Covid-19 highlights: Chhattisgarh logs 15,084 new cases, 215 deaths
Daily new infections of coronavirus (Covid-19) in India have been witnessing a rapid rise since the second wave of the pandemic. On Monday, 352,991 new cases and 2,812 new deaths were reported. It was for the fifth straight day that India recorded more than 300,000 cases in a 24-hours’ span. So far, 17,313,163 cases and 195,123 deaths have been reported in India.
Active caseload in the country constituted 16.25% of the total positive cases so far and stood at 2,813,658, according to data from the Union health and family welfare ministry. As many as 1,402,367 samples were tested in the previous 24 hours for the disease while a cumulative of 279,321,177 samples have been tested so far in the country, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Meanwhile, 219,272 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours with which the overall recoveries rose to 14,304,382.
More than 141 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (141,911,223 to be exact) have been administered as of 8am on the day. The Covid-19 vaccination drive is also set to enter its next phase from May 1 to include all people above the age of 18 years.
Meanwhile globally, the United Kingdom, with 1,712 new cases and 11 deaths, reported its lowest daily new cases on Sunday since September 2020, news agency ANI reported. So far, the UK has seen 4,404,882 cases of the disease and 127,428 deaths. The country has also given at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to half of its population as on Saturday, according to news agency Bloomberg. The United States had administered 228,661,408 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as on Sunday and distributed 290,692,005 doses, news agency Reuters cited data from the US Centres for Disease Control.
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APR 26, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Chhattisgarh reports 15,084 new Covid-19 cases, 215 deaths
APR 26, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Tamil Nadu logs 15,684 fresh Covid-19 infections
Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 15,684 new coronavirus disease cases and 94 fatalities, taking the infection count and toll to 10,97,672 and 13,651, according to the state health department, reported PTI.
APR 26, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Bihar logs more than 11,000 fresh Covid-19 cases
APR 26, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Situation of oxygen supply extremely critical: Punjab CM
APR 26, 2021 09:08 PM IST
Punjab reports 6,318 fresh Covid-19 cases
Punjab reported 6,318 new Covid-19 cases, 98 fatalities and 4,438 discharges in the last 24 hours; case tally at 3,45,366.
APR 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh registers over 33,000 new Covid-19 infections, 249 deaths
APR 26, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Rajasthan logs 16,438 fresh Covid-19 cases
Rajasthan reported 16,438 fresh Covid-19 cases, 6,416 recoveries, and 84 deaths in the last 24 hours on Monday.
APR 26, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Goa logs 2,321 new Covid-19 cases, 38 deaths
Goa reported 2,321 fresh Covid-19 cases, 712 recoveries, and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.
APR 26, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Uttarakhand logs 5,058 new Covid-19 cases
APR 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST
India seeks supplies from EU, aid expected soon: Official
India has asked the European Union to send medical oxygen and antiviral drug Remdesivir to fight a hike in Covid-19 cases, Reuters quoted an EU official as saying. The official said the aid would be made available soon.
APR 26, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Citizens should practise restraint amid Covid-19 surge before blaming govt: Bombay HC
Citizens should practise restraint and discipline amid surge in Covid-19 cases before blaming govt, says Aurangabad bench of Bombay HC, reported PTI.
APR 26, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Without physical distancing 1 person can infect 406 people in 30 days: Govt
If no physical distancing measures are followed, research showed, one person can infect 406 people in 30 days, said the health ministry.
APR 26, 2021 04:49 PM IST
HP CM agrees to arrange emergency oxygen supply for Delhi
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has agreed to arrange emergency supplies of oxygen to Delhi at the request of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, ANI quoted Himachal Pradesh CMO as saying.
APR 26, 2021 04:24 PM IST
More than 14 crore Covid vaccine doses administered so far: Health ministry
APR 26, 2021 04:07 PM IST
8 states with more than 1 lakh active Covid-19 cases: Health ministry
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have more than 100,000 active Covid-19 cases, said health ministry.
APR 26, 2021 03:29 PM IST
2 containers for oxygen transportation being brought from Dubai: MHA
The ministry of home affairs on Monday informed that two containers for transportation of oxygen are being brought from Dubai, amid increasing demand for medical oxygen in the country, reported PTI.
APR 26, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Ladakh reports 120 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Ladakh recorded 120 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the overall tally to 13,357, while two new deaths pushed the fatality toll to 138, PTI quoted officials as saying.
