Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat are the five states that have recorded the highest single-day surge since Saturday, official data showed.
India added 43,846 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning, setting another grim record of highest daily cases in nearly four months. This comes amid a worrying surge in Covid cases that has prompted states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to consider shutting down schools again, restrictions on public gatherings and other virus-fighting measures, including lockdown in their worst-hit districts.
The daily rise in infections on Sunday was the highest recorded in 112 days, as the number of fatalities rose to 1,59,755, with 197 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am Sunday showed.
Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat are the five states that have recorded the highest single-day surge since Saturday, government data showed.
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Actor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dev on Sunday claimed that the work done by the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is unparalleled, asserting that the chief minister can score 10 goals in the upcoming elections even with a broken leg.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday launched the “Mask-up Puducherry” campaign to ensure that all the people wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, reported news agency ANI.
Under this movement, a van will travel across the Union Territory to spread awareness among the people regarding the COVID-19 protocols.
Ms Soundararajan distributed face masks and hand sanitizers to people in the Muthialpet area. She urged everyone not to lower their guard against the virus.
Doctors at a private hospital in Bhopal removed a 16 kilogram tumour from the abdomen of a 20-year-old woman after performing a 6-hour-long surgery on Sunday.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sougata Roy on Sunday termed the BJP’s manifesto and promises as “hollow” and “jumlas” respectively amid an intense battle for power in West Bengal.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday informed that it has collected Rs 40 crores from April 2020 to March 21, 2021 from 20 lakh offenders who violated the mandatory face mask rule to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reported news agency ANI.
Maharashtra reported 30,535 fresh COVID-19 cases, 11,314 recoveries, and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department.With these new cases, the cumulative count has surged to 24,79,682 including 2,10,120 active cases and 22,14,867 recoveries. The COVID-19 death count in the state stood at 53,399. The fatality rate in the state now stands at 2.15 per cent.
Mumbai reported 3,775 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the capital city to 3,62,654.
He spent three decades of his life living like a destitute — wearing torn clothes, spending days working at an eatery in Uttarakhand just for food enough to survive, nights at a nearby bus stop even in bone-chilling winters, and his plight kept only to himself as he spoke and understood nothing except Kannada.