Coronavirus Lockdown Highlights: Maharashtra reports 15,602 new Covid-19 cases, 419 in Delhi

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Updated: March 13, 2021 11:55:47 pm

Coronavirus Lockdown in India (Nagpur, Aurangabad, Parbhani district Maharashtra), Covid Cases Highlights: The number of Covid-19 cases in India is rising once again.

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Coronavirus Lockdown in India (Nagpur, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Pune districts Maharashtra), Covid Cases Highlights: The number of Covid-19 cases in India is rising once again in several districts across states. India has reported 24,882 new COVID19 cases, 19,957 recoveries, and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours. A complete lockdown has now been imposed in Aurangabad on weekends, due to a rise in COVID19 cases. The total number of COVID19 cases in Aurangabad district is 57,755 including 5,569 active cases, till yesterday. Earlier, lockdowns were announced for Nagpur City and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra. Tight curbs have been imposed in Pune also. Cases are rising across Maharashtra. On Friday, Maharashtra recorded this year’s highest one-day spike on the third day in a row with 15,817 new infections coming to light, a health official said. Maharashtra reported 15,602 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.

Amid news of lockdowns in Maharashtra, India has recorded a significant milestone in the countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which started on 16th January, 2021. More than 20 lakh (20,53,537) vaccine doses were given on Day-56 of the vaccination drive (12th March, 2021) through 30,561 sessions. This is the highest single day vaccine administration so far, according to the health ministry.

India on Friday reported 23,285 new COVID-19 cases, 15,157 recoveries, and 117 deaths in the last 24 hours. On March 11, 2021, Maharashtra alone reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus cases. So much so that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had to warn of lockdowns in more areas of the state after it has already been announced for Nagpur City (Read Details Here).

Maharashtra has more than half of the total Covid-19 caseload in India.

The Punjab government has further imposed night curfew in four more districts and closed all schools amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the state, PTI reported. In total, the night curfew is imposed from 11 pm to 5 am in eight districts of Punjab — Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

Even as the vaccination drive against the Covid-19 has started in the country, coronavirus cases are rising across states. The government has blamed the laxity of people as the main reason behind the rising number of cases in the country.

Read Below For Latest News on Covid cases in India and Updates on Lockdown in Maharashtra

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    23:54 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on health professionals' sacrifice

    Selfless service, sacrifice made by health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic enabled country to move towards "unprecedented victory", says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (PTI) 

    22:17 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Over 2.91 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far, 9.74 lakh till Saturday evening

    Over 2.91 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country till now with 9,74,090 jabs given on Saturday till the evening, the Union Health Ministry said. According to a provision report, of the 2,91,92,547 doses administered till now, 73,31,498 were given to healthcare and 72,96,474 frontline workers who have taken the first dose, and 42,58,297 healthcare and 10,53,732 frontline workers who have been given the second dose. | Read More

    21:55 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Jammu and Kashmir records 99 new cases; 3 deaths

    Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 99 new COVID-19 cases taking the infection tally to 1,27,535 while three more deaths due to the virus were reported in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 24 were from the Jammu division and 75 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. The officials said Srinagar district recorded the maximum 42 cases followed by 14 in Jammu district, they said. While six districts reported no new cases, 11 other districts had cases in single digits, they said. The number of active cases in the union territory is 881, while 1,24,680 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic stands at 1,974, they added. (PTI)

    21:23 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: No new COVID-19 case of UK variant in Madhya Pradesh post last week, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    After six people tested positive for the UK strain of coronavirus in Indore in Madhya Pradesh last week, no new case with that variant has come to light in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Saturday. He said a call on whether to impose a night curfew in Bhopal and Indore will be taken on Monday. "No new case of the UK coronavirus strain has come to light," Chouhan told reporters after inaugurating the 27th'Hunar Haat' of indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen from across the country in the presence of Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at Lal Parade Ground here. Chouhan was responding to a query on whether more people tested positive for the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Madhya Pradesh recently. "We are keeping a close watch on the coronavirus situation, especially in two big cities  Indore and Bhopal. If needed, the night closing timings of shops will be decided by the crisis management group. We are going to review the situation on Monday to make decisions on the futurecourse of action," he added. Chouhan said shop owners have been directed to wear masks and ensure that physical distance is maintained. "This is their duty," he stressed. He said the people found roaming without masks will bemade to pay fine. "Owners and managers of public hallshave been directed to reduce the current seating capacity by half. A hall with the seating capacity of 400 will now have to cut it to just 200 now," the CM said. On Friday, 603 new COVID -19 cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh. Indore, the worst-hit district in the state by the pandemic, saw 219 new cases, taking the caseload there to 61,642, Bhopal witnessed 138 fresh cases, which pushed its total count to 45,079. Indore has so far reported 940 deaths and Bhopal 621. There are 1,528 active cases in Indore, while the state capital has 806 such cases. Against this background, the CM said the pandemic situation is in controlin a large part of Madhya Pradesh. "In ten districts, the number of pandemic cases is above ten. Districts like Betul near the Maharashtra border have reported a number of viral infections," Chouhan said. (PTI)

