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Coronavirus Live Updates: Zero social distancing, very few masks – Mumbai flouts Covid norms during Ganesh Visarjan

A health worker checks a Covid patient on oxygen support at a hospital, during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bengaluru (PTI Image)

Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Live Updates, Coronavirus September 19 Latest News Today: India reported 30,773 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Active caseload stands at 3,32, 158 this morning and active cases witnessed daily is 13.7 per cent less than yesterday.

With the ongoing Nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, India has administered over 80 crore vaccine doses so far, the official government data said in a statement. Kerala alone recorded 19,325 cases and 143 deaths yesterday. Experts said that the state will be in the plateau phase for as long as everyone is vaccinated and infected too.

Out of these 80 crore vaccine doses, the country administered around 2.5 crore vaccine doses, only on Friday. Over 85 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Saturday.

Here are the latest updates from India and around the world:

Very few masks and zero social distancing was seen in various places across Mumbai during Ganesh Visarjan, which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganeshotsav. Despite BMC’s announcement, several people were seen openly flouting the norms

The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report published on Sunday.The use of unlicensed money service providers for money laundering has increased during the coronavirus crisis last year, the report said, as well as the use of e-commerce to launder money.”Widespread lockdowns have resulted in a significant surge in e-commerce. Due to limited ability to move funds and goods during the pandemic, illicit actors are turning to e-commerce as a money laundering tool”, it said. – Reuters

This year’s World Triathlon sprint and relay Championships have been called off due to a surge in COVID-19 infections in Bermuda, organisers said on Sunday.The event was scheduled for Oct. 15-17 in Bermuda, where COVID-19 cases are at their peak. – Reuters

No fresh case of COVID-19 was reported in Ladakh on Saturday, with the number of active cases staying at 109, officials said on Sunday. The overall tally of COVID cases in the Union Territory stands at 20,702. Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, Ladakh has registered 207 COVID-related deaths — 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil. The officials said a total of 4,640 people, including travellers coming by air and road, were subjected to COVID-19 screening on Saturday and all of them were found negative. There was no change in the testing pattern that remained the same despite 71 people, mostly students, testing positive for the infection a day earlier, they said. – PTI

Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. AP

IPL 2021: Fans below 16 not allowed entry at Sharjah stadium, PCR COVID-19 report not needed in Dubai, reports ANI

The number of active cases dipped below 1 per cent of Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, even as single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh infections. As many 76 more people recovered from the disease, while 32 fresh infections were registered in the northeastern state. The coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 271 as no fresh fatality was reported, a health official said. The state now has 461 active cases, which is 0.85 per cent of the caseload of 54,060. Lower Subansiri district has the highest number of active cases at 77, followed by 61 in Tawang, and 58 in the Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas. – PTI

Puducherry logged 79 fresh COVID-19 cases and two more deaths on Sunday, taking the caseload to 1,25,463 and the fatalities to 1,831. Seventy eight patients were cured and discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the overall number of recoveries to 1,22,709. Puducherry accounted for most number of cases (50), followed by Karaikal (17), Mahe (10) and Yanam (2), Director of Health and Family Welfare Services G Sriramulu said. Active cases stood at 923, of whom 161 were in hospitals and the remaining 762 in home isolation, he said. The Director said that 17.37 lakh samples had been tested so far, out of which 14.73 lakh were found to be negative. – PTI

More than 78.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. Further, more than 1.16 crore doses are in the pipeline. The ministry said over 5.16 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain, the ministry said. PTI 

New Zealand reported 24 new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Sunday, up from 20 on Saturday, showing an upturn after several days of lower numbers, as the country’s largest city Auckland awaits to hear if its lockdown restrictions will ease.All of the new cases have been reported in greater Auckland, a city of about 1.7 million people which has been in a full level 4 lockdown since mid-August.The government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to announce on Monday whether the alert levels for Auckland and rest of the country will be changed.Until the weekend, New Zealand was on a path to eliminate the latest outbreak, which began in mid-August and has infected 1,050 people with the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus.”Delta’s tail is long and it is hard,” Ardern told a briefing on Sunday. – Reuters

Australia reported 1,607 new coronavirus cases on Sunday as states and territories gradually shift from trying to eliminate outbreaks to living with the virus.Victoria, home to about a quarter of Australia’s 25 million people, recorded 507 cases as its premier said a weeks-long lockdown will end once 70% of those 16 and older are fully vaccinated, whether or not there are new cases.Premier Daniel Andrews said the state might reach that vaccination threshold around Oct. 26. About 43% Victorians have been fully vaccinated and just over 46% people nationwide.”We will do so cautiously, but make no mistake, we are opening this place up. There is no alternative,” Andrews said. We “cannot perennially or permanently suppress this virus. Lockdowns have been about buying time to get to 70% and 80% vaccination. – Reuters

With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,48,163, while the active cases declined to 3,32,158, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,44,838 with 309 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.68 per cent, the ministry said. A reduction of 8,481 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. – PTI

Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands taking the total number of active cases in the union territory to 14, a health official said on Sunday. Both the cases were detected during testing at the Veer Savarkar Airport here. All passengers arriving by flight have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test at the airport before they are allowed entry into the islands. Of the 14 COVID-19 patients in the archipelago, 13 are in the South Andaman district and one in the North and Middle Andaman district, he said. The two new cases pushed the COVID-19 tally to 7,598 of which 7,455 people have recovered from the disease including two persons in the last 24 hours, he said.PTI

With the addition of 230 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra’s Thane district has gone up to 5,56,101, an official said on Sunday. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, two more people also died of the viral infection, which raised the death toll in the district to 11,368, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.04 per cent, he added. In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,35,352, while the death toll stands at 3,273, another official said. PTI

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