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India on Friday reported 131,968 fresh coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections in a single day, which took the active cases tally to 979,608, according to the Union health ministry.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 12:25 AM IST

Breaching another record, India on Friday reported 131,968 fresh coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections in a single day, which took the active cases tally to 979,608, according to the Union health ministry. More than 9.43 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered till Friday, the ministry noted. Many states have appealed to the Centre for additional vaccine supply citing shortage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said states should observe a 'vaccine festival' between April 11-14 to inoculate the maximum number of eligible beneficiaries against Covid-19.

Over 133 million people have been affected by the coronavirus disease so far, as per the John Hopkins University Covid-19 trackers. Brazil, with the second-highest deaths from Covid-19, as per the tracker, reported a record of 4,249 fatalities in a single day. The situation in Brazil is on the edge with overwhelmed healthcare and vaccine shortage, reported Bloomberg. The vaccination drive in the US has picked up the pace. Over 175 million doses have been administered to date in the US and at this pace, another three months are estimated to cover 75 per cent of the population, reported Bloomberg.

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    Night curfew imposed in 9 Rajasthan cities amid surge Covid-19 surge

    Rajasthan government informed on Friday that night curfew has been imposed in nine cities including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota till April between 8pm to 6am. "In Udaipur, the night curfew will start from 6 pm to 6 am," the state government added.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:34 PM

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests positive for Covid-19

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and has been hospitalised in Nagpur, news agency PTI reported quoting sources.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:53 PM

    Mumbai: Eligible vaccine beneficiaries only allowed to travel to vaccination centre and back during lockdown, says BMC

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday informed that citizens, who are eligible to get vaccinated, are permitted to travel only to the vaccination centre and back during the Covid-19 lockdown.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:42 PM

    Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at Covid-19 hospital in Nagpur, 4 dead

    A fire broke out on Friday at a Covid-19 hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur, news agency ANI reported. "Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We cannot comment on their health condition now. The hospital has been evacuated," the agency quoted the police as saying. News agency PTI reported, citing a fire brigade official, that four persons are dead while several are injured in the fire.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:44 PM

    Chhattisgarh: Raipur district under Covid-19 lockdown till April 19

    The Raipur district in Chhattisgarh is under lockdown from 6pm on Friday (April 9) till 6am on April 19, in view of the rising number of coronavirus disease cases, reports ANI.


  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:36 PM

    Haryana reports 2,994 new Covid-19 cases

    Haryana has reported 2,994 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths, and 1,970 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this the number of active Covid-19 cases in Haryana has reached 18,142.


    The total infection tally in Haryana currently stands at 3,10,504, with 2,89,121 total recoveries. The Covid-19 death toll is currently at 3,241.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:32 PM

    9,78,71,045 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India till now

    A total of 9,78,71,045 vaccine doses have been administered in India till now, including 32,16,949 vaccine doses that were given today, the central government has informed.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:13 PM

    Night curfew from 10pm to 5am starting tomorrow in Dehradun municipal limits: U'khand govt

    The Uttarakhand state government has said that a night curfew between 10pm and 5am would be imposed in Dehradun municipal limits starting tomorrow, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:52 PM

    Maharashtra records another highest single-day spike with 58,993 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 3,288,540

    Maharashtra reports 58,993 new Covid-19 cases and 301 deaths taking the state's tally to 3,288,540 cases so far and 57,329 deaths.

    Also, 45,391 people recovered on the day and the overall recoveries reached 2,695,148 patients.

    Mumbai reported 9,202 new cases and 35 deaths which took the city's cases tally to 501,182 and death toll to 11,916.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:35 PM

    Delhi records over 8,500 new Covid-19 cases, 39 new deaths

    Delhi recorded 8,521 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the capital city's cases tally to 706,526 cases and the death toll climbed to 11,196, according to a bulletin from the health department.