    21:03 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Maharashtra sees 15,602 new COVID-19 cases, 88 deaths

    Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 15,602 fresh COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths, taking the tally to 22,97,793 and the toll to 52,811, the state Health department said. Of these 88 fatalities, 40 occurred in the last 48 hours and 21 in the last week. Rest 27 deaths had occurred in the period preceding the last week, it said. | Read More

    20:51 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh records 175 new COVID-19 cases

    Andhra Pradesh reported 175 new cases in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, pushing the caseload to 8,91,563 while the toll went up to 7,182 with two more deaths. According to the latest bulletin, 132 recoveries were reported during the period, taking the cumulative tally to 8,83,113. The state now has 1,268 active coronavirus cases, it said. Chittoor reported 40, East Godavari 31, Krishna 24, Visakhapatnam 20 and Guntur 15 new cases of the infection. The remaining eight districts added less than 10 new cases each. Chittoor and Anantapuramu also reported one fresh fatality each. (PTI)

    20:38 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Delhi records 419 fresh COVID-19 cases; positivity rate 0.56 pc

    Delhi on Saturday recorded 419 new COVID-19 cases, crossing the 400-mark for the third consecutive day, while the positivity rate stood at 0.56 per cent, according to data shared by the health department. Interacting with reporters, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday the figures of over 400 per day suddenly were "not alarming", and asserted that the positivity rate was still below one per cent. The city recorded 419 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while the death toll climbed to 10,939 with three more fatalities, as per the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department. On Friday, 431 cases were recorded, the highest single-day spike in over two months, while the count on Thursday was 409. Delhi had registered 370 cases on Wednesday and 320 on Tuesday. The city had reported three deaths due to the disease on Wednesday and four on Tuesday.  A total of 585 cases were reported on January 1 and 424 on January 3. The daily count had dropped to 306 on January 11 and risen again to 386 on January 12, according to official figures. The numbers had started to come down in February. On February 26, the month's highest daily count of 256 cases was recorded. The new coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday took the infection tally to 6,43,289, the bulletin said. The number of active cases of the disease in the city rose to 2,207 from 2,093 on Friday, while the positivity rate rose to 0.60 from 0.59 per cent the previous day. Health experts and doctors have attributed this "sudden rise" to people turning complacent, not following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and "assuming all is well now". The total number of tests conducted on Friday stood at 74,326, including 47,120 RT-PCR tests and 27,206 rapid antigen tests, the bulletin said. The number of people under home isolation on Saturday rose to 1,204 from 1,097 on Friday, it said, adding that over 6.30 lakh people have recovered from the infection till date. (PTI)

    20:20 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Goa sees 93 COVID-19 cases, 70 recoveries, 1 death

    Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 93 and reached 55,851 on Saturday, while the death toll touched 805 and the recovery count stood at 54,297, an official said. One death was reported on Saturday, while 70 people were discharged, leaving the coastal state with an active caseload of 767, he added. With 1,496 samples being examined on Saturday, the number of tests in Goa went up to 5,12,999. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 55,851, new cases 93, death toll 805, discharged 54,279, active cases 767, samples tested till date 5,12,999. (PTI)

    20:13 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Tamil Nadu records 695 new COVID-19 infections, four fatalities

    Tamil Nadu logged 695 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the caseload to 8,58,967, while four more fatalities took the toll to 12,543, the health department said. Recoveries were lesser with 512 patients being discharged, taking the cumulative tally to 8,41,762 leaving 4,662 active cases, a health department bulletin said. Chennai accounted for most of the new infections with 271 cases being reported, aggregating 2,38,559 till date. The metropolis also leads in the number of fatalities with 4,177. Of the four deaths reported today,Chengalpet accounted for two while Chennai and Nilgiris recorded one each. A total of 65,295 samples were tested on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined to 1,82,17,281. Chengalpet reported 65 new cases today, Coimbatore 54 and Thiruvallur, 40. As many as 19 districts recorded fresh infections in single digits, the release said. Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a surge in cases since March 5, with daily infections crossing the 500 mark. Five of those who tested positive were returnees from the United Arab Emirates, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal, the bulletin said. (PTI)

