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May 16, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Assam registers 3,650 new cases, 56 deaths and 4,225 recoveries

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 18 crore, according to the union health ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the country has recorded over 2.46 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,70,284 deaths. A total of 2,07,95,335 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 36,18,458 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 14.66 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery
rate now stands at 84.25 percent. Globally, more than 16.21 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 33.64 lakh have died so far. India has begun the third phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 18 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines -- Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 18 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • May 16, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST
  • May 16, 2021 / 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | Gujarat reports 8,210 new COVID-19 cases, 14,483 recoveries and 82 deaths

    Gujarat reported 8,210 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally to 7,52,619 while 82 fatalities, including 13 deaths in Ahmedabad pushed the toll to 9,121, the state health department said.

    A total of 14,483 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries so far in Gujarat to 6,38,590, it said, adding the state's case recovery rate has improved to 84.85 percent.

  • May 16, 2021 / 10:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan sees over 10,000 new cases, 156 deaths

    The COVID-19 death toll in Rajasthan climbed to 6,777 on May 16 with 156 more fatalities, while 10,290 new cases pushed the infection tally to 8,59,669, according to an official report. 

    The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 1,94,382 from 2,08,688 a day before, it said.

    The maximum deaths and positive cases on Sunday were reported from Jaipur at 41 and 2,558 respectively, it added.

  • May 16, 2021 / 09:55 PM IST
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  • May 16, 2021 / 09:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Oxygen Express trains delivers over 9,440 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across country

    The railways has delivered more than 9,440 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in nearly 590 tankers to various states across the country since April 19, the national transporter said.

    Around 150 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states, it added.

    Twelve Oxygen Express trains were on the run with more than 970 tonnes of LMO in 55 tankers, it said.

  • May 16, 2021 / 09:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports less than 40,000 cases for 3rd straight day, 974 deaths

    Maharashtra reported 974 deaths due to COVID-19, taking the toll to 81,486 while the number of fresh cases at 34,389 remained below 40,000 for the third consecutive day.

    The overall caseload in Maharashtra has reached 53,78,452, the state health department said.

  • May 16, 2021 / 09:10 PM IST