APR 26, 2021 02:34 PM IST
318 oxygen concentrators arrive in Delhi from US
318 Oxygen Concentrators from the United States arrived at Delhi airport on Monday as the country pledged support to India to tackle Covid-19, reported ANI.
APR 26, 2021 01:59 PM IST
Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu to re-open for 4 months, will produce only oxygen on temporary basis
Tamil Nadu all-party meet resolved to permit re-opening of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi district, for the sole purpose of producing oxygen on temporary basis for four months, which is subject to extension based on need. Supply of oxygen to TN to be prioritised and production to be monitored by a panel.
APR 26, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Forest Research Institute in Dehradun closed for visitors after 107 people tested Covid-19 positive
Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarakhand has been closed for visitors till further orders after 107 people tested positive for Covid-19, its Director Arun Singh Rawat said, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Delhi HC asks Delhi govt to upgrade infrastructure related to Covid-19 testing centres, labs
Delhi high court asked the Delhi government to upgrade infrastructure related to Covid-19 testing centres, labs after Centre informed the HC about decrease in the test numbers in the city, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Covid-19 vaccination drive: More than 141.9 million doses administered
The Union health ministry said that 141,911,223 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far under India's vaccination drive.
APR 26, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Telangana reports 6,551 new Covid-19 cases, 43 deaths
Telangana reported 6,551 new Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths as the state's tally reached 401,783 and the death toll reached 2,042, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 10:45 AM IST
Mizoram reports 22 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 5,410
With 22 new Covid-19 cases, Mizoram's cases tally reached 5,410, according to an official, reports PTI.
APR 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
Covid-19: Over 14 million total recoveries, active caseload at 2,813,658 in India
Total recoveries in India reached 14,304,382 patients, accounting for 82.62 per cent of overall cases, and the active caseload climbed to 2,813,658, which is 16.25 per cent of the overall cases.
APR 26, 2021 09:41 AM IST
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 17 million-mark with 352,991 fresh cases; 2,812 new deaths take toll to 195,123
India reported 352,991 new Covid-19 cases and 2,812 fatalities as the country's tally reached 17,313,163 and death toll rose to 195,123, data from the Union health ministry showed.
APR 26, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Uttarakhand high court closed till May 2, cases to be heard via video conferencing from May 3
The High Court of Uttarakhand will remain closed till May 2 due to the rising Covid-19 cases and from May 3, hearing of cases to be done via video conferencing, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Over 1.4 million samples tested for Covid-19 on Sunday, cumulative crosses 279 million: ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research said that 1,402,367 samples were tested on April 25. Also 279,321,177 samples were tested as of the same date.
APR 26, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Canada's foreign minister says ready to assist, in touch with Indian govt to support fight against Covid-19
Canadian foreign minister Marc Garneau said that the country is ready to assist India in the efforts against Covid-19 and is in touch with the authorities regarding the support, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Germany reports 11,907 new Covid-19 cases, 60 deaths
Germany reported 11,907 new Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths as the country's tally reached 3,299,325 and the death toll climbed to 81,624, according to the data from Robert Koch Institute, reports Reuters.
APR 26, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Covid-19: Uttarakhand imposes curfew in 2 areas of Pauri Garhwal district until May 3
Uttarakhand government imposed a curfew on Kotdwar, Swargashram areas of the Pauri Garhwal district until May 3, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Netherlands suspends flights from India till May 1 due to Covid-19 situation
The Netherlands has suspended all passenger flights arriving from India due to the rising Covid-19 cases, reports ANI.
"A flight ban will take effect for passenger flights from India at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26... The flight ban will be in place until at least 00:01 a.m. on May 1," a statement from the Dutch Aviation Ministry's said.
APR 26, 2021 06:39 AM IST
With 1,712 new Covid-19 cases, UK reports lowest daily infections since September 2020
UK on Sunday reported 1,712 new Covid-19 cases, its lowest daily tally since September 2020, reports ANI. Cases tally reached 4,404,882.
Also, 11 people died for the disease and the death toll reached 127,428.
APR 26, 2021 06:36 AM IST
Chile logs 6,638 new Covid-19 cases, 114 deaths; tally above 1.1 million cases
With 6,638 new Covid-19 cases and 114 deaths, Chile's cases tally reached 1,169,536 cases and the death toll reached 25,856 according to the country's health ministry, reports ANI.
APR 26, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Air India flight carrying over 300 oxygen concentrators from US to reach Delhi around 12pm
An Air India flight carrying over 300 oxygen concentrators from the United States, dispatched on Sunday morning, is expected to land in New Delhi at 12pm on Monday, news agency ANI reported.
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