra Records 148 Covid-19 Cases, Two Deaths

Maharashtra reported 148 new coronavirus infections and two pandemic-related fatalities on Friday, which took its caseload to 78,77,577 and death toll to 1,47,842, a health department report said. The state witnessed a slight dip in new cases as compared to Thursday when it had reported 165 new cases and two fatalities.

Apr 30, 2022 07:11 IST

Madhya Pradesh Sees 34 New Covid-19 Cases; Active Tally at 118

With the addition of 34 new cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Madhya Pradesh rose to 10,41,414 on Friday, an official from the state health department said. At least 11 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 10,30,561, while the toll stood at 10,735 as no casualties were reported in the last 24 hours, the official said.

worker who contracted COVID-19 on duty and died fighting it. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met the family of Kamlesh, who sacrificed her life while serving COVID-19 patients at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, and handed them a cheque of Rs 1 crore, a statement said.

“The country salutes the sacrifice of these brave Covid warriors. The Kejriwal government took a pledge to take care of their families. We will always stand with them in every situation,” Sisodia said. “Our Covid warriors risked their lives to pull Delhi out of this crisis. We salute their spirit. Though this amount cannot compensate the loss of a family member, we hope it will help them live a dignified life,” he said.

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded 54 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the total caseload in the state to 34,53,883. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,025 with nil fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours, the health department said. Among those tested positive include 28 men and 26 women. Recoveries increased to 34,15,351 with 35 more people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving 507 active infections, a medical bulletin said.

With a continuous surge in COVID-19 cases at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, 11 more infections were reported today taking the total number of infected people up to 182, informed Tamil Nadu Health Secretary, Dr J Radhakrishnan on Friday.

South Africa has likely entered a new wave of COVID-19 earlier than expected as new infections and hospitalizations have risen rapidly over the past two weeks, the countrys health minister said on Friday. The increase in new cases has been dominated by the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant which dominated the countrys earlier wave of the virus.

China is facing a “tsunami” of Omicron, a senior official said on Friday, as the country reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases with its largest city Shanghai continuing to reel under lockdown for over three weeks while over 21 million people in capital Beijing underwent third nucleic acid test amid the growing list of high-risk areas.

All the residents in Beijing will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours to enter public spaces from Saturday, the municipal government said on Friday.

A negative test result will be required to enter public venues during the upcoming five-day Labour Day holiday, and students and employees should produce their test results before they go back to work or school after the holiday, according to a press conference on local epidemic prevention and control work.

On Friday, two communities in Beijing were classified as high-risk and medium-risk areas for COVID-19. The latest classifications have brought the total number of high-risk areas in Beijing to six and medium-risk areas to 19, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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