Covid Updates: 895 Covid deaths reported in Maharashtra, highest in 24 hours; 66,358 new cases
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- Issued directions to withdraw order to set up COVID care facility for jugdes at Ashoka Hotel: Sisodia
- 24,149 new cases, 381 deaths and 17,862 recoveries reported in Delhi today; case tally rises to 10,72,065
- 3,132 new cases, 18 deaths and 955 discharges reported in Assam today; active cases 19,923
- Punjab reports 5,932 new COVID-19 cases, 100 deaths and 3,774 discharges; case tally reaches 3,51,282
- CDC relaxes guidelines on wearing masks outdoors as more Americans get vaccinated.
- Kerala logs over 32,000 new COVID-19 cases in highest single day surge; CM says situation in state grim
- 895 Covid deaths in Maharashtra, highest in 24 hours; 66,358 new cases
- 12,604 new COVID19 cases were reported in Bihar on 26th April; active cases at 94,275
- Maharashtra reports 66,358 new cases, 895 deaths and 67,752 discharges today; case tally rises to 44,100,85
- Air India to airlift 10,636 oxygen concentrators from several countries in the next seven days: Hardeep Singh Puri
- PM Modi chaired a meeting on Covid-19 situation. Empowered group briefed him on status of medical oxygen supply
- Uttarakhand received 7,500 Remdesivir injections from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad today
- ICMR advises against NSAIDs, says some painkillers found to worsen COVID
- Karnataka reports 31,830 fresh cases, 180 deaths and 10,793 discharges; case tally rises to 14,00,775
- Rajasthan records highest single-day rise of 121 COVID deaths; over 16,000 fresh cases
- 12,604 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Bihar on 26th April; active cases at 94,275
- Calcutta High Court calls for strict enforcement of EC ban on rallies on May 2
COVID-19: Woman alleges Noida CMO told her she would be jailed if she came again for remdesivir
The alleged incident happened with her after she and two other women attendants had reached the CMO office during the day along with seven-eight other people who were desperately looking for remdesivir for their family members.
14,893 new cases, 236 deaths, and 14,434 discharges reported in Chhattisgarh today
ITBP has admitted 149 patients at Sardar Patel COVID19 Care Centre at Chattarpur, till evening today. All most all patients are in need of uninterrupted oxygen. Delhi government has been requested to increase oxygen supply so that admissions are increased.
Issued directions to withdraw order to set up COVID care facility for jugdes at Ashoka Hotel.
– Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Delhi government issues directions to withdraw the order to convert 100 rooms of Ashoka Hotel for setting up of a Covid Health facility for Justices and other judicial officers of the Delhi High Court and their families
We have signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen. These three plants will give us 10.5 MT oxygen per day. With this, our total capacity has gone up to 66MT.
– Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
24,149 new cases, 381 deaths and 17,862 recoveries reported in Delhi today; case tally rises to 10,72,065
3.,132 new cases, 18 deaths and 955 discharges reported in Assam today; active cases 19,923
Punjab reports 5,932 new COVID-19 cases, 100 deaths and 3,774 discharges; case tally reaches 3,51,282
CDC relaxes guidelines on wearing masks outdoors as more Americans get vaccinated.
IAF C-17s are engaged in shuttles from at least 7 cities across the country to airlift cryogenic oxygen containers to Jamnagar, Ranchi & Bhubaneswar. The airlift of the second lot of oxygen containers from Dubai & Singapore to Panagarh Air Base is underway.
– Indian Air Force
Kerala logs over 32,000 new COVID-19 cases in highest single day surge; CM says situation in state grim
- Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the state has witnessed 255 per cent increase in active cases in the last two weeks.
- The southern state reported 32,819 cases, the highest ever single day surge.
895 Covid deaths in Maharashtra, highest in 24 hours; 66,358 new cases
12,604 new COVID19 cases were reported in Bihar on 26th April; active cases at 94,275
Maharashtra reports 66,358 new cases, 895 deaths and 67,752 discharges today; case tally rises to 44,100,85
In view of the current COVID19 situation, ‘corona curfew’ to be imposed in Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Bhagwanpur from tomorrow till 5am of 3rd May: DM Haridwar
Empowered Group working on Medical Infrastructure & Covid management briefed PM on efforts being undertaken to ramp up availability of beds/CUs. PM stressed that specific guidelines & strategies evolved regarding Covid management needs to be properly implemented: PMO
It was discussed that the production of LMO in the country has increased from 5700 MT/day in August 2020 to the present 8922 MT (on 25th April 2021). The domestic production of LMO is expected to cross 9250 MT/day by the end of April 2021: PMO
PM Modi chaired a meeting on Covid-19 situation. Empowered group briefed him on status of medical oxygen supply.
Air India to airlift 10,636 oxygen concentrators from several countries in the next seven days: Hardeep Singh Puri
Indian Oil is diverting its LNG tankers for transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen to states. The first such tanker is loaded with LMO supply for Patna. IOCL to convert 29 unused LNG tankers into medical-grade oxygen carriers within next week.
– Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
The latest research shows that wearing a double mask- a surgical mask and a cloth mask together prevents COVID19 infection by 85% to 88%. I urge people to wear a mask to prevent the spread of infection.
– Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, Director, PGIMS Rohtak
Mumbai reports 4,014 new cases, 59 deaths and 8,240 discharges; case tally rises to 6,35,541
Uttarakhand received 7,500 Remdesivir injections from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad today. In the last 72 hours, the state received 11,000 Remdesivir injections
ICMR advises against NSAIDs, says some painkillers found to worsen COVID
- Some painkillers like Ibuprofen are found to worsen COVID-19
- Known to be harmful to heart failure patients and may increase risk of kidney damage
- ICMR advised against taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and recommended taking paracetamol, if needed, during the disease
Gujarat reports 14,352 new COVID-19 cases, 170 deaths and 7,803 dicharges in the last 24 hours
Total cases: 5,24,725
Total discharges: 3,90,229
Active cases 1,27,840
Death toll: 6,656
Total vaccinations: 1,16,22,606
Karnataka reports 31,830 fresh cases, 180 deaths and 10,793 discharges; case tally rises to 14,00,775
Rajasthan records highest single-day rise of 121 COVID deaths; over 16,000 fresh cases
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary on 25th April over the issue of oxygen supply shortage in the national capital, asked him to “take urgent, effective, innovative and result-oriented measures like Chief Secretaries of other States/UTs have taken.”
12,604 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Bihar on 26th April; active cases at 94,275
High court says never asked for 5 star hotel as hospital. Asks government to withdraw order or have it quashed.
PM Narendra Modi’s aunt Narmadaben Modi, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection, dies at a hospital in Ahmedabad
Calcutta High Court calls for strict enforcement of EC ban on rallies on May 2
- EC directed all authorities to strictly enforce the ban imposed by the Election Commission on rallies and gatherings on May 2
- The EC counsel apprised the court that it has banned all public meetings and victory processions throughout India
Acquire all tankers across country for supply of oxygen to states, Gehlot urges PM Modi
The chief minister also urged the prime minister to ensure adequate supply of oxygen and medicines to the state.
Jammu and Kashmir records 3,164 new cases and 25 deaths; case tally 1,66,054 including 22,283 active cases
Seven people including two medical students, a pharmacist, a former nurse and a Civil Hospital employee have been arrested for selling fake Remdesivir injections, say Ratlam Police
Australian Government has agreed to commence procurement of 100 oxygen concentrators, along with tanks and consumables. Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade will manage the movement of PPE and equipment over the next week.
– Government of Australia
Our Government is also supplying a significant package of PPEs, including one million surgical masks, 500,000 P2/N95 masks, 100,000 surgical gowns, 100,000 goggles, 100,000 pairs of gloves & 20,000 face shields to India.
– Government of Australia
COVID-19: 16,089 new cases and 121 deaths reported in Rajasthan today; case tally 5,46,964 including 1,55,182 active cases
Australia will provide emergency medical supplies to India following consultations with Indian Govt. The initial package of support includes rapid deployment of 500 non-invasive ventilators, with the capacity to deploy up to a total of 3,000 ventilators: Government of Australia
High Court asks Centre on what basis it was deciding how much Remdesivir has to be allocated to Delhi.
Kerala reports 32,819 new COVID19 cases and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases 2,47,181, toll 5,170
Non-accounting of oxygen cylinder supplies by Delhi govt leading to artificial shortage of gas and black marketing, says HC
HC directs Delhi govt to take corrective steps immediately with regard to SDM order requisitioning beds in Hotel Ashoka
People under illusion that Remdesivir will save them creating artificial demand, says Karnataka minister
“People are living under the illusion that they somehow need it. There is no need for it,” Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa told reporters.
Priyanka Chopra appeals to Joe Biden requesting COVID-19 assistance for India
The actor took to her Twitter handle and urged Biden, and other US government officials to provide vaccines to India on an urgent basis. She also stated that during such a grave condition, the United States government has requested 550 million more vaccines than required.
Railways deploying 31 COVID care coaches in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra: Minister
Merck taps five Indian drugmakers to expand COVID-19 drug production
Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday it had partnered with five Indian generic drugmakers, including Cipla Ltd and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , to expand production and access to its experimental COVID-19 drug.
Delhi High Court says Delhi Government has to pull up its socks with respect to the distribution of not only liquid oxygen but also oxygen cylinders. There’s no account being kept on how they’re further supplying O2 to hospitals/individuals, leading to an artificial black market, says Court
Delhi High Court directs Delhi Government to take the record from all pharmacies on supply of Remdesivir, Dexamethasone and Fabiflu and other drugs, and to conduct a random audit to ascertain any black marketing
Delhi government to import 18 cryogenic tankers from Thailand, 21 oxygen plants from France
India expects biggest share of U.S. doses of AstraZeneca vaccine: Government sources
India expects to secure the biggest chunk of the 60 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that the United States will share globally, two Indian government sources told Reuters, as New Delhi battles a devastating surge in infections.
Germany Defense Ministry spokesman on India says we are preparing to transport aid to India by air
Gangster turned politician Mukhtar Ansari tests positive for Covid. He is currently in Banda jail
Advocate Alok Agarwal, appearing for Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, tells Delhi High Court about a Delhi Govt’s order that hospitals have to attend to all emergency patients within 10-15 minutes and give them oxygen and medicines. HC asks Delhi Govt to take instruction on this
You have power, take action against those engaging in black marketing of oxygen cylinders and medicines, HC tells Delhi government
Rajasthan sets up new oxygen plant in Alwar, airlifts cylinders from Gujarat to deal with nearly five-fold increase in demand for the life-saving gas amid surge in COVID-19 cases: Officials
High Court says Delhi government’s system has failed as black marketing of oxygen cylinders and medicines is going on.
Set up medical panel to see if breath analyser test necessary during COVID-19, High Court asks DGCA
Delhi High Court directed civil aviation regulator DGCA to set up a medical committee to examine whether breath analyser (BA) tests of pilots and cabin crew need to be conducted or blood tests would suffice as an alternative.