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Coronavirus LIVE: BMC to start vaccinations for 18-44 age group today

Coronavirus live updates | Statewise list of fresh Covid-19 cases: Maharashtra 66,159, Karnataka 39,047, Kerala 38,607, Uttar Pradesh 35,156, and Delhi 24,235 cases. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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Coronavirus live updates: Breaking all records, India on Friday reported a massive surge of 386,452 cases, according to MoHFW. The cumulative caseload stands at 18,762,976 and the death toll from the virus has reached 208,330. India now has nearly 3.2 million active cases. India has been reporting over 300,000 cases daily for over a week now.

Maharashtra reported a record high of 66,159 new cases. Kerala registered 38,607 fresh cases and Uttar Pradesh 35,156. Delhi recorded 395 Covid-19 deaths and around 24,235 cases with positivity rate of 32.82 per cent. Karnataka reported a new all-time record on Friday with 39,047 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,539,553), Kerala (1,533,984), Karnataka (1,439,822), Uttar Pradesh (1,217,955), Tamil Nadu (1,081,988), and Delhi (1,047,916).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers to discuss the prevailing situation in the country. This will be the first meeting of the council of ministers in the aftermath of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 151,109,988 infected by the deadly contagion. While 128,983,997 have recovered, 3,178,538 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 33,044,062, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,443,290, followed by the Brazil (401,012) and US (390,419).
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Coronavirus LIVE: BMC to start vaccinations for 18-44 age group from today

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UK records another 2,381 coronavirus cases, 15 deaths

Another 2,381 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,416,623, according to official figures released on Friday.
 
The country also reported another 15 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 127,517. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test, Xinhua reported.
 
More than 34.2 million people have been given the first jab of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest official figures. (IANS)
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AstraZeneca delays filing for US authorisation of Covid shot

AstraZeneca said Friday that it intends to seek US authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine in the coming weeks," acknowledging a delay in the much-anticipated filing that had been expected by mid-April.
 
The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker revealed the new timetable as it released first-quarter financial results, which showed that the company delivered 68 million doses of the vaccine to the UK, European Union and other countries in the first three months of the year.
 
The company said it was continuing to work on its application to the US Food and Drug Administration, noting the substantial size of the file" that will include data from US trials as well all other studies completed so far and real-world data collected from use of the vaccine in other countries. (AP)
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Assam logs record 26 Covid deaths in one day, 3,197 new cases

Assam recorded 26 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, the highest in a single day so far, taking the toll to 1,281, while 3,197 new cases pushed the tally to 2,53,123, a bulletin issued by the state National Health Mission (NHM) here said.
 
Of the 26 deaths, eight were reported from Kamrup Metro, four from Kamrup Rural, two each from Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Nagaon and Hojai, and one each from Cachar, Darrang, Golaghat, Nalbari and Udalguri, the bulletin said.
 
The fatality rate in the state stands at 0.52 per cent, and the positivity rate at 4.53 per cent. (PTI)
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US to restrict travel from India starting May 4

The US will restrict travel from India starting on May 4, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus.
 
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden's administration made the determination on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India, she said. Read here
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Lockdown extended in Rajasthan till May 17

The Rajasthan government on Friday extended the lockdown till May 17 due to the soaring coronavirus infections.
 
The Home Department principal secretary issued the order, calling it 'Pandemic Red Alert- Public Discipline Fortnight'.
 
The restrictions, which were imposed from April 19 to to May 3, were extended for 15 days (PTI)
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Coronavirus Latest: Maharashtra's Covid cases zoom again

After a day's lull, Covid-19 fatalities against shot up in Maharashtra with the state's toll crossing the 68,000 mark, and no respite in Mumbai deaths, health officials said here on Friday.
 
Against 771 deaths on Thursday, the state now recorded 828 fatalities, taking up the toll to 68,813.
 
The number of new infections remained above the 60,000 mark, but went down from 66,159 on Thursday to 62,919 on Friday, taking up the state tally to 46,02,472. (IANS)
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Coronavirus LIVE: Pune reports 9,760 fresh cases

Pune district reports 9,760 fresh coronavirus cases, 152 fatalities and 9,822 recoveries, in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department.
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Delhi sees 375 Covid deaths, over 27,000 cases in a day

Delhi on Friday recorded 375 deaths due to the coronavirus and 27,047 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 32.69 per cent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the city health department.
 
This is the ninth day on the trot that Delhi has recorded over 300 coronavirus-related deaths.
 
It had reported 395 deaths, the highest since the pandemic began a year ago, on Thursday; 368 deaths on Wednesday; 381 on Tuesday; 380 on Monday; 350 on Sunday; 357 deaths on Saturday, and 348 on Friday, according to government data. (PTI)
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Maharashtra would have seen 900,000 to 1 million active cases in absence of lockdown-like curbs, says Uddhav

Maharashtra would have seen 900,000 to 1 million active coronavirus cases in absence of lockdown-like curbs, says Uddhav Thackeray
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Coronavirus LIVE: No need for stricter lockdown in Maharashtra, says Uddhav

There is no need for a more strict lockdown in the state, people are following the restrictions says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
 
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Coronavirus LIVE: The demand for oxygen may rise further if cases are increased, says Uddhav

The demand for oxygen may rise further if cases are increased. For now, efforts are on to supply oxygen on time, says Uddhav Thackeray
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Coronavirus LIVE: Uddhav Thackeray says curbs will have to be followed to avoid further spread

Uddhav Thackeray says curbs will have to be followed to avoid further spread of infection. He says there may be slowdown in jobs due to curbs
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Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra CM to address the state shortly

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Mumbai reports 3,925 fresh cases, 89 deaths and 6,380 recoveries; case tally at 648,624, according to BMC

Mumbai reports 3,925 fresh cases, 89 deaths and 6,380 recoveries; case tally at 648,624, according to BMC
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Coronavirus LIVE: Tamil Nadu reports 18,692 fresh cases

Tamil Nadu reports 18,692 fresh coronavirus cases, 16,007 discharges, and 113 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department
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Amid vaccine shortage, first lot of Sputnik V vaccines to land in India on May 1

Amid vaccine shortage, first lot of Sputnik V vaccines to land in India on May 1
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Coronavirus LIVE: Karnataka reports 48,296 new cases

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Coronavirus LIVE: Partial lockdown in Bengal

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Coronavirus LIVE: Vaccination for 18-45 group will start after first week of May, says Uttarakhand chief secy

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First Published: Apr 30 2021 | 6:54 AM IST

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