Coronavirus Cases in India May 20 Highlights: Madhya Pradesh CM announces Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to families of Covid-19 victims; Goa records 1,582 new cases

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Coronavirus Lockdown in India, Covid-19 Cases in India in Last 24 Hours, Covid Vaccine Update India, Coronavirus Death Count in India May 20 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds reviews meeting with DMs and field officials from 10 states; he cautions them against vaccine wastage. India reported 276,110 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose by 3,874, according to Health Ministry data on Thursday.

Coronavirus Cases in India Live, Covid-19 Lockdown New Guidelines LiveIndia has been battling a severe second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country.

Covid India Update, Coronavirus Cases and Lockdown in India May 20 Highlights: Will India face a third wave of Coronavirus infections? No one can predict this. But if we follow the Covid-19 restrictions and take a vaccine, we can expect, the next wave, if at all comes, will be a weaker one. However, India has started witnessing a massive fall in daily Coronavirus cases. On Wednesday, the country reported below 3 lakh new Covid-19 cases, for the third consecutive day. The positivity rate has also fallen. But the high number of deaths remains a worry. India has seen over 75,000 deaths linked to Coronavirus complications so far this month, by far the highest for any month. The previous record was held by April 2021 which saw about 49,000 deaths.

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According to data from Union Health Ministry, India reported 2,76,070 new Covid-19 cases and 3,874 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country has reported below 3 lakh cases for the fourth day in a row.

States/UTs like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Karnataka, till some time ago the biggest contributors to India’s Covid-19 tally, have started reporting fewer cases, an indication that the Covid-19 pandemic may be shrinking. However, an analysis of this month’s data showed that the Covid-19 wave has now shifted to eastern India as the region has started reporting more cases while western India, till now the epicentre of Covid-19 surge, has seen a decline in Coronavirus infections. In the South, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are witnessing a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, however, Kerala, Telangana, and Karnataka have started seeing a decline in Covid-19 cases.

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Amid this Prime Minister Narendra will hold a meeting today at 11 am on Covid-19 management. He will interact with the DMs and field officials of 10 states-Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh. Officials from the Union Health Ministry will also participate. According to sources, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may attend the virtual meeting. She had skipped PM Modi’s last Covid-19 meeting with chief ministers on April 24.

As the country tries to find a way out of the second wave with Coronavirus infections spreading to rural areas, here are the latest, confirmed updates on Covid-19 from India and around the globe:

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    22:41 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Gujarat reports 4,773 new COVID-19 cases; 64 die, 8,308 recuperate

    Gujarat added 4,773 COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 7,76,220 and fatality count to 9,404, the health department said on Thursday. The state has been witnessing a drop in coronavirus cases over the last one week. From a little over 8,000 cases that were reported in the state on May 16, the daily case count has now come down below the 5,000-mark. As many as 8,308 patients got discharge from hospitals during the day, which pushed the recovery count to 6,77,798 and the recovery rate to 87.32 per cent. (PTI)

    22:26 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Supplier of medical oxygen to needy states,Odisha is further enhancing its generation facilities:CM

    Odisha which helped many states with supply of medical oxygen at the crunch moments during the ongoing second surge of COVID is further augumenting its oxygen generation facilities, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Thursday. The eastern state which has surplus production of oxygen but is facing shortage of cylinders to fill it has sought 30,000 empty cylinders from the centre. Official sources said that Odisha has supplied 17873.71 MT of medical oxygen to 14 states through 975 containers in the last 28 days when coronavirus was wreaking havoc. (PTI)

    22:20 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Fresh Covid cases drop in Karnataka

    The daily coronavirus cases in Karnataka is witnessing a decline as the state registered 28,869 new infections, which was outnumbered by recoveries with 52,257 discharges. However the number of fatalities continued to remain high at 548, the health department said on Thursday. While the total caseload was 23.35 lakh, the toll stood at 23,854. During the last two days, the state has reported over 30,000 fresh cases, which was around 40,000 last week. Out of the 28,869 new cases reported on Thursday, 9,409 were from Bengaluru Urban alone, and the city saw 25,776 discharges. (PTI)

    22:19 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu hits all time high in COVID-19 infections& deaths

