LIVE: West Bengal reports 6,910 new Covid-19 cases
- India's Covid-19 caseload has now reached to 14,291,917 and the death toll has increased to 174,308.
The coronavirus disease continued to rage across the world as the number global number of infection surged past 138.6 million cases. While the death toll neared 3 million, according to the tally by Bloomberg.
In the United States, many states and cities are reporting a surplus of vaccines, signalling that demand is slowing after more than 75 million people got fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 5,800 cases have been detected in the country in which a fully vaccinated person caught Covid-19 infection.
India witnessed a grim milestone on Thursday as the number of daily cases breached the 2-lakh mark. The country's Covid-19 caseload has now reached to 14,291,917 and the death toll has increased to 174,308.
In Japan, official mulled cancellation of Tokyo Olympics as the country struggled with a surge in coronavirus cases less than 100 days before the Games are due to begin.
In Europe, France became the latest country to surpass 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 and Portugal will stick to plans to gradually ease curbs.
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Apr 16, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Meghalaya registers 121 new Covid-19 cases, one more fatality
At least 121 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, which pushed the tally in the state to 14,703, a senior official said on Friday.
Apr 16, 2021 10:39 PM IST
51 more deaths, 3,915 new Covid-19 cases in Punjab
The Covid-19 death toll in Punjab rose to 7,772 on Friday with 51 more fatalities, while 3,915 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,90,707, a medical bulletin issued here said.
Apr 16, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Assam reports 573 new Covid-19 cases
Assam reports 573 new Covid-19 cases, 113 recoveries and four deaths in the last 24 hours
Total cases: 2,22,940
Active cases: 4,069
Death toll: 1,127
Total recoveries: 2,16,397
Apr 16, 2021 09:52 PM IST
France reports 309 new coronavirus deaths in hospital
France registered 309 new coronavirus deaths in hospitals on Friday, from 296 on Thursday, health ministry data showed.
Apr 16, 2021 09:50 PM IST
If people don't adhere to currently imposed Covid restrictions, we may have to impose lockdown like last year: Maha deputy CM
If people don't adhere to the currently imposed Covid restrictions then we may have to impose lockdown like last year: Maharashtra Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.
Apr 16, 2021 09:14 PM IST
West Bengal reports 6,910 new Covid-19 cases
West Bengal reports 6,910 new Covid-19 cases, 2,818 recoveries and 26 fatalities in the last 24 hours
Total cases: 6,43,795
Death toll: 10,506
Active cases: 41,047
Total recoveries: 5,92,242
Apr 16, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh reports 11,045 new Covid-19 cases
Madhya Pradesh reports 11,045 new Covid-19 cases, 7,496 recoveries and 60 deaths in the last 24 hours
Total cases: 3,84,563
Total recoveries: 3,20,955
Active cases: 59,183
Death toll: 4,425
Apr 16, 2021 08:59 PM IST
In record one-day surge, Delhi logs over 19,000 Covid-19 cases, 141 deaths
Delhi reported 19,486 new cases and 141 deaths as the tally reached 803,623 cases and death toll climbed to 11,793, according to a health department bulletin.
Apr 16, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 63,729 new Covid-19 cases, 398 deaths
With 63,729 new Covid-19 cases and 398 fatalities, Maharashtra's cases tally reached 3,703,584 and the death toll climbed to 59,551.
As many as 45,335 people recovered on the day, taking the total recoveries to 3,519,208.
Mumbai city logged 8,803 new cases and 53 deaths as the tally reached 562,207 and the death toll reached 12,250.
Apr 16, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 6,096 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours
Andhra Pradesh reported 6,096 new Covid-19 cases and 20 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 948,231 and death toll to 7,373, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Chandigarh reports 481 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
With 481 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, Chandigarh's cases tally reached 32,878, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Nagpur records 6,194 new Covid-19 cases, 75 deaths in last 24 hours
With 6,194 new Covid-19 cases and 75 related deaths, Nagpur's cases tally reached 309,043 and death toll reached 6,109, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Union minister Prakash Javadekar tests positive for Covid-19
Union minister Prakash Javadekar tested positive for the coronavirus disease. "All those who have come in contact with me in the last 2-3 days may please get themselves tested," he tweeted.
