India logged 10,488 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,10,413, while the active cases declined to 1,22,714, the lowest in 532 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The deaths climbed to 4,65,662 with 313 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 44 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 147 consecutive days now.
Over 130 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category, said the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there are over 22 crore unutilized COVID vaccine doses still available with the states and UTs to be administered. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021.
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Britain called on Sunday for international action on the issue of medical devices such as oximeters that work better on people with lighter skin, saying the disparities may have cost lives of ethnic minority patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is systemic across the world. This is about a racial bias in some medical instruments. It’s unintentional but it exists and oximeters are a really good example of that,” Javid said during an interview with the BBC.
Kerala reported 5,080 new COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths, the state health department said on Sunday.
With the addition of new cases, the active caseload in the state stands at 58,088 and with new 40 deaths, the total death has gone up to 37,495.
As per the bulletin issued by the state health department, as many as 7,908 recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, the recoveries in the state mounted to 50,04,786.
At least 437 people, including 41 students, teachers and other staff of a private school in Aizawl, tested positive for coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 1,31,685, a health department official said on Sunday.
The single-day positivity rate was 13.95 per cent as the new cases were detected from 3,133 samples.
Of the new cases, Aizawl district registered the highest at 225, followed by Lunglei (106) and Kolasib (36), the official said.
The number of active cases in the state now stands at 4,900, which is 3.72 per cent of the total cases.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that the country’s goal is to vaccinate 50 per cent of children aged 5-11 by the end of December.
The remark was made in a meeting between Bennett and general managers of the country’s four health maintenance organizations, a spokesperson for Bennett said in a statement.
The managers informed Bennett of the preparation for vaccination rollout for the children.
The move came after the Israeli health ministry decided to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children earlier this month.
Assam on Sunday registered 91 fresh Covid-19 cases, 147 less than Saturday’s figure, as the tally went up to 6,15,382, the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
One more person died due to coronavirus during the day as against five on Saturday. the total number of fatalities rose to 6,072.
The lone death was reported from Kamrup Metropolitan district.
The NHM said 1,347 more Covid-19 patients have died till now, but the government’s Death Audit Board has not included them in the tally of deaths caused by the disease as they had other ailments too.
With the detection of 91 patients against the testing of 14,759 samples on Sunday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 0.62 per cent.
The state had reported 238 coronavirus positive cases on Saturday against the testing of 37,223 samples. Currently, the state has 1,626 active cases.