August 16, 2021 / 01:10 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 249 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram's tally to 48,711

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 48,711 as 249 more people, including 61 children, tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Monday. One more COVID-19 fatality in the last 24 hours pushed the toll to 182, he said. Of the 249 fresh cases, 229 were detected through Rapid Antigen test and 20 through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA), the official said.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of new cases at 193 followed by Siaha (16), Lawngtlai (15), Mamit (8), Serchhip (5), and Lunglei, Champhai, Kolasib and Hnahthial districts reported 3 cases each, he said. All the patients were found to have contracted the infection locally, he said, adding that 190 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19.

The single-day positivity rate is 19.79 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 1,258 samples, he said. Mizoram now has 9,836 active COVID-19 cases, while 38,693 people have recovered from the infection, including 1,067 people on Sunday. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 79.43 per cent and the death rate is 0.37 per cent. The state has tested more than 7.35 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far. Over 6.45 lakh people have been vaccinated in the state, of which 2.18 lakh people have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine till date.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 249 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram’s tally to 48,711

Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally rose to 48,711 as 249 more people, including 61 children, tested positive for the virus, a health department official said on Monday. One more COVID-19 fatality in the last 24 hours pushed the toll to 182, he said. Of the 249 fresh cases, 229 were detected through Rapid Antigen test and 20 through Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA), the official said.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of new cases at 193 followed by Siaha (16), Lawngtlai (15), Mamit (8), Serchhip (5), and Lunglei, Champhai, Kolasib and Hnahthial districts reported 3 cases each, he said. All the patients were found to have contracted the infection locally, he said, adding that 190 patients have developed symptoms of COVID-19.

The single-day positivity rate is 19.79 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 1,258 samples, he said. Mizoram now has 9,836 active COVID-19 cases, while 38,693 people have recovered from the infection, including 1,067 people on Sunday. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 79.43 per cent and the death rate is 0.37 per cent. The state has tested more than 7.35 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far. Over 6.45 lakh people have been vaccinated in the state, of which 2.18 lakh people have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine till date.

August 16, 2021 / 01:00 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 53 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

Delhi reported 53 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday that took its tally to 14,37,091, while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 per cent, according to a health department bulletin. No fresh deaths were reported. The death count stands at 25,069, the bulletin said. Sixteen people have succumbed to the disease so far this month. So far, 14.11 lakh patients have recovered in the city, the bulletin said.

On Saturday, the national capital had reported 50 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and one death. On Friday, the city had reported 50 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and zero deaths. There are 513 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi. Of these, 169 are under home isolation, the bulletin said. The number of containment zones in the city stands at 243, it said.

The bulletin said 65,007 tests, including 45,971 RT-PCR tests, were conducted the previous day. Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a large number of lives, with the shortage of oxygen at hospitals across the city adding to the woes. On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the pandemic started last year. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 53 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

Delhi reported 53 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday that took its tally to 14,37,091, while the positivity rate stood at 0.08 per cent, according to a health department bulletin. No fresh deaths were reported. The death count stands at 25,069, the bulletin said. Sixteen people have succumbed to the disease so far this month. So far, 14.11 lakh patients have recovered in the city, the bulletin said.

On Saturday, the national capital had reported 50 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and one death. On Friday, the city had reported 50 cases with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent and zero deaths. There are 513 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi. Of these, 169 are under home isolation, the bulletin said. The number of containment zones in the city stands at 243, it said.

The bulletin said 65,007 tests, including 45,971 RT-PCR tests, were conducted the previous day. Delhi battled a brutal second wave of the pandemic that claimed a large number of lives, with the shortage of oxygen at hospitals across the city adding to the woes. On April 20, Delhi had reported 28,395 cases, the highest in the city since the pandemic started last year. On April 22, the case positivity rate was 36.2 per cent, the highest so far.

