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India Sees 2,827 New Covid Cases; Govt May Not Allow Mixing of Jabs for Booster

Mumbai reported 139 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count since February 23, but no death linked to the infection was reported in the city.

News18.com | May 14, 2022, 01:41 IST
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With 2,841 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,16,254, while the active cases dipped to 18,604, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,190 with 9 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per Read More

May 13, 2022 22:09 IST

Maha Records 263 Covid-19 Cases, Two Deaths

On Thursday, the state had recorded 231 new cases and one fatality. Mumbai recorded 155 new cases and one death on Friday. Another fatality was reported from neighbouring Thane district. The case fatality rate in Maharashtra stands at 1.87 per cent. The state has 1,455 active cases now. The districts of Nandurbar, Latur, Hingoli, Osmanabad, Akola, Buldhana, Yavatmal, Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli have zero active cases. As many as 240 patients recovered since previous evening, taking the tally of recovered patients to 77,31,029. The recovery rate in the state stands at 98.11 per cent.

May 13, 2022 22:07 IST

Gujarat Sees 35 Covid-19 Cases, No Death; Active Tally Now 211

Gujarat’s COVID-19 tally reached 12,24,657 on Friday after 35 cases were detected in the last 24 hours, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,944, a health department official said. The recovery count increased by 12 to touch 12,13,502, leaving the state with an active caseload of 211, he added.

May 13, 2022 22:06 IST

Mumbai Reports 155 Covid-19 Cases, One Death

The civic body carried out 9,001 coronavirus tests since previous evening, which took the tally of samples tested so far to 1,69,94,716. The recovery rate of Mumbai is 98 per cent and the caseload doubling rate or period stands at 5,895 days.

May 13, 2022 22:05 IST

Tamil Nadu Logs 44 New Covid-19 Cases

Chennai accounted for the majority of new cases with 28, Chengalpet recorded four, Coimbatore, Madurai, reported three each, Tiruchirappalli clocked two, while Kancheepuram, Tirupathur, Tiruvallur and Villupuram recorded one each. The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease eclipsed new cases with 58 more people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 34,16,107 leaving 424 active infections, a medical bulletin said.

May 13, 2022 22:05 IST

Chhattisgarh Sees Two Covid-19 Cases, No Death; Active Tally Stands at 28

Chhattisgarh on Friday recorded two COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 11,52,333, while the death toll remained unchanged at 14,034, an official said. The two cases, at a positivity rate of 0.06 per cent, were from Rajnandgaon, while 19 districts in the state had no active coronavirus case as on Friday, he said.

May 13, 2022 22:03 IST

Drug Regulator Finds Violation of Clinical Trial Protocol in Gennova’s mRNA Vaccine Testing

The drug regulatory authority of India is upset with Pune-based vaccine-maker Gennova Biopharmaceuticals over the alleged violation of clinical trial protocols for its mRNA vaccine against Covid-19, News18.com has learnt. READ MORE 

May 13, 2022 15:37 IST

Odisha Reports 19 New Covid-19 Cases, No Death for Ten Days

Odisha reported 19 more Covid-19 cases on Friday, the health department said. The toll remained at 9,126 as there was no new fatality for the 10th successive day, it said.

May 13, 2022 15:04 IST

Puducherry Logs 5 New Covid-19 Cases, Overall Tally Rises to 1,65,806

Puducherry added five new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours as the overall tally went up to 1,65,806, a senior Health department official said on Friday. The five fresh infections were identified at the end of the examination of 418 specimens during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Friday, Director of Health Department G Sriramulu said in a release here.

May 13, 2022 12:33 IST

India Reports 2,841 New Covid Cases, Active Cases at 18,604

With 2,841 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,16,254, while the active cases dipped to 18,604. The death toll climbed to 5,24,190 with nine fatalities. The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent. A decrease of 463 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

May 13, 2022 11:10 IST

Mizoram Records 50 New Covid Cases, Tally at 2,27,899

Mizoram on Friday reported 50 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 2,27,899, a health department official said. The death toll stood at 697 as no new fatality was reported since May 3. The daily positivity rate stood at 14.24 per cent and the recovery rate at 99.59 per cent, he said. The northeastern state now has 219 active cases, while 2,26,983 people have so far recovered from the disease. It has tested more than 19.26 lakh samples for coronavirus till date.

May 13, 2022 09:33 IST

West Bengal Reports 42 New Covid-19 Cases

West Bengal reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the Health Department said. In the last 24 hours, 39 people recovered from the disease, it said. There are 398 active cases in the state at present. Of them, 11 are undergoing treatment at hospitals. The state had recorded 25 cases on Wednesday.

May 13, 2022 08:58 IST

In Photo | State-wise Tally of Covid-19 Cases in India

In Photo | State-wise Tally of Covid-19 Cases in India

May 13, 2022 08:47 IST

Daily Covid Figures in Delhi Will Fluctuate for Some Time: Experts

With the count of daily new coronavirus cases in Delhi fluctuating over the last few days, experts on Thursday said the city will keep witnessing such trends for fairly long and attributed it to behavioural changes among citizens. The national capital reported 970 COVID-19 cases and one death due to the disease on Wednesday while the positivity rate was at 3.34 per cent. The day before, Delhi reported 1,118 coronavirus cases and one fatality while the positivity rate was at 4.38 per cent. On Monday, the city logged 799 cases of the disease and three deaths — the highest in a day in over two months — while the positivity rate was at 4.94 per cent. Delhi had logged 1,422 Covid cases and zero death due to the viral disease on Sunday, while the positivity was at 5.34 per cent. The city saw 1,407 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.72 per cent and two deaths on Saturday.

