Coronavirus News | 'No vaccine shortage, confident of vaccinating whole population by December 2021': Govt
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi on Tuesday reported 623 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in two and a half months, and 62 more deaths, while the positivity rate fell below one percent for the second consecutive day. This is the third day that the daily deaths in the city remained below 100. On April 12, the figure was 72. Delhi on Monday had reported 648 fresh COVID-19 cases and 86 more deaths, while the positivity rate fell was 0.99 percent. On Sunday, Delhi had recorded 946 COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths and the positivity rate stood at 1.25 percent, according to a health department bulletin.
Here are the LIVE Updates of June 1:
4:40 pm: There is no shortage of vaccine. By mid-July or August, we will have enough doses to vaccinate 1 crore people per day. We are confident of vaccinating the whole population by December: Balram Bhargava, ICMR
4:30pm: There is absolutely no change in the schedule of Covishield doses; it will be two doses only. After the first Covishield dose is administered, second dose will be given after 12 weeks. The same schedule is applicable to Covaxin: Union Health Ministry
4:20 pm: Delhi High Court is hearing a batch of pleas on #COVID19 and black fungus management in Delhi "If we have to choose, the young will have to be chosen. They are the future. 80-year olds aren't going to carry this country forward. They have lived their lives," the Court says
4:10pm: 1,27,000 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Since May 28, the country is reporting less than 2 lakh cases. There is a decline of infection in the country: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
4:00 pm: Active cases are down by 50%, 1.3 lakh decrease in active cases in a day. In 30 states/UT, cases have been consistently declining for one week, it's a positive trend: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
3:45 pm: Vaccination works as per the Centre's guidelines. Our CM will speak to the respective departments and a solution will be brought in accordingly: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar when asked on BMC allowing vaccination for students going abroad, and increased gap for 2nd dose.
3:35 pm: Delhi reports 623 new #COVID19 cases (positivity rate 0.88%), 62 deaths, and 1423 recoveries in the last 24 hours Active cases 10,178 Case tally 14,26,863
3:25 pm: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das in a letter to Union Health Minister highlighted that States which floated global tenders are facing non-response of vaccine manufacturers and urged for procurement of global vaccines at country-level, rather than individual States.
3:15 pm: Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das in a letter to Union Health Minister highlighted that States which floated global tenders are facing non-response of vaccine manufacturers and urged for procurement of global vaccines at country-level, rather than individual States.
3:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting regarding Class 12 Board Examinations, this evening. He will be briefed on all possible options, as a result of the extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders: GoI Sources
2:45 pm: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took his second dose of the #COVID19 vaccine, today.
2:30 pm: Bihar | 21 ambulances purchased by Siwan Dist. Administration allegedly at three times the normal price last year Ambulances also carry few special types of equipment for COVID which is why their rates were higher than normal. Committee constituted to probe the matter:Siwan DM
2:10 pm: 1.66 crore people have been vaccinated in Rajasthan till May 28. Our vaccine wastage is zero in the 18-44 age category while it is 2% in the 45+ age category. As per govt's guidelines, we are returning vaccine vials to cold chain points: Dr Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister
1:45 PM: Eli Lilly and Company India said on Tuesday it has received permission for restricted emergency use of its antibody drugs bamlanivimab 700 mg and etesevimab 1,400 mg in India for treatment of patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
1:10 pm: A total of 1,370 Mucormycosis (Black fungus) cases reported in Karnataka. Currently, 1,292 patients are undergoing treatment: State Government
1:00 pm: Maharashtra | 9,928 minors in Ahmednagar tested Covid positive in May "Children positivity rate increased due to rise in overall positivity rate. In April, 7,760 children were tested positive. No serious incidents were reported," said Civil surgeon Sunil Pokharna
12:45 pm: Supreme Court stays the Delhi High Court order stating IGST on import of oxygen concentrators by individuals unconstitutional
12:30 pm: Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors' Association hold Black Day protest condemning the derogatory & disgraceful statements by Ram Kisan Yadav alias Ramdev Baba
12:15 pm: Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID complications today: AIIMS officials
12:04 pm: The 2DG medicine can be given to Covid-19 patients under the care and prescription of doctors. Directions for the usage of this drug for COVID19 patients as per DCGI approval are attached here for reference: DRDO
11:55 am: More than 1.57 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 21,51,48,659 doses, the ministry said. "More than 1.57 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses (1,57,74,331) are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," it said.
