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April 16, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra, Delhi clock highest single-day COVID-19 surge

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 11,72,23,509.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India reported the highest single-day rise of 2,17,353 new coronavirus infections on April 16, pushing the total tally of cases to 1,42,91,917, while the active cases surpassed the 15-lakh mark. The death toll increased to 1,74,308 with 1,185 new fatalities, the data showed. Registering a steady increase for the 37th day in a row, the active cases increased
to 15,69,743. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,25,47,866. The total number of vaccinations across the country surpassed the 11.72 crore mark on April 15, with more than 26.02 lakh vaccine doses being administered till 8 pm. 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 13.84 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 31.14 lakh have died so far.
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  • April 16, 2021 / 10:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra, Delhi clock highest single-day COVID-19 surge

    Maharashtra, with over 63,700 fresh cases and Delhi, with more than 19,400 new cases, recorded their sharpest single-day COVID-19 spikes since the onset of pandemic last year.

    Maharashtra reported a total of 63,729 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally past the 37-lakh mark. The corresponding period also saw 398 more fatalities, pushing the state's cumulative death toll to 59,551.

    The Mumbai division, including Mumbai city and its satellite towns, recorded 17,635 cases and 73 deaths, taking the count of cases to 11,68,411 and the fatalities to 21,489

    Delhi recorded its highest-ever one-day COVID-19 figures with 19,486 cases and 141 deaths being reported, prompting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to order setting up more coronavirus facilities and increase the strength of oxygen beds.

    Lt Governor Anil Baijal also directed Chief Secretary Vijay Dev to set up helplines for information on availability of hospital beds, besides establishing help desks at every COVID-dedicated health facility to assist patients and their attendants. Kejriwal appointed his deputy Manish Sisodia the nodal minister' for overall COVID-19 management in the city and assigned him the responsibility of inter-ministerial coordination. 

    With PTI inputs

  • April 16, 2021 / 10:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pune district reports over 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Maharashtra's Pune district reported 10,963 fresh COVID-19 cases, 109 fatalities and 10,282 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Here are the district's key statistics:

    • Active cases: 99,431
    • Total cases: 6,96,933
    • Total recoveries: 5,86,459
    • Death toll: 11,212

  • April 16, 2021 / 10:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Tripura schools shut from April 17 as precautionary measure

    Classes of schools, colleges and universities in the state remain suspended from April 17 as a precautionary measure, Tripura Education Minister Ratanlal Nath announced.

  • April 16, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 6,910 new COVID19 cases, 2,818 recoveries and 26 fatalities in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 6,43,795
    Death toll: 10,506
    Active cases: 41,047
    Total recoveries: 5,92,242

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh reports 11,045 new COVID19 cases, 7,496 recoveries and 60 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 3,84,563
    Total recoveries: 3,20,955
    Active cases: 59,183
    Death toll: 4,425

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Punjab registers 3,915 new COVID19 cases, 3,129 recoveries and 51 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 2,90,707
    Total recoveries: 2,52,190
    Active cases: 30,745
    Death toll: 7,772

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates |  Mumbai reports 8839 new COVID19 cases, 9033 discharges and 53 deaths.

    Total positive cases: 5,61,998
    Total discharges: 4,63,344
    Death toll: 12,242
    Active cases: 85,226

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Delhi records 19,486 new COVID19 cases, 141 fatalities and 12,649 recoveries in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 8,03,623
    Active cases: 61,005
    Total recoveries: 7,30,825
    Death toll: 11,793

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates |  COVID19 cases are increasing in Goa and we have kept medical facilities prepared. We can fight coronavirus by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and increasing testing, night curfew or lockdown is not the solution: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates |  Examinations for Classes 9 and 11 have been cancelled in MadhyaPradesh. Students will be promoted on the basis of internal assessments.

  • April 16, 2021 / 08:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates |  Gujarat registers 8,920 new COVID19 cases, 94 deaths and 3,387 recoveries in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 3,84,688
    Total recoveries: 3,29,781
    Active cases: 49,737
    Death toll: 5,170