Maharashtra Reports Highest COVID Deaths so Far With 568 Deceased

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19, and said in a tweet that his sister and 85 year old mother are “in the same boat.”

Maharashtra on Wednesday, 21 April, reported 67,468 new COVID-19 cases, highest number of fatalities so far with 568 deceased and 54,985 discharges in the last 24 hours. Total case tally at 40,27,827 and active cases at 6,95,747.

Karnataka on Wednesday recorded it’s highest one day rise with 23,558 fresh COVID19 cases.

Meanwhile, night curfew has been imposed in Goa from 10pm to 6 am, starting on Wednesday night, amid a sharp nation-wide surge of COVID-19 cases.

India on Wednesday reported 2,95,041 fresh COVID-19 cases – the highest one-day spike so far. As many as 2,023 COVID fatalities and 1,67,457 discharges in 24 hours were recorded, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total case tally has now reached 1,56,16,130 with 21,57,538 active patients and 1,82,553 deaths. The total number of recoveries, meanwhile, stands at 1,32,76,039.

38 inmates at Byculla jail, including accused in Sheena Bora murder case Indrani Mukerjea, have tested positive for COVID-19, Byculla jail authority said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday requested the various state governments to implement lockdowns only as a last-resort measure, as he addressed the nation amid a deadly second wave of COVID-19.

Snapshot
  1. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a lockdown in the national capital till 5 am on 26 April.
  2. The Centre on Monday announced that those above 18 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine from 1 May.
  3. Uttar Pradesh will offer the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost from 1 May.
  4. Karnataka has imposed night and weekend curfews in the entire state. The night curfew will be in force from 21 April to 4 May, from 9 pm to 6 am.
  5. Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in Rajasthan from 22 April till 21 May.
  6. Uttar Pradesh will see weekend lockdowns from 8 pm, Friday, to 7 am, Monday.
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11:04 PM , 21 Apr

Madhya Pradesh Records Highest COVID-19 Spike With 13,107 New Cases

As per Madhya Pradesh’s health department,13,107 new COVID-19 cases, the highest spike so far was recorded in the state. Total death toll stands at 4,788 with 75 more deaths.

11:01 PM , 21 Apr

Gujarat Records 12,533 New COVID-19 cases

As per Gujarat’s health department, 12,553 new COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths were recorded in the state.

10:57 PM , 21 Apr
KEY EVENT

Chhattisgarh Announces Free Vaccines for Adults

The Chhattisgarh government announced on Wednesday, that all people over 18 years of age will receive COVID vaccine free of cost.


Published: 21 Apr 2021, 10:23 AM IST
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