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March 11, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Swedish Crown Princess Victoria tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 2.4 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 351st day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded more than 1.12 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including over 1.58 lakh deaths. A total of 1.09 crore people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. However, there are 1.89 lakh 'active' cases in the country, which
comprises 1.64 percent of the total caseload. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 96.9 percent. Globally, more than 11.78 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 27.41 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 2.40 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • March 11, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

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  • March 11, 2021 / 10:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Swedish Crown Princess Victoria tests positive for COVID-19 - Royal court

    Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, next in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, and husband Prince Daniel have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the royal court said on Thursday. "The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel display mild symptoms, but are feeling well considering the circumstances," the Swedish Court said in a statement. As crown princess, Victoria, who is 43 years old, is next in the line of succession to the Swedish throne currently held by her father, King Karl XIV Gustaf. (Reuters)

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  • March 11, 2021 / 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates| Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses the state 

  • March 11, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  MPSC exam date will be declared tomorrow: CM Thackeray 

    Those engaged in exam duty must test negative for #COVID19. It's better that people engaged in the exam duty should be vaccinated first. No one should have any doubt in their mind examiners themselves are infected. We'll declare the fresh date by tomorrow: Maharashtra CM

  • March 11, 2021 / 08:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | MPSC exams postponed only for a few days: CM Uddhav Thackeray 

    Last time when it (MPSC exams) was postponed, I'd assured you it won't be further postponed when next date is declared. Today it was postponed due to COVID. I assure you that postponement isn't for 2-3 months but for few days. Exam will take place in a week's time: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray 

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  • March 11, 2021 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 14,317 new COVID19 cases, 7193 discharges and 57 deaths in last 24 hours

    Total cases 22,66,374
    Total recoveries 21,06,400
    Death toll 52,667

    Active cases 1,06,070

  • March 11, 2021 / 08:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 1309 new COVID19 cases, 620 discharges and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 1,93,345 
    Total recoveries 1,77,280
    Death toll 5996

    Active cases 10,069

  • March 11, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 8 out of top 10 worst-hit districts in Maharashtra

    Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister UddhavThackeray warned of a #lockdown in 'some areas', the Centre made the alarming revelation that 8 out of the top 10 worst COVID19-hit districts in the country are located in the state. While Pune tops with maximum new cases, Nagpur, Thane, Mumbai, Amravati, Jalgaon, Nashik, and Aurangabad are the other districts of the state with highest #COVID19 cases in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a NITIAayog Covid-19 status presentation.

  • March 11, 2021 / 08:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Night curfew will be imposed in Patiala district of Punjab from March 12 between 11 pm to 5 am. Essential services, medical emergency services, and movement of government officials will be exempted from the COVID-19 curbs.

  • March 11, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 685 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths in 24 hours

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  • March 11, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Karnataka Health Minister voices concern over rise in COVID-19 case in Maharashtra

    Pointing to the steep rise in coronavirus cases in neighbouring Maharashtra, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar appealed to the people to follow strictly COVID-19 protocol such as wearing face masks and social distancing. In a series of tweets, he also urged people above 60 years of age and those with comorbidities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

    "More than 13,000 coronavirus cases have been found in the last 24 hours in neighbouring Maharashtra which bothers me," Sudhakar tweeted. The Minister's comments came even as Karnataka itself has seen a sharp rise in the number of active cases in the last ten days. The active cases which stood at 5,824 on March 1 has touched 7,456 on March 10 

    Appealing to the people to stay away from the crowd, the Minister emphasised on wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at all the public functions and festivals considering it as a warning bell.

    He also appealed to the relatives, friends and neighbours of those eligible for vaccines to encourage them get the shot. (PTI) 

  • March 11, 2021 / 06:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Active cases touch over 33K in Kerala;2,133 new COVID-19 infections

    Kerala's active COVID-19 cases touched 33,785 as the state recorded 2,133 fresh infections and 3,753 recoveries, the government said.  The toll climbed to 4,355 with 13 more deaths. While the caseload soared to 10,86,012, total recoveries went up to 10,47,226, Health minister K K Shailaja said in a statement. In the last 24 hours ending 2 pm, 69,838 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 3.05 percent. According to the statement, 1,21,30,151 samples have been sent for testing.

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