Covid-19 Highlights: Pune reports 10,193 new cases, 139 deaths in last 24 hours
- Worldwide, a daily record of more than 893,000 Covid-19 cases was recorded on Sunday, according to new agency AFP. The previous daily high was some 819,000 cases on January 8.
India recorded 349,691 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections on Sunday taking the country’s tally to 16,960,172, according to Union ministry of health and family welfare. The single-day death toll also made a new record as 2,767 people died during the same period taking the total death tally to 192,311. While the recovery rate stood at 83.49 per cent as 14,085,110 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, the active cases in the country were 2,682,751, comprising around 15.37 per cent of the total cases.
Worldwide, a daily record of more than 893,000 Covid-19 cases was recorded on Sunday, according to new agency AFP. The previous daily high was some 819,000 cases on January 8. Over the course of a week, more than 5.5 million cases were recorded worldwide. Other countries trailing India with the most new infections are the US (490,000 cases in one week), Brazil (459,000) and Turkey (404,000).
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APR 25, 2021 11:56 PM IST
Jharkhand reports 5,903 new Covid-19 cases
Jharkhand reports 5,903 new Covid-19 cases, 3,287 discharges and 103 deaths.
Active cases: 48,105
Total discharges: 1,51,651
Death toll: 1,991
APR 25, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Assam reports 1,844 new Covid-19 cases
Assam reports 1,844 new Covid-19 cases, 558 discharges, and 14 deaths
Active cases: 15,470
Death toll: 1,200
Total recoveries: 2,19,516
APR 25, 2021 11:30 PM IST
Pune reports 10,193 new Covid-19 cases, 139 deaths in last 24 hours
Pune district reported 10,193 fresh Covid-19 cases, 139 fatalities and 10,607 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
APR 25, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reports highest single-day rise of 32 deaths
Himachal Pradesh recorded 32 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, the highest single-day rise so far, taking the total fatality count to 1,323, while 1,363 new cases pushed the infection tally to 87,501, PTI quoted a top official as saying.
APR 25, 2021 10:10 PM IST
Punjab reports 7,014 fresh Covid-19 cases
Punjab on Sunday reported 7,014 new Covid-19 cases, 5,315 discharges, 76 deaths in the last 24 hours.
APR 25, 2021 09:43 PM IST
Delhi reports 22,933 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Delhi on Sunday reported 22,933 fresh Covid-19 cases and 350 deaths in the last 24 hours.
APR 25, 2021 08:58 PM IST
Maharashtra records 66,191 new cases of Covid-19, 832 deaths
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 66,191 new cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally to 4,295,027. 832 deaths were also recorded, the death toll now stands at 64,760.
APR 25, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Odisha chief minister announces free Covid-19 vaccination for adults
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced free Covid-19 vaccines for all eligible adults from the age of 18 till 44 in the state, reported ANI. Vaccination for adults 18 and above is slated to commence from May 1.
APR 25, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Bangladesh closes land border with India for 14 days as Covid-19 cases spike
Bangladesh closed its land border with India for 14 days as Covid-19 cases spike in the latter, Bangladeshi Foreign minister A K Abdul Momen announced on Sunday, reported PTI.
APR 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir records 2,381 new Covid-19 cases, 21 deaths
Jammu and Kashmir records 2,381 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state-wide tally of cases to 19,558. 21 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 2,147, reported news agency ANI.
APR 25, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Uttarakhand records 4,368 new cases of Covid-19, 44 deaths
APR 25, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Aaditya Thackeray deletes tweet on free vaccination to avoid 'confusion'
Maharashtra tourism and environment minister Aaditya Thackeray deleted his tweet on free vaccination in Maharashtra 'to not cause confusion', the Shiv Sena leader clarified in a later tweet.
APR 25, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Bharat Biotech seeks permission to extend shelf life of Covaxin
Bharat Biotech has written to the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) seeking extension on the shelf-life of its Covid-1vaccine, Covaxin, from 6 to 24 months, reported news agency PTI.
APR 25, 2021 03:33 PM IST
4 oxygen tankers being loaded at Raigarh for Delhi
4 oxygen tankers are being loaded at the Jindal Steel Plant in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, for Delhi, Railway board chairman said at a press conference. This is the first Oxygen Express train for Delhi after the state government requested Centre.
APR 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Railways aiding oxygen transportation from steel plants
Railways have been aiding in transporting life-saving oxygen from steel plants and other areas to affected areas. This process was started to aid Maharashtra, which was experiencing an oxygen shortage, encouraged by the response 4 more tankers have been moved from Bokaro to Lucknow, the Railway board chairman said at a press conference on Sunday.
