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Coronavirus live updates: Covid-19 spreads in IIM-C, 28 students test positive
THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 14, 2022, 23:01:05 IST
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Coronavirus live updates: Covid-19 spreads in IIM-C, 28 students test positive

India on Saturday reported 2,858 fresh Covid cases, against the 2,841 infections registered the previous day, the Union health ministry. In the same period, the country also reported 11 Covid fatalities, taking the nationwide death toll to 5,24,201. Stay with TOI for live updates-Read Less

23:01 (IST) May 14

Akshay Kumar tests positive for Covid-19, will skip Cannes Festival

Superstar Akshay Kumar won't be able to attend Cannes Film Festival 2022 as he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.Taking to Twitter, Akshay wrote, "Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid."

22:23 (IST) May 14

J&K records 8 Covid cases in a day

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded eight fresh Covid infections, taking the tally of cases to 4,54,139 while no death was reported in a day, officials said.All the fresh cases were reported from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, they said. Nineteen of the total 20 districts in the Union territory did not report any fresh cases.

22:13 (IST) May 14

Gennova will soon submit necessary data of mRNA Covid-19 vaccine to drug regulator, says its spokesperson

Even as Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) Kasauli has already cleared more than 21 lakh doses of m-RNA Covid-19 vaccine doses for stockpiling, the Pune-based pharma company Gennova is facing allegations of violations of the clinical trial protocol.

21:53 (IST) May 14

Gujarat logs 31 fresh Covid-19 cases; active tally at 218

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 31 new cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 12,24,688, an official from the state health department said.While the toll remained steady at 10,944 with no fresh casualties, the count of recoveries reached 12,13,526 after 24 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, the official said.

21:25 (IST) May 14

Covid: 673 fresh cases, 4 more deaths in Delhi; positivity rate 2.77%

Delhi on Saturday recorded 673 new Covid cases and four more deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 2.77 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here.The city on Friday had also reported four deaths, the highest single-day fatality count in over two months.Delhi had logged three Covid deaths on March 7 and four fatalities due to the disease on March 4.

21:08 (IST) May 14

MP sees 36 Covid-19 cases, 24 recoveries; active tally now 244

The Covid-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,41,903 on Saturday after the detection of 36 cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,735, an official said.The positivity rate remained at 0.4 per cent for the second consecutive day, while the recovery count increased by 24 to touch 10,30,924, leaving the state with 244 active cases, the official informed.With 8,014 samples examined during the day, the number of tests in MP went up to 2,91,85,478, he added.

20:20 (IST) May 14

Covid-19 spreads in IIM-C, 28 students test positive

The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) campus, at Joka in the southern outskirts of Kolkata, is in the grip of Covid-19 as 28 of its students have tested positive.Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities are considering declaring the entire campus as a containment zone till the time the situation comes under control.

20:11 (IST) May 14

Over 32 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in UP so far

Over 32 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in Uttar Pradesh, making it the first state to achieve the fete, a spokesperson claimed on Saturday.Uttar Pradesh is followed by Maharashtra with 16.60 crore Covid vaccine doses administered so far.According to data on the CoWin portal updated till 12 pm on Saturday, around 32.01 crore of the total 189 crore vaccine doses administered in the country are from Uttar Pradesh, he said.

20:11 (IST) May 14

Mumbai sees 131 Covid cases, 1 death, 171 recoveries

Mumbai on Saturday reported 131 COVID-19 cases and one death, taking the tally to 10,61,463 and the toll to 19,565, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.The recovery count increased by 171 during the day to touch 10,41,041, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 857, he said.So far, 1,70,03,650 samples have been examined in Mumbai, including 8,934 in the last 24 hours, the official added.

15:25 (IST) May 14

South Africa in new surge of Covid from versions of omicron

South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts.For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but not increases in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta Nunes, a researcher at Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Analytics at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

14:12 (IST) May 14

Puducherry logged three fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday, taking the total number of those affected by the disease to 1,65,809.

10:23 (IST) May 14

Shanghai hunkers down for final Covid battle, Beijing outbreak stubborn

Shanghai was tightening its COVID-19 lockdown for what it hoped would be the final week of its battle with the virus before it could gradually begin to ease restrictions, while Beijing kept fighting its much smaller but persistent outbreak. China's commercial hub of 25 million hoped to come out of its painful six-week-old lockdown later this month. Authorities on Saturday were hoping one last round of tightening would eradicate the last infections of the country's worst Covid outbreak of the pandemic.

09:54 (IST) May 14

191.15 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive

09:44 (IST) May 14

With 11 new deaths, India's toll to 5,24,201

09:15 (IST) May 14

India's Covid numbers in graph

09:06 (IST) May 14

Number of active cases in the country stands 18,096

08:38 (IST) May 14

India reports 2,858 Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

08:09 (IST) May 14

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for Covid-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in Parliament for the government's Emissions Reduction Plan on Monday and the coming Budget on Thursday.

08:02 (IST) May 14

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of Covid-19 across its unvaccinated population.

07:01 (IST) May 14

Cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in country crosses 191 crore: Health ministry

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