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March 27, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Mumbai reports highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases at 6,123

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 368th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 368th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,18,46,652 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,60,949 deaths. A total of 1,12,64,637 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 4,21,066 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 3.55
percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 95.09 percent. Globally, more than 12.55 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 27.56 lakh have died so far. India has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 5.55 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Mumbai reports highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases at 6,123
    A healthcare worker receives a dose of Covishield at a government-run hospital at Baruipur on the outskirts of Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)
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  • March 27, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | A total of 37,734 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Delhi on Saturday. Seven cases of minor AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) recorded by 6 pm: Officials

  • March 27, 2021 / 10:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Yusuf Pathan tests COVID-19 positive

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  • March 27, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday that the Delhi government is creating various teams to implement the measures with regard to restrictions on public gatherings at Holi.

    He added that lockdown is no solution to COVID-19; we have seen the lockdown but that did not defeat Corona completely.

    Jain further said: “We are doing 90,000 coronavirus tests daily, which is five times higher than the country’s average.”

  • March 27, 2021 / 10:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi imposes fresh COVID-19 restrictions

    The Delhi government announced fresh coronavirus restrictions on March 27 and reimposed caps on attendees allowed at marriages and funerals. The Delhi government said: “For marriage and other gatherings in close spaces Delhi, a maximum of 50 percent of the hall capacity will be allowed, with a ceiling of 100 persons and in open spaces, numbers will be allowed keeping the size of the ground/space in view, with a ceiling of 200 persons.”

    The AAP government in Delhi added: “A maximum of 50 persons will be allowed to attend funeral/last rites related gatherings subject to strict observance of wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitizer.”

  • March 27, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chairs meet with Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, and Secretaries (Health and Family Welfare) of 12 States and UTs and the Municipal Commissioners and District Collectors of 46 districts that are most affected by COVID-19 and have seen a rise in coronavirus related mortality.

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  • March 27, 2021 / 09:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 35,726 new positive cases, 166 deaths

  • March 27, 2021 / 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases at 6,123

  • March 27, 2021 / 08:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus Mumbai LIVE Updates:

    Discharged Patients (24 hours): 2,294

    Total Recovered Patients: 3,37,555

    Overall Recovery Rate: 86%

    Total Active Patients: 41,609

    Doubling Rate: 63 Days

    Growth Rate (20 Mar-26 Mar): 1.06%

  • March 27, 2021 / 08:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | For Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri, no gathering allowed at public places. We appeal to the public to follow COVID-19 directives, not drink and drive, and follow traffic rules. There should not be any traffic violations including no riding without a helmet on Holi: Delhi Joint CP, Traffic.

  • March 27, 2021 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Negative coronavirus report must for entering Gujarat

    The Gujarat government announced on March 27 that a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report will be mandatory for those arriving from other states. Earlier, the government had made negative test reports must only for those coming from neighbouring Maharashtra, which has been worst hit by the pandemic.

    “The coronavirus infection rate is increasing in many states of the country. It is also seen that the prevalence of COVID-19 is high among those who have travel history,” the state health department said in a notification.

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  • March 27, 2021 / 08:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Public places in Maharashtra to remain shut from 8 pm to 7 am from March 27 midnight

    Public places like beaches and gardens to remain shut from 8 pm to 7 am effective from midnight of March 27. Violation of the same will attract a penalty of Rs 1000 per head. Any person found to be without masks shall be fined an amount of Rs 500. Any person found to be spitting in public places will be fined an amount of Rs 1000: Maharashtra Government

  • March 27, 2021 / 07:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on March 27: “I have been informed that Odisha has sufficient balance of COVID-19 doses and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is committed to accelerating the largest vaccination drive. There will be no shortage of vaccines in Odisha or anywhere in the country.”

    “Further, I have been briefed that Odisha has been provided with 34.46 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far, out of which only around 23 lakh doses have been administered. Odisha will also receive additional 5.50 lakh doses on March 28,” he added.

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