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May 17, 2021 / 11:07 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Gujarat's partial lockdown will remain in place for three more days, says CM Vijay Rupani

Coronavirus India News Highlights: 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.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: India's COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,49,65,463 on Monday with 2,81,386 fresh cases, the lowest in 27 days, while the death toll climbed to 2,74,390 as 4,106 more people succumbed to the disease, according to Union health ministry data. The number of active cases stands at 35,16,997, accounting for 14.09 per cent of the total infections. The national
recovery rate has improved to 84.81 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,11,74,076, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.10 per cent, it stated. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India's caseload crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 31,64,23,658 samples had been tested up to May 16 with 15,73,515 tested on Sunday. The 4,106 new fatalities include 974 from Maharashtra, 403 from Karnataka, 311 from Tamil Nadu, 308 from Uttar Pradesh, 262 from Delhi, 202 from Punjab, 188 from Uttarakhand, 156 from Rajasthan, 147 from West Bengal, 144 from Chhattisgarh, 139 from Haryana and 101 from Andhra Pradesh. Of the total 2,74,390 deaths reported in the country, 81,486 were from Maharashtra, 21,837 from Karnataka, 21,506 from Delhi, 17,670 from Tamil Nadu, 17,546  from Uttar Pradesh, 13,284 from West Bengal, 11,895 from Punjab and 11,734 from Chhattisgarh. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
  • May 17, 2021 / 11:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | The partial lockdown, which was ending tomorrow, will remain in place for three more days: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

  • May 17, 2021 / 10:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reports 11,597 new COVID19 cases, 29,459 recoveries and 157 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 8,71,266
    Total recoveries 6,87,969
    Death toll 6934

    Active cases 1,76,363

  • May 17, 2021 / 10:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | AIIMS/ICMR-COVID-19 National Task Force/Joint Monitoring Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India revised Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult COVID19 Patients and dropped Convalescent plasma (Off label).

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus World LIVE Updates | Tougher COVID19 measures began Sunday in Japan as cases surge ahead of Tokyo Olympics. Hokkaido, Okayama & Hiroshima joined Tokyo & 5 other prefectures under emergency to May 31;quasi-emergency in 7 prefectures expanded to Gunma, Ishikawa & Kumamoto until June 13: Japanese media

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus World LIVE Updates | Singapore on Sunday, May 16th began a month-long period of heightened alert, with new measures such as limiting group sizes to two and prohibiting dining out: Singaporean media 

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 26,616 new COVID19 cases, 48,211 recoveries and 516 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 54,05,068
    Total recoveries 48,74,582
    Death toll 82,486

    Active cases 4,45,495

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Puducherry LIVE Updates | Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan visited Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute earmarked for COVID19 treatment at Kathirkamam earlier today to inspect the arrangements made at the hospital.

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus World LIVE Updates | Taipei and New Taipei imposed Level 3 epidemic control restrictions, effective immediately after 180 COVID19 cases were reported on May 15, followed by 206 infections on May 16. New restrictions prompts most residents of Taipei to stay in their homes: Taiwan media

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 19,003 new COVID19 cases, 19,101 recoveries and 147 deaths

    Total cases 11,52,433
    Total recoveries 10,07,442
    Death toll 13,431

    Active cases 1,31,560

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Uttarakhand LIVE Updates | In view of the second wave of COVID19, State Police Headquarters has issued instructions to keep policemen above 55 years of age, pregnant police personnel or women Police personnel with children below 1 year of age, free of Covid front line duty.

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with field officials from States & Districts to converse about their experience in handling the pandemic, on 18th May. Many of these districts have seen a huge surge in cases and widespread infection: Prime Minister's Office

  • May 17, 2021 / 07:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Manipur LIVE Updates | Curfew in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul with effect from 18th May 2021 to 28th May 2021.