LIVE: Vaccination centres in Agra report shortage of Covid-19 vaccines
Global fatalities from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 3 million as the relentless pace of death continued unabated despite vaccination efforts. While the number of total infection worldwide reached above 139.5 million. On the vaccination front, more than 869 million shots have been administered by countries across the world, Bloomberg reported.
In the United States, authorities have administered 200 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as the roll out picks up pace. While the virus still rages on in the country, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is sticking to his call to start bringing city workers back to the office on May 3.
India remained the second worst-hit country by the pandemic as the daily number of infection hovered above 2 lakh. The country added 234,692 cases on Saturday-- the most it ever has in a single day.
The authorities have restricted the movement of more than half of India's population (57%) as curbs in 15 states and Union territories come into force in the form of for night or weekend curfews.
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APR 17, 2021 11:42 PM IST
Vaccination centres in Agra report shortage of Covid-19 vaccines
Agra reported shortage of Covid-19 vaccines at vaccination centres on Saturday. The chief medical officer of the district said the inoculation drive will resume on Monday as 15,000 vaccine doses are expected to arrive by Sunday, reported ANI.
APR 17, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Jharkhand reports 3,838 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Jharkhand reports 3838 new Covid-19 cases, 37152 discharges and 30 deaths on Saturday.
APR 17, 2021 10:59 PM IST
UK adds 2,206 fresh Covid-19 cases, 35 more deaths
The United Kingdom on Saturday added 2,206 new Covid-19 disease cases and 35 more related deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 4,385,938 and 127,260, news agency ANI reported quoting official figures. More than 32.6 million people have been administered with the vaccine doses till now, the figures showed.
APR 17, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Every 4th sample in Delhi Covid +ve, Capital adds 24,375 new cases in 24 hours
Delhi on Saturday reported the highest single-day spike in its daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) tally with 24,375 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to nearly 828,000, according to the health department's bulletin. More than 15,400 patients recovered and 167 succumbed to the disease during the same period, the bulletin showed. Read more
APR 17, 2021 09:26 PM IST
West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 7,713 new Covid-19 cases
West Bengal on Saturday saw the highest single-day of 7,713 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 651,508, the state health department's bulletin said. Thirty-four people succumbed to the disease the toll to 10,540. The capital city of recorded the highest one-day jump of 1,998 new cases and 10 more deaths, according to news agency PTI.
APR 17, 2021 08:32 PM IST
4 die after breaks out at Covid hospital in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur
Four people lost their lives after a fire broke out at Rajdhani hospital in Raipur, police officials said. The hospital is treating patients of the coronavirus disease. Read more
APR 17, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Maharashtra sees record 67,123 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Maharashtra on Saturday registered yet another highest single-day spike in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with 67,123 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department’s bulletin. Read more
APR 17, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Union minister Kiren Rijiju tests positive for Covid-19
Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Sharing the news on Twitter, Rijiju said he is physically fit and fine and urged all those who came in contact with him "to be observant, exercise self-quarantine and get themselves tested."
APR 17, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Nagpur logs nearly 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, 79 more people succumb to the disease
Nagpur, which is one of the worst-hit districts in Maharashtra registered 6,956 new coronavirus disease cases, 79 deaths and just over 5,000 recoveries in the last 24 hours, news agency ANI reported quoting the Civil Surgeon. The caseload has now climbed to 315,999 with 66,208 active cases, 6,188 deaths and 243,603 recoveries.
APR 17, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Uttarakhand reports 2,757 new Covid-19 cases, tally over 121,000
Uttarakhand on Saturday added 2,757 new Covid-19 disease cases, 37 deaths and 802 recoveries, taking the caseload to 121,403, according to the state health department's bulletin. Dehradun added the most number of cases at 1,179 followed by Haridwar at 617, the bulletin showed.
APR 17, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Top seer announces end of Kumbh Mela hours after PM called for 'symbolic' participation due to Covid surge
Amid the massive surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the seers at the ongoing Haridwar Mahakumbh have decided to participate in a symbolic manner in the last Shahi Snan on April 27. Read more
APR 17, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Remdesivir injections stolen from state govt hospital in Madhya Pradesh
A large number of injections of the Remdesivir antiviral drug were stolen from the Madhya Pradesh-government run Hamidia Hospital in the capital city of Bhopal on Saturday, according to news agency PTI. Speaking to reporters, state medical education minister Vishwas Sarang said it is a serious matter and an investigation has been ordered.
