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Covid-19 News Highlights: Delhi reports 1,011 new cases, over six-fold rise in Covid patients under home isolation

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in India Highlights: India on Monday recorded 2,541 new Covid-19 cases, as per the official data shared by the Ministry of Health on Monday morning.

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India's daily Covid-19 tally has been rising for the past few weeks, stoking fears of a fourth Covid wave. (Image Source: PTI)

Coronavirus April 25 News Highlights: After months of steady decline in the number of daily infections, the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases has led to serious concerns, not just on a national level, but globally as well. We have seen the state governments in India swinging back to action with all sorts of precautionary measure like mandatory mask mandates etc. These states have also imposed a fine for those not donning the mask when outdoors.

Now, as per media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states and union territories (UTs) to review the Covid situation in the country. The meeting will reportedly be held on April 27th virtually via video conferencing.

India’s daily Covid-19 tally has been rising for the past few weeks, stoking fears of a fourth Covid wave. The country on Monday recorded 2,541 new Covid-19 cases, as per the official data shared by the Ministry of Health on Monday morning. The country’s active cases rose to 16,522.

Here we bring you live updates on the Covid situation in India and from around the world:

Live Updates

Coronavirus India Live News: Covid-19 Omicron Cases in India Live Count, Coronavirus New Guidelines and Restrictions Live Updates

22:16 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Haryana govt announces free Covid vaccine booster shots for 18-59 age group

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Monday announced free Covid vaccine booster shots for beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 59 years, according to an official statement.

The eligible people can get the booster shot, which currently costs Rs 250 plus service charges, free of cost at any government hospital or dispensary, the statement said. | READ MORE

21:51 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Punjab reports 20 fresh COVID-19 cases, one fatality

Punjab reports 20 fresh COVID-19 cases, one fatality. Infection tally rises to 7,59,442, death toll 17,748. Number of active cases now stands at 167. (PTI)

21:32 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Karnataka Govt makes wearing of mask compulsory in public

21:18 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Delhi reports over 1,000 cases again; positivity rate jumps to 6.42%

Delhi on Monday reported 1,011 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death, while the positivity rate rose to 6.42 per cent, according to the health department.

The infection tally in the national capital now stands at 18,75,887 and the death toll at 26,170, the bulletin stated. | READ MORE

20:42 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Delhi reports 1,011 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 death in last 24 hours

Delhi reports 1,011 fresh COVID-19 cases, 817 recoveries, and 1 death in the last 24 hours.

Active cases 4,168

Positivity rate 6.42% (ANI)

20:34 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Haryana govt announces free Covid vaccine booster shots for 18-59 age group

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Monday announced free Covid vaccine booster shots for beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 59 years, according to an official statement.

The eligible people can get the booster shot, which currently costs Rs 250 plus service charges, free of cost at any government hospital or dispensary, the statement said. | READ MORE

20:08 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Noida Covid cases: Over 1,000 people penalized for not wearing face masks

Over a thousand people were penalized across Noida and Greater Noida in a day after they were allegedly found without face masks in public places amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, police said on Monday.

The action was taken on Sunday, they said. | READ MORE

19:33 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Mix-and-match approach to booster shot offers best protection against COVID-19, says study

Giving a different vaccine as the third dose than was received for the first two shots leads to better performance compared to using the booster of same preventive, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health journal.

