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India administers over 7.3 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses
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India administers over 7.3 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses

India crossed a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19 as the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 7.3 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. A total of 7,30,54,295 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. "Cumulatively, 7,30,54,295 vaccine doses have been administered through 11,53,614 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. These include 89,32,642 HCWs (1st dose), 52,96,666 HCWs (2nd dose), 95,71,610 FLWs (1st dose) and 39,92,094 FLWs (2nd Dose) and 4,45,77,337 (1st dose) and 6,83,946 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged more than 45 years," the ministry said. The cumulative vaccination figure includes over 6 crores (6,30,81,589) first doses, while the seco...
Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi tests Covid-19 positive
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Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi tests Covid-19 positive

Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi on Friday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, the Cabinet Minister informed about his coronavirus report and urged his close contacts to undergo coronavirus test and take all precautions. "I have tested positive for coronavirus. I am healthy and under the supervision of doctors. As per the advice of doctors, I have isolated myself. Whoever has come in contact with me in the last few days, kindly get your tests done," the Minister tweeted in Hindi. Uttarakhand reported 364 COVID-19 cases, 194 recoveries, and 2 deaths today. With these new cases, the cumulative count of the infections in the state has reached 1,01,275, while the active cases stood at 2,404. The death toll in the state has mounted to 1,721. (...
India reports 81,466 new Covid-19 case, 469 deaths
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India reports 81,466 new Covid-19 case, 469 deaths

India reported 81,466 new COVID-19 cases and 469 coronavirus related deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the union health ministry on Friday. With these additional cases, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country reached 1,23,03,131. With 469 new deaths, the death toll in India has gone up to 1,63,396. There are 6,14,696 active cases in the nation as of now. Furthermore, 50,356 people were discharged after recovery on Thursday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,15,25,039. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 11,13,966 samples were tested on Wednesday. A total of 24,59,12,587 samples have been tested so far. Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 6,87,89,138 people have been vaccinated across the countr...
India reports 53,480 new Covid-19 infections, 354 deaths
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India reports 53,480 new Covid-19 infections, 354 deaths

India reported 53,480 new COVID-19 cases and 354 related deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the union health ministry on Wednesday morning. With these additional cases, the total number of infections in the country has reached 1,21,49,335. Maharashtra reported 27,918 cases in the said period. With 354 new deaths, the death toll in India has soared up to 1,62,468. There are 5,52,566 active cases in the nation as of now. Furthermore, 41,280 people were discharged on Tuesday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,14,34,301. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 10,22,915 samples were tested on Tuesday. A total of 24,36,72,940 samples have been tested so far. With several parts of the country witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases, the central government...
India reports 59,118 new Covid-19 cases, 257 deaths in last 24 hrs
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India reports 59,118 new Covid-19 cases, 257 deaths in last 24 hrs

India continues to witness a surge in new COVID-19 cases as 59,118 fresh infections and 257 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday. With fresh 32,987 recoveries, a total of 1,12,64,637 people have recovered from the diseases so far. The cumulative number of cases reached 1,18,46,652 including 4,21,066 active cases and 1,60,949 deaths. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state due to COVID as there are 2,64,001 active coronavirus cases in the state. A total of 5,55,04,440 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 23,86,04,638 tests have conducted till March 25, of which 11,00,756 tests were done yesterday. On Thursday, the Union Health Mi...
Congress  leader Harish Rawat, his family members test positive for Covid-19
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Congress leader Harish Rawat, his family members test positive for Covid-19

Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has tested positive for COVID-19. Four members of Rawat's family have also tested positive for the virus. "I got myself tested. My test report came positive and four members of my family have also tested positive. Those who have come into my contact till noon today should kindly get themselves tested as this caution is a necessity," he tweeted. India recorded 53,476 new COVID-19 cases, 26,490 recoveries, and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. With this, the total cases in the country mounted to 1,17,87,534 including 3,95,192 active cases and 1,12,31,650 recoveries. The death toll has gone up to 1,60,692. (ANI)
US surpasses 30 million Covid-19 cases amid vaccinations
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US surpasses 30 million Covid-19 cases amid vaccinations

The United States on Wednesday surpassed 30 million cases of COVID-19 even as the country is making progress on the number of vaccinations. While daily new infections have decreased significantly from their peak in January, new cases remain high at around 55,000 cases per day, while 1,000 people are dying every day despite a decline in casualties due to vaccinations, reported The Hill. Meanwhile, hundreds of spring breakers have been flocking to the streets, beaches, and restaurants in Miami Beach in Florida, prompting health officials to urge people not to let down their guard. Health officials have also warned against states lifting coronavirus restrictions until a wider share of the population is vaccinated. "When I'm often asked, 'Are we turning the corner?' my response is ...
India records 53,476 new Covid-19 cases, 251 deaths
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India records 53,476 new Covid-19 cases, 251 deaths

