Covid-19 Highlights: Jharkhand reports 5,041 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths

Updated on Apr 22, 2021 12:09 AM IST

India continues to battle its second wave of Covid-19. France sees high single-day surge in Covid-19 cases.

Delhi reports over 24,000 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. In picture - Health worker talking with a patient in a Covid-19 quarantine centre in New Delhi.
Delhi reports over 24,000 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. In picture - Health worker talking with a patient in a Covid-19 quarantine centre in New Delhi.(AP)
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India continues to fight against the spread of Covid-19 as several regions continue to report high caseloads. Capital city Delhi, financial hub Mumbai and several other cities have implemented lockdown-like measures in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people to remain vigilant in the wake of the second wave and asked state governments to use lockdown as a last resort when it comes to controlling Covid-19 cases. Hospitals in several states of India which are experiencing high caseloads saw shortages of medical oxygen along with ICU beds. India on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day death toll since the onset of the pandemic.

Brazil which has struggled to contain the spread of coronavirus will buy another 100 million doses of Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccines. Wartorn Yemen decided to begin a vaccination drive in government controlled areas. Italy approved Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine for people over the age of 60 years.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:47 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh reports 14,519 fresh Covid-19 cases

    Chhattisgarh reports 14,519 fresh Covid-19 cases, 15,940 discharges, and 183 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases: 1,22,751

    Death toll: 6,467

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:33 PM IST

    Jharkhand reports 5,041 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths

    Jharkhand reported 5,041 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths and 2331 discharges on April 20

    Total cases: 1,77,356

    Total recoveries: 1,39,921

    Active cases: 35,826

    Death toll: 1,609

  • Apr 21, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    Delhi reports over 24,000 new Covid-19 cases, 249 deaths in last 24 hours

    Delhi logs 24,638 new Covid-19 cases and 249 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the capital city's tally to 930,179 cases and 12,887 deaths, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    Maharashtra government announces complete lockdown, SOPs issued

    Maharashtra government imposes complete lockdown in state after surge in Covid-19 cases and SOPs have been issued.

    Travel by public or private transport allowed only for essential services, medical reasons or vaccination. Maximum attendance at weddings capped at 25 people. Government and private offices allowed to function at 15 per cent attendance. Only those private offices in the essential services or exempted categories.

  • Apr 21, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Punjab reports 4,970 new Covid-19 cases, 69 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 4,970 new Covid-19 cases and 69 deaths in the last 24 hours, Punjab's cases tally reached 314,269 and death toll climbed to 8,114, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Maharashtra records highest ever 568 Covid-19 fatalities, daily tally further rises to 67,468

    With 67,468 new Covid-19 cases and 568 deaths, Maharashtra's cases tally 4,027,827 and death toll climbed to 61,911.

    As many as 272,744 tests were conducted on the day and so far 24,614,480 tests have been conducted.

  • Apr 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tests positive for Covid-19

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tested positive for Covid-19 and decided to campaign through virtual platform for the remaining phases of West Bengal Assembly election.

  • Apr 21, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tests positive for Covid-19

    Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor tests positive for Covid-19.

  • Apr 21, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Kerala CM says states already burdened by Covid-19, asks centre to provide vaccines for free

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the states have already been financially burdened because of the Covid-19 pandemic and asked for the Centre to provide free vaccines, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Delhi CM thanks centre for increasing oxygen quota

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked the central government for increasing the city's oxygen quota.

  • Apr 21, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 7,684 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths in last 24 hours

    Mumbai reported 7,684 new Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths in last 24 hours. Cases tally reached 601,590 and death toll reached 12,501, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Karnataka reports over 23,000 new Covid-19 cases, 116 deaths

    Karnataka reported 23,558 new Covid-19 cases and 116 deaths taking the cases tally to 1,222,202 and death toll to 13,762.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh logs 9,716 new Covid-19 cases and 38 deaths in last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh reported 9,716 new Covid-19 cases as the tally reached 986,703. Also, 38 new deaths pushed the death toll to 7,510, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Nagpur reports 7,229 new Covid-19 cases, 98 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 7,229 new Covid-19 cases and 98 deaths in the last 24 hours, Nagpur's cases tally reached 343,589 and death toll climbed to 6,575, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    Uttarakhand reports 4,807 new Covid-19 cases, 34 deaths in last 24 hours

    Uttarakhand reported 4,807 and 34 fatalities in the last 24 hours as the cases tally reached 134,012, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Night curfew between 10pm and 6am imposed in Goa

    Goa government imposes night curfew between 10pm and 6am with casinos, restaurants and bars, cinema halls allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Not more than 4 per 10,000 people get re-infected with Covid-19 after taking vaccine dose

    The Union health ministry said that the breakthrough infection rate after vaccination for Covid-19 in India remained low for both the vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - approved in India.

