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March 23, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 28,699 new COVID-19 cases, 132 deaths

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 363rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 363rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India recorded 40,715 coronavirus cases in a day, taking the nationwide infection tally to 1,16,86,796, while the active caseload at 3,45,377 registered an increase for the 13th day in a row, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The active
caseload now comprises 2.96 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 95.67 percent, the ministry data updated at 8 am stated. The COVID-19 death toll of the country increased to 1,60,166, with 199 daily new fatalities, it said. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,11,81,253, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.37 percent, the data stated. Globally, more than 12.17 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 26.89 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 3.71 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 28,699 new COVID-19 cases, 132 deaths
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  • March 23, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE Updates | Gujarat reported 1,730 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day addition since the pandemic began, taking its tally to 2,90,379, a health department official said.

    The rise exceeded Monday's record spike of 1,640 cases.

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  • March 23, 2021 / 08:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Approximately 4.85 crore citizens have got the anti-COVID-19 vaccine till now, with over 32.5 lakh taking it in the last 24 hours, the government told Rajya Sabha on March 23.

    Answering to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the pace of immunisation in the country is not slow and 40 percent of the total vaccines administered across the world in a single day are in India.

  • March 23, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | Kerala reported 1,985 COVID-19 news cases on March 23, taking the tally to just over 11 lakh, while 10 more deaths pushed the toll to 4,517, the state government said.

    The number of recovered patients discharged from the hospital totalled 2,172, taking the active cases to 23,883. The total number of infections stood at 11,07,801 and recoveries at 10,78,743, the health department said in a release.

  • March 23, 2021 / 08:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Govt tells Rajya Sabha: 89 deaths reported following COVID-19 vaccination till March 16; none causally attributed to the inoculation as per current evidence.

  • March 23, 2021 / 08:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to States/UTs on the Centre's decision on vaccination for people above 45 years from April 1.

      Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to States/UTs on the Centre's decision on vaccination for people above 45 years from April 1.
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  • March 23, 2021 / 08:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | MEA: The 6th India – Austria Foreign Office Consultations took place on March 18 virtually, with discussion on bilateral ties, COVID-19 post-pandemic recovery and vaccines, Indo-Pacific developments, terrorism, India-EU Relations & India’s priorities during its term in UNSC.

  • March 23, 2021 / 07:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jammu & Kashmir LIVE Updates | Jammu and Kashmir: COVID19 test drive being conducted at Jammu Railway Station “25 to 30 teams have been deployed at the railway station and every passenger is being tested”, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, Incharge, COVID-19 testing.

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