    Active caseload currently stands at 26,631.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:32 PM

    Gujarat reports 4,541 new Covid-19 cases, 42 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 4,541 new Covid-19 cases and 42 deaths in the alst 24 hours, Gujarat's cases tally reached 337,015 cases, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:23 PM

    Punjab records highest ever single-day spike of 3,459 Covid-19 cases

    Punjab recorded 3,459 new Covid-19 cases in its highest ever single-day spike, according to a bulletin from the state government. With this, the case tally reached 266,494.

    Also 56 new deaths on the day, took the death toll to 7,390, data showed.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:17 PM

    Tamil Nadu logs close to 5,000 new Covid-19 cases, 23 deaths

    With 5,441 new Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths, Tamil Nadu's cases tally reached 920,827 cases and death toll climbed to 12,863, according to a bulletin from the state government.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:59 PM

    Mumbai reports 9,200 new Covid-19 cases, 35 related deaths; tally goes past 5 lakh cases

    Mumbai reported 9,200 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths today, taking the city's tally to 500,898 cases and the death toll climbed to 11,909. Active caseload currently stands at 90,333, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:46 PM

    Mumbai: BMC answers FAQs on what's open and what's not in the latest restrictions announced

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a list of FAQs about the latest restrictions announced in the city.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:33 PM

    Goa reports 428 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 61,239

    With 428 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, Goa's cases tally reached 61,239. Also 159 people recovered from the disease on the day, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:27 PM

    With close to 8,000 new cases, Karnataka reports highest single-day spike this year

    Karnataka reported 7,955 new Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day spike this year. The state also reported 46 related deaths, taking the death toll to 12,813, according to a bulletin from the state government.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:08 PM

    Uttarakhand reports 748 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

    Uttarakhand's Covid-19 tally reached 106,246 cases after the state reported 748 new cases. Active caseload stands at 5,384 cases, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:01 PM

    Kerala reports fresh spike of 5,063 new Covid-19 cases

    With a fresh spike of 5,063 new Covid-19 cases and 22 related deaths, Kerala's case tally reached 1,154,010 cases and the death toll climbed to 4,750, according to a bulletin from the state health department.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:49 PM

    Gurugram reports 703 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, tally reaches 68,193

    Gurugram in Haryana reported 703 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the case tally reached 68,193, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:30 PM

    2,000 fine for not wearing masks for first, second time, 5,000 for subsequent offences: Odisha government

    Odisha government has increased the penalty amount to 2,000 for not wearing a mask for the first and second times, while subsequent violations of the rule will attract a penalty of 5,000, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:21 PM

    Iran in talks with India for speeding up next consignment of Covid-19 vaccine

    Iranian embassy in India said that the country is in talks with India for the next consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, for which Iran has already paid, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 05:34 PM

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2,765 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh reported 2,765 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 918,597 cases and 7,279 deaths, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 05:21 PM

    CM Arvind Kejriwal announces closure of all schools in Delhi due to increasing Covid-19 cases

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, all schools in Delhi have been closed for all classes till further orders.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 05:16 PM

    Johnson & Johnson in discussion with India to start clinical study of Covid-19 vaccine

    Johnson & Johnson is in discussion with the government of India for starting the clinical study of their Janssen Covid-19 vaccine, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 05:12 PM

    Nagpur reports 6,489 new Covid-19 cases, 64 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 6,489 new Covid-19 cases and 64 related deaths in the last 24 hours, Nagpur's tally reached 266,224 and death toll climbed to 5,641, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:59 PM

    UP reports 9,587 new Covid-19 cases, 36 deaths: Official

    Uttar Pradesh reported 9,587 new Covid-19 cases and 36 more related deaths according to an official. With this, the case tally reached 663,991 and the death toll climbed to 9,039, reports PTI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:49 PM

    Puducherry imposes night curfew from April 10 due to increasing Covid-19 cases

    Due to increasing Covid-19 cases in Puducherry, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has imposed a night curfew from April 10, report PTI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:27 PM

    'Nepal-India continue cooperation to fight Covid-19': Nepal's foreign ministry

    Nepal's foreign ministry tweeted that cooperation with India in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic will continue.

