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April 19, 2021 / 11:04 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: With 240 deaths, Delhi reports highest single-day COVID-19 fatality count

Coronavirus News Highlights: Struggling to contain the huge COVID-19 surge, Maharashtraon declared six states, including the national capital and the NCR region, as the places of "sensitive origin" in a bid to stop the "influx of other variants of coronavirus"from other locations.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India reported its highest-ever single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with over 2.73 lakh new cases and more than 1,600 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Monday. In the last 24 hours, 1,619 COVID-related deaths

were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,78,769. As many as 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 1,50,61,919. The active number of cases in the country stands at 19,29,329. In the last 24 hours, 1,44,178 people recovered from the disease. With this, the total recoveries reached 1,29,53,821. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 13,56,133 samples were tested on Monday. And, as many as 26,78,94,549 samples have been tested across the country till April 18.

India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines — Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. All persons above the age of 45 are eligible to get vaccinated. Globally, more than 14.04 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 30.08 lakh have died so far, as per the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 8,426 fresh COVID-19 cases

    West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 8,426 fresh COVID-19 cases, along with 4,608 discharges and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 53,418
    Total recoveries: 6,04,329
    Death toll: 10,606.

  • April 19, 2021 / 10:44 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 23,686 new cases, 240 deaths in last 24 hours 

    Delhi reports 23,686 fresh COVID-19 cases (positivity rate - 26.12 percent), 21,500 recoveries, and 240 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths are the highest to be recorded in a single day in the national capital.

    Active cases: 76,887
    Total recoveries: 7,87,898
    Death toll: 12,361.

  • April 19, 2021 / 10:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | In view of COVID-19 situation, passengers must come to station only with confirmed or RAC ticket: Indian Railways

    Indian Railways is running its passenger trains normally. Keeping in view the pandemic situation, passengers are requested to avoid any panic/speculation and come to stations only if they have confirmed/RAC ticket. All social distancing norms to be followed, the nodal rail body said.

  • April 19, 2021 / 10:11 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 31.03 lakh vaccine doses given till 8 pm, total vaccination crosses 12.69 crore-mark

    The total vaccinations across the country has crossed more than 12.69 crore mark today withmore than 31.03 lakh vaccine doses administered till 8 pm.

    The country has witnessed highest number of operational COVID Vaccination Centres today till date. Total 73,600 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) were operational, marking a rise of morethan 28,600 operational Vaccination Centres (45,000 CVCs on an average are functional on anygiven day). Workplace vaccinations have also enabled such a high turnout of beneficiaries.

    The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 12,69,56,032as per the 8 pm provisional report today. These include 91,69,353 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 57,66,012 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 1,14,21,780 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1stdose), 56,64,213 FLWs (2nd dose), 4,23,06,422 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (1st dose),13,03,610 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (2nd dose), 4,66,41,581 for above 60 years (1st dose) and 46,83,061 for above 60 years (2nd dose).

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Haryana Updates | Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij says those returning from Kumbh Mela & farmers protesting at state borders with Delhi will be tested for COVID19.

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Haryana Updates |  Haryana reports 6,842 new positive cases and 33 deaths today; case tally at 3,63,813, death toll 3,448

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE West Bengal Updates | West Bengal reports a highest single-day spike of 8,426 new COVID-19 cases, 38 fatalities push death toll to 10,606:  Health Department. 

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Ghaziabad Updates | A huge rush of passengers was seen at Kaushambi Bus Station near Anand Vihar as Delhi govt imposed 6-day lockdown. "When I go somewhere for job, people ask me to come after a month. What will I eat if I won't work? So I'm going home," a labourer from Gorakhpur said.

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  PM Narendra Modi tweets, "Wishing our former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Ji good health and a speedy recovery".

  • April 19, 2021 / 09:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Maharashtra Updates | 'Ro-Ro' service with seven empty tankers departed from Kalamboli Goods Yard for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant siding today. It will be loaded with Liquid Medical Oxygen in Vizag