The virus outbreak appears increasingly under control in most parts of the country. Over 100 hospitals in Delhi, one of the worst affected region during the peak of the outbreak, now has no Covid-19 cases. India reported 13,083 new cases, 14,808 discharges, and 137 deaths in the last 24 hours.
12:51 (IST) Jan 30
Schools in summer zones of Jammu division prepare to resume classes for students of standard 9th to 12th from February12:07 (IST) Jan 30
Arunachal Pradesh did not record any fresh case in last 24 hours12:05 (IST) Jan 30
Vietnam approves AstraZeneca vaccine after new virus outbreak11:18 (IST) Jan 30
Over 33 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across country
10:32 (IST) Jan 30
India reports 13,083 new cases, 14,808 discharges, and 137 deaths
Total cases: 1,07,33,131; Total recoveries: 1,04,09,160; Death toll: 1,54,147; Active cases: 1,69,824 09:24 (IST) Jan 30
A total of 19,58,37,408 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 29th January; 7,56,329 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR09:14 (IST) Jan 30
More than 33 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across the country, according to health ministry 08:57 (IST) Jan 30
Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 222,000
Brazil reported on Friday 1,119 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its death toll to 222,666, the Health Ministry said. The state of Sao Paulo, the most populated in the country, is the hardest hit, with 1,759,957 cases and 52,722 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 516,868 cases and 29,563 deaths. Brazil has the world’s second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States.
Mexico to import AstraZeneca vaccine from India, president says
Mexico plans to import about 870,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India in February, as well as producing it locally, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday. Mexico and Argentina have a deal with AstraZeneca to produce its vaccine for distribution in Latin America, with financial support from the foundation of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.08:35 (IST) Jan 30
No Covid case in over 100 hospitals in Delhi
More than 100 city hospitals where beds were earmarked for Covid-19 patients at the peak of the outbreak have now become Covid-free. Data shared by the government shows there is no patient suffering from the viral infection in these hospitals, including AIIMS Jhajjar, Max East/West Block, VIMHANS and Sir Ganga Ram City hospital. At the peak of the outbreak in November, most of these hospitals had 90% to 100% occupancy. 08:30 (IST) Jan 30
A year after first Covid case, India’s toll drops to 4th in world
India completes one tumultuous year of the Covid-19 pandemic on Saturday, with the virus outbreak appearing increasingly under control in most parts of the country with each passing day. On Friday, India dropped to the fourth place in deaths from the virus, with fatalities in Mexico overtaking India’s cumulative toll. With more than 1,500 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, Mexico’s Covid toll topped 1,55,000, going past India’s total recorded deaths from the virus so far (1,54,184). 07:46 (IST) Jan 30
WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients
A World Health Organization team visited a hospital on Friday where China says the first Covid-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts’ long-awaited fact-finding mission on the origins of the coronavirus.
06:05 (IST) Jan 30
Lockdown saved over 1 lakh lives, shielded 37L from Covid: Survey
The government’s policy moves, including the lockdown, saved over one lakh lives, while shielding nearly 37 lakh from contracting the highly contagious coronavirus, and also helped the economy recover, the Economic Survey said. 05:33 (IST) Jan 30
Vietnam reports 34 new Covid-19 cases, speeds up vaccine procurement
Vietnam reported 34 new Covid-19 infections early on Saturday in its latest coronavirus outbreak, and seeks to accelerate procurement of vaccines.Of the new cases, 32 were detected in Hai Duong province, the epicentre, and two in neighbouring Quang Ninh province, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. It added that the country has recorded more than 1,700 cases since the disease was detected a year ago, including 873 locally transmitted infections.05:08 (IST) Jan 30
French President Emmanuel Macron said that Astra Zeneca’s coronavirus vaccine appeared not to be effective for people over 65 years of age.04:56 (IST) Jan 30
Gujarat: Preparations underway to reopen schools for class 9th & 11th in Ahmedabad.