May 13, 2022 07:44 IST

WHO Must Be Reformed, PM Modi Says at Global Summit on Covid; Hails India’s Vaccine Programme

WHO must be reformed and strengthened to build a more resilient global health security architecture, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday at the second global virtual summit on Coronavirus hosted by US President Joe Biden. “In India, we adopted a people-centric strategy against the pandemic,” he said adding 90 per cent of the country’s population has been vaccinated against the virus. PM Modi said the Covid pandemic continues to disrupt lives, supply chains, and tests the resilience of open societies. Hailing India’s national vaccination program, he said the government has made the highest-ever allocation to its annual healthcare budget. “Our vaccination program is the largest in the world. We have fully vaccinated almost 90% of the alien population and more than 50 million children. India manufactures four WHO-approved vaccines and has the capacity to produce 5 billion doses this year,” he said. READ MORE

May 13, 2022 07:14 IST

North Korea Says 187,000 People Being 'Isolated and Treated' for Fever

North Korea said Friday that 187,000 people are being “isolated and treated” for fever, after the country reported its first Covid-19 cases and confirmed at least one death linked to the outbreak. “As of now up to 187,800 people are being isolated and treated,” the official KCNA reported, adding that six people who were sick with fever had died, including one who tested positive for Omicron. “A fever whose cause couldn’t be identified explosively spread nationwide from late April,” the report said.

May 13, 2022 07:07 IST

1,032 Fresh Cases in Delhi; Positivity Rate 3.64%

Delhi on Thursday recorded 1,032 fresh COVID-19 cases and zero death, while the positivity rate stood at 3.64 percent. With these new cases, the national capital’s overall Covid tally has increased to 18,98,173 while the death toll stands at 26,184. Delhi reported 970 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 3.34 percent and one death on Wednesday. Delhi reported 1,118 fresh coronavirus cases and one death on Tuesday, while the positivity rate was 4.38 percent.

May 13, 2022 07:06 IST

Tamil Nadu Reports 42 New Covid-19 Cases, Zero Deaths

A total of 42 more people, including a returnee from New Delhi, tested COVID-19 positive in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 34,54,512, while the death toll remained unchanged at 38,025 with nil fatalities recorded in the same period, the Health Department said on Thursday. The number of recoveries grew to 34,16,049 with 43 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving 438 active infections, a bulletin said here.

May 13, 2022 07:05 IST

West Bengal Reports 42 New Covid-19 Cases

West Bengal reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the Health Department said. In the last 24 hours, 39 people recovered from the disease, it said. There are 398 active cases in the state at present. Of them, 11 are undergoing treatment at hospitals. The state had recorded 25 cases on Wednesday.

May 13, 2022 07:05 IST

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting Covid-19 Outbreak

North Korea said Friday six people died and nearly 190,000 are under quarantine following a rapid spread of fever across the nation in recent weeks, a day after it first acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak in a largely unvaccinated population. The Norths official Korean Central News Agency said Friday that more than 350,000 people were treated for fever that explosively spread nationwide since late April and that 162,200 people recovered. It said said 187,800 people are being isolated for treatment after 18,000 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Thursday alone.

cent, the health ministry said. A decrease of 463 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The government may not allow precaution dose of a COVID-19 vaccine other than the one used for primary vaccination in light of a CMC Vellore study which showed lack of uniformity in results upon mixing of jabs for booster shots, sources said on Thursday. The Covid Working Group of NTAGI which reviewed the findings of the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore study last week stated that scientific evidence showed that administering a booster dose of Covishield after primary vaccination with Covaxin gives 6 to 10 times higher antibody level as compared to when Covaxin is given as the precaution dose after a gap of six months after the primary schedule.

“However, the same advantage was not observed when Covaxin as a booster shot was given after two Covishield doses,” an official source told PTI. “Considering programmatic challenges the matter would now be discussed in the NTAGI Standing Technical Sub-Committee meeting for final recommendation,” the source said.

As of now, mixing of COVID-19 vaccines is not allowed in the country which means the precaution dose is of the same vaccine as the first and second doses.

Mumbai reported 139 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since February 23, but no death linked to the infection was reported in the financial capital, the city civic body said. For the third consecutive day, Mumbai has logged over 120 Covid-19 cases, while it has registered infections in three digits for the ninth time in May so far.

With this, the city’s overall Covid-19 tally rose to 10,61,177, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,563, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin. The metropolis had logged 124 COVID-19 cases, but no fresh fatalities on Wednesday.

At 139, the city has witnessed the highest daily cases since February 23, when it had logged 168 infections. Among the new cases, eight were symptomatic and these patients were hospitalized for treatment, while only one of them was put on oxygen support, the bulletin said.

With 7,857 coronavirus tests conducted in the last 24 hours, their total number increased to 1,69,85,715, the BMC said. Only 22 out of the 25,249 hospital beds earmarked for coronavirus patients are currently occupied in the city, according to the bulletin.

The number of recoveries jumped to 10,40,754 after 130 more patients recovered from the infection, the civic body said. Currently, the city has 860 active COVID-19 cases.

Mumbai’s coronavirus recovery rate was 98 per cent, while the growth rate of infections between May 5 and May 11 stood at 0.010 per cent, the bulletin said. The case doubling rate in Mumbai was 6,116 days.

The metropolis has been free of sealed buildings and containment zones for several weeks now. On January 7, Mumbai had reported the highest-ever 20,971 cases during the third wave of the pandemic which started from December 21, 2021.

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