    20:01 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Maharashtra reports 15,602 new COVID-19 cases

    Maharashtra reports 15,602 new COVID-19 cases, 7,467 discharges, and 88 deaths in the last 24 hours (ANI)

    19:54 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Uttarakhand CM reviews Kumbh preparedness with focus on maintaining COVID-related guidelines

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat chairs a meeting and reviewed the preparedness for Kumb Mela 2021. "Our aim is to ensure that the maximum number of devotees participate in the fair while maintaining COVID-related guidelines," the CM says. (ANI)

    19:18 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Maharashtra reports 15,602 new COVID-19 cases

    Maharashtra reports 15,602 new COVID-19 cases, 7,467 discharges, and 88 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases: 22,97,793 Total discharges: 21,25,211 Active cases: 1,18,525 Death toll: 52,811. (ANI)

    19:04 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    No new COVID-19 case of UK variant in MP post last week: CM

    After six people tested positive for the UK strain of coronavirus in Indore in Madhya Pradesh last week, no new case with that variant has come to light in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Saturday. He said a call on whether to impose a night curfew in Bhopal and Indore will be taken on Monday. (PTI)

    18:57 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Punjab Assembly Speaker gets first jab of anti-COVID vaccine

    Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh on Saturday took his first dose of an anti-coronavirus vaccine here. Singh (63) was administered the vaccine at the vaccination centre in Nehru Hospital Extension at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER). (PTI)

    18:54 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Delhi records 419 fresh COVID-19 cases; positivity rate 0.56 pc

    Delhi on Saturday recorded 419 new COVID-19 cases, crossing the 400-mark for the third consecutive day, while the positivity rate stood at 0.56 per cent, according to data shared by the health department. (PTI)

    18:00 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Covid cases in Delhi Today:  419

    Delhi reported 419 new COVID-19, 302 recoveries, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases: 6,43,289Total recoveries: 6,30,143Active cases: 2,207Death toll: 10,939

    17:37 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Covid update: 175 new cases in Andhra Pradesh

    Andhra Pradesh reported 175 new COVID19 cases, 132 recoveries and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

    Total cases 8,91,563Total recoveries 8,83,113Death toll 7,182Active cases 1,268

    (Source: ANI)

    16:38 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    All anganwadi centres shut in Punjab amid rise in COVID-19 cases

    Punjab Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Saturday instructed to close all anganwadi centres till further orders in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The social security, women and child development minister said ration and other material will be distributed door to door through anganwadi workers and helpers, so that nutritional support to beneficiaries is not affected. Thirty-four more fatalities due to COVID-19 were reported in Punjab on Friday, taking the death toll to 6,030, while the infection count climbed to 1,94,753 with 1,414 new coronavirus cases in the state. In January, the Punjab government had announced that all anganwadi centres for children and other beneficiaries across the state would reopen from February 1. The centres were closed earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PTI)

    16:01 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Over six COVID-19 vaccines in offing in India: Harsh Vardhan

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday announced that more than six coronavirus vaccines will come up in India. He also said that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far, while 23 crore tests have been conducted. "India has developed two vaccines, which have been given to 71 countries. Many more nations are seeking the vaccines, and these are not little-known nations...Canada, Brazil and other developed countries are using Indian vaccines with a great zeal," he said. "More than half a dozen vaccines are going to come up," he said. "Till Saturday morning, 1.84 crore vaccine shots have been given in the country and 20 lakh people were inoculated yesterday," the minister added. (PTI)

    15:34 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Odisha reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 3,38,121

    Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,38,121 on Saturday as 65 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. Of the fresh cases, 38 were reported from quarantine centres and 27 detected during contact tracing. Cuttack and Sundargarh districts recorded 13 new cases each, followed by Mayurbhanj (7). (PTI)

    15:09 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: All Anganwari Centres in Punjab to remain closed till further order

    Punjab Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary has instructed to close all Anganwari Centres in the state till further orders due to resurgence of COVID-19: State government (ANI)

    15:04 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Man booked for selling false COVID-19 negative reports

    A FIR has been registered against a laboratory agent for allegedly selling false COVID-19 negative reports to people in Gujarat’s Rajkot city, police said on Saturday. According to the police, the accused Parag Joshi managed to procure COVID-19 negative certificates for people who needed them for Rs 1,500 each.