August 16, 2021 / 12:50 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nashik sees 112 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 135 recoveries

The COVID-19 tally in Nashik reached 4,04,078 on Sunday after 112 cases were detected, while the day also saw two deaths and 135 people getting discharged from hospitals, an official said. He said the recovery count in the district stood at 3,94,439 and the toll is 8,549. With 3,393 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 23,71,048, he added.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nashik sees 112 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 135 recoveries

The COVID-19 tally in Nashik reached 4,04,078 on Sunday after 112 cases were detected, while the day also saw two deaths and 135 people getting discharged from hospitals, an official said. He said the recovery count in the district stood at 3,94,439 and the toll is 8,549. With 3,393 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 23,71,048, he added.

August 16, 2021 / 12:40 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu logs 1,896 new COVID-19 infections, 23 fatalities

Tamil Nadu added 1,896 new COVID-19 on Sunday, pushing the overall caseload to 25,88,781, while 23 fatalities took the toll to 34,519. Recoveries were lesser in number with 1,842 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 25,33,804, leaving 20,458 active infections, a health department bulletin said.

A total of 1,57,587 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 3,98,03,533 till date. As many as six districts comprised the majority of new infections, with Coimbatore leading with 225 cases, Chennai 216, Erode 179, Salem 127, Chengalpet 115 and Thanjavur 106.  Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin recorded the least number of new infections with five cases each. Twenty six districts reported new cases in double digits, while there were no fresh deaths in 27. Seven of the deceased did not have any co-morbidities, the bulletin said.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu logs 1,896 new COVID-19 infections, 23 fatalities

Tamil Nadu added 1,896 new COVID-19 on Sunday, pushing the overall caseload to 25,88,781, while 23 fatalities took the toll to 34,519. Recoveries were lesser in number with 1,842 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 25,33,804, leaving 20,458 active infections, a health department bulletin said.

A total of 1,57,587 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 3,98,03,533 till date. As many as six districts comprised the majority of new infections, with Coimbatore leading with 225 cases, Chennai 216, Erode 179, Salem 127, Chengalpet 115 and Thanjavur 106.  Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin recorded the least number of new infections with five cases each. Twenty six districts reported new cases in double digits, while there were no fresh deaths in 27. Seven of the deceased did not have any co-morbidities, the bulletin said.

August 16, 2021 / 12:23 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Night curfew extended in 8 Gujarat cities till August 28

The coronavirus-induced night curfew in eight cities of Gujarat was on Sunday extended till August 28, officials said. The curfew will be in place from 11pm till 6am in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Gandhinagar, they said. A state government release said all other restrictions laid down in its last order issued on July 29 would continue to remain in force till August 28, including allowing eateries to function till 10pm and capping the attendance at public functions to 400. The July 29 order had also allowed Ganesh Utsav festivities in public places with the idol height kept at a maximum of nine feet.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Night curfew extended in 8 Gujarat cities till August 28

The coronavirus-induced night curfew in eight cities of Gujarat was on Sunday extended till August 28, officials said. The curfew will be in place from 11pm till 6am in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Gandhinagar, they said. A state government release said all other restrictions laid down in its last order issued on July 29 would continue to remain in force till August 28, including allowing eateries to function till 10pm and capping the attendance at public functions to 400. The July 29 order had also allowed Ganesh Utsav festivities in public places with the idol height kept at a maximum of nine feet.

August 16, 2021 / 12:06 PM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Nigh curfew extended in 8 Gujarat cities till August 28

The Gujarat government on Sunday (August 15, 2021) decided to extend the COVID-induced night curfew in eight cities, namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Gandhinagar, till August 28. The state government also announced that the corona curfew will be in place from 11 PM till 6 AM.

The decision was taken amid the country fearing a possible third wave of COVID-19. The state authorities released a statement saying all other restrictions laid down in its last order issued on July 29 would continue to remain in force till August 28, including allowing eateries to function till 10 PM and capping the attendance at public functions to 400. The previous order had also allowed Ganesh Utsav festivities in public places in the state with the idol height kept at a maximum of nine feet.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Nigh curfew extended in 8 Gujarat cities till August 28

The Gujarat government on Sunday (August 15, 2021) decided to extend the COVID-induced night curfew in eight cities, namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Gandhinagar, till August 28. The state government also announced that the corona curfew will be in place from 11 PM till 6 AM.

