A doctor injects a beneficiary with a shot of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO
A doctor injects a beneficiary with a shot of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO

Highlights: Switzerland to send medical supplies to help India tackle Covid-19

India registered 360,960 new Covid-19 cases as tally reached 17,997,267. Related death toll crossed 200,000, with 3,293 fresh fatalities.
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 06:05 AM IST

India's tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has reached 17,997,267 as the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Wednesday morning that there a record 360,960 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the preceding 24 hours, as well as 3,293 related deaths in that period. India's Covid-19 tally is the second-highest globally, after that of the United States, with Brazil in third. In terms of the death toll, India is fourth in the world, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico respectively.

Wednesday will see the commencement of registrations for the third phase of the nationwide vaccination drive against the viral disease. The third phase will begin from May 1 and in it, anyone who is 18 or above will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, as announced by the Union government on April 19. India's vaccination drive against the pandemic is the largest in the world and began on January 16.

The rapid and alarming rise in India's daily infections has led to several countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, sending medical equipment, including raw materials for vaccine, ventilators etc. to the country in a bid to assist its healthcare workers.

Follow all the updates here:

  • APR 28, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Allahabad High Court Judge succumbs to Covid-19

    Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday. He was 59 years old and was being treated Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) in Lucknow, after testing positive for Covid-19, reported news agency PTI.

  • APR 28, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    Haryana records 12,444 new cases of Covid-19, 95 fatalities

    Haryana records 12,444 new cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally of cases to 4,60,198. 95 deaths and 7,618 recoveries were also recorded in the last 24 hours, reported ANI.

  • APR 28, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    14,98,77,121 doses of Covid-19 vaccine has been administered in the country till date

  • APR 28, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Switzerland to send essential medical supplies to help India tackle Covid-19

    Switzerland will be sending essential medicines through the Swiss humanitarian aid, reported ANI. This aid will cover essential items like oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other necessary medical equipments.

  • APR 28, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Gujarat records 14,120 new cases of Covid-19, 174 fatalities

    Gujarat recorded 14,210 new cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally of cases to 5,38,845. 174 deaths and 8,595 recoveries were also reported in the last 24 hours, reported news agency ANI.

  • APR 28, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Ashok Gehlot self-isolates after wife tests positive for Covid-19

    Rajasthan chief minister, Ashok Gehlot, has isolated himself after his wife, Sunita Gehlot, tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, said the chief minister in a tweet.

  • APR 28, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Karnataka reports massive surge in daily Covid-19 tally , records 39,047 new cases

    Karnataka on Wednesday reported 39,047 cases of Covid-19. The total tally of active cases in the state now stands at 3,28,884. The state also recorded 229 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 15,036, reported news agency ANI.

  • APR 28, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Rajasthan reports 16,613 new cases of Covid-19, 120 fatalities

    Rajasthan on Wednesday recorded 16,613 new cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally of cases to 5,63,577. In the last 24 hours120 deaths and 8,303 recoveries were also recorded, reported ANI.

  • APR 28, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    MP to suspend vaccination drive from April 29-30 for dry run, training session

    Madhya Pradesh will suspend its ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive on April 29 and 30 to conduct planning, training and dry run for the next phase of inoculations starting on May 1, where those between ages of 18-44 will be vaccinated.

  • APR 28, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Kerala reports 35,013 new Covid-19 cases, 41 fatalities

    Kerala recorded 35,013 cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said at a press conference. The state also recorded 41 deaths and 15,505 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

  • APR 28, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    Chandigarh to impose 'corona curfew' from April 29

    Chandigarh administration imposed 'corona curfew' in the Union territory from 6pm to 5am everyday starting from April 29, reported ANI. All shops, malls, and multiplexes have been asked to draw their shutters by 5pm every day, and only essential services will be allowed.

  • APR 28, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    BioNTech chief says Europe will achieve herd immunity within the next 4 months

    BioNTech chief, Ugur Sahin, said on Wednesday that Europe will achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 within the next 4 months, reported the Associated Press. BioNTech has partnered with American pharma giant Pfizer to produce a Covid-19 vaccine.

