Covid-19 Highlights: Jharkhand reports 5,041 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths
India continues to battle its second wave of Covid-19. France sees high single-day surge in Covid-19 cases.
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.
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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 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.