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Highlights: Over 3.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered till 8pm: Govt

Globally, the coronavirus disease has affected more than 135 million people and led to nearly 3 million deaths, as per the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 01:40 AM IST

A resurgent coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has hit the country hard, leading to swamped hospitals and complaints of scarcity of essential drugs like Remidesivir. The record number of new cases every day has taken the active caseload to more than 1.2 million. It is the second day of Tika Utsav', the mass Covid-19 vaccination programme. The four-day vaccine festival that began on Sunday is aimed at inoculating a maximum number of people against the deadly virus.

Globally, the coronavirus disease has affected more than 135 million people and led to nearly 3 million deaths, as per the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday slammed China for the lack of transparency and called for a deeper investigation to discover the origins of the virus. The concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine and export restrictions of Europe led Australia to abandon its vaccination target. China's centre for disease control and prevention is considering mixing coronavirus vaccines to improve the efficacy of its current shots, Bloomberg quoted China's top health official as saying.

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    Virbhadra Singh, former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, tested positive for the coronavirus disease, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:34 PM

    200 people allowed in weddings outside containment zone, Covid appropriate behaviour mandatory: Uttarakhand govt

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  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:14 PM

    Pune reports 9,621 new Covid-19 cases and 86 fatalities in last 24 hours

    With 9,621 new Covid-19 cases and 86 fatalities in the last 24 hours, Pune's cases tally reached 658,014 and death toll climbed to 10,796, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:09 PM

    Uttarakhand logs 1,334 new Covid-19 infections, tally reaches 110,146

    Uttarakhand witnessed 1,334 new Covid-19 cases and seven related deaths, taking the state's tally to 110,146 cases and 1,767 deaths, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:50 PM

    Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 3.7 million vaccine doses administered till 8pm on Monday

    The Union health ministry said that more than 3.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered till 8pm on the day. The ministry also highlighted that on average, 45,000 Covid vaccination centres (CVC) are operational on any given day.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:47 PM

    Gujarat reports 6,021 new Covid-19 cases, 55 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 6,021 new Covid-19 cases and 55 related deaths, Gujarat's cases tally reached 353,516 and death toll climbed to 4,855, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:53 PM

    Night curfew can help in some aspects, follow Covid protocol and vaccination: Chandigarh administration

    Manoj Parida, advisor, Chandigarh administration, said that the night curfews can certainly help in some aspects. He also urged people to follow Covid-19 protocols, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:28 PM

    Approval of Sputnik V vaccine would help in efforts against Covid-19: Russian Ambassador

    Russian ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said that the approval of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine would help the Indian government in its efforts against the pandemic, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:26 PM

    Number of hospital beds to be increased, follow strict SOPs for upcoming festivals: Aslam Shaikh, Maharashtra minister

    Maharashtra minister Aslam Shaikh has said that 5,300 new beds and three new facilities would be brought in. He added that 70 per cent beds will have oxygen supports while remaining will have ICU and ventilator. He also asked the people to follow the SOPs strictly during upcoming festivals in the state, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:19 PM

    Nagpur reports 5,661 new Covid-19 cases, 69 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 5,661 new Covid-19 cases and 69 deaths in last 24 hours, Nagpur's cases tally reached 284,217 and death toll climbed to 5,838, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:09 PM

    Delhi reports 11,491 new Covid-19 cases and 72 related deaths in last 24 hours

    With 11,491 new Covid-19 cases and 72 related fatalities, Delhi's cases tally reached 736,688 cases and death toll climbed to 11,355, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:19 PM

    Mumbai reports close to 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, 43 deaths

    According to a bulletin from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai reported 6,905 new Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths, taking the city's tally to 527,119 and death toll to 12,060, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:17 PM

    Andhra Pradesh reports 3,263 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reported 3,263 new Covid-19 cases and 11 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 928,664 cases and death toll to 7,311, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:04 PM

    'Corona curfew' from April 13 to 19 in Bhopal, MP minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang says

    Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang said that a 'Corona Curfew' would be imposed on Bhopal from April 13 to 19. Inter-states, inter-district movement of essential services would be allowed, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:52 PM

    Goa reports 476 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

    Goa recorded 476 new cases, taking the state's tally to 62,780. Also 2 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushed the death toll to 850, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:27 PM

    Tamil Nadu reports over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths

    Tamil Nadu reported 6,711 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 940,145 and death toll to 12,927, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:11 PM

    UP reports 13,685 new Covid-19 cases, death toll reaches 9,224 with 72 new fatalities

    Uttar Pradesh reported 13,685 new Covid-19 cases. Also 72 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 9,224, reports ANI. Active caseload stands at 81,576.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:08 PM

    Kerala reports 5,692 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

    Kerala reported 5,692 new Covid-19 cases as the active cases in the state reached 47,596. Also, 11 new deaths pushed the death toll to 4,794, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:59 PM