    Tamil Nadu hit an all time high of COVID-19 cases and deaths on Thursday, reporting 35,579 infections and 397 fatalities. Among those infected were nine returnees from various destinations, while a 13 year-old girl was one of those who succumbed to the virus. The fresh numbers came just a day after the state touched the peak of 34,875 cases and 365 deaths. (PTI)

    22:16 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Assam reports 74 new deaths, 6,573 fresh cases

    Assam reported 74 deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday, while the number of coronavirus cases rose by a record 6,573 persons testing positive, pushing the total number of infections to 3,53,574, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. With 10 persons in Kamrup Metropolitan, nine in Barpeta, eight in Kamrup, seven each in Dibrugarh and Goalpara,Nagaon (5), Tinsukia (4),Darrang and Sivasagar (3 each),Bongaigaon, Cachar, Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Sonpitpur (2 each), and one each in Baksa, Biswanath, Chirang, Hojai, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nalbari and Udalguri districts, the total number of deaths rose to 2,507 persons. (PTI)

    21:47 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: 90% of armed forces personnel have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

    Around 90 per cent of the armed forces personnel have been given both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, sources said on Thursday. They added that 97 per cent of approximately total 16 lakh armed forces personnel have got a single dose of the vaccine. On March 22, the Centre informed the Parliament that 119 armed force personnel had died of COVID-19 while 44,766 had contracted the infection in the three services. Sources said on Thursday that the figures have increased to 140 deaths and about 52,000 infections as on Wednesday. (PTI)

    21:41 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Maharashtra sees 29,911 COVID-19 cases, 738 deaths; 47,371 recover

    Maharashtra reported 29,911 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 738 deaths on Thursday, which took its infection tally to 54,97,448 and toll to 85,355, the health department said. The state witnessed a drop of 4,120 cases as compared to Wednesday, when it had recorded 34,031 cases. A 47,371 patients got discharge during the day, the state's recovery count reached 50,26,308, it said. With this, the COVID-19 recovery rate of the state now stands at 91.43 per cent, while the case fatality rate is 1.55 per cent. The positivity rate is 17.09 per cent. (PTI)

    21:27 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 1,425 COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths; 1,460 recover

    Mumbai reported 1,425 new COVID- 19 cases on Thursday, 75 more than a day ago, and 59 fresh fatalities, the city civic body said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, with 1,425 new cases, the financial capital's infection tally rose to 6,93,664, while the death toll increased to 14,468. (PTI)

    21:18 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: 192 new COVID-19 cases push Mizoram s tally to 9,444

    Mizoram on Thursday reported 192 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the states tally to 9,444, an official said. The death toll has risen to 30 after one more patient died on Wednesday night. Of the new cases, the Aizawl district reported the highest number of 152 cases, followed by Kolasib (15), he said. (PTI)

    21:14 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Nashik sees 1,527 new COVID-19 cases; 32 casualties

    The count of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Nashik district reached 3,76,398, after 1,527 persons tested positive for the infection on Thursday, an official said. With the addition of 32 casualties during the day, the toll in the district rose to 4,234, the official said. Of the latest fatalities, nine were reported from the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) area, 17 from other parts of the district and six from Malegaon, he said. (PTI)

    21:14 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Huawei to set up 50-bed COVID care facility in Gurugram; provide equipment to other hospitals

    Telecom gear maker Huawei India said it will set up a 50-bed COVID-19 medical care facility in Gurugram in partnership with a local medical institution. Besides, the company is facilitating the availability of 400 oxygen concentrators, 400 contactless remote vital parameter monitoring devices, 25 HFNC CPAP oxygen therapy systems, and other medical supplies worth Rs 5 crore for public hospitals, makeshift hospitals and other facilities for COVID-19. (PTI)

    21:13 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Bengal registers record 162 COVID deaths, 19,091 fresh cases

    West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll rose to 13,895 on Thursday after record 162 fatalities were reported, the health department said in a bulletin. It said that 19,091 fresh cases of infection took the tally 12,09,958. In the last 24 hours, 18,910 people recovered from the disease in the state, improving the discharge rate slightly to 87.98 per cent. (PTI)

    20:50 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: 3 arrested for black-marketing of Remdesivir in UP, 60 vials of injection seized

