The new cases took the active caseload of the country to over 3.74 million (3,745,237) and death toll to 246,116.
The new cases took the active caseload of the country to over 3.74 million (3,745,237) and death toll to 246,116.(ANI representative image)

Highlights: Sri Lanka to observe inter-provincial travel curbs amid Covid surge

Globally, the virus has affected the lives of more than 158 million people, while 3,288,638 lives have been lost due to the disease so far, as per the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:11 AM IST

India, battling the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus witnessed 366,161 new infections in the previous 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry dashboard. The new cases took the active caseload of the country to over 3.74 million (3,745,237) and death toll to 246,116.


The continued surge in infections led several state governments to extend their lockdown-like measures to break the chain of transmission. Delhi and Uttar Pradesh extended the lockdown till May 17 with stricter measures. Karnataka on Monday will enter a total lockdown, which will continue till May 24.


Globally, the virus has affected the lives of more than 158 million people, while 3,288,638 lives have been lost due to the disease so far, as per the John Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker. Germany is reporting a continuous decline in infections since last month. The seven-day incidence rate was less than 120 for the first time since April and the country is looking towards gradually loosening the restrictions, as per a Bloomberg report. The infection rate in Russia is also stabilising and hospitalisations due to the viral disease are at a seven-month low in the United States, according to the report. Spain celebrated as the state of national emergency ended at midnight due to the decline in the cases. The curbs were eased for restaurants, travelling between regions, and social gatherings, reported Bloomberg.

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  • MAY 10, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Punjab sees record jump in daily Covid-19 deaths at 198; 8,625 new cases added

    Punjab on Monday saw record single day jump in deaths due to the Covid-19 disease at 198, which took the death toll to 10,704, according to the health department's bulletin. As many as 8,625 new cases were reported on Monday and the state's caseload has climbed to 450,674, the bulletin showed.

  • MAY 10, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    Sri Lanka to observe inter-provincial travel curbs amid Covid surge

    Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday told authorities to impose inter-provincial travel curbs with immediate effect due to the surge in cases of the Covid-19 disease. The restrictions will be imposed till May 30, according to news agency PTI. Rajapaksa also said that all public gatherings and events should be cancelled.

  • MAY 10, 2021 09:48 PM IST

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    Nagaland's tally of the Covid-19 disease climbed to 16,283 after 133 fresh cases were added on Monday, health minister S Pangnyu Phom told news agency PTI. Ten people succumbed to the disease on Monday, taking the toll to 150, Phom added.

  • MAY 10, 2021 08:50 PM IST

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    Odisha is all set to float global tenders for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines from leading manufacturers around the world. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The state government has asked the Centre to exempt imported vaccines from all tax liabilities.

  • MAY 10, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 37,236 new cases of Covid-19, lowest since March 30

    Maharashtra records 37,236 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, taking the total tally of cases to 5,138,973, as testing continued to dip in the state. A total of 1,92,330 samples were tested for Covid-19 in Maharashtra on Monday, as against 2,47,466 samples tested on Sunday, 2,60,751 samples on Saturday and 2,68,912 on Friday. 549 deaths were also reported in the state, the death toll now stands at 76,398.

  • MAY 10, 2021 07:49 PM IST

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  • MAY 10, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    Chandigarh reports 863 new cases of Covid-19

    Chandigarh reported 863 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday. Taking the total number of active cases and positive cases to 8,653 and 51,070 respectively in the span of 24 hours, reported news agency ANI.

  • MAY 10, 2021 06:57 PM IST

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  • MAY 10, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    Indian variant of Covid-19 detected in Thailand

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  • MAY 10, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Chandigarh extends 'Corona Curfew' by another week

    Chandigarh administration has decided to extend the ongoing corona curfew by another week, reported ANI. The night curfew is currently being implemented from 6 pm to 5 am, with movement being allowed in the day time

  • MAY 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh reports 14,986 new Covid-19 cases, 84 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh reported 14,986 cases of Covid-19 on Monday, pushing the state-wide tally of active cases to 1,89,367. 84 deaths and 16,167 recoveries have also been reported in the same time span, reported ANI.

