Coronavirus LIVE: No Covid death in Bengal for first time in nearly a year
Coronavirus live updates: Maharashtra (2,155,070), Kerala (1,059,403), Karnataka (951,251), Andhra Pradesh (889,916). Stay tuned for corona-related news
West Bengal's discharge rate improved to 97.64 per cent as 212 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.
Coronavirus live updates: India's count of active cases has jumped to 170,293. On Sunday, the country registered 15,616 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking its the caseload tally to 11,112,056. India continues to be second-most-affected globally, and ranks 13th among worst-hit nations by active cases. The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,155,070), Kerala (1,059,403), Karnataka (951,251), Andhra Pradesh (889,916), and Tamil Nadu (851,542).
Amid a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases across the state, the Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday extended the lockdown till March 31.
Over one million citizens have registered themselves on the Co-WIN portal till 1 pm on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said as India opened up vaccination for those over 60 years and within the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified comorbidities. The ministry in the afternoon also clarified that the Co-WIN app on Play Store is meant for use only by the administrators, and that registration and booking for appointment for Covid-19 vaccination has to be done through the portal cowin.gov.in.
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 114,673,519 infected by the deadly contagion. While 90,228,716 have recovered, 2,542,556 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 29,254,561, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.