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Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi reports 24,235 new cases, 395 deaths

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Coronavirus news LIVE updates: India's COVID-19 tally continues to rise as over 3.70 lakh new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. India has reported 3,79,257 new coronavirus cases, the world's highest-ever rise in a single day, taking the total number of cases to 1,83,76,524, according to Union Health Ministry. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 30,84,814 comprising 16.79 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.10 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,50, 86,878. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.11 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi reports 24,235 new cases, 395 deaths
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
     
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  • Maharashtra CMO: All districts should immediately set up oxygen projects & ensure that stocks of essential medicines are maintained. Though the number of patients has stabilized to some extent, now we have to be very careful & plan for next third wave, said CM. 

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  • Manipur reports 314 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths
    Manipur logged 314 fresh COVID19   cases on Thursday, the highest singleday spike this year, pushing the coronavirus tally to 31,315, an official said. Five new fatalities pushed the COVID19 death toll in the state to 400, the official said. The deaths were reported from Imphal East district (3), Imphal West (1) and Bishnupur district (1).
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  • Cognizant to contribute $1.5 million towards fight against COVID-19 in India
    IT services major Cognizant on Thursday said it is providing USD 1.5 million (about Rs 10 crore) towards operationalising efforts in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic in the country.  Cognizant, which has about two lakh employees in India, is also providing an additional USD 2 million (about Rs 15 crore) in emergency funding to UNICEF in India to help address acute shortages in oxygen and deploying medical and testing supplies.
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  • Odisha police crackdown on COVID norms violators: 1,71,568 fined in April
    The Odisha police have caught   over 1.71 lakh people for not wearing face masks or violating social distancing norms in the current month of April and collected more than Rs 5.6 crore penalty from them, Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay said Thursday.    During the period, the DGP said, the police also registered 72 cases, arrested 418 persons and sealed 350 shops/ institutions/markets on charge of COVID guideline violation.

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  • Punjab, Gujarat, Andhra, others raise COVID vaccine shortage; May miss launch date for inoculation of 18+
    With less than 48 hours to go for thethird phase of COVID19 vaccination drive for all adults in the country, several states, including Punjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday said they do not have sufficient doses of vaccine for the inoculation of those in the 1844 age group, and indicated that they may miss the May 1 launch date of the drive. The Health Minister of Delhi, one of the worst COVIDhit cities in the country, said the city "does not have vaccines" for the third phase and purchase orders have been placed with the manufacturers. Later, officials said Delhi will procure 67 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute and the first tranche of three lakh doses will be delivered by May 3, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarhare among the states which have already raised the issue of vaccine shortage even for the ongoing inoculation drive for those above 45 years of age.
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  • Manish Sisodia: Anyone in need can walk into designated places and have meals at 194  centers across Delhi.

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  • Delhi reports 24,235 new cases, 395 deaths

    Delhi reports 395 deaths, 24,235 COVID19 cases and 25,615 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases 97,977.

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  • Chaos outside new COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad
    Chaos prevailed outside a   newlyinaugurated 900bed COVID19 hospital in Ahmedabad as people flocked there in large numbers since early morning on Thursday with a hope to secure admission for their ailing family members and relatives. People unable to get beds for their relatives suffering from coronavirus were disappointed, while an auto rickshaw driver rammed his vehicle into barricades put up near the hospital in a desperate attempt to enter the premises.
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  • Nagaland reports 181 new COVID-19 cases
    Nagaland's COVID19 tally rose to 13,750 as 181 more people tested positive for the infection on Thursday, a health department official said. The new cases were reported from Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Kiphire, Mon, Phek and Zunheboto districts.
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  • TMC links COVID surge with 8-phase polls sensing defeat: Dilip Ghosh
    The BJP's West Bengal president   Dilip Ghosh on Thursday claimed that the Trinamool Congress is linking the spike in COVID19 cases with the eightphase assembly election in the state as the ruling party has sensed imminent defeat.        West Bengal is in the eighth spot among the 10 worst coronavirus affected states and none of the other nine experienced polls, he said.
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  • Pakistan to get 15.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine next two months, says health minister

    Pakistan has purchased 13 million doses of COVID19 vaccine from three Chinese companies, its health minister told Reuters on Thursday.

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  •  Assam records 3,079 fresh cases, 26 deaths

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  • Haryana reports 13,947 fresh cases, 97 deaths

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  • Punjab reports 6,812 new cases, 138 deaths

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  • Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court directs the filing of chargesheet against those found involved in black marketing of Remdisivir injection.