  • MAY 10, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    Delhi deputy CM flags vaccine shortage

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the govt ordered nearly 1.5 crore coronavirus vaccine doses, but received around 3.5 lakh doses only. Sisodia also criticised the Union govt for exporting vaccines while the country experiences a brutal second wave of Covid-19.

  • MAY 10, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Delhi records 12,651 new Covid-19 cases, 319 deaths

    Delhi recorded 12,651 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, taking the total tally of cases to 13,36,218. 319 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 19,663.

  • MAY 10, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    Sri Lanka records highest number of cases since onset of pandemic

    Sri Lanka recorded 2600 new cases on Sunday, its highest ever single-day spike since the pandemic started last year. All public gatherings have been stopped in the state till May 20, reported PTI.

  • MAY 10, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Russia reports 8,465 new Covid-19 cases, tally climbs to over 4.8 million

    Russia reported 8,465 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the last 24 hours on Monday. The national tally reached more than 4.88 million, reported Reuters.

  • MAY 10, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Uttarakhand starts vaccinating people aged 18-44

    Uttarakhand launched the next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive covering individuals aged 18-44 on Monday, reported PTI. Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat told reporters that 50,00,000 youth will be covered under the third phase of vaccination in the state.

  • MAY 10, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Puducherry CM N Rangasamy tests positive for Covid-19

  • MAY 10, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Kerala receives 350,000 doses of Covishield vaccine

  • MAY 10, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Social distancing norms flouted in Covid-19 vaccination centre in Amritsar

  • MAY 10, 2021 12:47 PM IST

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  • MAY 10, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    20 people detected with Indian Covid-19 variant in France, says health minister

    Around 20 people in France have been detected with the variant of Covid-19 first found in India, a Reuters report quoted French health minister Olivier Veran as saying on Monday.

  • MAY 10, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands logs 26 new Covid-19 cases

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported 26 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours pushing the tally to 6,367. Two new deaths due to the virus rose the death toll to 76, PTI quoted a health department official as saying.

  • MAY 10, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    73 test positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram, including 19 children

    Mizoram reported 73 fresh Covid- 19 cases on Monday. Of 73 people found to be positive over 19 were children. The state's tally stands at 7,623, PTI quoted an official as saying.

  • MAY 10, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh logs 119 new Covid-19 cases

    Arunachal Pradesh reported 119 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the coronavirus disease tally in the state to 20,165, PTI quoted a health department official as saying.

  • MAY 10, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Odisha reports 10,031 new Covid-19 cases

    Odisha reported 10,031 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state's active caseload to 94,760, as per an ANI report.

  • MAY 10, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    India reports 366,161 new Covid-19 cases, 3,754 deaths

    India on Monday reported 366,161 new Covid-19 cases and 3,754 deaths. The country's tally now stands at 22,662,575, according to the Union health ministry data.

  • MAY 10, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Maharashtra: Thane logs 1,752 new Covid-19 cases

    Thane in Maharashtra reported1,752 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the infection count in the district to 4,88,779, PTI quoted an official as saying.

  • MAY 10, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    Ladakh reports 138 new Covid-19 cases, tally climbs to 15,317

    Ladakh reported 138 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 15,317. Two more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the viral disease to 155 in the Union Territory, PTI quoted the officials as saying.

  • MAY 10, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Uttarakhand imposes 8-day 'Covid curfew' from May 11 to 18

  • MAY 10, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Brazil reports 1,024 new Covid-19 fatalities

    Brazil reported 1,024 more deaths from the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The national death toll of the country reached to 422,340 after new fatalities, according to the health ministry, reported ANI.

  • MAY 10, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    China reports 11 new Covid-19 cases

    China reported 11 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 90,769, the national health authority, reported Reuters.

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