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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.
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,

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....Read More

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.

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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 9:43 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 8:51 PM IST

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

Mar 28, 2021 8:02 PM IST

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

Mar 28, 2021 7:05 PM IST

Maharashtra govt issues new guidelines for 'Mission Begin Again'

Mar 28, 2021 6:26 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 5:48 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 4:52 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 3:33 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 2:19 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 9:34 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 9:12 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 7:43 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 7:41 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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