Coronavirus Live: Delhi reports 673 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,074 recoveries, and four deaths in the last 24 hours

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Coronavirus Live: Delhi reports 673 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,074 recoveries, and four deaths in the last 24 hours
Coronavirus Live: Delhi reports 673 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,074 recoveries, and four deaths in the last 24 hours

Africa-Press – Gambia. India reported 2,858 fresh cases, 3,355 recoveries, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for Covid-19 with moderate symptoms. China has withdrawn the 2023 football Asian Cup host due to the pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Delhi reports 673 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,074 recoveries, and four deaths in the last 24 hours

Delhi reports 673 fresh #COVID19 cases, 1,074 recoveries, and four deaths in the last 24 hours.

Active cases 3,936

Cumulative Positivity Rate 4.97% pic.twitter.com/OzNuQldssn

— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2022

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A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab sample from a chef for nucleic acid testing, during lockdown, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Shanghai

Gujarat logs 31 fresh Covid-19 cases; active tally at 218

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 31 new cases ofCovid-19 that raised the tally of infections to 12,24,688, an official from the state health department said. While the toll remained steady at 10,944 with no fresh casualties, the count of recoveries reached 12,13,526 after 24 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, the official said

20:15

Tamil Nadu reports 35 new Covid-19 cases, zero fatalities

Tamil Nadu on Saturday added 35 moreCovid-19 infections, including two returnees from the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, pushing the statewide tally to 34,54,591, the health department said.

20:15

Maharashta records 248 Covid-19 cases, one death

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 248 new coronavirus infections and one pandemic-related death, the state health department said. The lone death was reported in Mumbai. The caseload in the state rose to 78,80,585 and death toll reached 1,47,854. On Friday, Maharashtra had reported 263 cases and one fatality.

20:14

Mumbai sees 131 Covid-19 cases, 1 death, 171 recoveries

Mumbai on Saturday reported 131Covid-19 cases and one death, taking the tally to 10,61,463 and the toll to 19,565, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

The recovery count increased by 171 during the day to touch 10,41,041, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 857, he said. So far, 1,70,03,650 samples have been examined in Mumbai, including 8,934 in the last 24 hours, the official added.

As per BMC data, Mumbai’s recovery rate is 98 per cent and the caseload doubling rate stands at 5,556 days.

20:13

Over 32 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in UP so far

Over 32 croreCovidvaccine doses have been administered in Uttar Pradesh, making it the first state to achieve the fete, a spokesperson claimed on Saturday.

Uttar Pradesh is followed by Maharashtra with 16.60 croreCovidvaccine doses administered so far.

20:13

Lone case takes Nashik’s Covid-19 tally to 4,76,076

Nashik on Saturday reported a singleCovid-19 case, taking the tally here to 4,76,076, while the death toll remained unchanged at 8,899, an official said. The recovery count stood at 4,67,162 and the active caseload was 15, he added.

16:54

Ladakh reports three fresh Covid-19 cases

Ladakh’sCovid-19 caseload increased to 28,256 on Saturday as three more people tested positive for the viral disease, officials said.

Of the fresh cases, two were detected in Leh and one in Kargil, they said.

The death toll remained unchanged at 228. Of these, 168 deaths were reported from Leh and 60 from Kargil.

16:54

Unable to sell Sputnik Light stock, Stelis Biopharma requests PM Modi for procurement of jabs

Unable to sell its huge stock ofCovidvaccine Sputnik Light amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Bengaluru-based Stelis Biopharma has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting for procurement of the jabs for inoculating citizens here or supplying to other countries under the Vaccine Maitri programme.

Stelis Biopharma, the biopharmaceutical arm of Strides Pharma Science, said it could not sell 2.5 crore units of the single-dose vaccine manufactured by it due to several constraints following the Russian-Ukraine war.

16:53

South Africa in new surge of Covid from versions of Omicron

South Africa is experiencing a surge of newCovid-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts.

For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalisations, but not increases in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes, a researcher at Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Analytics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

14:36

North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles Covid outbreak

North Korea announced 21 new “fever” deaths Saturday and said more than half a million people had been sickened nationwide, two days after confirming its first cases ofCovid-19.

