Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Ladakh 100% Vaccinated With At Least First Dose, J-K Eases Curbs in 16 Districts

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Goa Covid Cases | Goa reports 131 new Covid-19 cases, 241 recoveries and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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With the efforts of PM Modi, Health Ministry, and all COVID warriors, Ladakh has become the first Union Territory in the country to vaccinate all people, including guest population, with 1st dose of COVID19 jab: Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, ANI reports.

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Myanmar Faces Rapid Rise in Covid Cases, Shortage of Oxygen Supplies


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Kerala Struggles with Rising Covid Cases; Zika Virus Outbreak Adds to Its Woes


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India Can Deal With 3rd Wave in Far Better Manner, Says Niti Aayog VC | With India’s story remaining “very strong”, the economy will register a double-digit growth in the current fiscal and the disinvestment climate also looks better, said Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. He also asserted that the country is prepared in a far better manner in case there is a COVID wave as states have also their own lessons from the previous two waves. “We are now hopefully getting past our (COVID-19) pandemic… and the economic activities will be strengthened as we get into the second half of this (fiscal) year given what I have seen for example various indicators, including the mobility indicators,” Kumar said.

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Accurate Reporting or A Stubborn Virus? The Curious Case of Maharashtra, Kerala Adding to Covid Burden | Maharashtra and Kerala, the two states which witnessed rising Covid-19 trends in the last 16 months, have reported 79,595 cases and 1.28 lakh cases respectively in the last 10 days. With this, the two states have once again emerged as the major contributors (53%) to the country’s daily Covid burden. Read the full story here

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19 New Covid Cases in Ladakh; 35 More Patients Recover | Nineteen new cases of coronavirus were reported in Ladakh, raising its tally to 20,186, while 35 more patients were cured of the infection, officials said on Saturday. All the 19 persons who returned positive for COVID19 are from Leh district, the health department officials said.

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What is R-number | The R number is a way of rating coronavirus or any transmissible disease’s ability to spread. It is the number of people that one infected person will pass on a virus to, on average.

In case the R-value is higher than one, then the number of cases keeps increasing. However, if it is lower the disease will eventually stop spreading, because not enough new people are being infected to sustain the outbreak.

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Early Signs of Disaster? Rapid Surge in Covid R-Number from June-End Hints at Fresh Spurt | The R-number, or the effective transmission rate, has rapidly increased for the first time since the peak of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, leaving medical professionals in worry.

The transmissibility rate that was steadily dropping until the last week of June has seen a sudden spike between June 20 and July 7 as the country witnesses massive crowds at multiple tourist and religious places. Read the full story here.

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Over 1.44 Crore Unutilised COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Available with States, Private Hospitals: Centre | More than 1.44 crore balance and unutilised COVID19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. Over 38.60 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 11,25,140 doses are in the pipeline.

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Two Consultants of Aviation Ministry, Two Officials of DGCA Died Due to Covid | Two consultants of the Civil Aviation Ministry and two officials of aviation regulator DGCA have died due to COVID19 till date, government officials stated on Sunday. The two consultants who were retired government servants and were engaged by the ministry on contract basis died during the first wave of COVID19 during 2020, the officials mentioned.

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Kerala Struggles with Rising Covid Cases; Zika Virus Outbreak Adds to Its Woes | Rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala, coupled with the recent outbreak of the Zika virus, is causing concern to the health authorities here as the southern state battles to bring down the fresh infections. After winning accolades for its “Kerala model” of combating the contagion about a year ago, the state is now seeing daily fresh cases between 12,000 to 15,000 with no end in sight to the ‘prolonged surge’, as some experts put it.

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UPDATE | Delhi government allows auditoriums/assembly halls in schools and educational institutions for educational training to function with 50% capacity

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READ | Fall in Covid-19 Death Toll Plateaus as States Add Unreported Fatalities: Report


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Over 38.60 Crore Vaccine Doses Provided | More than 38.60 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs. More than 1.44 Cr balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered

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Tourists Throng Lonavala Many Seen Without Masks

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READ | Experts Warn Against ‘Superspreader’ Kanwar Yatra as Uttarakhand Records Delta Plus Variant Case


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Majority of Brazilians Support Removal of President Jair Bolsonaro | According to a new poll. A probe into alleged corruption in vaccine procurement has fuelled anger against him and is compounded by his government’s handling of the pandemic. Brazil recorded another 1,205 deaths on Saturday – far more than any other country in the world.

