LIVE: 895 fresh cases push Haryana's Covid-19 tally to 281,588
The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation in terms of cumulative caseload, followed by Brazil and India.
India recorded 40,715 cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 199 related fatalities on Tuesday, which took the cumulative tally to 11,686,796 and the death toll to 160,166. The active caseload in the country was logged at 345,377 and the number of people who recovered from the viral diseases stood at 11,181,253, according to the health ministry. Globally, 124,290,090 Covid-19 cases and 2,735,002 related deaths have been recorded, according to data collated by Worldometer. The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation in terms of cumulative caseload, followed by Brazil and India. The US also has the most number of fatalities related to Covid-19, followed by Brazil and Mexico.
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Mar 23, 2021 11:06 PM IST
895 fresh cases push Haryana's Covid-19 tally to 281,588
Haryana on Tuesday saw 895 new Covid disease cases, three deaths and 441 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The caseload has now climbed to 281,588 with 3,104 deaths, 6,149 active cases and 272,335, according to the state health department's bulletin.
Mar 23, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Turkey sees highest single-day spike of 2021 with 26,182 new Covid cases
Turkey on Tuesday registered 26,182 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 138 more deaths, according to the health ministry's data. Tuesday's case count has been the highest since the beginning of 2021, the data showed. The last times these many cases were seen was on mid-December last year, it added.
Mar 23, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Delhi bans public celebrations of Holi, Navratri amid surge in cases
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said on Tuesday that there will be no public celebrations of Holi, Navratri due to the recent surge in cases in the national capital. Read more
Mar 23, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Delhi sees highest spike of 1,101 fresh Covid cases, tally nearing 650,000
Delhi on Tuesday registered the highest single-day spike of 2021 with 1,101 new Covid-19 cases, according to the health department's bulletin. Four more related deaths took the toll to 10,967, the bulletin showed.
Mar 23, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Maharashtra records 28,699 fresh Covid-19 cases, 132 deaths
Maharashtra on Tuesday added 28,699 fresh Covid disease cases and 132 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. The caseload has now climbed to over 2.53 million
Mar 23, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Punjab records 2,247 new Covid-19 cases, 1,426 discharges in last 24 hrs
Punjab's coronavirus disease caseload on Tuesday went over 217,000 (217,663 exact) after 2,274 cases, 53 death and 1,426 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin. The active cases have climbed to 19,403 and 191,825 people have recovered till now.
Mar 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Kerala records 1,985 fresh Covid-19 cases, 10 more deaths
Kerala on Tuesday recorded 1,985 fresh Covid-19 disease cases, 10 more deaths and 2,172 recoveries, taking the caseload to more than 1.1 million.
Mar 23, 2021 06:41 PM IST
International flights' suspension extended until April 30
The Office of Director General of Civil Aviation said that the suspension of international flights was extended till April 30. However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.
Mar 23, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Nagpur District reports 3,095 new cases, 33 deaths
Maharashtra's Nagpur District recorded 3,095 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally to 1,99,771. The death toll after 33 fresh fatalities stands at 4697.
Mar 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Kerala reports 1,239 new cases, 12 deaths
Kerala reported 1,239 fresh coronavirus infections and 1,766 recoveries. The death toll after 12 new fatalities stands at 4,507.
Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Monitoring Covid situation in state: Goa CM
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the state government was monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the state as the cases have increased.
Mar 23, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 492 new cases, two deaths
Andhra Pradesh reported 492 fresh coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,94,536. The death toll after two fresh fatalities stands at 7,193.
Mar 23, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Karnartaka reports 2,010 new cases, five deaths
Karnataka reported 2,010 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 9,73,657. The death toll after five fresh fatalities stands at 12,449.
Mar 23, 2021 05:37 PM IST
Home Secy asks states/UTs to take Covid appropriate measures
Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked the chief secretaries of all states and UTs to take all necessary measures to promote Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in workplaces & in public, especially in crowded places.
Mar 23, 2021 05:19 PM IST
MHA asks states, UTs to achieve 70% or more testing rate
The Ministry of Home Affairs urged states and UTs, where the proportion of RT-PCR tests were less to rapidly increase it and reach the prescribed level of 70% or more. The new positive cases, detected as a result of intensive testing, would be isolated or quarantined at earliest and provided timely treatment.
Mar 23, 2021 05:07 PM IST
MHA issues guidelines for effective control of Covid-19
Keeping in view a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, which is being witnessed in some parts of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines mandating the State/ UT Governments to strictly enforce the Test- Track-Treat protocol in all parts of the country, ensure observance of Covid appropriate behaviour by everyone and scale up the vaccination drive, to cover all the target groups.
