COVID-19 in India: Live Updates
April 16, 2021 – India recorded 217,353 new COVID-19 cases and 1,185 deaths in 24 hours. Total cases: 14,291,917; active cases: 1,569,743; discharged cases: 12,547,866; death toll: 174,308. Delhi has surpassed Mumbai in COVID-19 cases to become the worst-hit city in India
- Maharashtra state-owned Haffkine Institute granted permission to manufacture local COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, with transfer of technology from Bharat Biotech
- Total vaccine doses administered: 117,223,509
April 15, 2021 – India reported another single-day high, with 200,739 fresh cases of COVID-19, and recorded 1,038 deaths in the last 24 hours (as of 08:00 IST). Active cases in the country are now at 1,471,877; total recoveries: 12,429,564; and death toll: 173,123.
- Weekend curfew announced in the capital, Delhi, after latest spike in cases. List of what is allowed: essential services; marriages and such permitted activities will get curfew passes; gyms, pools, and malls will be closed; cinema halls can run at 30 percent capacity; only one weekly market will be allowed per day per zone; no dine-in, only takeaways allowed from restaurants.
- In Maharashtra, only ‘essential goods’ can be delivered via e-commerce in the state until May 1 under new COVID-19 regulations while the state of Haryana has permitted ‘e-commerce supplies of essential items’ during the night curfew hours (10PM to 5AM). There appears to be much confusion over what is deemed essential and non-essential.
- Total vaccine doses administered: 114,493,238
- National-level school exams have been affected: the exams for the CBSE 10th grade stand cancelled, those for CBSE 12th grade have been postponed, according to the notification from the education ministry.
- Delhi recorded 17,282 more infections and 104 deaths in 24 hours.
- Labor migrants in the state of Maharashtra are reportedly returning to their home states fearing the consequences of the recently begun night curfew.
April 14, 2021 – Indian states that have hit an all-time daily spike of COVID-19 infections are: Uttar Pradesh (18,021 new cases), Chhattisgarh (15,121 new cases), Delhi (13,468 new cases), Madhya Pradesh (8,998), Gujarat (6,690), Bengal (4,817), and Bihar (4,157).
- India reported 184,372 new COVID-19 cases and 1,027 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total case tally is at 13,873,825 and the death toll has risen to 172,085. Total active COVID-19 cases in India are at 1,365,704. So far, 12,336,036 COVID-19 patients have recovered/been discharged.
- Total vaccine doses administered: 111,179,578
- The state of Maharashtra is invoking Section 144 from today to limit public movement. For 15 days starting from today, only employees from essential services allowed to commute from public transport.
- The Delhi government is identifying stable patients in various hospitals to send them home or to COVID Care Centers. Also, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced yesterday the postponement of planned surgeries for three months in all Delhi government hospitals.
April 13, 2021 – India reported 161,736 new cases of COVID-19 and 879 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the country reach 1,264698. So far, 12,253,697 people have recovered from COVID-19 and the death toll has reached 171,058.
- Total vaccine doses administered in India: 108,533,085
- India has approved emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V against COVID-19 and will produce more than 850 million doses in the country annually: Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). This is the third vaccine approved by India. Sputnik V has recorded the highest effectiveness at 91.6 percent – after the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Limited doses will be available in India by end-April.
- RDIF has reached agreements with five pharmaceutical firms to produce Sputnik V in India: Gland Pharma, Hetero Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, Virchow Biotech.
April 12, 2021 – Total coronavirus cases in India reached 13,527,717 as 168,912 new COVID-19 infections were recorded overnight, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. The ministry recorded 75,086 discharges and 904 deaths in India in the last 24 hours, as on 08:00 IST and 1,201,009 active cases. The death toll is at 170,179.
- India overtakes Brazil as the second worst affected country in the world by COVID-19. The US leads the total case tally at 31.2 million, followed by India and Brazil (13.45 million). Previously, India’s active caseload was at its lowest at 135,926 on February 12, 2021 and was at its highest at 1,017,754 on September 18, 2020.
- As of April 12, 2021, the COVID caseload in India has increased for 33 consecutive days and active cases comprise 8.88 percent of the total tally.
- Total vaccine doses administered in India: 104,528,565
April 11, 2021 – India reported 152,879 new COVID-19 cases, 90,584 discharges, and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of 08:00 IST: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
- Maharashtra state administers a total 1,003,842,110 vaccine doses.
- Delhi records 10,732 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The Delhi government says 65 percent of its active cases are among those below 35 years. However, as per the country’s current public health policy, India’s vaccination program is eligible for those who are 45 years and above.
April 10, 2021 – India reported 145,384 new COVID-19 cases and 1,046,631 active cases in the last 24 hours as of 08:00 IST.
- The state of Maharashtra reported 55,411 new COVID-19 cases and 309 deaths over 24 hours. Total active cases in state are at 536,682. Mumbai reported 9,327 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in city to 510,225 (Source: ANI)
- Total vaccine doses administered in India: 101.28 million; total people fully vaccinated: 12.66 million (Source: Times of India).
