Coronavirus India April 27 Highlights: PM Modi’s aunt dies during Covid treatment in Ahmedabad

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Updated: April 27, 2021 10:31:25 pm

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Live, Covid-19 Cases in India April 27 Highlights: In a communication to all states and UTs, the government said that they must implement an intensive, local and focused containment framework to break the chain of transmission.

The country had reported 3,86,452 daily new cases, with Maharashtra still at the top, accounting for 21.6% of the cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 10% cases and 7.8% cases from Delhi.The country had reported 3,86,452 daily new cases, with Maharashtra still at the top, accounting for 21.6% of the cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 10% cases and 7.8% cases from Delhi.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases and Death Toll in India April 27 Highlights: With 3,23,144 people testing positive for the coronavirus in a day, India’s infection tally has climbed to 1,76,36,307, while the national recovery rate further dropped to 82.54 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll mounted to 1,97,894 with 2,771 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

There has been a slight dip in the daily cases as compared to the number of new infections reported in the past few days. The active case count has increased to 28,82,204 comprising 16.34 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.54 per cent, from 82.62 per cent reported on Monday.

With no let-up in the second wave, the Centre has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to take strict measures at the local level to snap the chain of coronavirus infection. In a communication to all states and UTs, the government said that they must implement an intensive, local and focused containment framework. Considering the unprecedented spike, several states have already started imposing stricter restrictions with Karnataka announcing a 14-day shutdown. Delhi and Jharkhand have already announced such restrictions and several other states are ensuring strict implementation of night curfew and lockdown-like restrictions.

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The government has also urged people to get vaccinated during the third phase of the vaccination drive and observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. The government has expanded the vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 years of age to get vaccinated from May 1.

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Meanwhile, the Centre has assured that there’s an adequate stock of oxygen and the issues related to transportation is being resolved. “There is absolutely no need to panic for oxygen,” said Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal. The assurance comes as several states have reported deaths of patients due to a shortage of medical oxygen in the last few days. The government has already banned the use of liquid oxygen for non-medical purposes. However, it later allowed ampules and vials, pharmaceutical and defence forces to use the commodity.

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    Indian Air Force and India's Covid war

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    21:49 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    'Corona curfew' to be imposed in Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Bhagwanpur from tomorrow

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    21:30 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Maharashtra reports 66,358 new cases, 895 deaths

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    21:24 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Data vs Minister in Assam

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    21:21 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    PM Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with top officials to review the Covid-19 relation situation

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    20:45 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    PM Modi's aunt dies during Covid-19 treatment

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aunt Narmadaben Modi who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection died at the civil hospital here on Tuesday, the family said. Narmadaben (80) lived in the New Ranip area of the city with her children. "Our aunt Narmadaben was admitted to the civil hospital some ten days ago after her condition deteriorated following coronavirus infection," said Prahlad Modi, the prime minister's younger brother. "She breathed her last at the hospital today," he told PTI. Her husband Jagjivandas, brother of the prime minister's father Damodardas, had died many years ago, said Prahlad Modi. - PTI

    20:42 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Uttarakhand received 7,500 Remdesivir injections from Gujarat

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    20:21 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    20:17 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    20:14 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India from a new plant being set up at the Motanga Industrial Estate

    Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India from a new plant being set up at the Motanga Industrial Estate, Samdrup Jongkhar: Embassy of India, Thimphu

    20:04 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Indian Oil diverts its LNG tankers for transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen to states

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    19:59 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Gujarat reports 14,352 new COVID19 cases

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    19:57 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Karnataka reports 31,830 new Covid cases

    Karnataka reports 31,830 new Covid cases, 180 deaths in last 24 hours. - ANI

    19:47 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Air India airlifts 10,636 oxygen concentrators manufactured by Philips from US

    Air India is airlifting 10,636 oxygen concentrators manufactured by Philips. 636 already flown in from the US, says Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri - ANI

    19:46 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Bihar reports 12,604 new COVID19 cases

    12,604 new COVID19 cases were reported in Bihar on 26th April; active cases at 94,275 - ANI

    19:17 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Manipur records 175 new cases

    COVID19 | Manipur records 175 new cases, 50 recoveries and 3 deaths today; active cases 1,032 (ANI)

    19:11 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Chandigarh reports 837 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Chandigarh reports 837 fresh COVID-19 cases, 426 recoveries, and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours 

    Active cases: 5,980Total recoveries: 33,924Death toll: 446 (ANI)

    19:07 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Jammu and Kashmir records 3,164 new cases

    Jammu and Kashmir records 3,164 new cases and 25 deaths; case tally 1,66,054 including 22,283 active cases (ANI)

     
    19:03 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    COVID19 | 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases (ANI)

     
    19:03 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    COVID19 | 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases (ANI)

     
    19:03 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    COVID19 | 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases (ANI)

     
    19:03 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    COVID19 | 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases (ANI)

     
    19:03 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan

    COVID19 | 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases (ANI)

     
    18:53 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    18:41 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    18:37 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    18:33 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: 5,703 new COVID19 cases and 96 deaths reported in Uttarakhand

    5,703 new COVID19 cases and 96 deaths reported in Uttarakhand today; active cases 43,032 (ANI)

    18:20 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Kerala reports 32,819 new COVID19 cases

    Kerala reports 32,819 new COVID19 cases and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases 2,47,181, toll 5,170 (ANI)

     
    18:05 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: EU says a shipment of 'urgently needed oxygen, medicine & equipment' will be delivered to India over coming days

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    17:59 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Delhi HC says it made no request for creating 100-bed facility in Hotel Ashoka for its judges

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    17:54 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    17:48 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    17:41 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: People are living under the illusion that they somehow need Remdevisir, says Karnataka minister

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    17:35 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    17:31 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital receives 3.5 tonnes of oxygen

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    17:22 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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    17:17 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Time for armed forces to rise to occasion, General Bipin Rawat on COVID-19

    As India battles a devastating wave of coronavirus infection, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday called upon the armed forces to rise to the occasion and support the civil administrations across the country in dealing the pandemic as well as creating mitigation facilities in a time-bound manner. In a message, Gen Rawat said timely support at this juncture is important. | Read More

    17:13 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Coal India arms considering installing oxygen plants to tide over shortage crisis

    State-owned CIL on Tuesday said that three of its subsidiaries are considering installing oxygen generation plants to tide over the shortage of the life saving gas. The statement comes at a time when the country is facing oxygen shortage amid the resurgence of COVID-19. The PSU further said that it is on high alert to guard its employees by ramping up the medical infrastructure and availability of oxygen cylinders across its subsidiaries to combat the rise of COVID-19. | Read More

    17:07 (IST)27 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus India Live Update: Out of 2,771 new fatalities -- 524 from Maharashtra, 380 from Delhi, 249 from Uttar Pradesh

    The 2,771 new fatalities include 524 from Maharashtra, 380 from Delhi, 249 from Uttar Pradesh, 226 from Chhattisgarh, 201 from Karnataka, 158 from Gujarat and 124 from Jharkhand. A total of 1,97,894 deaths linked to the virus have been reported so far in the country including 65,284 from Maharashtra, 14,628 from Delhi, 14,627 from Karnataka, 13,651 from Tamil Nadu, 11,414 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,009 from West Bengal, 8,530 from Punjab, 7,736 from Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh 7,536. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. (PTI)

    17:01 (IST)27 Apr 2021
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