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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala to withdraw night curfew, lockdown on Sundays

Coronavirus Latest Live Updates: Kerala reported 25,772 fresh Covid cases and 89 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 7, 2021 10:32:03 pm
Kerala covid restrictionsAfter daily cases rose to more than 30,000 after the Onam celebrations, the state had brought in night curfew from 10pm to 6am from Monday to Saturday to check the increasing numbers. (File photo)

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that it has been decided to do away with the night curfew and Sunday lockdown restrictions in the state. The CM, in a press meet held in the evening, said the decision to withdraw the Sunday lockdown and night curfew was taken during the Covid review meeting.

After daily cases rose to more than 30,000 after the Onam celebrations, the state had brought in night curfew from 10pm to 6am from Monday to Saturday to check the increasing numbers. Kerala reported 25,772 fresh Covid cases and 89 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 70 crore, with the last 10 crore doses being given in just 13 days, the fastest so far, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.

India took 85 days to touch 10 crore vaccinations, 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore. The country took 24 days to reach 40 crore from 30 crore doses and then 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations on August 6. It took 19 more days to go past the 60-crore mark and took only 13 days to reach 70 crore from 60 crore, the fastest so far, he said on Twitter.

India recorded 31,222 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the total tally to over 3.30 crore. Out of these, 3.92 are active cases while 3.22 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 290 new deaths, the total death toll now stands at 4.41 lakh.

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India reports 31,222 new Covid-19 cases; 290 deaths; Four crore people received first Covid-19 vaccine dose in Madhya Pradesh. Follow this space for the latest updates.

22:32 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: State records 1,544 cases, 19 deaths

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 1,554 new Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally to 26,25,778. With 19 fatalities, the death toll reached 35,055. A total of 1,576 people were discharged and 1,55,210 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the state stood at 16,205.

Coimbatore (217), Chennai (194), Erode (115), Chengalpet (112) contributed to the maximum number of infections. Zero deaths were reported in 25 districts.   

Earlier in the day, State Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya seeking one crore Covid-19 vaccines for the state to conduct the mega vaccination drive planned for September 12 to cover unvaccinated eligible population above the age of 18 years. Subramanian also asked the Union government to facilitate the state with an equal number of 0.5 ml of AD syringes or 1ml/2ml in addition to the already committed 1.04 crore vaccines to government Covid-19 vaccine centres. 

Subramanian said that at present, the state has been vaccinating about five lakh people per day for the past seven days and considering the pace of vaccinations, the current supplies are adequate for only three to four days making it difficult to cover the planned eligible left-out population. He added that 3.44 crore people are due for their first dose of vaccine and the persons due for their second dose are about 18.89 lakhs.

Recalling a recent meeting the Union minister, Subramanian said, “Considering the continued higher positivity and rising number of cases reported daily in the neighbouring state of Kerala, when I mentioned the issue of vaccinating all eligible persons in the bordering districts during the interactions, you also had emphasized and highlighted the issue and asked the state to aim and ensure 100 per cent vaccination for all the left-out unvaccinated eligible population on priority basis in all the nine bordering districts including Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Tenkasi, The Nilgiris, Theni, Tirunelveli, Tiruppur and Virudhunagar in the State. It is estimated that 65. 76 lakh population in the nine districts have to be given first dose of vaccine."

The minister had earlier said that the government would hold 10,000 vaccination camps on September 12 to inoculate 12 lakh people.

22:19 (IST)07 Sep 2021
India will take 9 more months for full vaccination; avoid congregations during festivities: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

India has done a tremendous job on the vaccination drive but it will take at least nine more months to fully vaccinate all adults, Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw said on Tuesday. The sector veteran also warned that the country is on the cusp of another wave of COVID-19 and needs to be very careful about large scale congregations during the upcoming festivities, pointing out that the jump in infections in Kerala was attributable to the Onam festival.

"Another nine months minimum to give at least two doses of the vaccine to the eligible population," she said at an event organised by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (PTI)

20:39 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Manipur records zero Covid deaths, first time since second wave hit in April; further eases Covid curbs

Written by Jimmy Leivon

In a sigh of relief, Manipur on Tuesday recorded zero Covid-19 death for the first time since the second wave of the pandemic hit the state. The state is also witnessing a significant improvement in recovery rate - exceeding the positivity rate - since the past few weeks.

With 282 new Covid-19 positive cases recorded on Tuesday, the positivity rate stood at 8 per cent while with 294 recoveries, the recovery was at 95.71 per cent.

