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March 29, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Chhattisgarh tally rises to 3,41,516 with addition of 1,423 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Today is the 370th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Today is the 370th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India saw 68,020 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the country's COVID-19 tally to above 1.20 crore, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. Registering a steady increase for the 19th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 5,21,808, which comprise

4.33 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 94.32 percent, the data stated. A total of 68,020 new cases were reported in a day, the highest recorded since October 11 last year, taking the country's tally of cases to 1,20,39,644, while the death toll increased to 1,61,843 with 291 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. As many as 74,383 new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours on October 11. 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 Live Updates: Chhattisgarh tally rises to 3,41,516 with addition of 1,423 fresh cases in past 24 hours
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  • March 29, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

    This Live Blog has been concluded.

  • March 29, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

    COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh update |

    State's tally rises to 3,41,516 with addition of 1,423 fresh cases, while death toll rises by 20 to reach 4,096.

  • March 29, 2021 / 10:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Pune district reports 4,961 COVID-19 cases; 31 fatalities push death toll to 4,961

  • March 29, 2021 / 10:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 in update | Johnson & Johnson to deliver coronavirus vaccine to Europe from April 19

    Johnson & Johnson said Monday it will start delivering its single-shot Covid vaccine to Europe on April 19, giving the continent a boost as it struggles to speed up its vaccination drive.

    The pharmaceutical giant's jab was approved by European regulators in mid-March, following approval of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

  • March 29, 2021 / 09:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh update |

    State reports 2,323 fresh coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

    Madhya Pradesh reports 2,323 fresh coronavirus cases. With nine more patients succumbing to the disease in a day, the death toll reaches 3,967.

  • March 29, 2021 / 09:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Pfizer, Moderna work in real-world conditions, found up to 90% effective: CDC

    The COVID-19 vaccines of Moderna Inc and Pfizer-BioNtech were found effective in real-world conditions, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – the United States’ national public health agency- said in a report released on March 29.

  • March 29, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates |

    State registers 31,643 new cases in past 24 hours

    Maharashtra registered 31,643 new cases in past 24 hours. 20,854 patients discharged and 102 deaths reported. Case fatality rate is the state is 1.98%, while recovery rate is 85.71%. 16,07,415 people are in home quarantine and 16,614 people in institutional quarantine.

  • March 29, 2021 / 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates |

    Kerala reports 1,549 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, while 1,897 people have been cured. Death toll mounts to 4,590 with 11 more fatalities.

  • March 29, 2021 / 08:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Haryana LIVE Updates | 

    Haryana reports 995 new COVID-19cases, 801 recoveries and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 2,88,714, Total recoveries: 2,76,259, Death toll: 3143, Active cases: 9312.

  • March 29, 2021 / 07:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka Government: 

    We are not going to close schools and colleges. We have taken suggestions about closing schools, it will be reviewed after exams that will finish in 15 days.

  • March 29, 2021 / 07:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka Government: 

    For 15 days from today no protests, rallies will be allowed. Number of cases in apartments are increasing, so no parties or celebration allowed from today. There will be no lockdown. Strict action will be taken against people who don't wear mask.

  • March 29, 2021 / 07:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai civic body to procure 1.5 lakh Remdesivir injections

    Owing to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the city civic body will place the order for procuring 1.5 lakh injections of antiviral drugRemdesivirand other medical equipment to avoid any potential shortage of medicines at hospitals, a senior official said on Monday.He also said that asizeablenumber of new cases are reported from high-rise buildings.Mumbai on Sunday reported the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases by adding 6,923 new infections, taking the total tally to 3,98,674."We are worried due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city, which is a hub of major industrial and financial institutions. To treat coronaviruspositive patients, we need to buy as many 1.5 lakh vials ofRemdesivirinjection so that we can cover maximum patients. We want to avoid any shortage ofmedicines by hospitals or treatmentcentres," said SureshKakani, additional municipal commissioner (health),BrihanmumbaiMunicipal Corporation (BMC).Remdesiviris a broad-spectrum anti-viral medication.Because of a steady rise in new cases, the Maharashtra government recently decided to purchase additional oxygen cylinders and ventilators for variousCOVIDtreatmentcentres.Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,414 coronavirus positive cases, the highest rise so far in a single day, taking its tally to 27,13,875, just two days after thecaseload reached 26 lakh, as per the state health department.