The research assessed the effectiveness of CoronaVac, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine boosters in individuals who had a primary two-dose immunisation schedule with CoronaVac, compared with no vaccination. | READ MORE

19:01 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus Omicron Live Updates: Haryana’s 18-59 age group to be given booster dose for free

Haryana's 18-59 age group to be given booster dose for free; state government to bear expenses of Rs 300 crores for the same: DPR Haryana (ANI)

18:40 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus India Live News: Maharashtra reports 84 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Maharashtra reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, 71 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

Active cases 929

18:20 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Coronavirus India Live News: Chandigarh administration mandates the wearing of masks in public

16:28 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Over six-fold rise in patients under home isolation in Delhi

The number of coronavirus patients in home isolation in the national capital has seen an over six-fold increase from 447 on April 11 to 2,812 on April 24, according to official data. The number of patients admitted in hospitals also increased from 17 to 80 during the period. However, the Delhi government has assured people that despite the rise in cases, the hospitalisation rate has remained low. (PTI)

16:21 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: New guidelines for Jharkhand Schools
In the view of rising #covid19 cases, School Education Dept issued instructions to all districts to conduct COVID tests at schools. If any student is found positive, proper protocol is to be followed. Gatherings, cultural programs barred: Secretary of Education Dept (Jharkhand)
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2022
15:57 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Fresh COVID concerns- No need to fear or have panic reactions, says Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

Amid fresh COVID-19 concerns in different parts of the country and apprehensions about a possible fourth wave of the pandemic, renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty on Monday said, there is no need to fear or have panic reactions and the concentration should be on number of hospitalisations and not the positivity. He advised people to continue to wear masks and maintain social distance. “Third wave was not that serious, so there is no need to fear or have panic reactions. We should only go by the number of patients admitted in hospital. One lakh people or 50,000 people getting positive does not mean anything,” Shetty said. (PTI)

15:35 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Over 1,000 people penalized for not wearing face masks in Noida, says Police

Over a thousand people were penalized across Noida and Greater Noida in a day after they were allegedly found without face masks in public places amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, police said on Monday. The action was taken on Sunday, they said. “Action is also being ensured against those not following the rules and on Sunday, challans were issued to 1,018 people for not wearing masks in public places,” a police spokesperson said. (PTI)

15:21 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Nine new Covid-19 cases in Odisha

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,87,998 on Monday as nine more people tested positive for the infection, the same as the previous day, a health bulletin said. The death toll remained unchanged at 9,124 as no fresh fatality was recorded for the fifth consecutive day. The state now has 84 active cases, while 12,78,737 people have recovered from the disease so far, including eight in the last 24 hours. Fifty-three coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities to date. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.05 per cent as 19,704 samples were tested for COVID-19, it added. (PTI)

14:47 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Shanghai’s COVID lockdown drags into 4th week, fears flicker Beijing could be next

Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown misery dragged into a fourth week, as orders on Monday for mass testing in Beijing's biggest district sparked fears that the Chinese capital could be destined for a similar fate. In their battle to stamp out the virus, authorities in Shanghai said they would reserve the harshest restrictions for smaller areas around confirmed cases, raising hopes of some respite among the millions of people currently living in strictly quarantined neighbourhoods. (Reuters)

14:10 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Ask devotees to strictly follow Covid guidelines, Mathura admin tells temples

The Mathura district administration on Monday directed temple authorities to ensure that devotees follow COVID-19 guidelines in the wake of rising cases in the neighbouring districts. A large number of devotees are coming to Mathura every day from the Delhi-NCR region. Their numbers reach thousands, especially during weekends, District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal said. In such a situation, it is very important to follow Covid appropriate behaviour like the use of masks and social distancing. Along with cleanliness in temples, sanitisation work should also be done regularly, he said. (PTI)

13:51 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Jharkhand govt tells schools to suspend morning assembly, sports activities

In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in some states of the country, the Jharkhand School Education and Literacy Department has asked schools to suspend morning assembly, cultural programmes and sports activities, officials said on Monday. The School Education and Literacy department has issued a fresh COVID-19 guideline for schools in Jharkhand in light of rising COVID-19 cases in some states. (PTI)

13:21 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Unvaccinated people increase COVID-19 risk for those who are vaccinated, suggests Study

Unvaccinated people threaten the safety of those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 even when the immunisation rates are high, according to a modelling study published on Monday. Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada used a simple model to explore the effect of mixing between unvaccinated and vaccinated people to understand the dynamics of an infectious disease like SARS-CoV-2. The study, published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that the risk to vaccinated people was lower when unvaccinated mixed with unvaccinated.

