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March 07, 2021 / 10:54 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: 6 states account for 84.71% of 18,711 new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours: Centre

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 346th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 347th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The active cases registered an increase
for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 percent of the total infections. The recovery rate has dropped further to 96.95 percent, the ministry data stated. A total of 18,711 new infections were registered in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,57,756 with 100 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. On January 29, 18,855 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,68,520 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.95 percent, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.41 percent. Globally, more than 11.55 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 25.67 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 1.77 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: 6 states account for 84.71% of 18,711 new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours: Centre
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  • March 07, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pune reported 2,044 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths in 24 hours

  • March 07, 2021 / 10:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab reported 1,051 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total COVID-19 tally of the state to 1.88 lakh. There are 7,497 active coronavirus cases in Punjab at the moment and the total COVID-19 toll of the state increased to 5,927 with 17 more deaths being recorded in the last 24 hours: Health bulletin

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  • March 07, 2021 / 10:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | German MPs quit assembly posts over mask kickback allegations

    Two German lawmakers have resigned from posts in chancellor Angela Merkel’s parliamentary group in a scandal over alleged kickback payments for state purchases of respiratory masks, in a blow to her party ahead of two regional elections.

    Nikolas Loebel, a member of Germany's lower house said on March 7 he would resign as a member of Merkel’s parliamentary group with immediate effect and no longer seek a new term in the lower house in federal elections scheduled for September.

  • March 07, 2021 / 10:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | We are in the endgame of COVID-19 pandemic in India: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    "We are in the end game of the COVID-19 pandemic in India" and to succeed at this stage, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on March 7, politics should be kept out of the COVID-19 vaccination drive. He said people should trust the science behind vaccines and ensure that their near and dear ones get vaccinated on time.

    Speaking at the Delhi Medical Association's (DMA's) 62nd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference (MEDICON 2021) in collaboration with Dharamshila Narayana Hospital on March 7, Vardhan said over 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered so far and the vaccination rate has been increased to 15 lakhs per day.

  • March 07, 2021 / 09:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Guyana Prime Minister Mark Phillips receives 80,000 doses of Covishield vaccine

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  • March 07, 2021 / 09:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 11,141 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths in 24 hrs

  • March 07, 2021 / 08:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Night restrictions (9 pm- 6 am) to be imposed in Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) amid rising COVID-19 cases from March 11 to April 4. Full lockdown on weekends. During this period, schools, colleges, wedding halls to remain closed: Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde

  • March 07, 2021 / 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | In its budget, Delhi government to announce free COVID-19 vaccination for common people irrespective of their age in government hospitals: Sources

  • March 07, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

    British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing program, are gearing up to return to school from Monday after a two-month closure, in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson says is a plan to get the country “moving closer to a sense of normality”.

    The reopening of schools is the first step in the UK government’s plan to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions as the country’s vaccination drive gains critical mass, with all restrictions lifted by June.

  • March 07, 2021 / 07:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Japan records 1,065 new Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths

    Japan on March 7 recorded 1,065 new cases of COVID-19, taking the country-wide tally to 439,981. Twenty-five new fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours.

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  • March 07, 2021 / 07:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh reports 136 new COVID-19 cases, one death in 24 hours

  • March 07, 2021 / 07:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Calling poor people his “friends”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he provided them with free COVID-19 vaccination.

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