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Coronavirus live updates: Covid-19 cases rise unabated across the globe with 122,516,517 infected by the deadly contagion. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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Coronavirus live updates: India reported 39,726 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday pushing the overall tally to 11,514,331, according to Worldometer. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 159,249. Maharashtra reported as many as 23,179 new cases of coronavirus. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,370,507), Kerala (1,094,294), Karnataka (962,339), Andhra Pradesh (892,269), and Tamil Nadu (861,429).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 122,516,517 infected by the deadly contagion. While 98,642,078 have recovered, 2,702,256 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 30,357,272, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, Brazil, Belgium and UK.

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Delhi reports 716 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths in 24 hours

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3,062 new coronavirus cases in Mumbai, new high since pandemic began

Mumbai reported the highest spike of 3,062 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking its caseload to 3,55,897, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
With 10 deaths since Thursday evening, the death toll increased to 11,565. The day before too the city had set a new record of daily cases at 2,877, but on Friday new cases crossed the 3,000-mark. The city has recorded ten or more deaths in a day thrice this year. On January 5 and January 21, the city had reported 11 and 10 fatalities, respectively.
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872 new coronavirus positive cases, one death in Haryana

Haryana reported 872 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to 2.78 lakh, the Health Department said. Another fatality in Kurukshetra district took the toll to 3,090 in the state. There are 4,380 active cases and the recovery rate was 97.31 per cent, according to a bulletin.
On Thursday, the state recorded 633 new infections and six deaths. The 872 new cases include 184 in Gurgaon, 166 in Panchkula, 114 in Karnal, 88 in Ambala and 85 in Kurukshetra, it added.
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Pune reports 5,065 new Covid-19 cases, 2,211 recoveries, and 24 deaths in the last 24 hours

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Madhya Pradesh sees 1,140 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, 556 recoveries

Madhya Pradesh on Friday reported 1,140 COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 2,73,097, while seven deaths increased the toll to 3,901, an official said. He said 556 people were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the count of recoveries in Madhya Pradesh to 2,62,587. Four of 52 districts in the state did not report a new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, the official pointed out.
"A death each was reported from Bhopal, Gwalior, Ujjain, Chhindwara, Khandwa, Shajapur and Umaria. Indore's caseload rose by 309 to reach 63.510, while that of Bhopal touched 46,383 with the addition of 272 cases. The active caseload in the two cities is 1,960 and 1,495 respectively," he said.
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India crosses milestone of 4 crore coronavirus vaccinations: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India crosses milestone of 4 crore coronavirus vaccinations: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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Maharashtra reports 25,681 new coronavirus cases and 70 deaths in a day

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Nagpur records 3,235 new Covid-19 cases; 35 casualties

As many as 3,235 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 35 died of the infection in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Friday, an official said. With the addition of the latest cases and fatalities, the count of infections in the district has risen to 1,85,787 and the toll has reached 4,563, he said.
At least 1,245 patients were discharged from various treatment facilities during the day, raising the count of recoveries to 1,55,655, he said. This leaves the district with 25,569 active cases, the official said. As many as 16,066 samples were tested during the day, taking the total number of tested conducted to 14,46,816, he added.
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Mumbai reports 3,062 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours

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Chhattisgarh man dies after Covid-19 vaccination, probe begins

A 62-year-old man died in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district on Friday after he took the COVID-19 vaccination a day earlier, PTI reported Vibhisan Banjare, a resident of Savitripur, was administered COVID-19 vaccine at the local government health and wellness centre on Thursday evening and died this morning, said Dr NK Mandape, Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) of Mahasamund.
"He was kept under observation for 30 minutes before he was allowed to go home after the vaccination. As per his family, Banjare complained of pain in his shoulder where he got the vaccination injection and was also sweating profusely. He was declared dead in a hospital in Basna," the official said.
Mandape said a team had been constituted to probe the case under District Immunisation Officer Dr Arvind Gupta. Gupta said other members of Banjare's family were also vaccinated and they are in normal condition. It was not immediately known whether Banjare was suffering from any kind of illness, he added.
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India's Stelis Biopharma to make 200 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Bengaluru-headquartered Stelis Biopharma has joined domestic pharmaceutical firms Gland Pharma and Hetero becoming the third Indian company to partner with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, to produce and supply the Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus.
The RDIF-Stelis agreement, which involves the initial production and supply of about 200 million doses of the vaccine, was reached under the aegis of Enso Healthcare, RDIF’s coordination partner for sourcing Sputnik V vaccines in India.
Stelis will commence supplies from September quarter of 2021 and will also continue to work with RDIF to provide additional supply volumes beyond the initial agreement. It is the biopharmaceutical entity of Strides Pharma Science, which is planning to demerge and list it on a standalone basis. READ MORE...

Sputnik V. Photo: Reuters
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Kerala reports 1,984 new coronavirus cases and 1,965 recoveries in the last 24 hours

Kerala reports 1,984 new coronavirus cases and 1,965 recoveries in the last 24 hours
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Provide Covid-19 vaccine services at least 8 hours a day: Punjab CM to hospitals

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked all private and government hospitals to offer hassle-free vaccination services for at least eight hours daily till March 31. There should be no requirement of a separate certificate if an eligible person aged 45 and above brings a medical record regarding co-morbidities, he directed.
The directions were given at a review meeting chaired by the chief minister, in which he took note of the low vaccination numbers in the state.
According to an official statement, he expressed concern that of 1,291 registered private facilities, 891 have reportedly not administered a single dose. He asked the district administration to come down heavily on such hospitals, stressing that private health facilities need to join the government battle against coronavirus.

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First Published: Mar 19 2021 | 7:01 AM IST

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