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Everything to know about the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Over 16.24 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India: Government
  • G7 foreign ministers say will work to expand COVID-19 vaccine production
  • Chhattisgarh reports 15,157 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, 315 discharges, and 253 deaths
  • Assam reports 4,826 new COVID-19 positive cases, 2,916 discharges and 55 deaths
  • Uttar Pradesh reports 31,165 new cases and 357 fatalities in the last 24 hours
  • Punjab records 8015 new COVID-19 cases, 6701 discharges and 182 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • West Bengal records 18,102 new cases, 17,073 discharges and 103 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • Teams deployed to identify COVID ‘super-spreader’ spots in Delhi
  • Mumbai reports 3,879 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3,686 recoveries and 77 fatalities in the last 24 hours
  • Mamata Banerjee today visited Kolkata Police Hospital to take stock of COVID-19 preparations at the hospital
  • Tamil Nadu reports 23,310 new cases, 20,062 recoveries & 167 deaths
  • Gujarat reports 12,955 new positive cases, 12,995 recoveries and 133 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • COVID-19 Karnataka reports 50,112 new positive cases, 26,841 recoveries and 346 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • Manipur reports 397 fresh COVID-19 cases with 121 new recoveries and 10 deaths; total active cases at 2,657
  • 22,204 new COVID-19 cases, 85 deaths and 11,128 discharges reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours
  • Over 2,000 people inoculated within 3 days at Guwahati airport’s vaccination camp
  • Uttarakhand reports 7,783 new cases and 127 deaths today; active cases is at 59,526
  • Goa reports 3,496 new COVID19 cases, 71 deaths and 2,192 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases at 27,964
  • Delhi reports 20,960 new COVID-19 cases, 311 deaths; positivity rate at 26.37 per cent
  • Roche receives emergency use authorisation in India for antibody cocktail used in COVID-19 treatment: Company statement

Gujarat: Indian Railways and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation have converted 19 coaches into isolation wards at Sabarmati Railway Station and Chandlodiya Railway Station.

Over 16.24 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India: Government

  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far stands at 16,24,30,828
  • 2,30,305 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday
  • The total number of people in this age group who have been inoculated against the viral disease stands at 9,02,731

An IL-76 is airlifting 350 Oxygen cylinders from Singapore to Hindan Airbase, another IL-76 is bringing 3 Cryogenic Oxygen containers from Bangkok to Panagarh Airbase

– Indian Air Force

G7 foreign ministers say will work to expand COVID-19 vaccine production

“We commit to working with? industry ?to facilitate expanded manufacturing at scale of affordable COVID-19? vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics and their component parts,” the G7 foreign ministers said in a joint statement after a meeting in London.

Chhattisgarh reports 15,157 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, 315 discharges, and 253 deaths

Active cases: 1,29,211
Death toll: 9,738

There shall be a “Corona curfew” from 6 AM of 7th May 2021 to 6 AM of 17th May 2021. The curfew is primarily aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 disease: Government of Himachal Pradesh

Assam reports 4,826 new COVID-19 positive cases, 2,916 discharges and 55 deaths

Active cases: 29,915
Total deaths: 1,485

Uttar Pradesh reports 31,165 new cases and 357 fatalities in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department

Active cases: 2,62,474
Total cases: 13,99,294
Death toll: 14,151

US-India partnership involves all aspects of relationship—govt, business& ppl. This week, vaccine components arrived in India from US that will enable manufacturing of 20 million doses of Covishield vaccine. Together we will defeat COVID-19: Daniel B Smith, US Ambassador in India

‘Corona curfew’ has been extended till May 10 in the districts of Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand, says state government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal

Punjab records 8015 new COVID-19 cases, 6701 discharges and 182 deaths in the last 24 hours; case tally at 4,07,509 and active cases at 63,007

Union Health Secy Rajesh Bhushan along with Member (Health) NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul chaired high-level meeting today with eastern states of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar & Jharkhand to assess arrangements regarding containment & management of COVID19 pandemic.