    Three member of a gang allegedly involved in the black-marketing of Remdesivir drug in Uttar Pradesh were arrested and 60 vials of the injection were recovered from them, police said on Thursday. They said that Bishan, Mukund and Manmohan were arrested by a joint team of police and the drug department from the city area here during a vehicle-checking exercise Wednesday night, based on a tip-off. Police said they also seized 60 vials of Remdesivir injection from them and impounded an SUV. (PTI)

    20:48 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Covaxin production volumes ramped up by Bharat Biotech, by an additional 200 million

    Bharat Biotech a global leader in vaccine innovation, developing vaccines for infectious diseases, announced today, the quick ramp up of additional manufacturing capacities for Covaxin, India’s 1st Indigenous Covid 19 Vaccine at CHIRON BEHRING Vaccines, Ankleshwar Gujarat, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Biotech.

    The company plans to produce 200 million doses of Covaxin per annum in the GMP facilities that are already operational for the production of vaccines based on Inactivated Vero Cell Platform Technology, under stringent levels of GMP and biosafety. Product availability at Ankleshwar to commence from Q4 2021.

    20:28 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Himachal Pradesh reports 2,648 COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths

    Himachal Pradesh reported 2,648 new COVID-19 cases and 65 fatalities on Thursday, pushing the state's infection tally to 1,72,722 and the death toll to 2,581. According to data updated till 7 pm, the state has 33,448 active cases of the disease. A total of 4,257 more patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the tally of recoveries so far to 1,36,663, a senior official said. (PTI)

    20:27 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Over Rs 11 lakh collected in 4 days as penalty from Jharkhand Covid norm violators

    The Jharkhand Police has collected penalty to the tune of about Rs 11.59 lakh from people for violating COVID-19 norms including not wearing masks in four days after stricter restrictions were imposed in the state from May 16, an official said on Thursday. Altogether 123 people were also arrested on the charge of flouting the regulations till Wednesday. "A total fine of Rs 11.59 lakh was collected from people for violating COVID-19 norms from May 16," the police official said. (PTI)

    20:19 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: 93-yr-old trade unionist 'first Indian woman' to have her body donated for COVID research

    Jyotsna Bose, a 93-year-old trade union leader from Kolkata, became the "first woman" in the country whose body has been donated for medical research to find out the effects of coronavirus on humans, an organisation that spearheaded cadaver donation in Bengal said. A statement issued by the non-profit organisation, 'Gandarpan', also said that Bose is the second person from West Bengal after its founder Brojo Roy, to have got a pathological autopsy conducted on her body at a state-run hospital here, following death due to COVID-19. (PTI)

    20:17 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Punjab to explore possibility of procuring vaccines from global sources

    Amid an acute shortage of anti-coronavirus vaccine, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the health department to explore possibilities of floating a global tender for the procurement of immunisation shots from all possible sources, an official statement said. The state government will reach out directly to all vaccine manufacturers for direct purchase of various COVID vaccines, including Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, Singh said in the statement. Punjab can store 35 lakh Sputnik V vaccines, which require a storage temperature of minus 18 degrees Celsius, he added. (PTI) 

    20:11 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: 67 more deaths, 4,169 new cases in Jammu and Kashmir

    The COVID-19 death toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 3,422 on Thursday with 67 more fatalities, while 4,169 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,60,057, officials said. Of the new cases, 1,518 were from the Jammu division and 2,651 from the Kashmir division, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest 674 new cases, followed by 499 in Jammu district and 393 in Budgam district. (PTI)

    20:07 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Antigen test must for travellers arriving at Kalyan station

    Travellers alighting at Kalyan railway station in Maharashtra from outstation trains will have to undergo antigen test as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in a release said the test is mandatory for people arriving from other states and those to do not undergo the same will have to face action, including fines. Municipal commissioner Dr Vijay Suryavanshi, area manager Dr Pramod Jadhav and officials of the Railways and Government Railway Police toured the station and took stock of the situation, the official said.

