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Coronavirus Updates: Six states account for 87% of new COVID-19 deaths, says Union Health Ministry

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in the last 24 hours

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Coronavirus Updates: Six states account for 87% of new COVID-19 deaths, says Union Health Ministry

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Mar 07, 2021 - 14:00 (IST)

Nationwide recovery rate now 96.95%

According to the Union health ministry's figures, the number of people nationwide who have recuperated from COVID-19 surged to 1,08,68,520 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of  96.95 percent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 percent.

Mar 07, 2021 - 13:39 (IST)

5,501 health workers receive vaccine in Assam

A total of 577 people with comorbidities, 4,260 senior citizens and 26,461 health care workers and front-line workers received the first dose of vaccine in Assam on Saturday.

Around 5,501 health care and front line workers also received the second dose of vaccine.

The cumulative total number of beneficiaries and health care workers who received the first dose of the vaccine so far in the state is 3,42,118 while 50,341 have received the second dose, it added. 

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Mar 07, 2021 - 13:30 (IST)

Vaccine rollout is India's 'gift to the world': Top US scientist

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine is 'India's gift' to the world in combating coronavirus and will be remembered as a time when the country stepped up in a major way as a global player in innovation, a top American scientist has said.

Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston during a webinar this week said that the two mRNA vaccines may not impact the world's low and middle income countries, but India’s vaccines, made in collaboration with universities across the world such as BCM and Oxford University, have “rescued the world” and its contributions must not to be underestimated.

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Mar 07, 2021 - 13:17 (IST)

Assam reports 7 cases, 1 death in past day

Assam's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,17,649 as seven more persons tested positive for the virus while one fresh fatality pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,094, a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission said.

Of the seven new cases, three are from Kamrup Metropolitan district, and two each from Tinsukia and Cachar. The current COVID-19 death rate in the state is 0.50 per cent while 1,347 COVID positive patients have died for other reasons, it said. The state currently has 278 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,14,930 people have recovered from the disease, including 16 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 36,799 beneficiaries were administered both doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, taking the total number of people vaccinated to 3,92,459 so far.

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Mar 07, 2021 - 12:29 (IST)

No deaths reported in 10 states in past two week, says health ministry

In the past two weeks, 10 states did not report any COVID-19 deaths while 12 states reported between 1-10 deaths, says the Union health ministry.

Mar 07, 2021 - 12:22 (IST)

Six states account for 87% of fresh fatalities

Six states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Haryana — account for 87 of the 100 COVID-19 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, says the Union health ministry.

Mar 07, 2021 - 12:12 (IST)

No deaths in 18 states, UTs in last 24 hours

As many as 18 States/UTs did not report any deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, said the Union health ministry. These states are: Rajasthan, Uttar Pardesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Tripura, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

Mar 07, 2021 - 12:08 (IST)

Six states account for 84.71% new cases, says health ministry

Six states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — are reporting high daily COVID19 cases and collectively account for 84.71 percent of the 18,711 new daily cases reported in last 24 hours, says the Union health ministry. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases, it said. "The Centre is continuously engaging with the States and UTs reporting higher caseload of active cases and those showing a rise in the daily new COVID cases. It has deputed high-level teams to Maharashtra and Punjab, that are showing steep increase in the daily new cases," the ministry added.

Mar 07, 2021 - 12:00 (IST)

Daily recoveries outnumber new cases in Telangana

Recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Telangana as the tally of positive cases rose marginally to 2.99 lakh, while a lone fatality took the toll to 1,641, the state government said on Sunday.  As many as 207 people were cured of the virus against 158 new cases as of 8 pm on Saturday. The maximum of 30 new cases were reported from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, followed by 15 from Ranga Reddy and 10 Medchal Malkajgiri districts, a government bulletin said.  The total number of cases in the state stood at 2,99,900 while recoveries were 2,96,373 and 1,886 patients were under
treatment at different hospitals.

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Mar 07, 2021 - 11:50 (IST)

Three cases of UK COVID strain, one of Brazilian variant detected in Bengal

Three persons in West Bengal were  on Saturday detected with UK's new COVID-19 strain, and one with the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, prompting the administration to take strict precautionary measures, a senior official of the health department said. Necessary measures are being taken to isolate these
infected patients, he said.
 

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Coronavirus Latest Updates: Six states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in last 24 hours, says the Union health ministry. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases, it said.

 A single-day rise of 18,711 new COVID-19 cases, 100 fatalities takes India's tally of cases to 1,12,10,799, toll to 1,57,756. Active COVID-19 cases stand at 1,84,523, while a total of 1,08,68,520 people have recovered from the disease, says the Union health ministry.

The active coronavirus cases in the country registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day while the recovery rate dropped further to 96.95 percent,the health ministry's data showed. The case-fatality rate stands at 1.41 percent.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 2.06 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 was rolled out on 16 January with healthcare workers, while frontline workers stated receiving vaccine shots from February 2. Providing the second dose of COVID-19 shots started on 13 February.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 1 March for those senior citizens and for people aged 45 years and above with specified comorbid conditions

According to a provisional report till Saturday 7 pm, a total of 2,06,62,073 vaccine doses have been given.

These include 69,72,859 healthcare workers and 65,02,869 frontline workers who have taken the first dose, 35,22,671 healthcare and 1,97,853 frontline workers who have taken the second dose, 4,60,782 beneficiaries more than 60 years and 30,05,039 aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities.

On Saturday, the 50th day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination, till 7 pm, a total of 11,64,422vaccine doses were given, the health ministry said.

Out of these 9,44,919 beneficiaries were administered the first dose and 2,19,503 healthcare and frontline workers received the 2nd dose according to the provisional report, the ministry said.

The9,44,919 beneficiaries include6,26,805 people aged over 60 and1,14,036 aged 45-60 with comorbidities.

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