Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.
Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
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Covid-19 LIVE: Andhra Pradesh reports over 11,000 new cases in last 24 hours

With 352,991 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 2,812 fatalities, the country's cases tally reached 17,313,163 and the death toll climbed to 195,123 on Monday.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 11:04 PM IST

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

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  • APR 27, 2021 09:44 PM IST

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  • 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

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  • APR 27, 2021 04:17 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 03:43 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 02:18 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 02:15 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 01:45 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 01:34 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 12:54 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Arunachal Pradesh reports 168 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 17,775

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  • APR 27, 2021 12:26 PM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:56 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    US Embassy official says closely monitoring Covid-19 situation in India

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:30 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:26 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:23 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 11:11 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 10:30 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 10:28 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 10:26 AM IST

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  • APR 27, 2021 10:03 AM IST

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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