Coronavirus updates: India recorded 37,312 new Covid-19 cases and 559 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking its tally to 32,358,210 and the death toll to 433,622. Kerala reported 21,116 new infections, Maharashtra 5,225, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,501), Tamil Nadu (1,702), Karnataka (1,432), West Bengal (547) and Delhi (25).
Meanwhile, according to an RTI response filed by the Covid-19 Vaccine Administration Cell of the Union Health Ministry, the data on CoWin portal, as of August 17, shows that the “total number of beneficiaries who got their first dose of Covishield Vaccine but did not get their second dose within stipulated period of time” is 3,40,72,993. Similarly, the number stands at 46,78,406 for Covaxin beneficiaries.
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 210,797,726 confirmed cases and 4,416,228 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 38,231,787 cases, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and France.
To read updates from our yesterday’s blog, click here
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.