    20:06 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Registry data suggests phase-3 clinical trials for 2-DG at over 12 locations may continue till Aug

    With the government presenting DRDO-developed drug 2-DG as a potential game-changer in the fight against COVID-19, the clinical trial registry data suggests that the phase-3 trials for the medicine at over two dozen government and private hospitals and involving 220 patients may continue till August. The third-phase trials began in January, while the phase-2 trials were conducted over a three-month period between June and September last year and involved 110 patients. (PTI)

    19:54 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: HC directs hospitals to update beds data on portal or face action for willful defiance

    The Delhi High Court Thursday warned private hospitals and nursing homes here that failure to comply with directions to update data on occupancy and availability of beds for COVID-19 patients in their institutions will invite precipitate actions. The court, which had earlier also directed the hospitals and nursing homes to regularly update the information on the Delhi government's portal, was informed that the institutions were still not complying with the judicial orders. (PTI)

    19:47 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Kejriwal gives Rs 1 crore aid to family of deceased 'corona warrior'

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday provided financial assistance of Rs one crore to the family of late COVID warrior Sheoji Mishra, a school teacher. Mishra had contracted coronavirus during his COVID duty in RSBV, Kalyanvas on June 4 last year and three days later, he succumbed to the infection. Kejriwal commended Mishra for continuing to serve people till his last breath. (PTI)

    19:46 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Rajasthan records 127 Covid-19 deaths, 7,680 more new cases

    Rajasthan recorded 127 Covid-19 deaths and 7,680 cases on Thursday, taking the overall numbers to 7,346 fatalities and 8,97,193 infections. Among the fresh fatalities, Jaipur reported the highest number of 21 deaths, followed by Jodhpur (10), Udaipur and Bikaner (9 each), according to an official report. Of the fresh positive cases, the maximum of 1,517 were reported from Jaipur, while 601 and 427 people tested positive in Jodhpur and Kota respectively. (PTI)

    19:46 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Experts divided over unhygienic masks being contributing factor for black fungus

    Amid a rise in black fungus cases particularly in COVID patients in Delhi, some medical experts feel that "unhygienic masks" and poorly ventilated rooms could be a contributing factor, while others said "no clinical evidence" has been established linking the two. Doctors at many leading hospitals here said many patients, both COVID and non-COVID ones, have presented themselves at the facilities who have been infected with mucormycosis or black fungus and had a history of exhibiting poor hygienic practices, including wearing unwashed masks for a long time. (PTI)

    19:38 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Volkswagen Passenger Cars extends service period, warranty on products till Jun 30

    Volkswagen Passenger Cars India has extended the service period and warranty on products till June 30 to support its customers, dealers and employees across the network amid the second wave of the pandemic. In the prevailing situation, customers are unable to bring or send their vehicles to the authorised service centres for scheduled maintenance or repairs, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said in a statement. (PTI)

    19:31 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Black Fungus curing drug Amphotericin B's shortage to be resolved soon

    Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) curing drug Amphotericin B's shortage will be resolved soon. Within 3 days, 5 more Pharma companies have got New Drug Approval for producing it in India, in addition to the existing 6 pharma companies: MoS Chemicals & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya (ANI)

    19:20 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Kerala logs 30,491 new COVID-19 cases, 128 deaths, 44,369 recoveries

    Kerala on Thursday reported 30,491 new COVID-19 cases and 128 more deaths, taking the caseload to 22,33, 904 and the toll to 6,852, the state government said. As many as 44,369 persons have been cured,pushing the total recoveries to 19,38,887, while 3,17,850 are undergoing treatment for the infection. In the last 24 hours, 1,31,525 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 23.18 per cent. (PTI)

    19:11 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: UK analysis finds two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine 85-90% effective

    Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is around 85% to 90% effective against symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, citing an analysis of real-world data from the rollout of the shot.PHE also estimated that the COVID-19 vaccine programme overall had prevented the deaths of 13,000 over-60s up to May 9, and stopped 39,100 of those over 65 from needing hospital treatment from COVID-19. (Reuters)

    19:02 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Nearly half of vaccination sites in Delhi for 18-plus likely to be shut from Friday: AAP MLA Atishi

    AAP MLA Atishi on Thursday said nearly half of the vaccination sites for the 18-44 age group in Delhi are likely to be shut from Friday as the city has less than a day's stock of Covishield left. The vaccination centres administering Covaxin to the people in the city have been shut for nearly a week, she said. "We have less than a day's stock of Covishield left for the 18-44 age group. There are 99 schools where 368 vaccination sites are there. Nearly 150 of these sites will have to close down from tomorrow owing to vaccine shortage," Atishi said while issuing the vaccination bulletin. (PTI)

    18:50 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Nadda to inaugurate COVID help desks