The decision was taken amid the country fearing a possible third wave of COVID-19. The state authorities released a statement saying all other restrictions laid down in its last order issued on July 29 would continue to remain in force till August 28, including allowing eateries to function till 10 PM and capping the attendance at public functions to 400. The previous order had also allowed Ganesh Utsav festivities in public places in the state with the idol height kept at a maximum of nine feet.

August 16, 2021 / 11:55 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai logs 267 COVID-19 new cases, four deaths; 308 patients recuperate

Mumbai reported 267 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking the city's infection count to 7,39,336, while four deaths pushed the toll to 15,989, civic authorities said. Notably, this is the seventh day in a row when the number of new cases in the megalopolis remained under 300. Also, this is the ninth occasion in August when the single-day infection count of the city remained below this figure.

The country's financial capital had reported 262 COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Saturday. A health bulletin issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that 308 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, which took the overall recovery figure to 7,18,083. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai is 2,834, it said. As 35,707 tests were conducted in the city during the day, the overall test count reached 86,52,262, the civic body said.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai logs 267 COVID-19 new cases, four deaths; 308 patients recuperate

Mumbai reported 267 coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking the city’s infection count to 7,39,336, while four deaths pushed the toll to 15,989, civic authorities said. Notably, this is the seventh day in a row when the number of new cases in the megalopolis remained under 300. Also, this is the ninth occasion in August when the single-day infection count of the city remained below this figure.

The country’s financial capital had reported 262 COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Saturday. A health bulletin issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that 308 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, which took the overall recovery figure to 7,18,083. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai is 2,834, it said. As 35,707 tests were conducted in the city during the day, the overall test count reached 86,52,262, the civic body said.

August 16, 2021 / 11:32 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India adds 32,937 COVID-19 cases, 417 deaths

India's coronavirus caseload mounted to 3,22,25,513 on Monday with 32,937 fresh infections, while the active cases came down to 3,81,947, the lowest in 145 days, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll climbed to 4,31,642 as 417 more people succumbed to COVID-19, the data updated at 8 am showed. The 3,81,947 active cases, down from 3,85,336 on Sunday, comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections in the country, the lowest since March last year. The national recovery rate stands at 97.48 per cent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.79 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent for the last 21 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.01 per cent, it said. So far, 3,14,11,924 people have recuperated from COVID-19. The case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it added. As many as 11,81,212 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the country to 49,48,05,652.

Cumulatively, 54.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive so far. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India's caseload crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. The 417 new fatalities include 130 from Maharashtra and 102 from Kerala. Of the total 4,31,642 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,35,039 were from Maharashtra, 36,979 from Karnataka, 34,519 from Tamil Nadu, 25,069 from Delhi, 22,784 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,601 from Kerala and 18,303 from West Bengal. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India adds 32,937 COVID-19 cases, 417 deaths

India’s coronavirus caseload mounted to 3,22,25,513 on Monday with 32,937 fresh infections, while the active cases came down to 3,81,947, the lowest in 145 days, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll climbed to 4,31,642 as 417 more people succumbed to COVID-19, the data updated at 8 am showed. The 3,81,947 active cases, down from 3,85,336 on Sunday, comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections in the country, the lowest since March last year. The national recovery rate stands at 97.48 per cent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.79 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent for the last 21 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.01 per cent, it said. So far, 3,14,11,924 people have recuperated from COVID-19. The case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it added. As many as 11,81,212 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the country to 49,48,05,652.

