Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 9.3 Lakh As India Adds Nearly 30,000 Fresh Cases
Total Covid-19 confirmed cases in India rose past 9.36 lakh as authorities reported the largest ever spike in fresh cases.
Authorities reported nearly 30,000 cases in just 24 hours, taking the total tally to 9,36,181, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 14. Of these, more than 5.9 lakh have been cured or discharged while nearly 3.2 lakh are active cases.
Moderna Inc.’s efforts to come up with a Covid-19 vaccine moved forward, with a report in the New England Journal of Medicine saying it was able to produce antibodies to the coronavirus in all patients in an early trial. A large number of these patients witnessed side effects, some severe. However, they weren’t severe enough to stop the vaccine from proceeding to the next stage of the virus.
To be sure, creation of antibodies is one of the early but necessary steps required of a vaccine.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 9,36,181
- Active cases: 3,19,840
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 5,92,032
- Deaths: 24,309
- New cases in a day: 29,429
- One-day recoveries: 20,572
- One-day deaths: 582
As cases mount, cities like Bengaluru and Pune have gone into a seven-day lockdown in an attempt to limit the spread of the pandemic. Several other states and districts are imposing partial but renewed restrictions.
Tokyo will raise the Covid-19 warning to the highest level. New Zealand’s prime minister said the country must be prepared for the virus to come back into the community. Singapore expects an increase in cases.
Globally, total cases have topped 13 million with over 576,000 deaths.
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Three-day Lockdown In Goa From Friday To Curb Covid-19 Spread
A three-day lockdown with stricter provisions will be enforced in Goa from Friday in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
Besides, there will also be a "Janata Curfew" in the state from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day with effect from Wednesday till Aug. 10, he told reporters.
Only people associated with essential services and those having medical emergencies will be allowed to move out during the curfew and lockdown, he said. Sawant said Covid-19 cases are rising in the state, and noted that people are not wearing masks and not following the social distancing guidelines.
He said more than 40,000 people in the state have so far been fined for not wearing mask.
"Somewhere, we need to be more strict. There should be awareness and discipline among people, he said. The chief minister said Covid-19 cases in the state are expected to peak in next few days due to continued rains.
"We are expecting a spike between July 15 and July 20, he said.
Record Number Of Samples Tested For Covid-19 On Tuesday: ICMR officials
More than 3.2 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday,the highest so far on a day, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted in the country till July 14 to1,24,12,664, Indian Council of Medical Research officials said.
According to the Union Health Ministry,the testing per million for India is consistently rising and has touched 8994.7 on Wednesday.
"A cumulative total of 1,24,12,664 samples have been tested up to July 14. A total of 3,20,161 samples weretested on Tuesday, the highest so far conducted in a day,"Scientist and media coordinator at the ICMR, Dr Lokesh Sharma, said.
Hetero To Supply 60,000 Vials Of Generic Remdesvir From July 13
Hetero Healthcare Ltd is supplying 60,000 vials of Covifor, generic version of Remdesivir injection in the country from July 13 to 20, the company website said.
Covifor is the first generic brand of Remdesivir, which is meant for treatment of Covid-19 patients that are adults and children, hospitalised with severe symptoms of the disease. The drug is available in 100 mg vial (Injectable). It needs to be administered intravenously in a hospital, critical care setting, under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner.
Out of 60,000 vials, Maharashtra, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country will get 12,500 followed by Delhi and Telangana with 10,000 and 9,000 respectively. According to the website, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will get 7500, 6000, 2000 and 3000 respectively while the rest of the country will get 10,000 injections.
The company has supplied the drug to as many as 166 hospitals in Maharashtra and 53 in the national capital.