Despite activating its “maximum emergency quarantine system” to slow the spread of disease through its unvaccinated population, North Korea is now reporting tens of thousands of new cases daily.

14:35

Rwanda scraps mask requirement in public

Rwanda has scrapped a requirement for face masks in public, easing its strict coronavirus restrictions.

Rwanda’s vaccine rollout has been among the fastest in Africa, and around a third of its 13 million people have got booster shots.

“Wearing face masks is no longer mandatory. However, people are encouraged to wear masks indoors,” the prime minister’s office said late Friday.

14:35

Odisha reports 18 new Covid-19 cases

Odisha recorded 18 newCovid-19 cases on Saturday, the Health Department said.

The toll remained at 9,126 as no new fatality was recorded for the 11th successive day, it said.

There are 131 active cases, while eight more patients have recovered from the disease, it added.

13:29

Leaving a fine mist of disinfectant in their wake, China’s hazmat-clad health workers are cleaning homes, roads, parcels and even people — but more than two years into the pandemic, experts say it is a futile measure against Covid-19.

China is tied to a zero-Covid strategy, wielding snap lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines as part of unrelenting efforts to quash virus outbreaks no matter the cost to the economy or freedoms of its people.

Among its arsenal of virus controls is disinfectant spraying, which a top Shanghai official earlier this month lauded as a key part of a “grand assault” on the virus.

13:26

China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

China has withdrawn as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, as the country battles its worst outbreak since the early days of the pandemic.

The 24-team competition was due to be played across 10 Chinese cities in June and July next year.

But the Asian Football Confederation said it had been “officially informed by the (Chinese Football Association) that it would not be able to host” the tournament.

13:24

Rwanda has scrapped a requirement for face masks in public, easing its strict coronavirus restrictions. Rwanda’s vaccine rollout has been among the fastest in Africa, and around a third of its 13 million people have got booster shots.

“Wearing face masks is no longer mandatory. However, people are encouraged to wear masks indoors,” the prime minister’s office said late Friday.

“Citizens and Rwanda residents must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places (including public transport). Fully vaccinated means having two doses and a booster when eligible,” the statement said.

13:00

North Korea announced 21 new “fever” deaths Saturday and said more than half a million people had been sickened nationwide, two days after confirming its first cases of Covid-19.

Despite activating its “maximum emergency quarantine system” to slow the spread of disease through its unvaccinated population, North Korea is now reporting tens of thousands of new cases daily.

On Friday alone, “over 174,440 persons had fever, at least 81,430 were fully recovered and 21 died in the country”, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

North Korea confirmed Thursday that the highly contagious Omicron variant had been detected in the capital Pyongyang, with leader Kim Jong Un ordering nationwide lockdowns.

11:49

Pakistan starts screening passengers from Middle East for Covid

Following the confirmation of the first Omicron case in Pakistan, authorities have started screening passengers entering the country from the Middle East for Covid-19.

The rapid antigen testing of passengers has started at the Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports, reports The Express Tribune.

10:03

Shanghai was tightening its COVID-19 lockdown for what it hoped would be the final week of its battle with the virus before it could gradually begin to ease restrictions, while Beijing kept fighting its much smaller but persistent outbreak.

China’s commercial hub of 25 million hoped to come out of its painful six-week-old lockdown later this month. Authorities on Saturday were hoping one last round of tightening would eradicate the last infections of the country’s worst COVID outbreak of the pandemic.

Many residents of the nation’s most populous city, allowed to leave their housing compounds about a week ago for short walks or quick grocery trips, have more recently received notices to stay indoors for a three-day “silent” period.

09:29

India reports 2,858 fresh cases, 3,355 recoveries, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total active cases are 18,096 Daily positivity rate (0.59%)

07:42

Pfizer, EU push back Covid vaccine delivery to help booster campaign

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Friday they had agreed to push back deliveries of their Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union by three months as the bloc prepares for a potential booster campaign in the fall.

The companies amended their supply agreement with the European Commission to push back delivery of doses scheduled for June through August until September through the fourth quarter of this year.

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