    14:47 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Kejriwal gives Rs 1 crore to family of Hindu Rao Hospital's lab technician

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met and gave Rs 1 crore relief amount to the family of Rakesh Jain, Lab technician at Hindu Rao Hospital, who lost his life in the line of COVID19 duty. (ANI)

    14:35 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: 20 lakh jabs on Friday, highest so far: Govt

    The Health Ministry said on Saturday that more than 20 lakh vaccine doses against the coronavirus were administered across the country the previous day, the highest single-day count so far. As many as 16,39,663 beneficiaries—healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) -- were vaccinated for the first dose and 4,13,874 such people received the second shot. (PTI)

    14:32 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Two deaths, 216 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana

    Telangana saw a slight rise in coronavirus cases with 216 new infections added in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 3 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,652 with two more fatalities. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 52, followed by Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri districts with 19 and 18 cases respectively, a state government bulletin said on Saturday providing details as of 8 PM on March 12. (PTI)

    13:53 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    COVID-19: Nearly 27 lakh people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far

    A total of 26,89,922 people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Maharashtra so far, a health official said on Saturday. On Friday alone, as many as 2,54,956 people were administered the doses, which is the highest single-day vaccination figure in the state till now, he said. "This data was compiled on Saturday as many immunisation centres operated till late night on Friday," he said. Of the total number of 26,89,922 people vaccinated so far in the state, 3,73,317 have received their second dose also, while all others have got the first dose, the official added. On Friday, the maximum number of recipients- 1,55,995 - were senior citizens (above 60), while 31,043 people were in the age group of 45 to 60 with co-morbidities. (PTI)

    13:03 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    31 new COVID 19 cases in Puducherry, tally reaches 40,015

    Puducherry posted 31 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Saturday, raising the gross to 40,015. However, there was no fresh death reported in any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam and the toll remained 670. While Puducherry region accounted for 23 new cases out of the total 31, Karaikal had three and Mahe five. Yanam had no fresh case of infection, Director of Health and Family Services Department S Mohan Kumar said in a release. Fatality and recovery rates were 1.67 percent and 97.85 percent respectively. As many as 6.45 lakh samples were tested so far and it was found that 5.99 lakh out of them were negative. Twenty -six patients were discharged after recovery during the last twenty four hours, the Director said. The Union Territory had 191 active cases while 39,154 patients recovered and were discharged so far. (PTI)

    12:47 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    India registers a new landmark in Covid Vaccination

    Amid news of lockdowns in Maharashtra, India has recorded a significant milestone in the countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which started on 16th January, 2021. More than 20 lakh (20,53,537) vaccine doses were given on Day-56 of the vaccination drive (12th March, 2021) through 30,561 sessions. This is the highest single day vaccine administration so far, according to the health ministry. 

    12:21 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Thane district's COVID-19 count rises by 1153, death toll by 5

    With the addition of 1,153 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 2,74,283,an official said on Saturday. These new cases were reported on Friday, he said. As the virus claimed five more lives, the death toll in the district rose to 6,326. Its COVID-19 mortality rate is 2.31 per cent, he added. So far, 2,59,360 patients have recuperated from the infection, which took the recovery rate to 94.56 per cent. There are 8,597 active cases in the district at present, the official said. In neighboring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 46,558, while the death toll is 1,207, another official said. (PTI)

    11:51 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    No new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh

    Arunachal Pradesh did not report any new COVID-19 case in the last two days, a senior health official said on Saturday. The state's caseload stood at 16,840, of which four are active cases, while 16,780 people have recovered from the disease and 56 patients have succumbed to the infection so far, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 99.64 per cent, he said. The state has thus far tested over 4.09 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 287 on Friday, Jampa said. A total of 51,075 people have been vaccinated to date, including 2,323 on Friday, State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said. (PTI)

    11:10 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Ratan Tata gets first vaccine shot, says it was painless

    "Very thankful to have gotten my first vaccination shot today. It was effortless and painless. I truly hope everyone can be immunised and protected soon," tweets Ratan Tata

    11:01 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Maharashtra: Man dies waiting for Covid vaccination

    A 63-yr-old man named Harish Bhai Panchal, who went to COVID19 vaccination registration centre in Nalasopara West, passed away after he suffered a heart attack while waiting in the queue, on March 12, says Dr Surekha Walke, Medical Health Officer, Vasai Virar Municipal Corp.(ANI)

