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Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai sees 3,775 new cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus LIVE: Total number of Covid-19 cases in India has reached 11,598,710. Stay tuned for coronavirus LIVE updates

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Coronavirus LIVE update: India recorded 43,846 new Covid-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide coronavirus tally to 11,599,130, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. Country's current Covid-19 death toll is nearing the 160,000-mark.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,422,021), Kerala (1,098,291), Karnataka (965,102), Andhra Pradesh (892,740), and Tamil Nadu (863,363).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 123,420,458 infected by the deadly contagion. While 99,406,614 have recovered, 2,721,391 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 30,480,110, 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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8:54 PM

Maharashtra sees over 30,000 new Covid cases, biggest single-day spike

In what is a biggest spike since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maharashtra reported 30,535 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its infection tally to 2,479,682, according to the state health department.
With 99 new deaths, the total toll in the state swelled to 53,399.
The positivity rate in the state stands at 13.5 per cent. Over 11,000 people have recovered or discharged during the same period. The recovery rate currently stands at 89.32 per cent.
8:40 PM

Govt failed to control Covid spread, must vaccinate all within months: Congress

On a day India registered the highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases so far this year, the Congress on Sunday said the government has failed to control the spread of the virus and demanded that it spells out a comprehensive plan for increasing vaccination in the country.
The nation has been witnessing a spike in coronavirus cases recently and recorded 43,846new instances of Covid-19 in a day. Registering an increase for the 11th day in a row, the total active caseload has increased to 3,09,087, according to health ministry data.
"The second wave of the Covid-19 is staring at us," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said and accused the government of not taking the virus seriously.
8:30 PM

5 deaths, 867 new Covid cases in Haryana

Haryana reported five coronavirus deaths on Sunday as 867 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state's infection count to 2,79,828, according to a health bulletin.
So far, the disease has killed 3,098 people in the state.
On Sunday, a fatality each was reported from Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Ambala and Karnal districts.
8:24 PM

Nagpur sees 3,614 Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths, 1,859 recoveries

The number of Covid-19 cases in Nagpur rose by 3,614 to touch 1,93,080 on Sunday, while the day also saw 32 deaths and 1,859 people recovering, an official said.
The toll in the district is 4,624, and the recovery count is 1,59,108, leaving it with 29,348 active cases, he added.
With 17,182 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Nagpur went up to 14,80,385, the official said.
8:15 PM

Chhattisgarh CM chairs meet to contain surge in Covid-19 cases

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday chaired a meeting of his cabinet ministers and senior officials to ensure guidelines are enforced to check the spread of the virus in view of the upcoming Holi festival and wedding season.
Chhattisgarh on Saturday recorded 1,273 cases, the highest single-day spike in this year.
The CM also directed that the number of daily COVID-19 tests be increased as well as the vaccination drive be expedited, a state public relations department official said.
8:09 PM

Some flyers with negative Covid reports found positive during tests at Hyderabad airport

Several international passengers who travelled with negative Covid reports have been found positive for the pathogen when tested on arrival at the international airport here, airport sources said.
Cases of international passengers being found positive in tests conducted at the airport despite having a negative report were being reported on regular basis, they said.
Confirming that such cases had been noticed, Union Health Ministry official Anuradha Medoju here said the information on positive cases was shared with state government officials for quarantining and other purposes.
8:06 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai sees 3,775 new cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai sees 3,775 new cases, 10 deaths in last 24 hours, according to BMC.
7:52 PM

Punjab reports 2,669 new coronavirus cases

Punjab reports 2,669 new coronavirus cases, 1331 recoveries and 44 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department
7:45 PM

A rapid Covid-19 vaccine rollout backfired in some US states

Despite the clamour to speed up the US vaccination drive against Covid-19 and get the country back to normal, the first three months of the rollout suggest faster is not necessarily better.
A surprising new analysis found that states such as South Carolina, Florida and Missouri that raced ahead of others to offer the vaccine to ever-larger groups of people have vaccinated smaller shares of their population than those that moved more slowly and methodically, such as Hawaii and Connecticut.
The explanation, as experts see it, is that the rapid expansion of eligibility caused a surge in demand too big for some states to handle and led to serious disarray. Vaccine supplies proved insufficient or unpredictable, websites crashed and phone lines became jammed, spreading confusion, frustration and resignation among many people.
7:44 PM

Bangladesh records 2,172 new Covid-19 cases, 22 more deaths

Bangladesh recorded 2,172 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 22 new deaths on Sunday, making its total tally at 570,878 with 8,690 deaths, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The official data showed that 21,108 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the Asian country stands currently at 522,405 including 1,687 new recoveries reported on Sunday, said the DGHS.
7:39 PM

Malaysia reports 1,327 new Covid-19 cases, 4 new deaths

Malaysia reported 1,327 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing its total tally to 333,040.
The Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 11 of the new cases were imported and the 1,316 others were local transmissions.
Meanwhile, four more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 1,233.
7:32 PM

Kerala reports 1,875 new coronavirus cases

Kerala reports 1,875 new coronavirus cases, 2,251 recoveries and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department
7:25 PM

Goa sees 98 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths, 79 recoveries

Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 98 and reached 56,623 on Sunday, while three deaths took the toll to 818 and 79 people were discharged, an official said.
The number of people who have recovered stands at 54,792, leaving the state with 1,013 active cases, he added.
With 1,435 samples being examined on Sunday, the overall number of tests in Goa went up to 5,25,665, he said.
7:03 PM

Karnataka reports 1,715 new coronavirus cases

Karnataka reports 1,715 new coronavirus cases, 1,048 recoveries and two deaths in the last 24 hours
6:57 PM

368 fresh coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh, aggregate touches 893,000

The surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Andhra Pradesh as 368 were added afresh from 31,138 tests on Sunday, taking the gross up to 8.93 lakh.
The latest bulletin said 263 patients had recovered and none succumbed in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday.
The number of active cases increased to 2,188 after a total of 8,84,357 recoveries and 7,189 deaths so far.

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First Published: Mar 21 2021 | 6:47 AM IST

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