According to data release by state Covid-19 common control room, Imphal West and Imphal East districts continued to report the highest number of new Covid-19 cases with 122 and 66 positive cases respectively on Tuesday. Manipur now has 3,168 Covid-19 active cases, as per the release.

The total number of people who have been administered vaccine had reached 15,69,582 (first dose: 11,95,584 and second dose: 3,73,998).

Against this backdrop, the state has issued fresh order allowing more activities to open during the Covid curb which has been extended for another 14 days from July 7 to 21. The night curfew, however, will remain in force from 7pm to 4am.

As per the revised order, shopping mall, gymnasium/fitness centres, vehicle showrooms among others will be allowed to open within stipulated times with limited numbers of customer and observing Covid Appropriate Behaviour. Unavoidable customary and religious rituals can be performed in open sheds by restricting the number of invitees to twenty. However, social gatherings/feasts are not permitted, the order said.

The second wave of the pandemic hit Manipur in the month of April. The maximum number of Covid-19 death was recorded in the month of May with 402 fatalities. The state’s total number of Covid-19 death toll now stands at 1,802.

19:55 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Covid third wave scare: Karnataka employers asked to instruct employees to avoid return from Kerala till Oct-end

The Karnataka government Tuesday advised administrations of educational institutions and companies to instruct their students and employees in Kerala at present to defer their return to the state till the end of October.

As per an advisory issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Jawaid Akhtar, the decision was taken to avoid an anticipated third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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19:54 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Covid third wave is not coming, it is already here: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar

The third wave of Covid-19 pandemic has already arrived in Mumbai, said Mayor Kishori Pednekar warning people to be cautious amid the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, news agency ANI reported.

In a video shared by the news agency, Pednekar can be seen saying, “The third-wave of Covid-19 is not coming, it is here.”

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18:38 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Night curfew, Sunday lockdown will be withdrawn: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that it has been decided to do away with the night curfew and Sunday lockdown restrictions in the state. The CM, in a press meet held in the evening, said the decision to withdraw the Sunday lockdown and night curfew was taken during the Covid review meeting.

After daily cases rose to more than 30,000 after the Onam celebrations, the state had brought in night curfew from 10pm to 6am from Monday to Saturday to check the increasing numbers. (PTI)

18:37 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Kerala reports more than 25,000 fresh cases, 189 more deaths

Kerala reports 25,772 fresh Covid cases, 27,320 recoveries, and 189 deaths. (ANI)

18:13 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Watch | Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar says 'Third-wave of Covid-19 is not coming, it is here'

Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday said that the third wave of Covid-19 has already arrived. Ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, she stressed that people should remain at home and urged everyone to follow Covid appropriate behaviour.

17:00 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Over 70 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Government

The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 70 crore, with the last 10 crore doses being given in just 13 days, the fastest so far, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.

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16:20 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Nagpur: 11 students of private medical college test positive for Covid

A day after state power and district guardian minister Nitin Raut officially declared the onset of the third Covid wave of Covid-19 in Nagpur district, 11 first-year students of a private medical college tested positive, raising an alarm.

All the 11 had taken both their doses of vaccines, according to Dean Dilip Gode of Datta Megha Medical College, situated in Wanadongri area of adjacent tehsil town of Hingna.

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14:39 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Over 4 crore people received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Madhya Pradesh

Over four crore people in Madhya Pradesh were administered the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 until now, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, adding the government is committed to vaccinate all the eligible persons with the first jab by the end of September. 
                 
Madhya Pradesh will launch a mega vaccination campaign again on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official said on Tuesday quoting Chouhan.
               
"The first dose is administered to 4 crore, 78 thousand, 730 eligible persons in MP while both the jabs were given to 90,73,953 people," the official added. (PTI)

14:05 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Ladakh's active caseload dips to 54

The COVID-19 active caseload in Ladakh has dipped to 54, while five fresh cases were reported in the union territory taking the tally to 20,588, officials said.Ladakh has registered 207 Covid-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.    

All the five fresh cases were reported in Leh, they said.    

The total number of COVID-19 active cases in Ladakh now stands at 54 including 50 in Leh and four in Kargil district. (PTI)

13:15 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Ma Subramanian writes to Mansukh Mandaviya for 1 cr vaccines

Ma Subramanian, Tamil Nadu health minister in a letter requested for 1 crore Covid-19 vaccines to Mansukh Mandaviya, Union health minister. The state health minister is planning to set up a mega vaccination camp. The camp is schedule to start from September 12 onwards.