11:40 am: "Spoke to Australian Minister for Defence Peter Dutton about measures taken by both countries to fight against the COVID19 pandemic. India & Australia share a warm & people to people contact underpinned by a strategic partnership," tweets Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
11:20 am: Uttarakhand | Residents claim that dogs are eating half-burnt COVID bodies at Kedar Ghat, Uttarkashi. After receiving complaints from locals, we have assigned a person at Kedar Ghat for cremation of half-burnt bodies: Municipality president Ramesh Semwal
11: 00 am: Delhi High Court issued notice on a petition seeking direction to restrain beggars and vagabonds from begging on traffic junctions and markets to avoid spreading COVID19 and rehabilitate them. The plea seeks food, medical and shelter for the beggars
10:45 am: Bihar | Ambulances worth Rs 7 lakh each were purchased for around Rs 22 lakh each in Siwan district, claims ex-MLA Viram Kunwar in a letter written to CM Nitish Kumar. District Magistrate of Siwan Amit Kumar Pandey has formed a 3-member team to investigate the alleged scam.
10:30 am: Maharashtra Police registered a case against 60 people including BJP MLA Mahesh Landge for flouting COVID norms at a wedding ceremony in Pune
10:10 am: Odisha | A video of KIMS Covid hospital, Mayurbhanj in which patients were lying without on the floor went viral. I have ordered an immediate inquiry in the matter. A high-level investigation is underway: Vineet Bhardwaj, District Magistrate
10:00 am: Total 2,59,47,629 recoveries reported across the country so far after 2,55,287 patients recovered during last 24 hours. Recovery rate continues to increase, at 92.09% today. Weekly positivity rate currently pegged at 8.64%&daily positivity rate dips to 6.62%:Union Health Ministry
9:45 am: India reports lowest daily new cases of 1.27 Lakh in 54 days; a declining trend in new cases maintained. Active caseload further declines to 18,95,520 as active cases decreased by 1,30,572 in last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry
9:35 am: A total of 34,67,92,257 samples tested up to May 31. Of which 19,25,374 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
9:25 am: India reports 1,27,510 new #COVID19 cases, 2,55,287 discharges & 2,795 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry Total cases: 2,81,75,044 Total discharges: 2,59,47,629 Death toll: 3,31,895 Active cases: 18,95,520 Total vaccination: 21,60,46,638
9:10 am: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren wrote to PM Modi requesting to provide free vaccine for beneficiaries of all age groups & give freedom to define priorities for vaccination coverage
8:50 am: Bihar: Father of 'Cycle girl' Jyoti died of cardiac arrest yesterday in Darbhanga. Jyoti had cycled around 1200 km carrying her injured father from Gurugram to their native place in Darbhanga amid #COVID lockdown, last year in May
8:15 am: Good conversation with US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the India-US strategic partnership especially in QUAD; vaccines & healthcare...Thanked him for his longstanding support for India & Indian American community: Ambassador of India to the United States
7:50 am: Kerala government modifies lockdown guidelines; allows state govt offices to function with up to 50% capacity from June 7, morning walk between 5 am & 7 am and 7 pm & 9 pm
7:40 am: Mizoram reported 312 new #COVID19 cases on Monday.
Active cases: 3,145
Total discharges 9,214
Death toll: 40
7:30 am: Gautam Budh Nagar: Additional Deputy Police Commissioner (Law and Order), Shraddha Pandey imposes restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC in the district till June 30; issues guidelines
7:20 am: Himachal Pradesh: Youths in Shimla demands to ramp up vaccination for people above 18 years of age. "People are not getting slots as only 100 slots are available at a centre per day. I demand that more centres be set up to vaccinate more people," says a local.
7:10 am: Vaccination of infants against several diseases are getting delayed because many parents are apprehensive in taking their children to vaccination centres due to COVID-19. Such children are more susceptible to diseases: Dr Meena J, Pediatrician at Delhi's Aakash Hospital.
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