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

Updated on Mar 28, 2021 10:28 PM IST

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,(Bloomberg)

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.

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  • Mar 28, 2021 05:48 PM IST

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

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  • Mar 28, 2021 04:52 PM IST

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

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  • Mar 28, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Sunil Chhetri recovers from Covid-19

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  • 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

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  • Mar 28, 2021 09:34 AM IST

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

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  • 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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