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Coronavirus News Highlights: Schools in Haryana to reopen for classes 3 to 5 from February 24

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 334th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 334th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.10 crore with 14,199 new infections being reported in a day,while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on

Monday. The total coronavirus cases have increased to 1,10,05,850, while the death toll increased to 1,56,385 with 83 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,99,410 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.22 percent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 percent. Active coronavirus infections in the country increased to 1,50,055 which comprises 1.36 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 and 50 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 on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. According to the ICMR, 21,15,51,746 samples have been tested up to February 21 with 6,20,216 samples being tested on Sunday. 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.

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  • February 22, 2021 / 10:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | A day that will live in infamy: US nears 500,000th COVID-19 death

    The United States on Mondayclosed in on the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deathsjust over a year to the day since the coronavirus pandemicclaimed its first known U.S. victims in Santa Clara County,California.

    The country had recorded more than 28 million COVID-19 casesand 499,510 lives lost as of Monday morning, according to aReuters tally of public health data, although daily deaths andhospitalizations have fallen to the lowest level since beforethe Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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  • February 22, 2021 / 09:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gujarat records 315 new COVID-19 cases, 272 recoveries

    Gujarat registered 315 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,67,419 on Monday, the state health department said.
    With the death of one more coronavirus patient, in Ahmedabad, during the day, the toll rose to 4,406, said a release by the department.

    It said 272 patients also recovered from the infection, taking the tally of discharged people to 2,61,281.

    Gujarat''s rate of recovery has gone up to 97.70 per cent, said the release.

  • February 22, 2021 / 09:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai cops to fine people without masks Rs 200

    Mumbai police is now authorised to penalise people Rs 200 for not wearing masks in public as mandated under COVID-19 norms, an official said on Monday.
    "Dear Mumbaikars, Mumbai Police is now authorised to issue challans to offenders not wearing a mask too. Every time we fined you for not wearing a helmet or seatbelt it was alway to remind you the value of your life & safety. Same for masks. Please take care. You matter to us," the metropolis'' police said in a tweet.

  • February 22, 2021 / 09:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Haryana records 106 new COVID-19 cases

    Haryana recorded 106 fresh COVID-19 infections on Monday which took the total number of cases in the state to 2,69,836, a health department bulletin said.
    The death toll remained unchanged at 3,042 as no fresh deaths were reported, it said.

    Of the fresh cases, 23 were reported from Gurgaon and 14 from Faridabad, among other districts.

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  • February 22, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra COVID-19 tally below 6,000 after 3 days; no death in MMR

    Maharashtra reported 5,210 fresh COVID-19 infections on Monday, after logging over 6,000 cases for three days in a row, even as the Mumbai region, which has seen a bulk of states fatalities, did not report even a single death during the day, the health department said.
    The state -- which has witnessed an upsurge in COVID- 19 cases since February 10 -- reported 6,112 infections last Friday (February 19).

    It reported 6,281 and 6,971 new cases on Saturday (Feb 20) and Sunday (Feb 21), respectively.

  • February 22, 2021 / 08:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  India's active cases cross 1.5-lakh mark again as infections surge in some state

    India's COVID-19 tally surpassed1.10 crore on Monday with 14,199 new infections while the number of active cases increased for the fifth consecutive day and went past 1.5 lakh after a gap of 17 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data. 

    The total number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at 1,10,05,850. The death toll increased to 1,56,385 with 83 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. India added 4,421 active COVID-19 cases on Monday, the biggest jump since November 26.

  • February 22, 2021 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh: Home Department asks collectors of Bhopal, Indore, Hoshangabad, Betul, Siwni, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Barwani, Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur, Alirajpur & districts bordering Maharashtra to convene meeting of district crisis management committees over COVID-19.

  • February 22, 2021 / 07:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Karnataka govt has taken the decision that only those with a negative RT-PCR test certificate will be allowed to enter Karnataka. DGP of Karnataka has assured that vehicles carrying essential items could be exempted from this requirement.

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  • February 22, 2021 / 07:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Ten people in Bengaluru apartment found infected with COVID-19

    A COVID-19 alert has been sounded in a apartment after ten people were found positive for the coronavirus, officials said on Monday. The 10 cases at the SJR Watermark Apartments, comprising nine blocks housing 1,500 people, were found between February 15 and 22, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (city city corporation) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said in a statement. Based on the finding, six contagious blocks have been declared as containment zone by the BBMP, the officer said. He said nine mobile teams were deployed today and 500 RT-PCR samples taken and results expected by tomorrow. Sanitisation has been carried out in the apartment premises and a health team with four doctors has been deployed. Earlier, an apartment in Bengaluru became a COVID hotspot after 103 people were found infected.They were home quarantined as a majority of them were young and asymptomatic. 

  • February 22, 2021 / 07:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | BMC: 14,100 people penalised on 21st February and a fine of Rs 28.20 Lakhs collected from them during face mask enforcement drive. A total of 16,02,536 people penalised till yesterday and a fine of Rs 32,41,14,800 collected from them in total. 

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