Covid-19 LIVE: Andhra Pradesh reports over 11,000 new cases in last 24 hours
India's Covid-19 crisis continued unabated as the country reported over 300,000 new infections of the disease for the sixth straight day on Tuesday. With 323,144 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 2,771 fatalities, the country's cases tally reached 17,636,307 while the death toll climbed to 197,894. The active caseload now stands at 2,882,204 and accounts for 16.34% of the overall cases.
Among the states, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected in terms of total recorded positive cases. The state witnessed a sharp fall in its daily new Covid-19 infection count on Monday with 48,700 new cases. The national capital New Delhi, too, saw a drop in its daily tally with over 20,000 new cases. However, 380 patients succumbed to the disease in the city within the previous 24 hours, a record spike in its daily new fatalities.
Meanwhile, many countries have pledged their support to India's efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier on Monday, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the situation in India "beyond heartbreaking" and said that the global body was providing critical equipment and supplies. Many other countries including the US, the UK, France, Australia and Germany have also assured to supply India with equipment and other to tide over the crisis.
The Union health ministry said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive has so far seen over 145 million doses of the vaccine being administered to the people till 8am on Tuesday.
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APR 27, 2021 11:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports over 11,000 new Covid-19 cases
Andhra Pradesh reported 11,434 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday. The new infections took the tally to over 10.54 lakh while 64 fatalities pushed the toll to 7,800, as per the state government data, reported PTI.
APR 27, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Assam registers 3,132 fresh Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths
APR 27, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Punjab reports 5,932 fresh Covid-19 cases, 100 deaths in last 24 hours
APR 27, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Karnataka logs 31,830 new Covid-19 cases
APR 27, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Mumbai logs 4,014 fresh Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths
APR 27, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Gujarat registers over 14,000 new Covid-19 cases, takes tally to 524,725
Gujarat reported 14,352 new Covid-19 cases, 170 deaths and 7,803 dicharges in the last 24 hours on Tuesday. The new cases took the tally to 524,725, reported ANI.
APR 27, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Chandigarh logs 837 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths
Chandigarh reported 837 fresh Covid-19 cases, 426 recoveries, and six deaths in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, reported ANI.
APR 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Rajasthan reports 16,089 new Covid-19 cases, 121 deaths
APR 27, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Nagpur reports 6,287 fresh Covid-19 infections
Nagpur reported 6287 fresh Covid-19 cases and 101 deaths in the last 24 hours on Tuesday.
APR 27, 2021 05:52 PM IST
With 9 deaths, Haryana's Ambala records highest single day fatalities
Ambala district in Haryana reported nine deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day deaths to date.
APR 27, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Delhi to import cryogenic tankers from Thailand, oxygen plants from France
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government will import 18 cryogenic tankers from Thailand and 21 ready-to-use oxygen plants from France as the national capital struggles with an acute shortage of life-saving gas, reported PTI.
APR 27, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India to help combat Covid
Bhutan has also come forward to help India in time of need as it said every day, 40 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the oxygen plant will be exported to Assam using cryogenic tankers, the Indian embassy there said, reported PTI.
APR 27, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Goa revises Covid-19 treatment protocol
Goa has revised its Covid-19 treatment protocol as it has decided to provide medicines to people with symptoms coming to the hospital, even before their test results come, said state health minister Vishwajit Rane, reported PTI.
APR 27, 2021 03:04 PM IST
45 people, including 42 students test positive for Covid-19 at residential school in Tangori
An FIR was registered against the director of a residential school in Tangori where 45 people, including 42 students, found positive for Covid-19. Positive patients sent to Covid Care Centre for isolation, others were being sent home, said Mohali district collector, reported ANI.
APR 27, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Puducherry logs 1,021 fresh Covid-19 cases
Puducherry on Tuesday recorded 1,021 new cases of coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 55,047, reported PTI.
APR 27, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Assam imposes 8pm to 5am night curfew from today until further orders
A night curfew between 8pm and 5am has been imposed in Assam with immediate effect and will stay until further orders, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Goa: 5,188 people booked for not wearing face masks, ₹10,37,600 collected as fine this year, says police
As many as 5,188 people have been booked for not wearing a mask in public places and ₹10,37,600 has been collected as fine this year, Calangute police said, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Russia reports over 8,000 new Covid-19 cases, 392 deaths
With 8,053 new Covid-19 cases and 392 deaths, Russia's cases tally reached 4,779,425 and death toll climbed to 108,980, reports Reuters.
APR 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi writes to UP CM Adityanath suggesting measures to deal with Covid-19
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath suggesting measures to deal with the coronavirus crisis in state.