Cumulatively, 54.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive so far. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India’s caseload crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. The 417 new fatalities include 130 from Maharashtra and 102 from Kerala. Of the total 4,31,642 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,35,039 were from Maharashtra, 36,979 from Karnataka, 34,519 from Tamil Nadu, 25,069 from Delhi, 22,784 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,601 from Kerala and 18,303 from West Bengal. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

August 16, 2021 / 11:12 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Arunachal Pradesh reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

Arunachal Pradesh reported 48 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the virus tally in the northeastern state to 51,348, a senior health department official said here on Monday. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state remained at 252 as no new fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The Capital Complex Region recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 30, followed by Papumpare (6), two each from Tawang and West Kameng and one each from West Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Subansiri, Lower Siang, Lohit, Leparada, Changlang and Dibang Valley district respectively, the official said. Of the 48 fresh cases, 40 were detected through rapid antigen test and 8 through RT-PCR method, the official said, adding that 23 people have developed symptoms of COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has 1,920 active COVID-19 cases, while 49,176 people have recovered from the disease, including 255 patients on Sunday, Jampa said. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 95.77 per cent while the active percentage stands at 3.74 and the positivity rate at 3.85 per cent, the official said.

The Capital Complex Region – comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas – has the highest number of active cases at 501, followed by Lower Subansiri (214), West Kameng (150), Papumpare (145) and Lohit with 121 cases. Altogether, 10,03,311 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 1,246 on Sunday, Jampa said. Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SSO) Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 9,08,646 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the state.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Arunachal Pradesh reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

Arunachal Pradesh reported 48 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the virus tally in the northeastern state to 51,348, a senior health department official said here on Monday. The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state remained at 252 as no new fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The Capital Complex Region recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 30, followed by Papumpare (6), two each from Tawang and West Kameng and one each from West Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Subansiri, Lower Siang, Lohit, Leparada, Changlang and Dibang Valley district respectively, the official said. Of the 48 fresh cases, 40 were detected through rapid antigen test and 8 through RT-PCR method, the official said, adding that 23 people have developed symptoms of COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has 1,920 active COVID-19 cases, while 49,176 people have recovered from the disease, including 255 patients on Sunday, Jampa said. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 95.77 per cent while the active percentage stands at 3.74 and the positivity rate at 3.85 per cent, the official said.

The Capital Complex Region – comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas – has the highest number of active cases at 501, followed by Lower Subansiri (214), West Kameng (150), Papumpare (145) and Lohit with 121 cases. Altogether, 10,03,311 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 1,246 on Sunday, Jampa said. Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SSO) Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 9,08,646 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the state.

August 16, 2021 / 10:53 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 17.43 lakh doses administered in India on August 15

More than 17.43 lakh vaccine doses were administered in India on August 15, the Union Health Ministry's latest provisional report suggested. With that, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 54.58 crore.

On the 212th day of the vaccination drive on August 13, 12.72 lakh beneficiaries received their first shot and 4.7 lakh people were given their second dose.

The country took 85 days to touch the figure of 10 crore. It then took 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore. India took another 24 days to reach 40 crore and 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said.

The government has revised the gap between the two doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, to 12-16 weeks. However, the interval for the second dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin remains unchanged, i.e. four weeks.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 17.43 lakh doses administered in India on August 15

More than 17.43 lakh vaccine doses were administered in India on August 15, the Union Health Ministry’s latest provisional report suggested. With that, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 54.58 crore.

On the 212th day of the vaccination drive on August 13, 12.72 lakh beneficiaries received their first shot and 4.7 lakh people were given their second dose.

The country took 85 days to touch the figure of 10 crore. It then took 45 days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crore. India took another 24 days to reach 40 crore and 20 more days to cross 50 crore vaccinations, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said.

The government has revised the gap between the two doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, to 12-16 weeks. However, the interval for the second dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin remains unchanged, i.e. four weeks.

August 16, 2021 / 10:30 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Public gardens, beaches to remain open in Mumbai from 6 am to 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday. Earlier, on June 4 this year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had allowed these places to open for the public from 5 am to 9 am. The BMC on Sunday issued fresh guidelines under "Break the Chain" programme, using powers conferred by the Maharashtra government to decide the timings.

"Public grounds, gardens, beaches and sea fronts to remain open from 6 am to 10 pm," Chahal said on Monday. All other guidelines issued by the state government on August 11 will be effective till the next order, the BMC said. Under the modified "Break the Chain" guidelines issued on August 11, the state government had given powers to local authorities to decide about opening the public gardens, playgrounds and beaches.

