Latest News Live Updates: India Reports 10,584 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Latest News Updates: The active coronavirus infections in the country have reduced to 1,47,306.

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India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death count increased to 1,56,463 with 78 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,12,665 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.24 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.

The active coronavirus infections in the country have reduced to 1,47,306 which comprises 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

Meanwhile, more than 500,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University on Monday, by far the highest reported figures of any country.

The catastrophic US figure comes as some signs of hope are emerging in the world’s hardest-hit country, with millions of people now vaccinated and winter’s massive spike in infections dropping.

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Israel said Tuesday it would send a “limited quantity” of unused coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians and several countries, with Honduras, which plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem, reportedly on the list.

The Jewish state has administered the two recommended shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab to more than three million people, roughly a third of its population, AFP reported.

Over 3.2 lakh beneficiaries have received COVID-19 vaccine till date in Delhi since the start of the inoculation drive a month ago, with more than 20,000 people receiving shots on Tuesday, PTI reported.

Night Curfew Imposed In Maharashtra’s Aurangabad Amid Surge In Covid Cases

In wake of a continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra Police Commissioner Shailesh Naval on Tuesday announced a night curfew in Aurangabad from 11 pm to 6 am till March 8.

The essential services are exempted from the curfew, ANI reported.

Coronavirus news: Delhi reports 145 new COVID-19 cases

Delhi reported 145 new COVID-19 cases, 130 recoveries, and two deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to a Delhi Health Department bulletin, the total count of cases in the national capital has gone up to 6,38,173, including 6,26,216 recoveries and 10,903 deaths, ANI reported.

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Coronavirus news: Boris Johnson says optimistic about fully reopening in June
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Coronavirus update: Czechs running out of hospital capacity as virus soars

The Czech Republic is reaching capacity in intensive care wards as coronavirus infections keep soaring in the EU’s worst-hit country, the health ministry said Tuesday.

The country tops the world in terms of new infections per 100,000 people over the last 14 days and is second after neighbouring Slovakia for deaths, according to an AFP tally.

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The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 9,775 within one day to 1,298,608, with the death count adding by 323 to 35,014, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the ministry, 7,996 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,104,990.

The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces, ANI reported.

Russia Records 11,823 COVID-19 Cases
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Thane has reported 479 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in Maharashtra district to 2,61,204,an official said on Tuesday. Besides these new cases reported on Monday, five more people died of the viral infection, taking the toll in the district to 6,243, he said.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in the district stands at 2.40 per cent, he said.

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India Reports 10,584 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

With 10,584 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,10,16,434, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,07,12,665, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,56,463 in the country with 78 more fatalities reported in a 24-hour period, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed.

Streets in Amravati wore a deserted look as night curfew has been imposed in the district till 6 am on March 1, to curb the spread of COVID-19.

WHO Slams Rich Countries For Hogging Covid Vaccines
The World Health Organization on Monday blasted wealthy countries for not only hogging Covid vaccines but in doing so, hindering the pathway for poorer nations to get them too. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some rich countries’ direct deals with manufacturers had meant that previously-agreed vaccine allocations for poorer countries, via the Covax programme, were being reduced.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to hold a meeting today with BMC Commissioner and officials, to review the COVID19 situation, reports news agency ANI.

Maharashtra: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar distributes masks in Dadar vegetable market as COVID-19 cases rise.

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US passes 500,000 Covid deaths

More than 500,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University on Monday, by far the highest reported toll of any country.

The catastrophic US figure comes as some signs of hope are emerging in the world’s hardest-hit country, with millions of people now vaccinated and winter’s massive spike in infections dropping.

Still, the grim threshold was reached only about a month after the US recorded 400,000 fatalities from the disease in mid-January, with cases now on the decline but deaths continuing to mount.

India Sees Sharpest Increase In Active Covid Cases Since End-November

Active coronavirus cases in India increased by 4,421 in 24 hours – a spike of three per cent – to go back over the 1.5 lakh mark for the first time in 17 days and register the steepest increase since end-November.

On November 27 the active caseload was 4,55,555 – an increase of 3.85 per cent from the 4,38,667 recorded on November 24.

This is the fifth consecutive day in which active cases (calculated as the difference between new cases and recoveries) have increased; 13,506 new cases have been added in this period.

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