However, when vaccinated and unvaccinated people mixed, a substantial number of new infections would occur in vaccinated people, even in scenarios where immunisation rates were high. (PTI)

12:52 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Philippines starts rollout of second booster dose against COVID

The Philippines on Monday started giving second COVID-19 booster doses for immunocompromised adults, joining a growing number Asian countries offering a fourth vaccine shot. Nearly 61% of the Philippines' 110 million population have been vaccinated, while nearly 13 million people have received first booster doses, government data show. (Reuters)

12:30 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Mizoram reports 107 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Mizoram on Monday recorded 107 new Covid-19 infections, taking the tally to 2,26,886, a health official said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 695 as a 88-year-old woman from Mamit district succumbed to the infection on Monday, the official said. (PTI)

12:13 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Beijing shoppers clear store shelves as district starts mass testing

Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city's biggest district began mass testing of all residents on Monday, prompting fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown after dozens of COVID-19 cases in the capital in recent days. Authorities in Chaoyang, home to 3.45 million people, late on Sunday ordered residents and those who work there to be tested three times this week as Beijing warned the virus had “stealthily” spread in the city for about a week before being detected. (Reuters)

11:47 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: India’s vaccination coverage crosses over 181.71 cr
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➡️ India’s Cumulative #covid19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 187.71 Cr (1,87,71,95,781).

➡️ Over 2.66 Cr 1st dose vaccines administered for age group 12-14 years.https://t.co/z3XbksHXBZ pic.twitter.com/lP9WO1XnM5
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 25, 2022
11:24 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Shanghai report 51 deaths, highest in a day

Shanghai reported a record 51 deaths in a day as the eastern metropolis continued to grapple with the Omicron variant for the fourth week. With this, China's overall death toll due to coronavirus, ever since it first emerged in the central city of Wuhan in December 2019 rose to 4,776. (PTI)

11:04 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Beijing begins 3-day COVID-19 mass testing of 3.5 million people

Beijing on Monday began mass COVID-19 testing of over 3.5 million people in one of the city's high-profile districts following a spike in cases. Beijing's local government has ordered Chaoyang district, home to some 3.5 million residents, to have three rounds of mass nucleic acid testing starting from Monday after the district registered the most COVID-19 cases in the capital's latest epidemic surge, official media reported. (PTI)

10:36 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Over 192.74 cr vaccine doses provided to states/UTs

➡️ More than 192.74 Cr vaccine doses provided to States/UTs.

➡️ More than 19.93 Cr doses still available with States/UTs to be administered.https://t.co/yhzReKWrXJ pic.twitter.com/LdoFTb7Xox
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 25, 2022

10:14 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: India so far conducts over 83.50 crore Covid-19 tests
#unite2fightcorona

➡️ Over 83.50 Cr COVID Tests conducted so far.

➡️ Weekly Positivity Rate currently at 0.54%.

➡️ Daily Positivity Rate stands at 0.84%. pic.twitter.com/xLu3FZPGse
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 25, 2022
09:52 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Thane logs 8 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra's Thane district reported eight new Covid infections, taking its total tally to 7,08,973, an official told PTI on Monday. No fresh fatality was reported and the death toll in the district stood at 11,889.

09:39 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Covid-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons, says Singapore PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Covid-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons “for which we have paid dearly”, lessons that must not go to waste. Speaking at an event on Sunday to mark 200 years since the establishment of Singapore General Hospital, Lee said Singapore “cannot thoughtlessly revert to the status quo ante” after the pandemic. (PTI)

09:21 (IST) 25 Apr 2022
Covid-19 Live Tracker: Andamans reports one active Covid-19 case

A health bulletin on Monday said that a Covid-19 patient is currently undergoing treatment in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The tally of the Union territory remains unchanged at 10,035.

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