12:49 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Puducherry adds 127 new coronavirus

Puducherry posted 127 fresh COVID-19 cases during last twenty-four hours ending 10 a.m. Tuesday taking overall tally to 1,24,311.
  
The fresh cases were identified at the end of examination of 5,479 samples and these cares were spread over Puducherry 87, Karaikal 25, Yanam 2 and Mahe 13. 

The active cases were 974 of whom 171 patients were in hospitals and the remaining 803 were in home isolation.

Director of Department of Health G. Sriramulu  said that 66 patients recovered and were discharged during last twenty -four hours while the overall recoveries were 1,21,518.

One more person hailing from Karaikal died of infection taking toll to 1819. The patient had co morbidities of diabetes, hyper-tension and kidney diseases. (PTI) 

12:19 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Covid-19: Delta variant has greater ability to evade immune response, finds study

In a possible explanation of the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus, a new study has found this particular variant to have a much higher ability to infect, and to evade the immune response built through previous infections or vaccines.

In a study published in Nature journal, a team of researchers from India and other countries have found that the Delta variant (or B.1.617.2 lineage) was eight times more likely to escape immunity gained through AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines compared to the original virus. Also, the Delta variant was six times more likely to re-infect people who have recovered Covid-19.

The study also found “higher replication efficiency” in the Delta variant, giving it a better capability to infect and “potentially explaining the B.1.617.2 dominance”. Read more



11:48 (IST)07 Sep 2021
India's daily positivity rate at 2.05% today

The Covid-19 weekly positivity rate stands at 2.56 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 74 days. The daily positivity rate stood at 2.05 per cent in the last 24 hours. 

11:44 (IST)07 Sep 2021
India's recovery rate at 97.48%

India's recovery rate on Tuesday stood at 97.48 per cent, with 42,942 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries now stand at 3.22 crore. 

11:42 (IST)07 Sep 2021
India records 31,222 new covid-19 cases, 290 deaths

India recorded 31,222 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the total tally to over 3.30 crore. Out of these, 3.92 are active cases while 3.22 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 290 new deaths, the total death toll now stands at 4.41 lakh.

09:20 (IST)07 Sep 2021
Mumbai logs over 28% of total COVID-19 cases recorded in Aug in just 6 days of Sept: BMC data

Mumbai has reported over 28 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases it had recorded in the entire month of August in the first six days of this month, as per the civic data. The spike in the cases has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials worried ahead of the festive season beginning on September 10 with the Ganesh Chaturthi. Suresh Kakani, the additional municipal commissioner, said in view of the current situation, the Mumbai civic body has decided to ramp up COVID-19 testing, hire more clean-up marshals to fine people spitting at public places, and keep jumbo COVID-19 centres ready. 

22:37 (IST)06 Sep 2021
Great day on vaccination front and on cricket pitch: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the administration of over one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses in a day yet again and also India's victory over England in the fourth cricket test match of the series.

"Great day (again) on the vaccination front and on the cricket pitch. As always, Team India wins," Modi tweeted with the hashtag "Sabko Vaccine Muft Vaccine" (Free vaccine for all). 

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India reports 42,766 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours Students at an examination centre arrive to give the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exam in Sir Parashurambhau College on Saturday. (Express photo by Pavan Khengre)

Delhi crosses 1 cr vaccines landmark

With 1.68 lakh vaccine doses administered in Delhi Saturday, the capital has crossed the milestone of 1 crore people being administered at least one vaccine dose.

As per government estimates, Delhi has a population of approximately 2 crore, of which 1.5 crore are over the age of 18 and eligible for COVID vaccination. With the highest number of vaccine doses this week administered Saturday, 1,40,95,736 doses have been administered in Delhi since the start of the city’s vaccination drive, of which 1,00,40,983 are first doses—which could mean that more than 1 crore, or two-third have received at least one dose. This places Delhi far ahead of the national vaccine coverage, which is currently at a little over 55 per cent of India’s eligible population having received at least one dose. However, it should be noted that the Delhi numbers refer to vaccines administered in Delhi and could also include residents of nearby areas who might have been vaccinated in the city.

In other news, a new study shows that people with uncomplicated liver transplant and with no co-morbidities did "not have poor outcome" if they were affected by Covid. The independent study was conducted by Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, under the aegis of Dr Subhash Gupta, the chairman of the hospital's centre for liver & biliary sciences. The study was conducted on a batch of people who went liver transplant since 2006, including those affected by COVID-19, to understand their response, as they are on "immunosuppressive medications" which predispose them to infections.

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