Highlights: Over 59,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Delhi
- PM Modi held a high level meeting on Sunday to review the Covid-19 situation in the country and the ongoing vaccination drive. Maharashtra has been put under a night curfew from 8pm to 7 am starting from Monday. A total lockdown for weekends, starting from next week, has also been announced.
India recorded 93,249 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Sunday which pushed the country's infection tally to 12,485,509. 513 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours which pushed the death toll from the virus to 164,623. Globally, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 131,332,990 on Sunday, according to data collated by worldometer. The tracker also said 2,858,518 people have succumbed to the viral disease and 105,719,924 have recovered from the infection across the world so far. The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively in terms of the caseload of Covid-19.
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Apr 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Covid-19: 5,250 new cases in Chhattisgarh, 36 die
Chhattisgarh continues to witness a surge in Covid-19caseswith 5,250 more people testing positive for the infection on Sunday, taking its overall tally to 3,69,046, an official said.
Apr 04, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Over 59,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Delhi
Over 59,000 beneficiaries, including more than 40,000 in the 45-59 age group, received shots of Covid-19 vaccine in the national capital on Sunday, and only one of them reported adverse events, officials said.
Apr 04, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Punjab reports 3,019 new Covid-19 cases, 51 deaths
Punjab reported 3,019 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the state health department on Sunday.
Apr 04, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 tally nears 9 lakh mark; adds 3,581 new cases
Tamil Nadu has registered 3,581 fresh coronavirus infections on Sunday, pushing the total caseload to around 9 lakh while the toll rose to 12,778 with 14 more fatalities, the health department said.
Apr 04, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Italy reports 326 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, 18,025 new cases
Italy reported 326 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday against 376 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections decreased to 18,025 from 21,261.
Apr 04, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Gujarat records 2,875-case spike, fifth peak in as many days
Gujarat on Sunday reported 2,875 Covid-19 cases, the state's highest single-day addition, taking its tally to 3,18,438, the new mark coming a day after a 2815-case spike record was set on Saturday, an official said.
Apr 04, 2021 09:27 PM IST
UK PM to set out plan for 'Covid status certification' scheme
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans on Monday to develop a "Covid status certification" scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England.
Apr 04, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Delhi reports 4,033 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Delhi on Sunday recorded 4,033 Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths, according to the health bulletin released by authorities.
Apr 04, 2021 08:57 PM IST
1,729 new Covid-19 cases, 587 recoveries and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan
1729 new Covid-19 cases, 587 recoveries and 2 deaths reported in Rajasthan today.
Total cases: 339325
Total recoveries: 323618
Active cases: 12878
Apr 04, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Mumbai records 11,163 new cases on Sunday
Apr 04, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Maharashtra issues guidelines for offices
Maharashtra state cabinet issued fresh guidelines for both government and private offices on Sunday. Non-essential government offices will operate at 50 per cent of their capacity, private offices will have to allow their employees to work from home and essential services like banks, power supply will be allowed to operate.
Apr 04, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Night curfew in Mumbai between 8pm and 7am from tomorrow
Mumbai will be put under night curfew from 8pm to 7am from Monday due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Mumbai's guardian minister Aslam Shaikh told reporters that restaurants and hotels will be allowed to offer take away services only and no dine-in service will be available, theatres and multiplexes to be shut down, but public transport will operate at 50% capacity.
Apr 04, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Nagpur records 4110 new cases of Covid-19, 62 deaths
Nagpur district in Maharashtra reported 4110 new Covid-19 cases, taking the district's tally to 2,41,606. 62 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, death toll now stands at 5327, reported ANI
Apr 04, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Actor Govinda tests positive for Covid-19
Bollywood actor Govinda tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantine at home, his wife Sunita told news agency PTI. The actor is exhibiting "mild-symptoms".
Apr 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM tests negative for Covid-19
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has tested negative for Covid-19 twice in the last 48 hours, he tweeted on Sunday. Rawat had tested positive on March 22.
Apr 04, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Russia reports 8,817 new Covid-19 cases, 357 deaths
Russia reported 8,817 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, including 1,901 in Moscow, pushing the number of infections registered in the country to 4,580,894 since the pandemic began last year. The government coronavirus task force said 357 people had died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking Russia's overall death toll to 100,374.
Apr 04, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Puducherry reports 227 Covid-19 cases
The Covid-19 tally in Puducherry rose to 42,359 on Sunday with the addition of 227 new cases, the health department said. The death toll remained at 684 as no fatalities were reported.
Apr 04, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Covid-19: Surge in cases in Pakistan, lockdown in Bangladesh
India’s neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are witnessing a spike in the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the past few days. While Pakistan reported 4,723 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, authorities in Bangladesh have decided to impose a one-week nationwide lockdown from Monday to curb the spread of the pandemic. Nepal recorded 128 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Saturday. Read more
Apr 04, 2021 11:10 AM IST
PM Modi holds meeting with top officials to take stock of Covid-19 related issues, vaccinations
The Prime Minister is taking a high-level meeting now to review the Covid-19 related issues and vaccination. All senior officers including Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, Dr Vinod Paul are participating in the meeting. Read more
Apr 04, 2021 11:10 AM IST
14 new cases push Covid-19 tally of Andamans to 5,098
The Covid-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,098 as 14 more people tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Sunday. The death toll remained at 62 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours.
Apr 04, 2021 10:10 AM IST
3 fresh cases take Mizoram's Covid-19 tally to 4,490
Three more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the northeastern state to 4,490, a health department official said on Sunday. All the fresh cases were reported from Aizawl district.
Apr 04, 2021 09:31 AM IST
4,931 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra's Thane, 19 more deaths
With the addition of4,931 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has reached 3,32,666. Besides these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus also claimed the lives of 19 more people, pushing the death toll in the district to 6,544.
Apr 04, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 12,196
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 12,196 to 2,885,386, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday. The reported death toll rose by 68 to 76,963, the tally showed.
Apr 04, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Mainland China reports 21 coronavirus cases vs 26 a day earlier
Mainland China reported 21 new Covid-19 cases for April 3, down from 26 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday. In a statement, the National Health Commission said 10 of the new confirmed cases were local transmissions in the southwestern Yunnan province. The other 11 cases were imported infections, it said. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 18 from 24 on April 3.
Apr 04, 2021 07:11 AM IST
US reaches 4 million Covid-19 vaccination doses for 2nd day
The US recorded a second consecutive day of vaccinations at about 4 million, as the weekly average hit a record 3.1 million doses a day, according to data compiled by the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker. At this pace, it will take another three months to cover 75% of the population. A total of 162 million doses have been administered in the U.S. The global tally is 632 million.
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