April 9, 2021 – India reports 131,968 fresh cases, 61,899 discharges, and 780 deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, India has 13,060,542 total cases, including 979,608 active cases, 11,913,292 recoveries, and death toll of 167,642.
- Maharashtra reporting 56,286 fresh cases, bringing its tally of total cases to 3,229,547 according to the health department.
- Delhi reporting 7,437 fresh cases, highest single-day spike in 2021.
April 8, 2021 – India reports 126,789 fresh cases, 59,258 discharges, and 685 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. Total reported cases: 12,928,574 total cases, including 910,319 active cases, 11,851,393 recoveries, and death toll at 166,862.
- Total vaccine doses administered: 90,198,673
- Starting April 11, persons aged 45 years of age and above can be vaccinated at private and public workplaces. These beneficiaries will be required to register on the Co-WIN portal prior to vaccination, and the sessions will begin if at least 50 beneficiaries have registered. However, a schedule for the vaccination sessions can be made up to 15 days in advance.
- Maharashtra reporting over 55,000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
- Delhi reporting 5,506 fresh cases.
- Prime Minster Modi to hold meeting with Chief Ministers (CMs) today at 6:30 pm regarding COVID management.
April 7, 2021 – India reported 115,736 fresh cases, 59,856 discharges, and 630 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. India’s total cases are at 12,801,785, including 843,472 active cases, 11,792,135 recoveries, and 166,177 deaths.
- Total vaccinations: 87,077,474
- Till 8 pm yesterday, 562,807 vaccine doses were administered.
- Maharashtra reporting 55,469 fresh cases, 34,256 recoveries, and 297 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 3,113,354 cases; active cases: 472,283; recoveries: 2,583,331 recoveries; death toll: 56,330.
- Delhi reporting 3,548 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
- Delhi High Court rules wearing mask is mandatory even if a person is driving alone, stating that even if a private car is occupied by one person, it is still a public space.
- Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Goa are among states to report a fresh influx of cases today, bringing the figure between them to 12,036.
- The top five worst affected states are Maharashtra (3,113,354), Kerala (1,135,233), Karnataka (1,015,155), Andhra Pradesh (907,676), and Tamil Nadu (899,807).
April 6, 2021 – India reports single-day rise of 96,982 cases with 446 new COVID-linked fatalities, pushing the death toll to 165,547 and total tally of cases to 12,686,049. Union health ministry says a total of 788,223 active cases have been recorded, out of which 11,732,279 have recovered.
- Total vaccinations: 83,110,926 vaccinations. From April 1 onwards, all persons who are 45 years of age and above are eligible to take any one of the two available COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin.
- New Delhi has imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am till April 30, effective immediately.
- Movement of essential goods and services will carry on. Buses, metros, autos, taxis and other public modes of transport will be allowed to ferry only those people who are exempt from the night curfew.
- Passengers travelling to airports and railways will be exempted only if they have valid tickets.
- Pregnant women and persons visiting hospitals will be exempted, private doctors, nurses and paramedical staff will be exempted if they have been given night curfew ID cards.
- Telangana reported 1,498 cases in the last 24 hours, highest number in over five months. The state’s cumulative tally now sits at 314,735.
- Nagpur records 47,288 fresh cases.
- Uttarakhand reported 547 fresh cases, taking the total number to 102,811 cases.
- Mizoram’s tally rises to 4,500 cases.
- Jharkhand reports total 128,332 positive cases: 5,882 active cases 121,310 recoveries, and death toll of 1,140.
- Mumbai reported total 462,302 cases: 74,422 active cases, 374,985 recoveries, and 11,797 deaths.
- Gujarat reported total 321,598 cases: 16,252 cases, 300,765 discharges, and 4,581 deaths.
- Maharashtra reported total 3,057,885 cases: 451,375 active cases, 2,549,075 discharges, and death toll at 56,033.
- Andhra Pradesh reported total 909,002 cases: 10,710 active cases, 891,048 recoveries, and total 7,244 deaths.
- Rajasthan reported total 341,754 cases: 14,768 active cases, 324,145 recoveries, and 2,841 deaths.
- Karnataka reported total 1,020,434: 42,483 active cases, 965,275 discharges and 12,657 deaths.
- Madhya Pradesh reported 3,398 fresh cases, 2,064 recoveries and 15 deaths.
- Uttar Pradesh reported 3,999 fresh cases and 13 deaths.
- Puducherry reported 237 fresh cases, total tally touches 42,776 cases.
April 5, 2021 – India’s daily cases rise from 20,000 to 100,000 in just 25 days.
- 4,300,966 vaccinations were administered today.
- New Delhi recorded 3,548 fresh cases and 15 deaths within the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 679,962 cases.
April 4, 2021 – New Delhi reported 4,033 new cases, highest single-day tally in 2021.
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