APR 27, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Puducherry sees 1,021 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 55,000-mark
The Union territory of Puducherry logged 1,021 new Covid-19 cases and 13 new deaths, which took the UT's cases tally to 55,047 and the death toll to 771, reports PTI.
APR 27, 2021 12:54 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination phase 3 will start from May 1 depending on availability of vaccines: Odisha state official
Odisha Covid-19 vaccination in-charge Bijay Panigrahi said that the phase 3 of vaccinations in the state will begin on May 1 depending on the availability. He also said that the state government has written to the vaccine makers for supply, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh reports 168 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 17,775
Arunachal Pradesh reported 168 new Covid-19 cases which took the state's tally to 17,775, according to a health official, reports PTI.
APR 27, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Gujarat govt extends night curfew to many cities from April 28 to May 5
The Gujarat government has extended the night curfew in major cities to many other cities in the state, effective from April 28 to May 5, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Delhi CM, health minister visit Ramlila Ground to inspect Covid care centre construction work
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain visited the Ramlila Ground to inspect the construction of a Covid care centre, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 11:44 AM IST
JP Nadda welcomes EC's decision to ban celebrations after poll results, directs party units to 'strictly adhere'
BJP leader JP Nadda welcomed the decision to ban all celebrations after the poll results and said that he has directed party units to "strictly adhere" to the ECI's decision.
APR 27, 2021 11:39 AM IST
US Embassy official says closely monitoring Covid-19 situation in India
US Embassy spokesperson said that the Covid-19 situation in India is being closely monitored and measures for the employees of the embassy are being taken, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 11:30 AM IST
Covid-19: 10 states contribute 77% to new fatalities
Of the new Covid-19 related fatalities in India, ten states accounted for 77.3 per cent, data from the Union health ministry showed.
APR 27, 2021 11:26 AM IST
10 states account for over 71% new Covid-19 cases in India
Ten states accounted for 71.68 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases in India, according to data shared by the Union health ministry.
APR 27, 2021 11:23 AM IST
Over 145 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered, says Centre
The Union health ministry said that more than 145 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far.
APR 27, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Dehradun administration issues new SOPs for admission to hospitals
Dehradun DM Ashish Srivastava issued new SOPs for admissions to Covid care center, Covid health centre and Covid hospitals, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah tests negative
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tests negative for Covid-19. "I’ve tested negative for COVID 18 days after first testing positive," he tweeted.
APR 27, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Australia bans passenger flights from India till May 15
Amid the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases, Australia banned the passenger flights from India until May 15, reports AFP.
APR 27, 2021 10:26 AM IST
EC bans victory processions on or after counting on May 2 as Covid-19 cases rise
The Election Commission banned the victory processions during or after the counting of votes on May 2 due to surging Covid-19 cases in the country.
APR 27, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Indian Railways says nearly 450 tons of Oxygen delivered
The Indian Railways has delivered nearly 450 tons of oxygen till today morning, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 10:06 AM IST
Telangana reports over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths on April 26
With 10,122 new Covid-19 cases and 52 deaths, Telangana's cases tally reached 411,905 and death toll climbed to 2,094, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Covid-19: Active caseload contributes 16.34% to total confirmed cases
Active caseload contributed 16.34 per cent to the total confirmed cases in India. Meanwhile, fatalities accounted for 1.12 per cent and recovered patients constitute 82.54 per cent.
APR 27, 2021 09:41 AM IST
India sees 323,144 new Covid-19 cases in lowest rise since April 22, fresh infections above 300,000 for sixth straight day
With 323,144 new Covid-19 cases and 2,771 deaths, India;s cases tally reached 17,636,307 cases and death toll climbed to 197,894, data from the health ministry showed.
APR 27, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Over 1.65 million samples tested on Monday, cumulative crosses 280 million-mark: ICMR
Data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) showed that 1,658,700 samples were tested on April 26 and so far 280,979,877 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in India.
APR 27, 2021 08:15 AM IST
Watch | 'Oxygen Express' from Jindal Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh, reach Delhi
'Oxygen Express' from Jindal Steel Plant in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, reached national capital Delhi, reports ANI.
APR 27, 2021 07:34 AM IST
'International cooperation at work': MEA hails arrival of medical supplies from UK
The ministry of external affairs confirmed the arrival of vital medical supplies from the United Kingdom including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators.
APR 27, 2021 07:09 AM IST
'Follow Covid appropriate behaviour to lower the risk of transmission': Health ministry
The Union health ministry tweeted a picture showing that the risk of Covid-19 transmission is the lowest when maintaining six feet distance and wearing face mask.
APR 27, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma says oxygen situation in Assam to remain stable for next 10 days
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the oxygen situation in the state would remain stable for the next 10 days and there should not be any panic, reports ANI.