COVID-19: WB Records Highest 1-Day Spike With 17,515 New Cases

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India on Sunday, 2 May reported 3.92 lakh new COVID-19 cases with 3,689 people having lost the battle to the infection in the past 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, Delhi reported over 20,300 new COVID-19 cases, with 407 deaths on Sunday, making it the second consecutive day the national capital recorded over 400 deaths.

Amid rising cases, Odisha joined the list of states to declare a lockdown in the state from 5-14 May.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meet with experts on Sunday to review oxygen and medicine availability.

  • Vaccination for the people in the age group of 18-44 years began on 1 May
  • Most states did not start the drive citing no supply of vaccines
  • SII’s Adar Poonawalla in an interview to The Times alleged that he was receiving threats in India and has currently left the country to live in London
10:58 PM , 02 May

Exempt GST on Oxygen Concentrators: Haryana Deputy CM to Centre

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala writes to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, urges the central government to consider exempting GST on oxygen concentrators.

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10:23 PM , 02 May

Punjab Records 7,327 New Cases, Highest 1-Day Deaths Reported

Punjab recorded the highest single-day spike of 157 COVID-related fatalities raising the death toll to 9,317 and 7,327 new cases on Sunday.

9:36 PM , 02 May

West Bengal Records Highest Single-Day Spike Yet, Reports 17,515 New COVID Cases

West Bengal recorded the highest daily tally yet with a spike of 17,515 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

9:31 PM , 02 May

Karnataka Reports Over 37k New COVID-19 Cases

As per official data, Karnataka reported 37,733 new COVID-19 infections and 217 deaths on Sunday.

Published: 02 May 2021, 8:48 AM IST
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