– MoHFW

West Bengal records 18,102 new cases, 17,073 discharges and 103 deaths in the last 24 hours

Total cases: 9,16,635
Total recoveries: 7,82,916
Active cases: 1,21,872
Death toll: 11,847

People should not be complacent after downward trend in cases; Maharashtra preparing for third wave of coronavirus: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Teams deployed to identify COVID ‘super-spreader’ spots in Delhi

In view of a rapid surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Baijal directed the district magistrates (DMs) and deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) to conduct an intensive survey in their areas and identify the potential “super-spreader” sites.

COVID -19 supplies received from the Global Community have been Effectively Allocated to States and UTs by Government of India

1764 Oxygen Concentrators; 1760 Oxygen Cylinders; 07 Oxygen Generation Plants; 450 ventilators; more than 1.35 L Remdesivir vials delivered so far

Canada authorizes the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children from 12 to 15 age group, the first dose to be allowed for people that young: Reuters quoting Supriya Sharma, a senior adviser at Health Canada

Commission announces that it’ll allocate an initial €2.2 million in emergency funding to respond to surge in COVID-19 cases in India. Funding to support WHO for months case management of COVID19 patients,as well as strengthening laboratory capacity for COVID19 testing: EU

Central Govt’s scientific body has warned about 3rd wave of COVID. We’re preparing for that since last month. Several districts are seeing a decline in COVID cases while some districts are seeing an increase in cases.We’re keeping a close tab on it:Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announces medical assistance of Rs 5,000 per patient/day (maximum 7 days) i.e. Rs 35,000 to below poverty line (BPL) patients admitted in private hospitals & on oxygen/ICU support.

– Chief Minister’s Office (CMO)

Mumbai reports 3,879 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3,686 recoveries and 77 fatalities in the last 24 hours

Total cases: 6,65,299
Total recoveries: 5,98,545
Active cases: 51,472
Death toll: 13,547

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today visited Kolkata Police Hospital to take stock of COVID-19 preparations at the hospital

Tamil Nadu reports 23,310 new cases, 20,062 recoveries & 167 deaths

Active cases: 1,28,311
Death toll: 14,779

Uttarakhand | Curfew to continue till May 10 in the district. Essentials’ shops will open till 12 noon. Medical stores, petrol pumps and gas supplies to remain opened: Dhiraj Singh Garbiyal, Nainital DM

Installation completed of two high flow medical oxygen plants funded by PM CARES at AIIMS, New Delhi, and RML Hospital. Oxygen supply to COVID patients to begin from today: Government of India

Gujarat reports 12,955 new positive cases, 12,995 recoveries and 133 deaths in the last 24 hours

Total cases: 6,33,427
Total recoveries: 4,77,391
Total active cases: 1,48,124
Total deaths: 7,912

EC defers By elections to Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Khandwa, Mandi and besides 8 vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of Kalka, Ellenabad, Vallabhnagar,Sindgi, Rajabala, Mawryngkneng, Fatehpur and 124-Badvel– due to ongoing pandemic.

COVID-19 Karnataka reports 50,112 new positive cases, 26,841 recoveries and 346 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total cases: 17,41,046
Total active cases: 4,87,288

Manipur reports 397 fresh COVID-19 cases with 121 new recoveries and 10 deaths; total active cases at 2,657 now

In view of the COVID pandemic, Petroleum&Explosive Safety Organization (PESO) shall not carry out physical inspection of global manufacturers’ production facilities before grant of such registration and approval.

– Government of India

22,204 new COVID-19 cases, 85 deaths and 11,128 discharges reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours

Total cases: 12,06,232
Active cases: 1,70,588
Total recoveries: 10,27,270
Death toll: 8,374

Over 2,000 people inoculated within 3 days at Guwahati airport’s vaccination camp

The vaccination camp is for employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and their dependent family members, airline employees, and other stakeholders associated with Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati.

