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Covid-19 LIVE updates: Jharkhand logs 3,480 new cases, tally goes past 150,000

India's Covid-19 disease caseload has now climbed to 14,074,564 including 1,471,877 active cases, 12,429,564 discharges and 173,123 deaths, according to the data from the Union health ministry's dashboard.
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 11:09 PM IST

India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) breached the 200,000-mark on Thursday with 200,739 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the highest single day spike since the beginning of the pandemic last year. More than 1,000 deaths were reported for a second consecutive day, according to the data from the Union health ministry's dashboard. The country's caseload has now climbed to 14,074,564 including 1,471,877 active cases, 12,429,564 discharges and 173,123 deaths, the data showed.

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi on Wednesday reported the highest number of Covid disease cases since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Uttar Pradesh saw 20,510 new cases which pushed the overall tally to 744,021. The active caseload of UP breached the 100,000-mark with 111,835 cases. The state government on Thursday extended night curfew timings from 8pm to 7am in Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur.

Delhi recorded 17,282 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 767,438. Amid the sharp spike in the Capital's Covid-19 tally, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a weekend curfew will be imposed in Delhi. Those employed in essential services will be issued passes, all gyms, malls and auditoriums will be closed, Kejriwal said while addressing an emergency press briefing. Dining is restaurants is not allowed and only home delivery of food will be available, the chief minister added.

As infections and deaths have been spiking across states and Union Territories (UTs) under the second wave of the coronavirus disease, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with the governors and lieutenant governors (L-Gs) of all states and UTs where he suggested that governors "can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the state governments towards micro containment," according to a statement.

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  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:08 PM

    Jharkhand reports 3,480 new Covid-19 cases, 28 deaths

    With 3,480 new Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths, Jharkhand's cases tally reached 151,272 and the death toll climbed to 1,320, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:56 PM

    Pune reports 9,956 new Covid-19 cases, 114 deaths in last 24 hours

    Pune's Covid-19 tally and death toll reached 685,970 and 11,103 respectively, after the district reported 9,956 new cases and 114 deaths in last 24 hours, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:06 PM

    Over 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered on Thursday, cumulative coverage over 117 million doses

    Under the Covid-19 vaccination drive more than 2.6 million doses of the vaccine have been administered on Thursday, the government said.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:55 PM

    'Only 200 people allowed in religious and social gatherings': Uttarakhand chief secretary

    Uttarakhand chief secretary Om Prakash said that only 200 people would be allowed in religious and social gatherings in the state while public transport, gyms would operate at 50 per cent capacity, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:05 PM

    Haryana reports 5,858 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths in last 24 hours

    Haryana reported 5,858 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths in last 24 hours as the state's tally reached 335,800 and death toll reached 3,334, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:37 PM

    Maharashtra reports 61,695 new Covid-19 cases, 349 deaths

    With 61,695 new Covid-19 cases and 349 deaths, Maharashtra's cases tally reached 3,639,855 and the death toll reached 59,153.

    Mumbai reported 8,209 new cases as the cases tally reached 553,404 and 50 new fatalities pushed the city's death toll to 12,197.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:33 PM

    West Bengal reports 6,769 new Covid-19 cases, 22 deaths in last 24 hours

    West Bengal reported 6,769 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in last 24 hours taking the state's tally to 636,885 and death toll to 10,480, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:11 PM

    Delhi reports 16,699 new Covid-19 cases, 112 deaths; active caseload moves close to 55,000-mark

    Delhi reported 16,699 new Covid-19 cases and 112 fatalities in last 24 hours, taking the city's tally to 784,137 and death toll to 11,652, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:52 PM

    Covid-19: 11-day lockdown to be imposed in Bijapur from April 16, essential services to be exempted

    Bijapur district collector said that a 11-day lockdown would be imposed in the district between April 16 and 26 due to rising Covid-19 cases. He also said that essential services would be exempted, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:14 PM