Apr 16, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Nalanda Medical College and Hospital to become dedicated Covid-19 facility, says Bihar health minister
Bihar health minister said that the number of beds in PMCH, AIIMS, IGIMS and other medical colleges. Also, the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital would be made a dedicated Covid-19 facility, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Delhi government appoints 10 IAS officers as nodal officers for Covid-19 hospitals run by it
Delhi government appoints 10 IAS officers as nodal officers for Covid-19 hospitals run by it, reports PTI.
Apr 16, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh CM write to PM Modi, requests for 60 lakh additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting for 60 lakh additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Odisha running short of vaccines, only 700 out of 1,500 vaccination centres could be operated: State vaccination in-charge
Odisha's state vaccination in-charge Bijay Panigrahi said that the state is running out of vaccines and with the current stock only 700 out of the total 1,500 vaccination centres could be operated, reports ANI.
Apr 16, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Delhi Metro says services to be available with headway of 15 minutes due to Covid-19 weekend curfew
A statement from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said -
"In view of the curfew imposed by the Govt. for coming weekend for the containment of Covid-19, Metro services will be available with a headway of 15 min across the whole network on the weekend i.e, on 17th and 18th April 2021.
The two sections, where there is a bifurcation in the network i.e, Noida/Vaishali section of Blue Line and Kirti Nagar/Inderlok section of Green Line, the headway will become double i.e. services will be available after every 30 minutes in these sections."
Apr 16, 2021 02:51 PM IST
PM Modi reviews state of oxygen availability in country amid Covid-19 surge
Prime minister Narendra Modi reviewed the state of oxygen availability in the country to ensure adequate supply of medical grade oxygen.
Apr 16, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tests positive for Covid-19
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tests positive for Covid-19 for the second time, admitted to hospital.
Apr 16, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa admitted to hospital for fever
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has been admitted to Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru, news agency ANI reported. He was tested for Covid-29 two days back and was found to be negative. The authorities will again take his sample for the viral infection.
Apr 16, 2021 01:28 PM IST
UP announces Sunday lockdown as cases continue to surge
In the wake of rising case, Uttar Pradesh government announced Sunday lockdown in the state. Essential services are exempted from the restrictions. It also annoucned a fine of ₹1000 for people seen without face masks.
Apr 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccine: One dose isn't enough. Govt explains why you need both
The Centre on Friday released a video on why citizens need to take two doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Read More
Apr 16, 2021 12:07 PM IST
India’s vaccine supply: States, UTs receive 129,428,360 doses
India had administered over 117 million coronavirus vaccine doses across the country by Thursday evening. More than 2.6 million doses were administered till 8pm on the day, as per the Union health ministry data. Read More
Apr 16, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds emergency meeting
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is holding an emergency meeting at his residence over the Covid-19 situation in the state. State health minister Dr K Sudhakar and other senior officials are part of the meeting.
Apr 16, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Digvijaya Singh tests positive for Covid-1
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tests positive for Covid-19. The leader is quarantined at his residence in Delhi.
Apr 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST
India logs 217,353 fresh cases in a day
India reports spike of 217,353 fresh cases on Friday. The total number of confirmed cases has now reached to 14,291,917. The death toll reached 174,308 after 1,185 fresh fatalities.
Apr 16, 2021 09:49 AM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tests positive for Covid-19
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tests positive for Covid-19, she announced on Twitter. She currently has mild symptoms and has quarantined herself at her home.
Apr 16, 2021 09:27 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tests positive for Covid-19
Apr 16, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani tests positive for Covid-19
"My heartfelt gratitude to the medical staff, the doctors and other frontliners who are doing an unbelievable job in this time, risking their own lives, losing their sleep and mental peace. True heroes!" he wrote on Twitter.
Apr 16, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Critically ill patients being referred to AIIMS Rishikesh: CMO
Patients who are critically ill due to Covid-19 in Haridwar are being referred to AIIMS Rishikesh, said, Dr SK Jha, Haridwar Chief Medical Officer. "Those belonging to Haridwar being sent to home isolation & people from outside being hospitalised. No situation of panic in Haridwar hospitals," he added.
Apr 16, 2021 07:39 AM IST
China reports 11 fresh cases of Covid-19
China reported 11 new Covid-19 cases in mainland on April 15. The number is up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Friday.