On August 8, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said fully vaccinated citizens of Mumbai can travel in local trains from August 15, but a gap of 14 days from the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is necessary to avail the facility. The state government has also allowed malls and restaurants to remain open till 10 pm with 50 per cent capacity from August 15 onwards. On Sunday, Mumbai reported 267 new cases of coronavirus, which took the city's infection count to 7,39,336, while four deaths pushed the toll to 15,989, civic authorities said. For the last one week, the number of new cases in the metropolis have remained under 300.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19: Public gardens, beaches to remain open in Mumbai from 6 am to 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday. Earlier, on June 4 this year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had allowed these places to open for the public from 5 am to 9 am. The BMC on Sunday issued fresh guidelines under “Break the Chain” programme, using powers conferred by the Maharashtra government to decide the timings.

“Public grounds, gardens, beaches and sea fronts to remain open from 6 am to 10 pm,” Chahal said on Monday. All other guidelines issued by the state government on August 11 will be effective till the next order, the BMC said. Under the modified “Break the Chain” guidelines issued on August 11, the state government had given powers to local authorities to decide about opening the public gardens, playgrounds and beaches.

On August 8, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said fully vaccinated citizens of Mumbai can travel in local trains from August 15, but a gap of 14 days from the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is necessary to avail the facility. The state government has also allowed malls and restaurants to remain open till 10 pm with 50 per cent capacity from August 15 onwards. On Sunday, Mumbai reported 267 new cases of coronavirus, which took the city’s infection count to 7,39,336, while four deaths pushed the toll to 15,989, civic authorities said. For the last one week, the number of new cases in the metropolis have remained under 300.

August 16, 2021 / 10:20 AM IST

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala's COVID-19 positivity rate goes past 15%; Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to meet CM Vijayan

Amid worrying COVID-19 trends in Kerala, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is set to visit the southern state on August 16. Mandaviya is also likely to hold a review meeting over the COVID-19 situation. The Health Minister will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and State Health Minister Veena George, as per a Mint report. He will be accompanied by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other officials of the Health Ministry, it said.

Kerala is once again reporting a surge in daily new COVID-19 cases. Moreover, COVID-19 cases among vaccinated persons also referred to as 'breakthrough infections' are on the rise in the state. The COVID-19 test positivity rate (TPR) once again crossed 15 percent in the state on August 15. In the last 24 hours, 1,22,970 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 15.11 percent. So far, 2,94,57,951 samples have been tested in the state.

Some of the worst affected districts in the state are Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kannur, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala on August 15 reported 18,582 new COVID-19 cases pushing the total infection count to 36.69 lakh, as the number of people succumbing to the disease rose to 18,601 with 102 additional deaths. The number of active cases in the state stands at 1,78,630, a state government release said.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala’s COVID-19 positivity rate goes past 15%; Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to meet CM Vijayan

Amid worrying COVID-19 trends in Kerala, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is set to visit the southern state on August 16. Mandaviya is also likely to hold a review meeting over the COVID-19 situation. The Health Minister will meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and State Health Minister Veena George, as per a Mint report. He will be accompanied by the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other officials of the Health Ministry, it said.

Kerala is once again reporting a surge in daily new COVID-19 cases. Moreover, COVID-19 cases among vaccinated persons also referred to as ‘breakthrough infections’ are on the rise in the state. The COVID-19 test positivity rate (TPR) once again crossed 15 percent in the state on August 15. In the last 24 hours, 1,22,970 samples were tested and the TPR was found to be 15.11 percent. So far, 2,94,57,951 samples have been tested in the state.

Some of the worst affected districts in the state are Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Kannur, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala on August 15 reported 18,582 new COVID-19 cases pushing the total infection count to 36.69 lakh, as the number of people succumbing to the disease rose to 18,601 with 102 additional deaths. The number of active cases in the state stands at 1,78,630, a state government release said.

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