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April 20, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweets about acute shortage of oxygen at GTB hospital

Coronavirus News Highlights: The total vaccinations across the country has crossed more than 12.69 crore mark with more than 31.03 lakh vaccine doses administered till 8 pm.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India's total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,53,21,089 with 2,59,170 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to 1,80,530 with a record 1,761 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering
a steady increase for the 41st day in a row, the active cases increased to 20,31,977, comprising 13.26 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 85.56 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,31,08,582, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.18 per cent, the data stated. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines — Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. All persons above the age of 45 are eligible to get vaccinated. Globally, more than 14.04 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 30.08 lakh have died so far, as per the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweets about acute shortage of oxygen at GTB hospital
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  • April 20, 2021 / 10:44 PM IST

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  • April 20, 2021 / 10:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Delhi Updates |  Delhi records 28,395 new COVID19, 19,430 discharges and 277 deaths.

    Total cases: 9,05,541
    Total discharges: 8,07,328
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    Death toll: 12,638

  • April 20, 2021 / 10:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Delhi Updates Updates | Acute shortage of oxygen at GTB Hospital in New Delhi 
    Acute shortage of oxygen at GTB Hospital. Oxygen may not last beyond 4 hrs. More than 500 corona patients on oxygen, tweets Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

  • April 20, 2021 / 09:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Karnataka Updates | Night curfew imposed in Karnataka from 9pm to 6am until May 4.

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  • April 20, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST

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  • April 20, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

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  • April 20, 2021 / 09:34 PM IST

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    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  We have to save ourselves from lockdown: PM 

    There will be no need for a lockdown if we follow Covid protocols. People must not leave their homes unless really necessary. We have to save the country from a lockdown. Appeal to states to impose lockdowns as a measure of last resort. States must use micro containment zones  as the go-to strategy, says PM 

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  • April 20, 2021 / 09:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  Half the vaccine production will be available to States and Pvt sector: PM 

    Half the vaccine production will be available to States and Pvt sector. Our endeavour is to save lives while minimising economic impact. Our efforts are to save lives, but also to make sure that economic activity is least disrupted. State Govts must appeal to migrants not to leave cities. Workers should remain where they are. States will arrange for their vaccination wherever they are. We are working to increase testing caapcity as well. Our Doctors have gained expertise in treating Covid

  • April 20, 2021 / 08:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Govt hospitals will continue to provide free vaccines, says PM

    India has started the world's largest vaccination programme. 12 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India. Regulatory and scientific support has been enhanced. Effort has been to roll out vaccination swiftly across the country. A large section of our senior population has been vaccinated. Govt hospitals will continue to offer vaccines free of cost

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