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February 21, 2021 / 11:04 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Thackeray warns of lockdown in Maharashtra if norms violated

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Today is the 333rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Live Updates: Today is the 333rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,09,50,201 with 12,881 new infections being reported in a day,while the recoveries have surged to1,06,56,845, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll increased to1,56,014
with 101 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has dropped to 1.42 percent, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,56,845 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.32 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh. There are 1,37,342 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.25 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh onNovember 20 andsurpassed theone-crore mark on December 19. According to the ICMR, 20,87,03,791 samples have been tested up to February 17 with 7,26,562 samples being tested on Wednesday. Globally, more than 10.94 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 24.16 lakh have died so far. India, along with many countries, has granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and has started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. More than 89 lakh people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.
  • February 21, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

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  • February 21, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BJP resolution lauds PM Modi for effective handling of COVID-19 pandemic

    The ruling BJP on February 21 passed a resolution lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Party chief JP Nadda, in a couple of public meetings, had reiterated that Modi's leadership should be credited for saving scores of lives across the nation.

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  • February 21, 2021 / 09:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nashik sees 352 COVID-19 cases, 135 recoveries

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Nashik increased by 352 on Sunday to reach 1,19,958, while the day also witnessed three deaths and 135 recoveries, said an official. The toll in Nashik district is 2,088 and the number of people discharged stands at 1,15,925, he said. (PTI)

  • February 21, 2021 / 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | MP records 299 cases, 4 deaths, 238 recoveries

    Madhya Pradesh on Sunday reported 299 coronavirus positive cases, taking its tally to 2,59,427, while four deaths pushed the toll to 3,854, a health official said. No fresh COVID-19 case was reported form 18 of the 52 districts in the state. (PTI)

  • February 21, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST
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  • February 21, 2021 / 08:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala witnesses 4,070 fresh cases, 15 deaths

    Kerala reported 4,070 new positive cases and 15 COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, new positive cases and 15 COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday, taking the total affected by the virus to 10,35,006 and the deaths to 4,089 in the state so far. Health Minister K K Shailaja said 57,241 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours and the positivity rate was 7.11 percent. (PTI)

  • February 21, 2021 / 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | "Do we need another lockdown? I want you (people) to take a call on this. People who want a lockdown will not wear a mask. People who don't want a lockdown will follow safety rules and wear a mask," he said, adding that a decision would be taken by the state government after eight days.

    "We may have to bring a strict lockdown if we don’t follow discipline. Next eight days will tell us if to bring lockdown back," Thackeray said. READ FULL REPORT

  • February 21, 2021 / 07:38 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Will take call on lockdown in Maharashtra after 8 days, says Uddhav Thackeray

    "Do we need another lockdown? I want you (people) to take a call on this. People who want a lockdown will not wear a mask. People who don't want a lockdown will follow safety rules and wear a mask," Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, adding that a call on imposing lockdown would be taken after eight days.

  • February 21, 2021 / 07:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Want to avoid imposing lockdown on short notice, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

    The number of cases reported in Amravati (district) today is on par with the earlier peak there. Many areas in the state are witnessing a spike in cases. We want to avoid imposing lockdowns at short notice. I request all to follow safety protocols: Uddhav Thackeray

  • February 21, 2021 / 07:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Witnessing resurgence of coronavirus in the state, says Uddhav Thackeray

    More than 9 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated in the state so far, Uddhav Thackeray said in his address to the people of Maharashtra. Centre will decide about when to start the next phase of vaccination for general public, he said, adding that face mask is our only weapon against the virus. "Would like to reiterate that wearing a mask is mandatory. We are witnessing resurgence of coronavirus in the state," the chief minister further said.

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  • February 21, 2021 / 07:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Uddhav Thackeray begins addressing Maharashtra on COVID-19 crisis in state

  • February 21, 2021 / 07:03 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 6,971 new cases reported in Maharashtra, 921 in Mumbai

    A total of 6,971 new cases were reported in Maharashtra on February 21, including a spike of 921 cases in state capital Mumbai. The state has been reporting over 6,000 cases over the past three days, making it the biggest contributor the per-day nationwide tally.

    In the last 24 hours, 35 deaths due to COVID-19 were also reported in Maharashtra.

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