    Karnataka reports over 9,500 new Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths

    With 9,579 new Covid-19 cases and 52 related deaths, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally reached 1,074,869 cases and death toll climbed to 12,941, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:53 PM

    'One health' approach to mitigate rapid spread of diseases which could disrupt global economy, says Harsh Vardhan

    'One Health' approach required for mitigation of and preparing for rapid spreading diseases which could disrupt global economy, said Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:41 PM

    Haryana minister Anil Vij says state officials asked to implement mask wearing strictly

    Haryana minister Anil Vij said that the additional chief secretaries of Home, Health and Urban Local Bodies to implement mask wearing strictly in the state, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:12 PM

    Russia reports 8,320 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    With 8,320 new Covid-19 cases, Russia's cases tally reached 4,649,710, the government said. This is a slight decrease from the 8,702 cases on the previous day.

    Also 277 new fatalities pushed the country's death toll to 103,263, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 05:00 PM

    'Let's not create fear among people': Karnataka deputy CM on lockdown

    Dr. Ashwathnarayan CN, deputy chief minister of Karnataka said that the state government has so far not thought about a lockdown. "Let's not create fear among people. We're ensuring that both economy & livelihoods carry on," he said, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 03:21 PM

    Centre approves Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

    The Central government approved Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 03:12 PM

    Maharashtra defers Class 10 and 12 board exams due to surge in Covid-19 cases

    Maharashtra government postpones Class 10 and 12 board exams. Class 12 exams likely in May end and Class 10 in June education minister Varsha Gaikwad said.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:14 PM

    Many hospitals will be turned Covid-19 dedicated again, says Delhi CM

    After conducting a meeting over the Covid-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed to increase the number of beds in hospitals and said that many government and private hospitals will be made fully Covid hospitals once again, reported ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 01:46 PM

    West Bengal reports 4,398 new Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 6,14,896 on Sunday as 4,398 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,400, a health bulletin said, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 01:26 PM

    Maharashtra village reports 62 new Covid-19 cases after Bagad festival

    Sixty two new Covid-19 cases have been reported from a village here in Maharashtra after the annual 'Bagad Yatra' festival held earlier this month, officials said on Monday, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:51 PM

    Mizoram reports 7 new Covid-19 cases, takes tally to over 4,600

    Mizoram's Covid-19 caseload mounted to 4,619 with seven fresh cases, an official said on Monday, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:17 PM

    Odisha reports 1,741 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Odisha's Covid-19 caseload breached the 3.5-lakh mark on Monday as 1,741 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,928, a health official said, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:56 AM

    Jharkhand reports 2,296 new Covid-19 cases

    Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally rose to 1,39,384 on Monday as 2,296 more people tested positive for the infection, while 21 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,213, a health official said, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:39 AM

    Union minister Som Prakash gets second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:16 AM

    15 new Covid-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands take tally to over 5,000

    The Covid-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,190 on Monday as 15 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:57 AM

    Arunachal Pradesh records 4 new Covid-19 cases

    Arunachal Pradesh reported four fresh Covid-19 cases, including a security personnel, pushing the tally to 16,882, a senior health department official said on Monday, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:20 AM

    Union minister Sanjeev Balyan tests Covid-19 positive

    Union minister Sanjeev Balyan said he has tested positive for coronavirus following which he has isolated himself, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:47 AM

    India reports over 1.68 lakh new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    India on Monday breached another record by registering more than 1.68 lakh new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:16 AM

    Maharashtra: Thane reports 6,733 new Covid-19 cases

    Thane has added 6,733 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 3,80,097, an official said on Monday, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:03 AM

    Covid-19 infections in Germany crosses 3 million mark

    The number of Covid-19 infections in Germany has crossed the three million mark, according to figures published Monday by the Robert Koch Institute disease control centre, reported AFP.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:23 AM

    Turkey reports over 50,000 new Covid-19 cases, 237 deaths

    Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 50,000 and the nationwide death toll has mounted to 33,939 with 237 new fatalities on Sunday, reported ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:50 AM

    Vaccinated Indian among 20 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore

    A 23-year-old Indian national with a work permit who had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine was the sole locally transmitted case among 20 infections confirmed on Sunday, reported PTI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:37 AM

    Madhya Pradesh: Locals attacked officials trying to enforce weekend lockdown

    Locals attacked a team of govt officials when tried to enforce weekend lockdown in Naya Gaon, Chitrakoot y'day. "In a locality, shops were open and around 15 people were drinking liquor. When police tried to chase them away, they pelted stones," said SHO Santosh Tiwari, reported ANI.

  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:12 AM

    Mainland China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases

    Mainland China reported 16 new Covid-19 cases on April 11, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday, reported Reuters.

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