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Today’s Data Highlights 

– 41.5k new cases, 895 new deaths, 41.5 new recoveries, 915 dip in active cases – New cases below 50k for the 14th day

– Kerala reports 14.09k new cases, Maharashtra 8.3k, Andhra Pradesh 2.9k

– North East states cumulatively report 5.4k new cases

– Maharashtra reports 494 new deaths, Kerala 109, Odisha 58

– 8 states/UTs report rise in active cases, including 5 North East states

– Difference between new cases reported in the last 7 days and the preceding 7 days in India is -8% (world average is +12%)

– 37.23 lakh new vaccinations. 37.6 crore total. 23.45 lakh received their first dose yesterday, 13.78 lakh second dose

– 18.43 lakh new tests. Test positivity rate: XX% (2.19% the previous day)

– Test positivity rate below 3% for the XXth day

– Test positivity rate: Sikkim 17.22%, Manipur 15.78%, Mizoram 13.63%, Kerala 10.40%

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India Reports 41,506 New Cases Last 24 Hrs##

India reports 41,506 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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Deaths Rise by 1,205 in Brazil

Deaths Rise by 1,205 in Brazil | Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from Covid-19. According to the health ministry, another 48,504 additional cases were recorded, taking the total confirmed cases to 19,069,003 . The South American country has now registered a total of 532,893 coronavirus deaths. Only the United States has seen more deaths

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Maha: 429 New Cases in Thane, 8 More Deaths | With the addition of 429 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra’s Thane district has gone up to 5,37,358, an official said. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of eight more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 10,836, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.01 per cent, he added.

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COVID-19 Offers Appropriate Opportunity to Work on Strategic Research Outcomes: Jitendra Singh | COVID-19 has shifted the focus to biotech and genetic interventions, and this offers an appropriate opportunity to work on strategic research outcomes which are specifically India-centric, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said. Addressing scientists and officials of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in his first review meeting on Friday after taking charge as the science and technology minister, Singh said India has huge resource material for research.  It can offer the world exclusive preventive and therapeutic options, particularly considering the fact that Indian phenotype and genotype are different from the rest of the world, he said. 

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Follow All Precautionary Covid-19 Protocols: Rahul Gandhi | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged people not to lower their guard against COVID-19 and to follow all precautionary steps. “Please keep the guard up – follow all precautionary protocols,” he said on Twitter, using the hashtag “CovidIsNotOver”. His remarks came amid concerns that over-crowding at many places, including hill stations, may lead to an early third wave of the pandemic.

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Mexico Records 232 More Deaths in Third Wave

Mexico Records 232 More Deaths in Third Wave | Mexico recorded 232 more deaths on Saturday, bringing its total to 234,907 since the pandemic began. The country also registered 9,581 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country but the government it is likely that the real number of cases is significantly higher. Mexico is now considered to be going through its third wave, with infections rising by almost a third over the past week.

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Only a Day’s Stock of COVID-19 Vaccines Left in Delhi: Official Data | Delhi has less than a day’s stock of coronavirus vaccines left as over 1.31 lakh doses were administered on Friday, according to data shared by the government. According to CoWIN portal, 79,626 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, taking the total number of doses administered in the national capital to 88,90,766, of which 20,76,571 were second doses. 

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Assam Logs 2,391 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 More Fatalities | Assam on Saturday reported 24 more COVID-19 deaths, which took the toll to 4,812, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted 5,32,084 as 2,391 more people tested positive for the infection, it said. Assam now has 21,202 active cases. At least 2,854 people were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,04,723, it said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 94.86 per cent.

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Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple to Open for Devotees from July 17-21, Jabs, RT-PCR Test Must


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Ladakh- First UT to Achieve 100% First Dose Coverage

Ladakh Becomes First UT to Achieve 100% First Dose Coverage | Ladakh has become the first Union Territory to vaccinate all it’s citizens- residents and migrant labourers, with the first dose of Covid-19 jab. 

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on Sunday said Ladakh had become the first Union Territory in the country to vaccinate all people, including guest population, with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

As Uttarakhand considers the possibility of allowing the annual Kanwar yatra, experts have cautioned against it, stating that the pilgrimage could be “five times more likely to be a superspreader event” than the Kumbh festival. Ladakh becomes the first Union Territory to achieve 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dosage by inoculating all its residents and migrants.

After recording a test positivity rate over 5% for a few days, Arunachal Pradesh is mulling over implementing a complete lockdown for a week.

In connection with Kawar Yatra, exports claimed that the risk of spread of Covid-19 infection is higher in Kanwar yatra than the Maha Kumbh Mela as the number of devotees undertaking the yatra is likely to be significantly higher than those who attended Kumbh. The footfall for Kanwar yatra in the previous years has ranged between 2 crore and 5 crore, The Times of India reported.

Meanwhile, the national capital is struggling to inoculate its population, and the government claimed it has less than a day’s stock of vaccines left as over 1.31 lakh doses were administered on Friday.

According to the CoWIN portal, 79,626 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, taking the total number of doses administered in the national capital to 88,90,766, of which 20,76,571 were second doses.

South Korea posted its highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said, in a third consecutive day of record-high new infections. Coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time.

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