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today inspected train coaches that have been converted into COVID19 care center at Guwahati Railway Station. He says,”At least 1600 people can be admitted in 150 coaches.However,these coaches will be used once we fall short of beds in hospitals”

Uttarakhand reports 7,783 new cases and 127 deaths today; active cases is at 59,526

Goa reports 3,496 new COVID19 cases, 71 deaths and 2,192 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases at 27,964

Delhi reports 20,960 new COVID-19 cases, 311 deaths; positivity rate at 26.37 per cent

Roche receives emergency use authorisation in India for antibody cocktail used in COVID-19 treatment: Company statement

Sweden registers 7,041 new COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths on Wednesday

Varanasi: DRDO is setting up a 750-bedded makeshift COVID hospital at Banaras Hindu University premises

We should prepare for new waves: Principal Scientific Advisor to Centre

A phase three is inevitable, given the higher levels of circulating virus but it is not clear on what time scale this phase three will occur. We should prepare for new waves, said K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Centre

Banks should stop all recovery proceedings considering the pandemic situation people are going through. Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kerala Water Authority (KWA) have been asked to stop collect pending bill arrears for two months

– Kerala CM

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on state’s Covid situation

Kerala is going through a serious situation with COVID spreading rapidly in the state. Test positivity rate is not coming down. The situation calls for imposing more restrictions in the state: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

All members of the Indian delegation attending G7 in London are doing well and are isolated, they got their COVID19 test done while leaving all were negative and they are vaccinated. EAM is also doing well and is attending meetings virtually: Sources

All migrant workers returning to the state shall be tested (RAT) on arrival: Chief Secretary, Jharkhand

Those testing COVID negative shall be isolated for 7 days at govt facilities. While those testing positive shall be managed as per protocol of Health and Family Welfare

This disease is not spreading through animals, it’s human to human transmission: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh directs Health Department to explore all options for the supply of vaccination

  • Some private hospitals, which had placed direct orders for vaccination, had commenced vaccination process of 18-44 age group: Punjab Chief Minister’s Office
  • The process could not be launched in govt hospitals after Serum Institute of India indicated that the availability of Covishield will be known in about four weeks’ time: CMO

Punjab | CM Amarinder Singh today announced thrust sector status for all oxygen production units, appointed a nodal officer for quick clearance of foreign aid. Status applicable to O2 production units with minimum capacity of 700 cylinders per day, oxygen refilling excluded: CMO

We’ve made control room for oxygen supply in Chandigarh. We’ve been allotted 70 MT per day of oxygen from Odisha. We have acquired 20 tankers for the transportation of oxygen. We need more tankers

– Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Puducherry reports 1,819 new COVID19 cases, 933 discharges and 18 deaths

  • Total cases: 65,117
  • Active cases: 11,717

We should prepare for new waves: Principal Scientific Advisor to Centre

A phase three is inevitable, given the higher levels of circulating virus but it is not clear on what time scale this phase three will occur. We should prepare for new waves: K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Centre

Vaccines are effective against current variants. New variants will arise all over the world & in India too but variants that increase transmission will likely plateau. Immune evasive variants & those which lower or increase disease severity will arise going ahead

– K VijayRaghavan

Variants are transmitted same as original strain. It doesn’t have properties of new kinds of transmission. It infects humans in a manner that makes it more transmissible as it gains entry, makes more copies & goes on, same as original

– Principal Scientific Advisor to Centre

12 states have more than 1 lakh active cases

7 states have 50,000 to 1 lakh active cases, & 17 states have less than 50,000 active cases. Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh & Andhra Pradesh have around 1.5 lakh active cases: Lav Agarwal

Liberalised policy (for vaccination) was started on May 1st. Under this, the drive has begun smoothly in 9 states and 6.71 lakh people in the age group of 18-44 years have been administered vaccines

– Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry, Joint Secretary

Lav Agarwal describing areas of concern

  • Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week.
  • Chennai reported 38,000 cases.
  • Some districts have recorded further & speedy COVID cases, these include Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Gurgram

An increase in deaths has been noticed too: Lav Agarwal

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana reported more death cases

Around 2.4% day on day growth in COVID cases has been noticed: Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry Jt Secy

Corona curfew imposed from midnight of May 6 to May 16: Govt of Himachal Pradesh

  • Corona curfew imposed from midnight of May 6 to May 16.
  • All offices to remain closed and only essential services allowed.
  • No one from outside allowed without negative RT-PCR report.
  • Class 10th exams cancelled, students to be promoted.

INS Talwar brings liquid oxygen from Bahrain



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