Mar 23, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Odisha reports 113 new cases, no deaths
Odisha reported 113 fresh coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 3,39,076. The death toll remained unchanged at 1,919.
Mar 23, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Maharashtra's Parbhani district to be under lockdown from March 24-31
Parbhani district in Maharashtra will remain under lockdown from March 24-31 due to surging coronavirus cases as per an offcial.
Mar 23, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Vaccine makers should license technology to overcome 'grotesque' inequity: WHO
More producers of Covid-19 vaccines should follow AstraZeneca’s lead and license technology to other manufacturers, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as he described continuing vaccine inequity as “grotesque”.
Mar 23, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Name of vaccine Russia's Vladimir Putin will take to be a secret
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it had deliberately decided it would not reveal the name of the Russian-made vaccine which President Vladimir Putin is due to take later on Tuesday.
Mar 23, 2021 03:51 PM IST
795 cases of UK, SA, Brazil variant in the country: Ministry
The Union Ministry of Health said that the total number of cases with UK, South Africa and Brazil variants of the Covid virus in the country as on date is 795.
Mar 23, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Second dose, particularly for Covishield, can be administered between 4th and 8th week
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the second vaccine dose could be administered between the 4th and 8th week, particularly for Covishield, as per advice by scientists & world scientist bodies. He also urged people over the age of 45 to get vaccinated from April 1.
Mar 23, 2021 03:09 PM IST
All above the age of 45 to be vaccinated against Covid-19 from April 1, says Javadekar
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that all above the age of 45 would be vaccinated against Covid-19 from April 1.
Mar 23, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Over 80% of Punjab Covid samples show UK variant
81% of the 401 Covid-19 samples from Punjab shows the UK variant. Chief minister Amarinder Singh urged the Centre to widen tvaccine ambit.
Mar 23, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Russia records less than 9,000 Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours
Russia's single-day coronavirus increase fell to the lowest level since September 29, as 8,457 new cases were confirmed, down from 9,284 the day before, the coronavirus response center said on Tuesday. "Over the past day, 8,457 coronavirus cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 945 cases (11,2 percent) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the cumulative case count has now reached 4,474,610, with the rate of increase at 0.19 percent.
Mar 23, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Czech Republic's Covid-19 death toll rises past 25,000
The Czech Republic said on Tuesday the total number of deaths connected to Covid-19 had passed the 25,000 mark. The country of 10.7 million has one of world's highest per capita death tolls according to the Our World in Data website. It said the overall figure had risen to 25,055.
Mar 23, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Denmark to ease Covid-19 curbs, let hairdressers reopen from April 6
Denmark's government said on Tuesday it would further ease Covid-19 curbs by letting hairdressers, spas and other services reopen from April 6. More students would also resume classes from next month under the plan agreed with parliament.
Mar 23, 2021 12:32 PM IST
First vaccines arrive in Covid-hit Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines Tuesday as the country raced to quell a Covid-19 surge overwhelming its fragile health system. An initial shipment of 8,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine was flown in from neighbouring Australia, earmarked to protect badly hit frontline hospital staff. Prime Minister James Marape greeted the grey air force C-17 bearing the vaccine, three mobile storage facilities and a small team of Australian public health specialists at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby.
Mar 23, 2021 11:45 AM IST
Covid-19 surge continues in Telangana, 412 new infections added
The daily coronavirus tally in Telangana crossed the 400 mark with 412 fresh additions, taking the total caseload to 3.03 lakh, a state government bulletin said on Tuesday. With three more deaths the toll rose to 1,674, it said, providing data as of 8 PM on March 22. As many as 3,151 patients were undergoing treatment.
Mar 23, 2021 11:17 AM IST
No new Covid-19 case in Arunachal for four days
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh Covid-19 case in the last four days, a health department official said on Tuesday. The northeastern state's caseload remained at 16,842, he said. One person was cured of the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries to 16,784, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 99.65 per cent.
Mar 23, 2021 07:51 AM IST
Germany reverses re-opening plans as Covid-19 infection rate rises
Germany is extending its lockdown until April 18 and calling on citizens to stay at home for five days over the Easter holidays to try to break a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said early on Tuesday.
In talks that ran deep into the night, Merkel pushed the leaders of Germany's 16 states to take a tougher stance to fight the pandemic, reversing plans for a gradual re-opening of the economy agreed earlier this month after a sharp rise in the infection rate.
Mar 23, 2021 07:31 AM IST
China reports 9 new Covid-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier
China reported nine new Covid-19 cases on March 22, up from seven cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement all the new cases were imported infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 14 from eight cases a day earlier.
Total confirmed Covid-19 cases in Mainland China now stand at 90,106. The death toll remains unchanged at 4,636.