  • Apr 21, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Tripura government imposes 10pm to 5am night curfew in Agartala municipal corporation area

    Tripura government imposes 10pm to 5am night curfew in Agartala municipal corporation starting April 22 for an indefinite period, reports PTI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh government to bear cost of Covid-19 vaccination in state, asks centre to ensure supplies

    Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that his government would bear the cost of the Covid-19 vaccination for people in the state and asked the centre to ensure availability of supplies, reports ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Tope asks doctors to use Remdesivir wisely

    Maharashtra health minister Tope while assuring that the state has enough stock of Remdesivir advised doctors to use the drug wisely.

  • Apr 21, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Haryana minister says Delhi govt looting its oxygen quota

    Haryana health minister Anil Vij said that Haryana will fulfil its own needs and then look towards addressing Delhi's needs. He alleges Delhi government is looting oxygen allotted for the state.

  • Apr 21, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    Aurangabad sees 1,337 new cases and 37 deaths

    Maharashtra's Auranagabad district reported 1,337 fresh Covid-19 cases pushing the state's tally to 111,830. The death toll in the district is 2,217.

  • Apr 21, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Covishield to cost 400 at govt hospitals

    SII said that Covishield will cost 400 per dose in govt hospitals and 600 per dose in private hospitals. The Pune-based pharmaceutical company in a release

  • Apr 21, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Japanese PM calls off India visit

    Yoshihide Suga called off his visit due to Covid-19 resurgence in Japan, people familiar with the development told news agency ANI.

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Hero Motocorps halts production temporarily

    Hero MotoCorp has halted production at all its plants temporarily due to surge in Covid-19 cases.

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Singapore to check entry of Indians

    Singapore as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 mutant variants will grant fewer entry approvals from India. Read more here.

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Former Indian captain MS Dhoni's parents test positive for Covid-19

    Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni's parents tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Apr 21, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Oxygen cylinders stolen in Madhya Pradesh

    Miscreants in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh stole oxygen cylinders from a truck, news agency ANI reported.

  • Apr 21, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    India records 2,023 deaths in last 24 hours

    India March 21 Covid-19 data (MoHFW)
    India March 21 Covid-19 data (MoHFW)

    India recorded 295,041 fresh cases in the last 24 hours and reported a record-high death toll of 2023 fresh fatalities.

  • Apr 21, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi targets UP govt over rise in cases, tests

    Priyanka Gandhi in an interview to ANI targeted the government in Uttar Pradesh and said that the government should not have depended on antigen tests. She said the govt in UP failed to give importance to people's lives. Read more here.

  • Apr 21, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    Apex court adjourns regular hearing matters on Thursday

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that due to Covid-19 lists of miscellaneous matters and regular hearing matters will be adjourned.

  • Apr 21, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    Delhi Police ensure strict enforcement of Covid lockdown

    Delhi Police officials were seen strictly enforcing curfew restrictions as they checked cars and people's IDs.

  • Apr 21, 2021 07:28 AM IST

    Valley officials gear up to battle Covid-19 second wave

    Officials in Jammu and Kashmir expressed concern as the Union Territory recorded a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in the second wave. Financial commissioner of health and medical education of Jammu and Kashmir Atal Duloo said that the administration has set up three Cobas Machines to speed up the testing process.

  • Apr 21, 2021 06:36 AM IST

    Pune's medical services report increase in Covid-19 related calls

    A control room manager from Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services says that they receive 9,000-10,000 calls per day but the number of Covid-19 related calls have increased lately. Pune remains one of the worst-affected districts.


World wrestling body issues statement on protests by Indian wrestlers. Full text

Published on May 30, 2023 10:34 PM IST

The wrestlers had been protesting at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar since April 23, demanding action against WFI chief Brij Bhushan.