    10:21 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    With 24,882 new infections, India records highest single-day spike so far this year

    India on Saturday recorded 24,882 fresh COVID-19 infections, the highest so far this year, which took the caseload to 1,13,33,728, according to Union health ministry data. This is also the highest daily rise in the last 83 days. As many as 26,624 new infections were recorded on December 20. The death toll climbed to 1,58,446 with 140 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The country's active caseload increased to 2,02,022, which constitutes 1.74 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate dropped to 96.82 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,09,73,260. The case fatality rate stands at 1.40 per cent, the data stated. (PTI)

    10:17 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Assam reports 21 new COVID-19 cases

    Assam reported 21 new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday taking the total case load to 2,17,776, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission, Assam. Meanwhile, 19,219 beneficiaries were administered the COVID-19 jabs during the day taking the total to 5,24,629 so far, the bulletin said. A total 934 people with comorbidities, 5923 senior citizens and 8,058 health care workers and front-line workers received the first dose of the vaccine on Friday. Around 4,304 health care and front line workers had received the second dose of vaccine on Wednesday. The cumulative total number of beneficiaries and health care workers who received the first dose of the vaccine so far in the state is 4,47,724, while 76,905 received the second dose. (PTI)

    10:12 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    One new COVID-19 case in Andamans; tally at 5,029

    The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,029 as one more person has tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Saturday. The fresh case was detected during contact tracing, he said. "The new patient was diagnosed with the disease on Friday after a gap of two days," the official said. The overall COVID situation is under control in the archipelago as the local administration has been strict to ensure that health safety protocols are followed to contain the spread of the disease, he said.

    The death toll remained at 62 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours. One person was cured of the disease during the period, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to4,961, the official said. The Union Territory now has six active cases. Altogether, 11,378 health professionals and frontline workers have been inoculated till Friday, and 3,341 people above 45 years of age have received the vaccine shots, the official said. The Andaman and Nicobar administration has conducted 2,88,197 sample tests for COVID-19 so far, and the positivity rate stands at 1.74 per cent, he added. (PTI)

    09:49 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Over 24,000 cases today

    India today reported 24,882 new COVID19 cases, 19,957 recoveries, and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 1,13,33,728Total recoveries: 1,09,73,260  Active cases: 2,02,022 Death toll: 1,58,446    

    Total vaccination: 2,82,18,457

    09:42 (IST)13 Mar 2021
    Aurangabad Lockdown News Update

    Maharashtra: Complete lockdown has been imposed in Aurangabad on weekends, due to a rise in COVID19 cases, reported ANI. The total number of COVID19 cases in Aurangabad district is 57,755 including 5,569 active cases, till yesterday.

    Maharashtra recorded this year’s highest one-day spike on the third day in a row on Friday with 15,817 new infections coming to light, a health official said.

    21:37 (IST)12 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Maharashtra records 15,817 new coronavirus cases, highest since last October

    Maharashtra recorded this year’s highest one-day spike on the third day in a row on Friday with 15,817 new infections coming to light, a health official said. The caseload in the state rose to 22,82,191, while the death toll reached 52,723 with 56 new fatalities. |READ MORE

    21:29 (IST)12 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rise in COVID-19 cases

    "As Pune city is witnessing a rise in active cases and daily count of infections is also high, the authorities plan to send a proposal to the Centre seeking a policy decision to inoculate people above the age of 18 in Pune, as an exception," the official said. If the Centre decides to allocate additional vaccine doses, the preparedness of the local administration was also reviewed, he said. "According to the experts, if we inoculate people above 18 in Pune, we will be able to bring down the second wave of the pandemic here," he added. He said a decision has been taken to increase the number of institutional isolation centres, while those in home isolation would be monitored closely. (PTI)

    21:29 (IST)12 Mar 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown Live Updates: Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rise in COVID-19 cases

    "As Pune city is witnessing a rise in active cases and daily count of infections is also high, the authorities plan to send a proposal to the Centre seeking a policy decision to inoculate people above the age of 18 in Pune, as an exception," the official said. If the Centre decides to allocate additional vaccine doses, the preparedness of the local administration was also reviewed, he said. "According to the experts, if we inoculate people above 18 in Pune, we will be able to bring down the second wave of the pandemic here," he added. He said a decision has been taken to increase the number of institutional isolation centres, while those in home isolation would be monitored closely. (PTI)

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