APR 25, 2021 02:46 PM IST
4176 train coaches available for Covid-19 isolation
4176 train coaches have been made available for isolating Covid-19 infected individuals. 50 such coaches are currently available in Delhi's Shakurbasti and 25 coaches are available in Anand Vihar, chairman and CEO of Railway Board said in a press conference.
APR 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Govt asks major ports to waive charges for ships carrying oxygen and related equipments
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has asked all major ports to waive charges for ships carrying Medical Grade Oxygen, Oxygen Tanks, Oxygen Bottles, Portable Oxygen Generators and Oxygen Concentrators as Covid-19 cases rise in the country, reported PTI.
APR 25, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Union minister Babul Supriyo tests positive for Covid-19
APR 25, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Puducherry adds 1,008 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths push toll to 748
The union territory of Puducherry logged 1,008 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 53,279, a senior Health department official said on Sunday. Eleven patients (seven men and four women) succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM taking the toll to 748.
APR 25, 2021 11:41 AM IST
116 new Covid-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh, tally rises to 17,546
At least 116 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the total caseload in the northeastern state to 17,546, a senior health official said here on Sunday. The Covid-19 death toll remained at 56 as no fresh fatality was reported, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
APR 25, 2021 10:48 AM IST
Telangana logs 8,126 new Covid-19 cases, 38 deaths
Telangana witnessed the highest number of Covid-19 cases as well as deaths in a single day spike with 8,126 fresh infections and 38 more fatalities, the state government said on Sunday. The case tally stands at over 3.95 lakh while the toll rose to 1,999.
APR 25, 2021 10:29 AM IST
India sees over 300,000 Covid-19 cases for fourth straight day
India’s new daily cases of the coronavirus disease (covid-19) crossed 300,000 for the fourth straight day as the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Sunday morning that 349,691 fresh infections were detected across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 16,960,172. Read more
APR 25, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Andamans reports 45 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death
Forty-five more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pushing the coronavirus tally in the union territory of 5,614, a health department official said on Sunday. The Covid-19 death toll rose to 66 as one more person succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, he said. Thirty-eight new Covid-19 cases were detected during contact tracing while seven were airport arrivals, the official said.
APR 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Thailand reports 2,438 coronavirus cases, daily record of 11 deaths
Thailand reported 2,438 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 55,460 since the pandemic started last year. The country also reported a daily record of 11 new deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 140.
APR 25, 2021 08:31 AM IST
Deeply concerned by India's current Covid-19 situation
President Biden-led US government on Sunday said that it was in active talks on Covid-19 situation in India at high levels. "US deeply concerned by current Covid-19 situation in India, plans to quickly deploy additional support to Indian government, health care workers," White House said in a statement.
APR 25, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Covid-19 positivity rate falls below 2 per cent in New York
New York’s positive test rate dipped to 1.8%, one of the lowest in the nation as the state’s outbreak continues to ease. Hospitalizations, which had been stuck above 4,000 for weeks, fell to 3,294, the lowest since Nov. 27, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. The state reported 4,164 new cases and 40 more deaths.
APR 25, 2021 07:44 AM IST
First billion Covid-19 vaccine doses administered worldwide
One billion syringes. A billion alcohol-soaked cotton balls, jabs to the skin and tiny bandages. One billion exhalations of relief. The first Covid-19 vaccine was approved for widespread use in the UK on December 2, and 143 days later the first billion doses have been administered to a pandemic-weary world. Today, more than 96% of the world’s people live in countries with active Covid-19 vaccine campaigns. That breadth marks an end to the start-up phase of the biggest public-health effort in history. What comes next won’t be easy. It will take another 19 months to vaccinate 75% of the world’s population at the current pace of 18.5 million shots a day.
APR 25, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Japan declares 3rd state of emergency in 4 prefectures over Covid-19
A nearly three-week state of emergency, the third one since the outbreak of the pandemic, enters into force in Japan's prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo on Sunday amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. On Saturday, the number of daily coronavirus cases in Japan surpasses the 5,600 threshold, becoming the largest one in three months.
APR 25, 2021 07:22 AM IST
China reports 13 new Covid-19 cases
China reported 13 new Covid-19 cases on April 24, up from nine cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Sunday. All of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 14 from 12 a day earlier. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Chinese mainland stands at 90,588, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,636.