Coronavirus LIVE: Modi, Biden have a 'fruitful' talk on Covid-19 situation

Coronavirus live updates: India cases stand at 16,602,456. Doctors at AIIMS have found that one patient is now infecting up to nine in 10 contacts. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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Coronavirus live updates: India reported 352,991 fresh coronavirus infections on Monday, taking the cumulative caseload to 17,313,163, according to MoHFW. Amid oxygen shortage and faltering health system in the country, India saw 2,812 deaths in highest single-day spike. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 195,116. The country now has more than 2.8 million active cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all citizens to be vaccinated and exercise caution, saying the "storm" of infections had shaken India, as the country set a new global record of the most number of Covid-19 infections in a day. The United States said it was deeply concerned by the massive surge in coronavirus cases in India and would rapidly send aid. 

Hospitals in Delhi and across the country are turning away patients after running out of medical oxygen and beds. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended a lockdown in the capital that had been due to end on Monday for a week. Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences have found that one patient is now infecting up to nine in 10 contacts, compared with up to four last year. Maharashtra on Sunday logged 832 Covid related fatalities, which is the highest-ever single-day spike since the pandemic started. With today's count, the death toll in the state has reached 64,760. As many as 66,191 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported from Maharashtra today.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,161,676), Kerala (1,322,054), Karnataka (1,247,997), Tamil Nadu (1,037,711), and Andhra Pradesh (997,462), Uttar Pradesh (976,765) and Delhi (956,348).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 147,780,699 infected by the deadly contagion. While 125,730,123 have recovered, 3,122,427 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 32,824,389, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,969,569, followed by the US (449,498) and Turkey (414,425).
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Modi, Biden have a 'fruitful' discussion on Covid-19 situation

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Coronavirus surge continues in Bihar:11,801 fresh cases, 67 deaths

Total 11,801 more COVID cases were reported in Bihar Monday escalating the virus caseload to 4,15,397, with capital Patna being worst-hit in the state, health department bulletin said.

The state saw 67 fresh casualties, taking the death toll to 2222, it said.

Among the new cases, Patna's share was maximum 2720, while Saran had 568 infections, West Champaran (460), Saharsa (433) and Purnea (384).

Sheikhpura Superintendent of Police Kartikeya K Sharma tested positive and has self isolated himsef.

Concerned over coronavirus surge and experts prediction that cases may further rise in the coming days, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a high-level review meeting on COVID situation during the day and issued order to further ramp up test of samples and ensure timely delivery of reports so that treatment of the infected can start at the earliest.

Kumar also instructed officials to take all steps to meet the requirment of medical oxygen for critically ill patients in the government as well as private COVID designated hospitals.

Out of total 4,15,397 positive cases since outbreak of the pandemic last year, Patna has the maximum caseload of 92,939.

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Modi-Suga talks: India, Japan to work in close collaboration to deal with COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga on Monday discussed the COVID-19 crisis and underscored the importance of close cooperation between their countries to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.

A readout by the Japanese foreign ministry on the telephonic talks said Prime Minister Suga expressed serious concerns about China's continued and "strengthened" unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas.

A statement issued by India said the two leaders discussed the COVID-19 situation in the respective countries and exchanged views on various regional and global challenges posed by the pandemic.

They highlighted the importance of close India-Japan cooperation to overcome these challenges, such as by working together to create resilient, diversified and trustworthy supply chains, ensuring reliable supply of critical materials and technologies, and developing new partnerships in manufacturing and skill development to deal with the crisis, it added.

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55 new COVID-19 cases push Nagaland's tally to 13,238

Nagaland reported 55 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 13,238, a health official said.

The new cases were reported from Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng districts.

"55 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 38, Kohima- 9, Mokokchung & Mon- 3 each, Kiphire- Longleng- 1 each. Also 3 +ve patients have recovered. Phek- 2, Tuensang- 1," said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.

With three more patients recovering from the disease, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the state rose to 12,135, the official said.

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ITBP COVID centre with 500 oxygen-beds starts in Delhi; 123 admitted

A COVID care centre with 500 oxygen-supported beds run by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) began functioning in Delhi from Monday with the admission of 123 patients, officials said.

The facility named Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID Care Centre (SPCCC) has been opened in view of Delhi registering a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, shortage of oxygen beds and its healthcare system creaking under the pressure.

The facility is located at the Radha Soami Beas campus in Chhattarpur area of south Delhi.

The border guarding force has been designated by the Union Home Ministry as the nodal agency to run it.

"The SPCCC has started functioning. 123 patients have been admitted on Monday," ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said.

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US to work around the clock to help India in Covid battle: Ambassador to UN

The US will work around the clock to help India as it battles a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases and Washington is doing everything it can to help, including deploying raw materials for vaccines, ventilators, oxygen generation supplies and financial support for vaccine expansion, the US Ambassador to the UN said on Monday.
I want to take a moment to talk about the heartbreaking situation in India. The most recent spike of COVID-19 cases there has been devastating. The United States stands in solidarity with the people of India, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said during a closed virtual dialogue hosted by the United States, Argentina, Japan, Norway, and South Africa on Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
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Coronavirus LIVE: Pune sees 6,046 fresh cases

Maharashtra's Pune district reports 6,046 fresh coronavirus cases, 151 fatalities and 8,823 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to health officials
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Sardar Patel Covid care center at Chhattarpur has admitted 123 patients on Day 1

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Coronavirus LIVE: 14,340 new cases in Gujarat

Coronavirus LIVE: 14,340 new coronavirus cases, 158 deaths and 7,727 recoveries reported in Gujarat, according to the state health department
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Coronavirus LIVE: Over 500,000 vaccinated in a day in Maharashtra

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Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra reports 48,700 new coronavirus cases

Maharashtra reports 48,700 new coronavirus cases, 71,736 discharges and 524 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department
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Coronavirus LIVE: No crisis of medical oxygen in West Bengal, says senior official

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Coronavirus LIVE: Daily lockdown in Punjab from 6 pm to 5 am

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Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai sees sharp dip in daily cases, lowest in about a month

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Coronavirus LIVE: Tamil Nadu records 15,684 new cases

Coronavirus LIVE: Tamil Nadu records 15,684 new coronavirus cases, 13,625 recoveries and 94  deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 107,145, according to the state health department
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Coronavirus LIVE: Jammu and Kashmir records 2,135 fresh cases

Coronavirus LIVE: Jammu and Kashmir records 2,135 fresh cases and 25 deaths in last 24 hours, according to the state health department
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Govt asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower price of coronavirus vaccines

Govt asks Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech to lower price of coronavirus vaccines as India gears up to inoculate all aged above 18, according to a PTI report
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Coronavirus LIVE: Rajasthan records 16,438 fresh cases

Rajasthan records 16,438 fresh coronavirus cases, 6,416 recoveries, and 84 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department
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Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra's Nagpur reports 5,852 new cases

Maharashtra's Nagpur reports 5,852 new coronavirus cases, 89 deaths, and 5,921 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to health officials
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Coronavirus LIVE: Goa reports 2,321 fresh cases

Goa reports 2,321 fresh coronavirus cases, 712 recoveries, and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department

First Published: Apr 26 2021 | 06:57 AM IST

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