    The ministry tweeted after the foreign ministers of the two countries held a tele-conversation.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:47 PM

    Odisha's Covid-19 vaccine in-charge says no shortage of vaccine

    Odisha's state Covid-19 vaccine in-charge said that Covaxin dose is being administered at the centres in Bhubaneswar and there is no shortage "as such." He also said that who comes first to the centre would be vaccinated first, reports ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:08 PM

    National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tests postive for Covid-19

    National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 disease. "Based on medical advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc.," he said.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 02:59 PM

    Gap between active cases, total recoveries increasing: Govt

    The gap between India's active caseload and the total recoveries so far has been increasing, according to data shared by the government.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 02:10 PM

    5 states account for over 73% of country's active cases

    Five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala cumulatively account for 73.24 per cent of India's total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 53.84 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 01:45 PM

    Russia reports 9,150 new Covid-19 cases

    Russia on Friday reported 9,150 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,421 in Moscow, taking the national infection tally to 4,623,984 since the pandemic began, reported Reuters.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 01:10 PM

    Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi on Covid-19 vaccination drive, asks to make it open for all

    Rahul Gandhi urges PM Modi to open Covid-19 vaccination for all age groups. The Congress leader in the letter said it would take years to inoculate 75% of population against the disease.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 01:05 PM

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands report 18 new Covid-19 cases

    The Covid-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,149 on Friday as 18 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reported PTI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:44 PM

    Arunachal Pradesh reports 12 new Covid-19 cases

    Arunachal Pradesh reported 12 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally to 16,873, a health official said, reported PTI

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:20 PM

    Chhattisgarh CM gets first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:49 AM

    Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital suspends non-Covid services amid rise in cases

    In view of the surge of Covid-19 patients, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi suspended all the non-Covid-19 services with immediate effect till further orders, reported ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:17 AM

    Over 94 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Health minister

    Today at 9 o'clock, the latest figures suggest that 9,43,34,262 doses have been given to people in India. In the last 24 hours, we've given 36,91,511 doses. Last week we even gave 43 Lakh doses one day, probably the highest given anywhere in the whole world, said Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:48 AM

    Odisha reports 1,282 new Covid-19 cases

    Odisha reported 1,282 new Covid-19, 228 recoveries and one death on April 8, reported ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:22 AM

    More than 1.3 million test done for Covid-19 on April 8: ICMR

    25,40,41,584 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 8th April 2021. Of these 13,64,205 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:50 AM

    India reports over 131,000 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 13 million

    India on Friday reported 131, 968 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, tally crossed 13 million, according to the Union health ministry.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:45 AM

    Australia to purchase 20 million additional doses of Pfizer Covid-19 shot

    Australia will purchase another 20 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, reported Reuters.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:22 AM

    South Korea imposes ban on clubs, bars amid fears of 4th Covid wave

    South Korea will reimpose a ban on nightclubs, karaoke bars and other nightly entertainment facilities, authorities said on Friday, after the number of new coronavirus cases surged, fanning fears over a potential fourth wave of outbreaks, reported Reuters.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:51 AM

    Australia: New South Wales temporarily suspends AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine use

    Australia's most populous state said on Friday it has temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine following updated advice from the federal government, reported Reuters.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:35 AM

    37 doctors of Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital test Covid-19 positive

    At least 37 doctors of Delhi's Sir Gangaram Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, as per the hospital sources on Thursday, reported ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:17 AM

    90 students of IIT Roorkee test Covid-19 positive

    A total of 90 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in the last few days, said IIT Roorkee media cell in-charge Sonika Srivastava on Thursday, reported ANI.

  • Fri, 09 Apr 2021 07:27 AM

    China reports 21 new Covid-19 cases

    China reported 21 new Covid-19 cases on April 8, down from 24 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Friday, reported Reuters.

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