    Tamil Nadu reports 7,987 new Covid-19 cases, 29 deaths; tally goes past 960,000

    Tamil Nadu reported 7,987 new Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths, taking the state's tally to 962,935 and death toll to 12,999, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:11 PM

    Govt postpones NEET PG 2021 exams as Covid-19 cases surge, new dates to be decided later

    Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that the NEET PG 2021 exams have been postponed by the government due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. He also said that the next dates would be decided later.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:08 PM

    Nagpur reports 5,813 new Covid-19 cases, 74 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 5,813 new Covid-19 cases and 74 deaths in last 24 hours, Nagpur's cases tally reached 299,849 and death toll climbed to 6,034, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:07 PM

    Karnataka reports another record single-day spike in Covid-19 infections with 14,738 cases

    With 14,738 new Covid-19 infections, Karnataka reported its highest single-day spike. Cases tally reached 1,109,650 and death toll climbed to 13,112 with 66 new deaths, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:10 PM

    Andhra Pradesh reports 5,086 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 5,086 new Covid-19 cases and 14 fatalities, Andhra Pradesh's cases tally reached 942,135 and death toll climbed to 7,353, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:57 PM

    Goa reports 757 new Covid-19 cases, tally moves close to 65,000-mark

    With 757 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths, cases tally in Goa reached 64,572, according to a bulletin from the state government.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:45 PM

    Uttar Pradesh reports yet another record single-day spike, logs 22,439 new Covid-19 cases

    Uttar Pradesh reported 22,439 new Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day spike and 114 fatalities, reports PTI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:35 PM

    Kerala health minister denies allegations of Covid-19 protocol violation on CM Vijayan

    Kerala health minister KK Shailaja has denied allegations of Covid-19 protocol violations on chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, earlier made by BJP' V Muraleedharan, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:17 PM

    Delhi HC allows 50 people to offer Namaz at first floor of Nizamuddin Markaz, says other religious places also open

    Delhi high court allowed 50 people to offer namaz five times a day at the first floor of the Markaz building. It also pointed out that other religious places are open and this should not be closed.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:57 PM

    Kerala minister VS Sunil Kumar tests Covid-19 positive for second time in 7 months

    Kerala agriculture minister VS Sunil Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in seven months, reports PTI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:41 PM

    Odisha government suspends class 10, 12 board exams; all class 9, 11 students to be promoted

    Odisha government has suspended the board exams for class 10 and 12 due to rising Covid-19 infections. Also, class 9 and 11 students to be promoted without any tests, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:21 PM

    Uddhav Thackeray write to PM Modi suggesting Covid-19 measures to undertake

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray write to prime minister Narendra Modi suggesting various Covid-19 related measures to be undertaken, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:06 PM

    Gujarat government postpones Class 10, 12 board exams, new dates to be announced after May 15

    Gujarat government postpones Class 10 and 12 board exams due to increasing Covid-19 cases and the new dates would be released after a review on May 15, reports ANI.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:59 PM

    Night curfew timings extended from 8pm to 7am in Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi and 5 UP districts as Covid cases soar

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday extended night curfew timings from 8pm to 7am in Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur.


    The extension comes in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh adding 20,510 new Covid disease cases- the highest single day spike since beginning of pandemic last year.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:53 PM

    Madhya Pradesh to rush Remdesivir to many districts by air

    As the cases and deaths of the coronavirus deaths are spiking in Madhya Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led state government will quickly supply Remdesivir injections from Indore to various other districts, an official told news agency PTI. Two hundred boxes containing 9,264 injections arrived at the Indore airport of which 42 boxes will go to Bhopal, 39 to Jabalpur, 19 to Gwalior and 18 to Rewa, the official added.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:48 PM

    Theft of Covaxin doses from Rajasthan hospital serious situation: BJP's Satish Poonia

    Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dr Satish Poonia on Thursday sharpened his attack on the Congress-led state government over the theft of Covaxin doses from the cold storage of a hospital in the capital city Jaipur on Tuesday. Read more

