A healthcare worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccines, provided through the Covax initiative, at the Barrio Obrero Public Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay,
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccines, provided through the Covax initiative, at the Barrio Obrero Public Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay,(Bloomberg)

LIVE | Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 tally highest so far with 40,414 cases; death toll at 54,181

  • The United States added almost 79,000 Covid-19 cases in a day while evidence emerged that the virus is now infecting the younger generation.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 10:28 PM IST

The number of cases surpassed 126.5 million globally as the Covid-19 virus continued to surface, according to a report by Bloomberg. The death toll exceeded 2.7 million.

The United States added almost 79,000 Covid-19 cases in a day while evidence emerged that the virus is now infecting the younger generation. According to the Bloomberg report, some states in the US are reporting a surge in cases among people under 30 years of age. The shift, as US cases accelerate again, will test the nationwide strategy of vaccinating the elderly and most vulnerable first.

Brazil, the second country to have the highest death toll, added more than 3,000 Covid-19 deaths for the second consecutive day. With cases pointing up again since mid-February, many parts of the world are back to dealing with the economic fallout and public fatigue of restrictions while scaling up vaccinations.

In India, the number of daily cases hovered around 60,000, prompting authorities to rush for preventive measures. The tally has surpassed 11.9 million-mark while the death toll is at 161,240.

Follow all the updates here:

  • MAR 28, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    Indian army donates 1 lakh Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal army

    Indian army on Sunday donated 1 lakh doses of India manufactured Covid-19 vaccines to its Nepalese counterpart, reported news agency PTI.

  • MAR 28, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 40,414 fresh Covid-19 cases, death toll at 54,181

    Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,414 new cases of Covid-19, it's highest one day spike so far. The number of total cases now stands at 27,13,875. 108 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll currently stands at 54,181

  • MAR 28, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Punjab records 2963 new cases of Covid-19, 69 deaths

  • MAR 28, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Delhi reports 1881 new cases of Covid-19, 9 deaths

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  • MAR 28, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Nagpur reports 3,970 new Covid-19 cases, 58 deaths

    Nagpur on Sunday recorded 3970 new cases of Covid-19, taking its total number of cases to 2,18,820. 58 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the current death toll stands at 4,931, reported ANI.

  • MAR 28, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Maharashtra CM instructs officials to be prepared to impose lockdown like restrictions

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray instructed senior health officials and Covid task force to prepare for lockdown if people continue to flout Covid-19 preventative norms.

  • MAR 28, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Pope says 'devil is taking advantage of the pandemic' during Palm Sunday service

    Pope Francis while leading a Palm Sunday service told an empty St.Peter's Basilica that "The Devil is taking advantage of the crisis to sow distrust, desperation and discord,", reported Reuters.

  • MAR 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Sunil Chhetri recovers from Covid-19

    Captain of the Indian football team, Sunil Chhetri, has fully recovered from Covid-19, the player said so in a tweet. He urged people to be safe and follow Covid appropriate behaviour.

  • MAR 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Covid-19 screened increased in Uttarakhand

    Uttarakhand increased thermal screening for people entering the state from other states in view of the rising cases, news agency ANI reported.

  • MAR 28, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Night curfew in Maharashtra from today

    Night curfew in Maharashtra comes into effect from today. It was imposed in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases.

  • MAR 28, 2021 09:34 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 tally rise by 62,714

    India's Covid-19 tally rise by 62,714, pushing the total number to over 11.97 million cases. The death toll reached 161,552

  • MAR 28, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    In Barcelona, thousands gather for rock concert

    People wearing protective masks attend a concert of "Love of Lesbian" at the Palau Sant Jordi, the first massive concert since the beginning of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Barcelona, Spain, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (REUTERS)
    People wearing protective masks attend a concert of "Love of Lesbian" at the Palau Sant Jordi, the first massive concert since the beginning of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Barcelona, Spain, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (REUTERS)

    Donning face masks, 8,000 people in Barcelona gathered to attend a rock concert. Fans were screened for Covid-19 a day before.

  • MAR 28, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    China reports 8 fresh cases of Covid-19

    China reported 8 new Covid-19 cases on March 27, compared with 12 new infections the previous day, the country's national health authority said on Sunday.

  • MAR 28, 2021 07:41 AM IST

    Australia's Queensland state coronavirus cluster grows to three

    Australia's Queensland state reported one new coronavirus case on Sunday linked to the highly contagious B117 UK mutant strain, but officials said a wider lockdown was not yet needed yet.

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