Coronavirus news LIVE updates: India saw a record single-day rise of 3,60,960 coronavirus cases, which pushed the total tally to 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 1,48,17,371, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.12 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
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12,444 new positive cases, 95 deaths and 7,618 recoveries recorded in Haryana today; case tally reaches 4,60,198.
Reports of Co-WIN crash are incorrect, over 80 lakh registered on the platform today: Govt
It is clarified that the media reports that the Co-WIN Digital Platform has crashed are incorrect and are without any basis. It continues to work smoothly. More than 80 lakh people registered themselves on the portal between 4-7 pm today: Government of India
More than 20 lakh vaccine doses given till 8 pm push Cumulative Vaccine Coverage to nearly 15 cr doses.
West Bengal reports 17,207 fresh COVID cases, 77 deaths
Bengal's COVID-19 tally jumps to 7,93,552 with record 17,207 fresh cases; highest single-day deaths of 77 patients push toll to 11,159: Health Dept.
6,472 fresh cases, 142 deaths and 5,272 discharges recorded in Punjab today
Maharashtra reports 63,301 news cases, 985 deaths
MAHARASHTRA #COVIDー19 UPDATE:
New Cases:63,301 Vs 66,358 Yesterday
Recovery Rate: 83.21%
985 Vs 895 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.5%
Positivity Rate Flat At 16.8%
Mumbai | Due to insufficient vaccine stock, 40 private vaccination centers will be closed on April 29, while the remaining 33 private vaccination centers will also be limited for the second dose only with limited stock: Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation
79,65,720 registrations for COVID vaccines on Co-WIN today: RS Sharma
Kerala to purchase 1 crore COVID vaccine doses from open market
HC slams Centre over lack of oxygen in Delhi
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the central government for lack of oxygen in Delhi; asked the Centre how it will overcome oxygen shortage without delivering the allocated amount. The HC said that ample chances had been given to the central government, but it was not happy with the lack of urgency displayed by the government. Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi government said the state government had been allocated 490 MT of oxygen but not all of it has reached Delhi; the amount has not even touched 400 MT for now.
On the basis of the estimation and taking into account the standard for calculation, and bed capacity of hospitals, the GNCTD has made the allocation of medical oxygen to hospitals in Delhi, Mehra told the court.
Gujarat reports 14,120 new COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths
Kejriwal discusses plan to increase oxygen beds in Delhi
Kejriwal convened a meeting with the officials, discussed the plan to increase oxygen beds in the coming days, and strengthen home isolation system in Delhi.
Mumbai reports 4,966 new COVID cases, 78 deaths
Mumbai #COVID Update: (Till 6 pm)
Total Daily Tests: 39.1k Vs 30.4k
Today’s New Cases: 4,966 Vs 4,014 Cases Yesterday
Positivity Rate: 12.7 Vs 13.2
Discharged (24 hrs): 5,300 Vs 8,240
Total Deaths- 78 Vs 59 Yesterday
Overall Recovery Rate - 87%
Doubling Rate - 74 68 Days Yesterday
Tokyo 2020 organisers announce tougher COVID countermeasures
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday announced tougher coronavirus countermeasures such as daily testing of athletes to try to reassure an increasingly sceptical Japanese public already facing a resurgence of COVID19.
Karnataka records 39,047 fresh COVID-19 cases, 229 deaths
COVID surge in Bihar: shops, commercial establishments to close at 4 pm; night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am
Amid surging coronavirus cases, the Bihar government on Wednesday ordered that shops/commercial establishments will close at 4 pm daily while the timing of the night curfew will now be from 6 pm to 6 am. Presently, the timing for shops/commercial establishments functioning was till 6 pm and night curfew was in force from 9 pm to 5 am.
Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla to get Y category security
Police arrested 2 persons for preparing fake COVID-19 negative reports in Jaipur
Maharashtra: Cabinet approved Rs 6,500 crore for Phase III vaccination, says Tope
Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra health minister, on Wednesday, said state Cabinet has approved expenditure of Rs 6,500 crore for Phase III vaccination.
Plan to complete Phase III vaccination in 6 mths
Phase III vaccination will require 12 cr doses, State has capacity to give 2 cr vaccines/mth
There will be separate vaccination centers for 18 to 44 year olds
Currently experiencing a shortage of Covaxin vaccine
Bharat Biotech has said that it can supply 20 lk vaccines/month in July & August
Serum has orally assured that it can supply 1 cr doses/mth of Covishield
Maharashtra CM has also discussed possibility of getting Sputnik vaccine
Vaccines fm Zydus Cadilla & J&J could be supplied b/w Aug & Sep
PM Modi speaks to Putin, discusses COVID situation
Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari has called for drafting retired medical professionals from the armed forces in the management of COVID in the state.
Tokyo athletes to get daily COVID tests, spectator decision by June
Olympic athletes will be given daily tests for the coronavirus during their time in Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Games, organisers said on Wednesday, introducing a number of tighter countermeasures to show the event was still on track.
SII cuts Covishield price for states by 25% to Rs 300 a dose: Adar Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla to CNBC-TV18: “Have taken a philanthropic decision to reduce the price of Covishield for states by 25 percent to Rs 300 a dose effective immediately. Doing so in the interest of saving states funds.”