  • APR 28, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Maharashtra lockdown likely to be extended beyond Apr 30 for 15 more days

    Maharashtra state public health minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday that the current lockdown will be extended by 15 more days beyond April 30, adding that a decision on the number of days is yet to be taken. The state government had announced a lockdown on April 4 to tackle the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

  • APR 28, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Air Chief Marshal briefs PM on IAF's efforts to tackle Covid-19

    Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria called on the Prime Minister today to brief him on the efforts undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to tackle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country.

  • APR 28, 2021 02:30 PM IST

    Puducherry records 1,258 new Covid-19 cases , 10 fatalities on Wednesday

    The Union territory of Puducherry reported 1,258 new cases of Covid-19, taking the tally of cases to 56,305. 10 more individuals succumbed to the infection, the death toll now stands at 781, reported ANI.

  • APR 28, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Goa announces weekend lockdown

    Goa govt announces weekend lockdown from 7pm on Thursday till 6am next Monday. Lockdown orders for this weekend only for now.

  • APR 28, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Pakistan records 201 new Covid-19 deaths, highest thus far

    Pakistan's Covid-19 death toll reaches 17,530 with 201 new deaths, highest in a single day thus far. Infection tally at 810,231 with 5,292 more people testing positive.

  • APR 28, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Puducherry extends Covid-19 curbs till May 3

    Puducherry extends Covid-19 curbs till May 3. Gathering/congregation in any form "strictly" prohibited and all liquor shops to remain closed till the said date.

  • APR 28, 2021 11:48 AM IST

    110-bed Covid-19 facility being set up in J-K's Srinagar

    A 110-bed Covid-19 facility is being set up at indoor stadium in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

  • APR 28, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Over 8,000 new Covid-19 cases and 56 deaths in Telangana

    Telangana recorded 8,061 new Covid-19 cases and 56 deaths on April 27. Infection tally tops 419,000 including a death toll of 2,150.

  • APR 28, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    India's active Covid-19 cases near 3 million

    India's active Covid-19 cases reach 2,978,709, up by 96,505 infections. Recoveries, meanwhile, rise to 14,817,371 with 261,162 more people discharged.

  • APR 28, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    India sees record 360,960 new Covid-19 cases

    India registers 360,960 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 17,997,267. Related death toll crosses 200,000, reaches 201,187 with 3,293 fresh fatalities.

  • APR 28, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Total 282,703,789 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

    Total samples tested for Covid-19 up to April 27 at 282,703,789. Of these, 1,723,912 samples tested on April 27: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • APR 28, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    BKC jumbo vaccination centre out of stock, says BMC

    BKC jumbo Covid-19 vaccination centre in Mumbai has run out of stock thus it is not active today. It will open for vaccination as soon as the stock is replenished: BMC

  • APR 28, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Registration for phase 3 vaccination to begin at 4pm

    Registration for 18 plus to begin at 4pm on 28th April.

  • APR 28, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Patients' kin in UP's Noida touch official's feet for Remdesivir

    Families of Covid-19 patients touch the feet of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Deepak Ohri, requesting him that they be provided with Remdesivir.

  • APR 28, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Tunisia sees over 1,950 new Covid-19 cases

    Tunisia reports 1,957 new Covid-19 cases as tally rises to 303,584. Death toll rises to 10,444 with 92 new fatalities.

  • APR 28, 2021 06:33 AM IST

    China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases

    China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases, up from 11 a day ago, as infection tally reaches 90,622. Death toll unchanged at 4,636.

  • APR 28, 2021 06:06 AM IST

    Chile's Covid-19 death toll tops 26,000

    Chile's health ministry reports 45 new deaths in last 24 hours due to Covid-19 as toll reaches 26,020. Infection tally at 1,179,772 with 4,41 new cases.

  • APR 28, 2021 05:40 AM IST

    Registrations for phase 3 vaccination from today

    Registrations for phase 3 of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive will begin from Wednesday on the CoWin portal. The third phase will begin from May 1 and everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible for a shot.

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