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Coronavirus News Highlights: UK variant behind current COVID-19 surge in Delhi, says NCDC chief

Coronavirus News Highlights: UK variant behind current COVID-19 surge in Delhi, says NCDC chief
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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India has administered more than 31 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, taking the total vaccine doses administered to over 13.5 crore. As many as eight states account for over 59 percent of the cumulative doses given so far in the country. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been holding a series of meetings, including one with chief ministers of states with a high burden of COVID-19 cases and to address the shortage in the supply of oxygen in the country

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Jadavpur University to remain close till May 3

Jadavpur University authorities on Saturday announced that the institution will remain closed till May 3 due to sudden spike of COVID19 cases in West Bengal. JU Registrar Snehamanju Basu told.

Apr 24, 2021 1:38 PM

Venkaiah Naidu lauds COVID warriors at local level on National Panchayati Raj Day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday lauded COVID warriors at the local level for working selflessly during the coronavirus pandemic. He said in a vast country like India, Panchayati Raj institutions are best placed to reach out to the needy and the poor in times of crisis like the present one.

Apr 24, 2021 1:38 PM
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.
Apr 23, 2021 10:42 PM
COVID-19 outbreak: Priyanka Gandhi asks Cong workers to help people
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday interacted with party district and city presidents in Uttar Pradesh and asked them to help people amid the coronavirus outbreak.  She also hit out at the BJPled state government for doing nothing concrete during the pandemic, party sources said.
Apr 23, 2021 10:31 PM
Haryana sees another record daily rise of 11,854 COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths
Haryana on Friday registered a record daily rise of 11,854 COVID19 cases and 60 fatalities that pushed the state's total tally to 4,02,843 and the death toll to 3,643, a health department bulletin said.  The state's previous record singleday rise of 9,742 COVID19 cases and 55 deaths was recorded on Thursday.
Apr 23, 2021 10:31 PM

COVID-19 concerns raised at St. Louis death penalty trial
Attorneys for a St. Louis man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her mom and his baby boy are asking the Missouri Supreme Court to delay his capital murder trial for two weeks after two potential jurors tested positive for COVID-19.

Apr 23, 2021 10:25 PM
ECI COVID restrictions must be implemented: Calcutta HC
The Calcutta High Court on   Friday directed the competent authorities to make the people of West Bengal abide by the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission of India on public behaviour regarding protective protocol for Covid19 in the state which has witnessed an alarming rise in infections.      Hearing PILs with regard to maintenance of Covid protocol during the ongoing assembly elections in the state in view of the recent surge in infections, the court directed the authorities to enforce masking, social distancing etc.
Apr 23, 2021 10:16 PM
Over 15k fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Rajasthan; infection tally reaches 4,83,273
Rajasthan recorded 15,398 fresh COVID19 cases and 64 deaths on Friday, taking the state's infection tally to 4,83,273 and the death toll to 3,453.  The number of active cases in the state increased to 1,17,294, according to an official report.
Apr 23, 2021 10:15 PM
Kejriwal's televised comments during COVID meet bid to gain cheap publicity: Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday attacked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for his decision to telecast his comments live during a CMs' meeting with PM Narendra Modi, saying the AAP leader tried to gain cheap publicity through it.  "This is 'abhadra' (indecent) and 'ghatia' (cheap) behaviour. We condemn it," he said in a tweet. PM Modi too had chided Kejriwal for "breaking protocol" and later Union government officials accused him of "playing politics". 
Apr 23, 2021 10:14 PM
UK variant behind current COVID-19 surge in Delhi: NCDC chief
The current wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi is being fuelled by the UK variant as its prevalence in genomes sequenced in the national capital nearly doubled to 50 per cent from the second to the last week of March, Sujeet Singh, director of the National Centre for Disease Control, said on Friday. According to the NCDC, 415 cases of the UK strain of coronavirus were found in genomes sequenced in Delhi, followed by 23 cases of the South African strain.
Apr 23, 2021 10:01 PM

Maharashtra reports 66,836 new cases, 773 deaths 

Maharashtra on Friday reported 66,836 new COVID cases and 773 deaths, according to the health update released by the state government. Case fatality rate in the state is at 1.52 percent and the recovery rate at 81.81 percent. Total 74,045 patients discharged today, and 34,04,792 COVID-19 discharged after full recovery until today.  Out of 2,51,73,596 laboratory samples, 41,61,676 have been tested positive (16.53%) for  COVID-19 until today.

Apr 23, 2021 9:13 PM
Mumbai sees 7,221 COVID-19 cases, 72 deaths, 9,541 recoveries
The COVID19 tally in Mumbai   increased by 7,221 on Friday to touch 6,16,221, while 72 deaths during the day took the toll to 12,648, an official said. The day also saw 9,541 people getting discharged, taking the recovery count to 5,20,684, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 81,538, BMC data revealed.
Apr 23, 2021 8:50 PM

Teachers upset as Delhi govt deputes them to monitor dead bodies

The Delhi government on Friday issued an order deputing six teachers at the GTB Hospital in the city for monitoring of dead bodies and ensuring that calls for hearse vans are disposed of timely. The order, which comes following a recent spike in deaths due to COVID19, has attracted the ire of the teachers' association, which said the task was not apt for someone holding the post of a teacher.

Apr 23, 2021 8:16 PM

IIT Kanpur mathematical model indicates 4 lakh COVID cases a day by mid-May 

Mahendra K Verma of IIT Kanpur on Friday said a revised mathematical model indicates 4 lakh cases a day by mid-May. The IIT-Kanpur model is based on approximations, expect peak by 3rd week of May. They expect daily count to exceed 4.2 lakh per day by mid May. "Expect second wave to peak by mid-May, but we can't be certain about it."

Apr 23, 2021 6:15 PM

Two more hospitals -- Bram Healthcare and Batra Hospital -- have moved Delhi High Court seeking supply of oxygen. 

Apr 23, 2021 4:25 PM

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