India recorded 53,476 new COVID-19 cases, 26,490 recoveries, and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. With this, the total cases in the country mounted to 1,17,87,534 including 3,95,192 active cases and 1,12,31,650 recoveries. The death toll has gone up to 1,60,692 . According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 10,65,021 samples were tested on March 24. "A total number of samples tested up to March 24 is 23,75,03,882 including 10,65,021 samples tested yesterday," said ICMR. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat are reporting a surge in the new COVID-19 cases and together they account for 77.44 percent of the new cases, informed the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. A total of 5,31,45,709 CO...
India reports 40,715 fresh Covid-19 cases, 199 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 40,715 fresh Covid-19 cases, 199 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 40,715 new COVID-19 cases, 29,785 recoveries, and 199 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. With this, the total cases mounted to 1,16,86,796 including 3,45,377 active cases and 1,11,81,253 total recoveries. The death toll has gone up to 1,60,166. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 9,67,459 samples were tested on March 22. A total of 23,54,13,233 samples had been tested up to March 22, ICMR said on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are reporting a surge in daily COVID-19 cases and together they account for 80.5 percent of the total new cases registered in the last 24 hours, informed the union health ministry on Monday. As on Day-66 of the vaccination drive,...
India reports 46,951 new Covid-19 cases, 212 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 46,951 new Covid-19 cases, 212 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 46,951 new COVID-19 cases, 21,180 recoveries, and 212 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Monday. With this, the total cases mounted to 1,16,46,081 including 3,34,646 active cases and 1,11,51,468 total recoveries. The total death toll escalated to 1,59,967 including the new deaths. However, as a sign of relief, the total COVID vaccination count has touched more than 4.5 crores (4,50,65,998), as per the Union Ministry today till 8 AM. "Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh account for 77.7 percent of the new cases in the last 24 hours," read the press release by the Ministry yesterday. "Seventeen States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Assam, Goa, Uttarakhand, Od...
Chris Gayle thanks PM Modi for sending Covid-19 vaccines to Jamaica
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Chris Gayle thanks PM Modi for sending Covid-19 vaccines to Jamaica

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping Jamaica by providing COVID-19 vaccines under the Vaccine Maitri initiative. As part of the Vaccine Maitri initiative aimed to assist countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Made-in-India vaccines reached Jamaica last week. "Honourable Prime Minister Modi, people of India and Government of India, I want to thank you for the donation of vaccine to Jamaica. We appreciate it, thank you so much. India I will be seeing you soon and thanks once again," Gayle said in a video posted on Friday by the official Twitter handle of India in Jamaica. Earlier this week, West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell expressed gratitude towards PM Modi for sending coronavirus vaccines to Jamaica. Jamai...
Paris goes into lockdown as Covid-19 variant rampages
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Paris goes into lockdown as Covid-19 variant rampages

France imposed a month-long lockdown on Paris and parts of the north after a faltering vaccine rollout and spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants forced President Emmanuel Macron to shift course. Since late January, when he defied the calls of scientists and some in his government to lock the country down, Macron has said he would do whatever it took to keep the euro zone’s second largest economy as open as possible. However, this week he ran out of options just as France and other European countries briefly suspended use of the AstraZenca vaccine. His prime minister, Jean Castex, said France was in the grip of a third wave, with the virulent variant first detected in Britain now accounting for some 75 percent of cases. Intensive care wards are under severe strain, notably...
India reports 26,291 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
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India reports 26,291 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

As many as 26,291 new COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths were reported in India in the last 24, taking the total number of active cases in the country to 2,19,262, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday. With this, the total number of positive cases stands at 1,13,85,339, including 1,10,07,352 recoveries. So far, 1,58,725 lives have been claimed by the coronavirus in the country. As many as 2,99,08,038 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the country so far. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 22,74,07,413 samples have been tested for the infection, including 7,03,772 in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, the worst affected state in the country reported 16,620 new COVID-19 cases, 8,861 discharges, and 50 deaths in the...
Mumbai: 63-year-old suffers heart attack while waiting in queue to register for Covid-19 vaccine, dies
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Mumbai: 63-year-old suffers heart attack while waiting in queue to register for Covid-19 vaccine, dies

A 63-year-old man who had gone to register for Covid-19 vaccination at a civic center in Mumbai's Nalasopara West area collapsed after suffering a heart attack and subsequently died. According to Dr. Surekha Walke, Medical Health Officer, Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation, the man on Friday fell on the ground while waiting to register for the vaccine, and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. "A 63-year-old man, Harish Bhai Panchal, was standing in a queue outside a center in Nalasopara West for registration around 9:30 am on Friday. He suddenly started feeling uneasy and fell on the floor. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead," she said. The country started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healt...
Brazil ranks 2nd in terms of Covid-19 cases, death toll surpasses 275,000
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Brazil ranks 2nd in terms of Covid-19 cases, death toll surpasses 275,000

Brazil comes now second in terms of the number of the confirmed coronavirus cases while the death toll from COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 275,000 people, the national Ministry of Health said. Over the past 24 hours, the Latin American country has registered 85,663 new COVID-19 cases, with the total number has reached 11,363,389. India, which previously came second, has recorded 11,308,846 coronavirus cases. The United States is the worst-hit nation with more than 29.32 million COVID-19 patients. Within the same period of time, the death toll from the coronavirus in Brazil has increased by 2,216 to 275,105 people.