APR 17, 2021 06:21 PM IST
PM Modi to hold Covid-19 review meeting with top officials at 8pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting at 8pm on Saturday to review the Covid-19 and vaccination situation in India. Top officers across various ministries will participate in the meeting. Read more
APR 17, 2021 05:17 PM IST
More than 24,000 Covid-19 cases reported in Delhi in the last 24 hrs, says CM Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also stated over 24,000 Covid-19 disease cases were added in the Capital in the last 24 hours- the highest since the beginning of the pandemic last year.
APR 17, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Delhi facing shortage of Remdesivir, oxygen supply, says CM Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday there is a shortage of oxygen supply and Remdesivir drug in the national capital due to the exponential rise in the number of Covid-19 disease cases. Addressing a briefing on the overall situation in Delhi, Kejriwal said there are limited number of beds and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for the infected patients.
APR 17, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Chhattisgarh's Raipur declared as Covid containment zone till April 26
Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh has been declared as a containment zone till April 26 6 am, news agency ANI reported. Raipur has already been placed under lockdown from April 9 6pm till April 19 6am
APR 17, 2021 04:45 PM IST
False that private labs are not doing Covid tests in UP, says state govt
The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday dismissed allegations that private labs were not conducting tests for the coronavirus disease in the state. Speaking to news agency ANI, UP additional chief secretary (Information) said 19,000 tests were carried out by private labs on Saturday.
APR 17, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Those returning from Kumbh will spread Covid-19 like 'prasad': Mumbai mayor
Mumbai’s mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Saturday people coming back from the Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar will have to be quarantined to stop the spread of the coronavirus infection in the city, which is already struggling with rising cases of Covid-19. Read more
APR 17, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Mizoram sees highest single-day spike of this year with 62 new Covid cases
Mizoram on Saturday recorded 62 fresh cases of the Covid-19 disease taking the caseload to 4,809, an official told news agency PTI. Saturday's count has been the highest since the beginning of 2021, the official said adding nearly 4,500 people have recovered while 12 have died due to the disease.
APR 17, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Class 11 exams in J-K postponed due to Covid-19 crisis, says L-G Sinha
Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha said on Saturday exams of class 11 have been postponed in the Union Territory in view of the prevailing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation. Ceiling will also be placed on gatherings and functions, restricting the number of people attending these to 100 from earlier 200, a statement from Sinha's office read.
APR 17, 2021 02:23 PM IST
67 healthcare workers in 5 Uttarakhand districts test positive for Covid
As the cases in Uttarakhand have been spiking primarily due to the ongoing Kumbh mela, 67 health workers including doctors, nurses and other such staff across five districts of the state tested positive for the Covid disease, Dr SK Gupta, director of state medical and health department told news agency ANI. Healthcare workers across Dehradun, Tehri, Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar were found to be infected, Gupta said.
APR 17, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Sonu Sood tests positive for Covid-19
Actor Sonu Sood, among the most active celebrities providing relief to the needy during the Covid-19 pandemic, has tested positive for the disease. Read More
APR 17, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Mumbai mayor suggests complete lockdown
95% of Mumbaikars are adhering to Covid-19 restrictions. The remaining 5% of people who are not following restrictions are causing problems to others. I think a complete lockdown should be imposed looking at the current Covid-19 situation: BMC Mayor Kishori Pednekar
APR 17, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Coronavirus is airborne. Experts give 10 reasons in support
SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new study published in The Lancet journal. Read More
APR 17, 2021 11:13 AM IST
Former Karnataka CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy tests positive for Covid-19
APR 17, 2021 10:15 AM IST
Kumbh Mela should now be 'symbolic', tweets PM Modi amid rising cases of Covid
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar must be now kept “symbolic” to help India in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic after speaking to Swami Avdheshanand Giri over the phone. Read More
APR 17, 2021 09:32 AM IST
India reports more than 200,000 cases for third consecutive day
India on Saturday reported a jump of 234,692 cases in a highest single day spike . The total has now increased to 14,526,609.
APR 17, 2021 07:35 AM IST
15 fresh Covid-19 cases in Chinese mainland
Chinese Mainland registered 15 new Covid-19 cases on April 16, up from 11 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Saturday, news agency Reuters reported.
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