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LIVE: 895 fresh cases push Haryana's Covid-19 tally to 281,588

Updated on Mar 23, 2021 11:06 PM IST

The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation in terms of cumulative caseload, followed by Brazil and India.

A woman walks past a wall mural depicting a frontline worker wearing a face mask, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A woman walks past a wall mural depicting a frontline worker wearing a face mask, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

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

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  • 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

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  • Mar 23, 2021 06:12 PM IST

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  • Mar 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Kerala reports 1,239 new cases, 12 deaths

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  • Mar 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST

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  • Mar 23, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh reports 492 new cases, two deaths

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  • Mar 23, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Karnartaka reports 2,010 new cases, five deaths

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    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.

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Israeli filmmaker and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid speaks during the closing of the 53rd IFFI, in Goa, Monday night (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
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Representational image.

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President Droupadi Murmu speaks at the convocation ceremony of the NIT Kurukshetra. (Screengrab/President of India Twitter video)
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Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and KC Venugopal a joint press conference in Jaipur.(HT photo)
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Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (ANI file)
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Nadav Lapid should apologise to community, say Kashmiri Pandits at Jammu protest

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Israeli filmmaker and IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid speaks during the closing of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in Goa, Monday night (PTI)
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The Supreme Court. (ANI)
The Supreme Court. (ANI)

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Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur addressing the 59th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly and Associated Meetings 2022 in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI/PIB)
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