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April 09, 2021 / 11:00 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Over 32 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated on April 9

Coronavirus News Highlights: As the second wave of COVID-19 in India intensifies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 8 said a number of states have crossed the peak of the pandemic's first wave. The need is to combat the health crisis on "war footing", he said in a review meeting held virtually with the chief ministers of states and union territories.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 381th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India registered a record single-day spike of 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases on April 9, pushing its infection tally to 1,30,60,542, while the death toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities in a day, highest since October 18, the Union
Health Ministry data showed. Registering a steady increase for the 30th day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases increased to 9,79,608, which is 7.5 per cent of the total infections, according to the data updated at 8 am. The recovery rate in the country has further dropped to 91.22 per cent, it added. The active COVID-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,19,13,292, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.28 per cent, the data  India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. All persons above the age of 45 are eligible to get vaccinated. Globally, more than 13.14 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 29.93 lakh have died so far.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Over 32 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated on April 9
  • April 09, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) permits citizens who are eligible to get vaccinated, to travel only to the vaccination centre and back during the lockdown, on health/medical grounds.

  • April 09, 2021 / 10:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Fire breaks out at COVID-19 hospital in Nagpur

  • April 09, 2021 / 10:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Raipur district under lockdown from 6 pm April 9 to 6 am April 19

  • April 09, 2021 / 10:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Schools for Classes 1 to 12 in Haldwani, Dehradun, and Haridwar to remain closed till April 30: Uttarakhand government

  • April 09, 2021 / 09:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 32 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated on April 9

    India vaccinated 32,16,949 beneficiaries on April 9. Out of the 32,16,949 vaccine doses that were given till 8 pm on April 9, 28,24,066 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 3,92,883 beneficiaries received the second dose of the vaccine as per the Centre's provisional report.

  • April 09, 2021 / 09:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India administers 9.8 crore vaccine doses in 84 days

  • April 09, 2021 / 09:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 58,993 new COVID-19 cases, 301 deaths

  • April 09, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi records highest single-day spike with 8,521 new COVID-19 cases 

  • April 09, 2021 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Vaccine doses should be distributed as per population of state, says BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale

    Rajya Sabha MP Udayanraje Bhosale said on April 9 that coronavirus vaccine doses should be distributed in proportion to the population of a state. The Centre and some of the opposition parties are in the midst of a tussle on vaccine numbers with states like Maharashtra claiming that they had to shut down inoculation centres due to lack of stock. (PTI)

  • April 09, 2021 / 08:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 9,200 fresh COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths on April 9

  • April 09, 2021 / 08:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | EU to negotiate 1.8 billion more vaccine doses against variants

    The European Commission is to negotiate the purchase of another 1.8 billion doses of "second-generation" vaccines against Covid to tackle future variants, a source in the EU executive told AFP. The extra doses -- from "a single supplier" -- would be delivered in 2022 and 2023, and go beyond the 2.6 billion doses of vaccines the commission has already secured for this year and next, said the source.