Olympic medalist wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik and others, who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and are demanding his arrest, reach Haridwar to immerse their all medals including Olympic medals in the Ganga river as a mark of protest, on Tuesday. (ANI)

Odisha tribal who topped exam in district works as labourer to fund studies

Updated on May 30, 2023 10:03 PM IST

Karama Muduli said she could not afford new notebooks and would write on them with pencils, erase what she wrote when it was finished so that she could use the notebook all over again

Karama Muduli is from the Bonda tribe, which is known for its secluded lifestyle and is counted among Odisha’s particularly vulnerable tribal groups (File Photo)
ByDebabrata Mohanty

World wrestling body condemns 'treatment and detention' of wrestlers

Published on May 30, 2023 09:42 PM IST

International wrestling body condemns detention of wrestlers, says ‘events of these last days are more worrying’

Protesting wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat at Har ki Pauri ghat, in Haridwar, Tuesday, May 30, 2023.(PTI)

Five key numbers in the RBI Annual Report

Updated on May 30, 2023 10:12 PM IST

RBI's annual report shows a 47% increase in its total income, which led to a higher dividend payment to the Centre and an increase in contingency requirements

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, April 6, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo (REUTERS)
By, New Delhi

Sanjay Raut's ‘commissioner to constable’ barb at Fadnavis: ‘Look at his face’

Published on May 30, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Saamna editorial earlier claimed that Fadnavis has become the "driver" of CM Shinde, alluding that all powers of the state government lie with the BJP leader,

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut.(ANI)

What is Foucault’s Pendulum installed in new Parliament buidling? Explained

Published on May 30, 2023 09:12 PM IST

Foucault’s Pendulum is the largest of its kind in India, standing at a towering height of 22 meters and weighing a substantial 36 kilograms.

Foucault’s Pendulum has been placed in the new Parliament building's Constitutional Hall.(Twitter/@ncsmgoi)

Daily brief: IMD predicts rain in northwest India for next 4 days

Updated on May 30, 2023 09:09 PM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

People walk on a road amid rains, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 30, 2023.(PTI)

NCERT removes contentious ‘Khalistan’ reference from Class 12 textbook

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:56 PM IST

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had alleged that the NCERT text had misinterpreted the 1973 Anandpur Sahib resolution as a separatist move

NCRT said that the decision to drop the contentious content was taken as per the recommendation of an expert committee, which had examined the matter. (Representative Image)

How India is regulating the breeding of exotic species

Updated on May 30, 2023 09:38 PM IST

An explainer of the amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2022, that regulates how exotic species of animals, plants are imported and exported

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2022 will amend rules around how exotic animals including the Red Panda are bred, imported and exported(WWF India)
ByJayashree Nandi

India extends $1-bn credit facility for Sri Lanka by one year

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:43 PM IST

India provided economic aid worth almost $4 billion, including lines of credit to purchase food, fuel and medicines, currency support and deferred payment of loans, to Sri Lanka last year

The credit facility was extended through the State Bank of India (SBI) in response to a specific request from the Sri Lankan government (Twitter/ShehanSema)

In surprise move, India decides to host SCO Summit in virtual format on July 4

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:28 PM IST

The decision not to hold the SCO Summit in person but in the virtual format was not taken due to any reasons connected to the schedules of leaders of SCO member states

The external affairs ministry decision comes weeks after external affairs minister S Jaishankar hosted the SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Goa on May 5 (PTI)

Mamata slams Amit Shah over delay in visiting violence-hit Manipur

Published on May 30, 2023 08:02 PM IST

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit out at Union home minister Amit Shah over his “delayed” visit to the violence-hit Manipur.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)

Rainfall to continue in northwest India for next four days: IMD

Published on May 30, 2023 07:15 PM IST

India's monsoon rains advanced into some more parts of the southwest Bay of Bengal after stalling for the past 11 days at a far-flung island.

A pedestrian crosses a busy road amid heavy rainfall, in Gurugram.(ANI)

Delhi Police won't allow wrestlers to protest at India Gate: Report

Updated on May 30, 2023 08:17 PM IST

According to the officials, India Gate is a “national monument” and “not a site for demonstrations”.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sangeeta Phogat along with supporters protesting against the alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers by WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.(ANI)

Chhattisgarh official who drained 4.1 mn litres water to find phone gets 53,000 bill

Updated on May 30, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Chhattisgarh inspector Rajesh Kumar Vishwas drained out water from the tank that stores overflowing water without permission from the competent authority

Chhattisgarh food inspector Rajesh Kumar Vishwas said earlier that his phone slipped from his hands as he preened for a selfie, and fell into the tank that stores overflowing watee (File Photo)
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals