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Coronavirus in India News Updates: Delhi reports over 2,000 Covid cases for 11th consecutive day, Mumbai logs 867 fresh infections

As the country continues to record an average of 15,000 daily coronavirus cases, the Centre has asked states to ensure there are no large gatherings for Independence Day celebrations, and that everyone follows Covid protocols.

A Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) worker administers precautionary booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, inside a bus in Navi Mumbai, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (PTI Photo)

India Covid-19 News Updates Today:  Delhi reported 2,031 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths on Saturday, according to data shared by the state health department. The city has a positivity rate of 12.34 per cent. Saturday was the 11th consecutive day when the city logged more than 2,000 daily cases.

Mumbai on Saturday recorded 867 Covid-19 cases, which took the tally to 11,31,706, while the death toll stood unchanged at 19,663, a civic official said. Earlier on August 10 and 12 as well, the addition to the tally had breached the 800-mark with 852 and 871 cases respectively, he pointed out. Of the 867 new cases, only 53 were symptomatic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said. However, the state recorded 2,040 Covid-19 cases and one death, which took the tally in the state to 80,70,258 and the toll to 1,48,168, an official said.

India reported 15,815 new Covid cases and 68 deaths, including 24 reconciled by Kerala in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday , according to the Union Health Ministry data. The active cases came down by 4,271 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 1,19,264, constituting 0.27 per cent of the total infections. The new 15,815 coronavirus infections and 68 deaths pushed the overall figures to 4,42,39,372 cases and 5,26,996 deaths, according to the data.

Over two months after contracting the coronavirus infection, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 again and will remain in isolation. Earlier this week, her daughter and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tested positive. “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19 today. She will remain in isolation as per Govt. protocol,” Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet Saturday. Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for COVID-19 in early June as well.

Meanwhile, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 13,22,183 on Saturday as 403 more people, including 48 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The death toll remained at 9,154 as there was no new death. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities so far, the health department said. The state had logged 583 infections and a fatality on Friday.

Gujarat on Saturday reported 565 COVID-19 cases and three deaths, which took the tally in the state to 12,64,854 and the toll to 10,990, an official said. The recovery count increased by 891 and touched 12,49, 659, leaving the state with an active caseload of 4,205, he said. The deaths took place in Rajkot, Mehsana and Bhavnagar, the official added.

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In a separate development, a Canadian study published recently showed that the mRNA vaccines against coronavirus are safe to use in pregnancy, and that vaccinated pregnant women experienced fewer side effects than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people, a report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed. According to the Lancet report, the study is one of the first to look at the coronavirus vaccines’ side effects by enabling comparisons between groups of vaccinated pregnant women, unvaccinated pregnant women and vaccinated non-pregnant women.

First published on: 13-08-2022 at 09:29:27 am
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