Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala Reports 20,240 New Covid Cases; Test Positivity Rate at 17.51%

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala has reported 20,240 new Covid-19 cases, 29,710 recoveries and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state has 2,22,255 active cases till now. Test positivity rate is 17.51 per cent. Meanwhile, no death due to Covid-19 was recorded in Delhi on Sunday, while 22 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. Only one fatality due to Covid has been reported this month on September 7. The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,083.

A person must take two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine – Covaxin, even after recovering from Covid-19, for being considered as a fully vaccinated individual, a Union health ministry official said on Saturday. Plans for Covid vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds across the UK are to be announced by the government this week. Reportedly, a mass inoculation programme will begin in schools within two weeks.

New proposals for a Covid booster programme are also expected to be set out on Tuesday in London. Meanwhile, a recent study of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that a single dose of Covaxin may be enough to protect those who have recovered from the Covid-19 infection from contracting it again, unlike non-infected people who must take two doses to be fully protected. But, the official clarified that as of now, there is no change in the vaccination dosage and no communication had been issued regarding it.

Kerala Reports 20,240 New Cases | Kerala has reported 20,240 new Covid-19 cases, 29,710 recoveries and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state has 2,22,255 active cases till now. Test positivity rate is 17.51 per cent.

Andaman & Nicobar Reports Only One New Covid-19 Case | The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported only one new COVID-19 case, which pushed the tally to 7,580, a health department official said on Sunday. The new case was detected in South Andaman district during contact tracing, he said. The archipelago now has eight active COVID-19 cases and all the patients are in the South Andaman district. The other two districts – North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar – are now coronavirus free. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 129 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, the official said.