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April 24, 2021 / 10:47 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: India administers 14 crore vaccine doses, fastest in the world

Coronavirus India News Highlights: As many as 13.83 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India so far

Coronavirus India News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 cases. The country has reported more than three lakh new daily infections, caused by the novel coronavirus, for three consecutive days. Over 1.66 crore COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country so far since the pandemic started in early 2020. The total death toll stood at 1.89 lakh on April 24.
While 1.38 crore patients have recovered, 25.52 lakh cases remain active across the country. Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state, followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. As many as 13.83 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in India as of April 24. Earlier, priority was given to healthcare and frontline workers for inoculation. Then, senior citizens and people above the age of 45 with or without comorbidities were made eligible to get vaccinated. All adults will be able to get the vaccine starting from May 1. Registration on the CoWIN application for this phase is to begin on April 28. There have been 14.50 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases across the world so far. Of these, 32.16 lakh have died.
  • April 24, 2021 / 09:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Gujarat reports 14,097 COVID-19 cases, highest one-day rise; 152 fatalities

    Gujarat on Saturday recorded 14,097 COVID-19 cases, its highest one-day rise so far, which took the caseload to 4,81,737.

    The state also reported highest one-day death count of 152, which pushed the overall death toll to 6,171, a health department official said.

    At least 6,479 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, raising the count of recoveries to 3,67,972, he added. With this, the state's recovery rate stands at 76.38 per cent.

  • April 24, 2021 / 09:24 PM IST
  • April 24, 2021 / 09:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Bengal sees record single-day jump of 14,281 COVID cases, tally rises to 728,061

    West Bengal registered the highest single-day spike of 14,281 COVID-19 cases pushing the tally to 7,28,061, the bulletin released by the state health department said.

    The death toll rose to 10,884 as 59 more people succumbed to the disease.

  • April 24, 2021 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Goa records 1,540 new COVID-19 cases; 17 fatalities

    As many as 1,540 persons tested positive for COVID-19, while 17 succumbed to the infection in Goa on Saturday, an official from the health department said.

    With the addition of latest cases and casualties, the coastal state's tally rose to 75,184 and the toll reached 993, the official said.

    At least 485 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 62,113, leaving the state with 12,078 active cases, he said.

  • April 24, 2021 / 07:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu to observe total lockdown on April 25

    Tamil Nadu to observe total lockdown on April 25 with few exceptions, to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.

    The state has been seeing a rapid spike in the number of COVID infections ever since the Assembly polls got over on April 6.

    The State saw 95,048 active infections while recoveries mounted to 9,43,044 today with 8,078 patients being discharged.

  • April 24, 2021 / 07:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh registers over 11,000 covid cases for 2nd straight day

    For the second day in a row, Andhra Pradesh reported over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the state's cumulative tally rose to 10.20 lakh.

    The state also reported 4,421 recoveries and 37 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, a health department bulletin said.

    So far, more than 1.59 crore tests have been completed that turned out 10,20,926 total positives.

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