Under the mass vaccination drive, a total of 71,04,051 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 84.89 crore and stood at 84,89,29,160 as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Saturday.
CSSE revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 231,105,748, 4,736,892 and 6,045,775,206, respectively
Casirivimab and imdevimab are monoclonal antibodies that when used together bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, neutralising the virus's ability to infect cells.
BMC has sealed the office of the Judicial Complex in the Capital city for three days after detection of a series of Covid-19 positive cases
The daily positivity rate was recorded at two per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 25 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.07 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 91 days, it said.
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (592,964), India (446,050), Mexico (273,391), Peru (199,108), Russia (197,834), Indonesia (141,114), the UK (136,143), Italy (130,551), Colombia (126,032), Iran (118,508), France (117,055) and Argentina (114,772).
Apprising the top court about the guidelines issued by the NDMA, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, said: "To ensure uniformity, we have decided that the states from SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) will give 50,000 to the kin of the deceased who died due to Covid."
Cutting down fears of a more deadly new variant, she said that viruses tend to "become less virulent as they circulate" through the population, Daily Mail reported.
The health department has targeted to vaccinate over 4 lakh people each day for which the inoculation drive is underway in 1,800 session sites in the State.
India added 31,923 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,63,421, while the active cases declined to 3,01,640, the lowest in 187 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,539,373 and 681,111, respectively, according to the CSSE.
The patient was admitted to the hospital on August 29 due to severe lungs infection and she was undergoing ECMO treatment since then
'The ex-gratia assistance to families affected by Covid-19 deaths will continue to be provided for deaths that may occur in the future phases of the pandemic as well, or until further notification'
Director-General of WHO has thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming shipments of vaccines against the Covid-19 to the global platform COVAX from October.
A reduction of 7,586 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As per the Health and Family Welfare Department, 109 patients who have been diagnosed with Black Fungus infection are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the State. Nearly 68 persons have recovered from Black Fungus infection in the State so far.
The active cases comprise 0.92 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said.
US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,286,531 and 676,059, respectively, according to the CSSE.
The antibody responses in the participants given 10 microgram doses were comparable to those recorded in a previous Pfizer-BioNTech study in people 16 to 25 years of age immunised with 30 microgram doses.
Of the 4,45,133 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,38,518 are from Maharashtra, 37,603 from Karnataka, 35,337 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,591 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,652 from West Bengal.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,239,783), the UK (7,464,791), Russia (7,170,069), France (7,043,875).
As many as 15,59,895 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 55,23,40,168
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (590,508), India (444,529), Mexico (270,538), Peru (198,948), Russia (193,891), Indonesia (140,323), the UK (135,478), Italy (130,284), Colombia (125,860), Iran (116,791), France (116,662) and Argentina (114,367).
Stating that there is no shortage of vaccines in the country, the source said that the Centre is capable of supplying as many vaccine doses the states need, in real-time without any delay.
An eledrly woman from Kerala was administered two doses of the Covid vaccine within a gap of 30 minutes