    BJP president J P Nadda will on Friday inaugurate COVID-19 help desks at 824 community centres across the country, party MP and its "Kisan Morcha" president Rajkumar Chahar said. The help desks have been established by the party's farmers' wing as part of its efforts to help the needy during the pandemic, he said. The BJP has been running "Sewa hi Sangathan" (organisation for service), and "Mera booth corona-mukt" (my booth is free of corona) programmes. (PTI)

    18:49 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Govt should issue white paper on COVID-vaccination strategy, says Congress

    The Congress on Thursday said the government should issue a white paper on its COVID-vaccination strategy and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accelerate the work on inoculating all Indians against the viral disease on a war footing. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said this is not the time for image-building but to help the people in need during the pandemic. He also expressed concern over the spread of the coronavirus in villages and said the prime minister needs to work together with the states to step up medical facilities in rural areas and vaccinate more and more people. (PTI)

    18:39 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: CSIR-NEERI’s saline gargle sampling can revolutionise RT-PCR Covid testing in India

    At a time when experts across India are trying to find ways to chalk up a robust plan to battle the inevitable third wave of the novel coronavirus, a newly approved technique can transform the way people are tested for the novel coronavirus. The process, which has been greenlighted by the ICMR has not been introduced for the general public yet. READ MORE

    18:34 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Andhra Pradesh registers 114 deaths, 22,610 new cases, 23,098 recoveries

    Andhra Pradesh on Thursday registered yet another new record number of 114 Covid-19 deaths while the cumulative positives rose to 15,21,142 and recoveries 13,02,208. In the 24 hours ending 9 am today, the state reported 22,610 fresh positives and 23,098 recoveries, the latest bulletin said. The toll mounted to 9,800 and active cases stood at 2,09,134.

    18:33 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Mamata says was not allowed to speak in PM s meeting on COVID situation, calls it super-flop

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday complained that state chief ministers were reduced to being puppets and not allowed to speak at Prime Minister Narendra Modis meeting on the COVID-19 situation with district magistrates and officials despite being invited. Alleging that the Prime Ministers meeting was a "super flop", Banerjee said that she along with her counterparts from many states were not allowed to speak, which was akin to insulting them. (PTI)

    18:30 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Vedanta supports Odisha with oxygen cylinders amid 2nd COVID wave

    Vedanta on Thursday said that its aluminium division is providing medical oxygen cylinders to Odisha amid the second wave of coronavirus infections. A total of 2,000 oxygen cylinders will be supplied as part of this initiative. "Vedanta Aluminium....is providing filled medical oxygen cylinders to the Government of Odisha as part of its support to the fight against the second wave of COVID pandemic," the company said in a statement. The medical oxygen cylinders were handed over to the state government on Thursday in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the company said. (PTI)

    18:29 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: PM appreciates initiatives to control COVID-19 in Ahmednagar district of Maha

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appreciated the efforts taken by authorities in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent fatalities, officials said. The prime minister had video conference with collectors of 60 districts in the country, including 17 in Maharashtra, along with chief ministers of 11 states. (PTI)

    18:29 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: ITBP-run COVID care centre in Delhi adds 150 more ventilator beds

    A new specialised ward equipped with 150 ventilator beds has been operationalised at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)-run COVID care centre in south Delhi for patients requiring critical care, officials said. The ventilators, a vital medical equipment for stabilising patients with low oxygen saturation levels and related morbidities, were provided to the facility by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) from the PM-CARES fund early this month. ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey said, "150 GPS-based ventilator beds have been made functional. This will be in addition to the 500 oxygen beds which are already functional at the centre." (PTI)

    18:08 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Recovery rate of Uttar Pradesh is now 91.8 per cent

    The recovery rate of the state is improving. It is now 91.8 per cent. The active cases in the state in past 20 days have come down by 62.5 per cent. (PTI)

    17:55 (IST)20 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live Tracker: Don't take dip in COVID-19 cases lightly, virus could again hit badly: HC warns Centre, Delhi govt

    The Delhi High Court Thursday warned the authorities that they should not take lightly the dip in COVID-19 cases in the national capital as there is a likelihood that the virus would again raise its ugly head and hit the citizens badly and reminded them about their responsibility to create buffer stock of liquid medical oxygen (LMO). The high court said it is the duty of the Centre and Delhi government to ensure that they are again not caught underprepared to deal with the situation. (PTI)

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