Coronavirus News Updates: 65-year-old woman tests positive for 'Delta Plus' variant in Madhya Pradesh, say officials

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Coronavirus Latest News Updates: The woman, who has taken two shots of anti-coronavirus vaccine, recovered in home isolation, sources added. When contacted, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang confirmed that a woman tested positive for a "different variant", but did not elaborate.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 166 followed by Khammam 129 and Nalgonda 115 districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Thursday.

These new fatalities have pushed the toll in the city to 24,886. The National Capital on 3 April had also recorded 10 deaths due to COVID-19.

This comes after multiple reports said that Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer will hold its pre-submission meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday regarding the approval of Covaxin, its India-made COVID-19 vaccine.

Kerala recorded 12,469 new cases on Thursday, as the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) came down to 10.85 percent, the lowest in recent months. The toll climbed to 11,743 with 88 more deaths.

A third possible wave in India by the prevailing COVID-19 virus variant is unlikely to disproportionately affect children than adults, a seroprevalence study conducted by the World Health Organisation and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has revealed.

The third wave of COVID-19 pandemic could hit Maharashtra as early as the next two to four weeks if the crowding seen in the last three days continues, a state-appointed task force has warned. As per News18, the task force, however, said children would not be affected as much as those in lower-middle-class clusters that haven't been exposed to the virus so far.

The national capital has recorded 10 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 158 fresh cases of the disease while the positivity rate has dipped to 0.20 percent, according to data shared by the health department on Thursday

As per reports, Pune-based vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India plans to start clinical trials of the Novavax vaccine for children in July.

More than 2.18 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are available with states and union territories, and over 56,70,350 more are in the pipeline and will be received by them in the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

In a report by NCDC's (National Centre for Disease Control), a new variant has been detected in a positive case in Bhopal. We are investigating & conducting contact tracing to minimise the infection spread, says Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang.

Various newspaper reports from states like Assam, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu indicated that the number of actual death count from covid-19 may be much higher than the officially reported numbers

Restrictions were eased in Kerala from today with essential supply shops opening from 7 am to 7 pm, meanwhile, Odisha also relaxed some conditions in 17 districts with positivity rate under 5 percent.

Biological E's made-in-India vaccine, which has already entered phase III trial, is expected to have 90 percent effectiveness against Covid.

A single day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections were recorded taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,97,00,313, while the active cases declined to 8,26,740, the lowest after 71 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

The active cases declined to 8,26,740 comprising 2.78 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.93 per cent.

A net decline of 38,692 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,52,38,220.

The daily positivity rate was recorded 3.48 per cent . It has been less than 5 per cent for 10 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.99 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 35th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,84,91,670, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,55,19,251 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on 4 May

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