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  • Two COVID-infected Tihar inmates die at East Delhi hospital
    Two coronavirus positive inmates, including a 41yearold woman, of the Tihar jail died at a hospital in east Delhi on Thursday, officials said.  The deceased were identified as Kamaljeet (75) and Kehkashan, they said.
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  • Sukhbir Badal, activists of SAD youth wing booked for flouting COVID guidelines
    SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal along with several other activists of the party's youth wing have been booked for allegedly flouting COVID19 guidelines by holding a gathering at Punjab's Muktsar district, police said on Thursday.  Several activists of the Students Organization of India, a youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday had held a gathering at the residence of Badal in Muktsar.
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  • Pune police arrests 9 persons for organising a party at farm house 

    Maharashtra | Pune City Police have arrested 9 persons for organizing a party at a farm house located in Kudje village of Pune dist. Case has been registered with Uttamnagar police station of Pune city under relevant sections of IPC and Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act

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  • U'khand: 2 seers suffering from COVID-19 die at AIIMS-Rishikesh
    Two seers, who were suffering from COVID19, have died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here in Uttarakhand.  Manish Bharti (50) and Lakhan Giri (94) succumbed on Wednesday, the office of the AIIMS medical superintendent said on Thursday.
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  • Madhya Pradesh CM: Placed orders for purchase Covishield & Covaxin vaccines but manufacturers said they won't be able to deliver vaccine doses by May 1. 

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  • Sputnik vaccine to reach India in a few days; could be priced at around $10: Russian Envoy
    Russian Envoy to India Nikolay Kudashev said on April 29 that the first batches of Sputnik V vaccine will reach India soon. Kudashev added that the pricing for the vaccine will be flexible and will…
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi reports 24,235 new cases, 395 deaths
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  • JNUSU urges UGC to suspend all exams in view of COVID situation
    The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Thursday wrote to the University Grants Commission urging it to suspend all examinations in view of rising COVID19 cases.  In their letter to the commission's secretary, JNUSU councillors Amrit Raj and Anagh Pradeep also appealed to the body to issue fresh guidelines with respect to conduct of examinations.
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  • Manipur | COVID19 restrictions imposed in whole Greater Imphal for the next 7 days; grocery and milk shops to open only from 6am to 10am

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  • BMC: Vaccination in Mumbai closed for 3 days from tomorrow due to shortage of vaccines
    Vaccination in Mumbai closed for three days from tomorrow due to lack of adequate vaccines. Planned vaccination of citizens aged 18 years and above is also likely to start late: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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  • Maharashtra reports 66,159 new cases, 771 deaths 

    66,159 new cases, 771 deaths reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours; active cases 6,70,301

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  • Mumbai reports 4,192 new cases, 82 deaths

    MUMBAI #COVID19 UPDATE TILL 6 PM

    Daily Tests: 38.8k Vs 39.1k

    🏻New Cases: 4,192 Vs 4,966 Cases
    🏻Positivity Rate: 10.8 Vs 12.7 

    🏻Discharged: 5,650 Vs 5,300

    🏻Total Deaths- 82 Vs 78 Yesterday
    🏻Overall Recovery Rate: 88%

    🏻Doubling Rate:79 Vs 74 Days

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  • IRDAI asks insurers to ensure expeditious settlement of COVID-19 claims
     
    Regulator IRDAI on Friday asked insurers to ensure expeditious settlement of claims on cashless basis amidst reports of certain hospitals insisting on cash payments from policyholders for the treatment of Covid19.  Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has also requested all the hospitals not to differentiate the patients in terms of admission or treatment.
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  • AYUSH-64 drug useful in treating mild to moderate COVID-19 cases, says AYUSH ministry
     
    AYUSH64, a drug developed for curing malaria in 1980, can be useful for the treatment of asymptomatic, mild and moderate COVID19 infection cases, the Ministry of AYUSH said on Thursday.  Addressing a virtual press conference, Arvind Chopra, director, Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, said the trial of the drug in this direction was conducted at three centres.
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  • Covaxin to be available to state governments at a price of Rs 400 per dose: Bharat Biotech

    Comparison chart: Covishield at Rs 300, Covaxin at Rs 400 for states.

    THE VACCINE RATE CARD
    Price/Dose   Covishield     Covaxin
    Centre           Rs 150         Rs 150
    State            Rs 300         Rs 400
    Private          Rs 600         Rs 1,200

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Coronavirus News Highlights: India's COVID-19 tally continues to rise as over 3.70 lakh new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. India has reported 3,79,257 new coronavirus cases, the world's highest-ever rise in a single day, taking the total number of cases to 1,83,76,524, according to Union Health Ministry.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 30,84,814 comprising 16.79 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.10 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,50, 86,878. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.11 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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