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The number of global coronavirus cases increased to more than 127 million while the death toll neared 2.8 million, Bloomberg reported. Meanwhile, more than 559 million shots have been administered to people across the world, it also reported.
In the United States, doctors are witnessing a rise in infections and deaths, triggering fears of the fourth upswing of Covid-19. The US is on pace to soon administer 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines a day as the supply increases and states widen eligibility.
A CDC study found the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine and the Moderna Inc. shot effectively prevented coronavirus infections, not just illness.
In another development, the World Health Organisation's study found that the coronavirus likely originated in bats and spread to humans through another animal. The possibility it leaked from a lab in China is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft of the report which is due to be published Tuesday.
In India, the tally climbed to 12,039,644 as the daily number of infection continued to remain above 60,000.
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MAR 30, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Italy records 16,017 Covid-19 cases, 529 more deaths
Italy on Tuesday added 16,017 new Covid-19 cases and and 529 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 3.56 million and 108,879, according to the health ministry. Over 301,000 people were tested in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.
MAR 30, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Gujarat extends night curfew in Ahmedabad, 3 more cities by 15 days
The Gujarat government on Tuesday extended night curfew restrictions in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot by 15 more days. According to a statement, the curfew will now be imposed till April 15 from 9pm to 6am.
MAR 30, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Nepal to restart Covid vaccination drive after China donates doses
Nepal will restart administering Covid-19 vaccine doses to its beneficiaries following a donation of jabs from China. The government had earlier started inoculating beneficiaries in January after it had received a million Covishield doses from India.
MAR 30, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Punjab's daily Covid tally sees slight dip with 2,210 new cases
Punjab on Tuesday saw a slight fall in its daily Covid-19 tally after 2,210 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. The caseload has now climbed to 236,790
Sixty-five more people died and 2,536 recovered on Tuesday, taking the death toll and total recoveries to 6,813 and 206,246, the bulletin added. The total active cases on Tuesday also dropped to 23,731 from 24,143 on Monday.
MAR 30, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Maharashtra sees less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for the first time since March 23
Maharashtra on Tuesday saw a sharp fall in its daily Covid-19 disease tally as 27,918 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. The caseload has now climbed to 2,773,436
As many as 139 people died on Tuesday while 23,820 were discharged taking the death toll and total recoveries to 54,422 and 2, 377,127, the bulletin showed.
MAR 30, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reports 339 new Covid-19 cases, 6 more deaths
Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday added 339 fresh Covid-19 disease cases, six more deaths and 137 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin.
MAR 30, 2021 06:15 PM IST
New Covid-19 strains more dangerous, says Himachal CM
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur told news agency PTI on Tuesday that the new Covid-19 strains "are more powerful and dangerous" hence people should abide by Covid preventative precautions more strictly
MAR 30, 2021 05:21 PM IST
10 districts reporting most active Covid-19 cases: Health secretary
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday that across the country 10 districts have reported the most number of active Covid-19 cases. These districts are: Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Bengaluru Urban, Nanded, Delhi and Ahmednagar.
MAR 30, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Delhi reports 992 new Covid-19 cases, 4 fatalities
Delhi on Tuesday recorded 992 new cases of Covid-19 infections, taking the total tally of cases to 6,60,611. 4 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 11,016, reported news agency ANI.
MAR 30, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Punjab CM extends Covid-19 restrictions till April 10
Chief minister Amarinder Singh after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in Punjab, in a meeting with the chief secretary and other top officials, extended restrictions that were in place till March 31 till April 10, reported news agency ANI.
MAR 30, 2021 01:41 PM IST
PM Modi wishes speedy recovery to Covid-19 positive Farooq Abdullah
PM Narendra Modi wishes good health and a speedy recovery to National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah. The NC leader tested positive for Covid-19 earlier today.
MAR 30, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Section 144 imposed in Dakshina Kannada District
In view of rising cases, Dakshina Kannada District Deputy Commissioner imposes Section 144 of CrPC in the district. All religious gatherings banned at public places, public grounds, gardens, markets and religious places.
MAR 30, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu tests positive for Covid-19
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu tested positive for Covid-19 Tuesday, he informed in a post on Facebook.
MAR 30, 2021 11:58 AM IST
100,000 doses of Made In India Covid-19 arrives in Nepal
100,000 doses of Made In India Covid-19 vaccine gifted by Indian Army to the Nepali Army were received at Tribhuwan Airport today: Embassy of India Kathmandu
MAR 30, 2021 11:46 AM IST
26 cities in Pakistan report over 8% positivity rate
Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday identified 26 cities with over eight per cent positivity ratio.
MAR 30, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Number of people infected in IIM Ahmedabad reaches 70
Number of people found positive for Covid-19 at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has reached 70, said Dr Mehul Acharya, Deputy Health Officer, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
MAR 30, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Health minister, wife receive second dose of Covid-19 jab
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan along with his wife Nutan Goel receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine jab at Delhi Heart & Lung Institute.
MAR 30, 2021 10:06 AM IST
India's active Covid-19 caseload reaches 5,40,720
Active Covid-19 cases in India stand at 5,40,720, while 1,13,93,021 people have recovered from the disease so far, shows figures on Union health ministry's website.
MAR 30, 2021 09:37 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 cases down to 56,211
The number of daily cases in India dipped 56,211 cases. The tally has now reached 12,095,855. The number of fatalities reported in the last 24 hours was at 271.
MAR 30, 2021 09:10 AM IST
Farooq Abdullah tests positive for Covid-19
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for Covid-19, his son Omar Abdullah informed on Twitter.
MAR 30, 2021 07:32 AM IST
China reports 8 new Covid-19 cases
China reported eight new Covid-19 cases on March 29, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Tuesday.