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:16 PM

    Curfew passes to be issued for those in essential services: Delhi CM Kejriwal

    Kejriwal said that those employed in essential services will be issued passes during the weekend curfew.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:10 PM

    No shortage of beds in Delhi hospitals, says CM Kejriwal

    During the emergency press briefing, CM Kejriwal also said there is no shortage of beds in all hospitals of the national capital adding more than 5,000 beds are available.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:08 PM

    As Covid cases spike, Kejriwal govt announces weekend curfew in Delhi

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that a weekend curfew will be imposed in the national capital amid a spike in Covid disease cases. Addressing an emergency presser over the overall Covid situation, Kejriwal said all gyms, malls and auditoriums will be closed. Cinemas are allowed to function at 30 per cent capacity.


    The CM also added that dining is restaurants is not allowed and only home delivery of food will be available.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:25 PM

    Cancelling Tokyo Olympics due to Covid remains a possibility: Japanese politician

    Secretary-General of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's first cabinet Toshihiro Nikai said on Thursday the cancellation of Tokyo Olympics due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains a possibility and it must be cancelled 'without hesitation' if the overall situation is severe, reports AFP.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:08 PM

    Thailand records highest ever-single day spike of 1,543 new Covid-19 cases

    Thailand on Thursday registered the highest single-day spike of 1,543 new Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic last year, taking the caseload to 37,453. The country is currently witnessing a third wave of the disease. However, no fresh deaths were reported on Thursday and the death toll stands at 97.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:11 AM

    Telangana's Covid caseload nearing 340,000; 3,307 new cases added

    Telangana added 3,307 new Covid-19 disease cases, eight more deaths and 897 discharges, taking the caseload to 338,045, according to the state health department's bulletin. The active cases have climbed to 27,861 while nearly 309,000 people have recovered till now.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:54 AM

    India's single-day spike went from 1 lakh to over 2 lakh in just 10 days

    India reported over 2 lakh coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases on Thursday, the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic broke out. The single-day spike of 2,00,739 cases comes a day after 1,84,372 Covid-19 cases were recorded on Wednesday in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. Read more

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:42 AM

    Maharashtra's Thane logs 5,566 new Covid-19 cases, 33 more deaths

    Thane recorded 5,566 new Covid-19 disease cases, taking the district's caseload to 395,690, an official told news agency PTI on Thursday. 33 more succumbed to the disease and the death toll has climbed to 6,794, the official said adding the mortality rate is at 1.71 per cent.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:30 AM

    India's daily Covid cases breach 200,000-mark; 1,038 more deaths recorded

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) breached the 200,000-mark on Thursday with 200,739 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the highest single day spike since the beginning of the pandemic last year. More than 1,000 deaths were reported for a second consecutive day, according to the data from the Union health ministry's dashboard

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:47 AM

    294 active Covid cases, 15 deaths reported in prisons across Maharashtra

    Prisons across the state of Maharashtra have reported 284 active cases of the Covid-19 disease till now of which 198 are inmates and remaining 86 are members of jail staff, according to news agency ANI. Seven inmates and eight jail staff have succumbed to the infection till now and 1,326 inmates and 3,112 jail staff have been administered vaccine doses.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:39 AM

    29,426 fresh Covid-19 cases push Germany's caseload to over 3.07 million

    Germany's tally of the coronavirus disease cases climbed to 3,073,442 on Thursday after 29,426 fresh cases were reported, according to data shared by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. Nearly 300 people succumbed to the disease on Thursday taking the death toll to 79,381, the data showed.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:33 AM

    European Union to get 50 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine earlier than expected

    The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday it is expected 50 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine earlier than expected. The doses were initially expected to arrive in the later part of this year.

  • Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:42 AM

    Brazil registers 73,513 new Covid-19 cases, 3,459 more deaths

    Brazil continued to register more than 3,000 deaths due to the coronavirus disease with 3,459 deaths added on Wednesday, according to data released by the country's health ministry. 73,513 fresh cases pushed the tally to 13,673,507, the data showed.

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