Published: Wed, April 21, 2021
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India Covid surge hits new record as oxygen runs short

India Covid surge hits new record as oxygen runs short

With this, the total number of recoveries reached 1,31,08,582 in India.

The positivity rates remained very high at 19 per cent nationally on Tuesday, indicating that the daily tally may cross 3 lakh soon.

Only 30 of them were available for coronavirus patients in government and private hospitals across the national capital at 10 pm, according to data from the city government's Delhi Corona app.

1,761 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Karnataka and capital Bengaluru reported single-day highs of new cases with 21,794 new cases in the state, of which 13,782 are from Bengaluru.

India has been in the grips of a second wave of infections blamed on lax government rules and a new "double mutant" virus variant, adding nearly 3.5 million new cases this month alone.

Meanwhile, with a third of the month still to go, April has already seen almost 34 lakh (3.4 million) COVID-19 cases in India, the highest for any full month.


These include 91,70,717 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 57,67,657 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,14,32,732 FLWs who have received the first dose and 56,86,608 FLWs who have taken the second dose.

The daily COVID-19 positivity rate (7 day moving average) continues to show an upward trend and now stands at 15.99 per cent, it said.

Total coronavirus cases in India are now at 15.32 million, second only to the United States, with epidemiologists saying many more infectious new variants of the virus were one of the main factors behind the latest surge in cases.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,761 people died of Covid in the last 24 hours, taking the country's death toll to 1,80,530 so far.

A total of 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses (10,96,59,181 first doses and 1,74,69,932 second doses) have been administered through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am. Its chairman D S Rana said, "6,000 cubic meters of it is left, which at the rate of current consumption will last till 1 am".

CAL1 WB-VIRUS-TRAIN-CANCELLATION Suburban train services hit in Bengal after 90 drivers, guards test COVID-19 positive Kolkata: Eastern Railway on Tuesday said it has so far cancelled 56 local trains in the Sealdah section after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID- 19.

Ten states account for 82.74% of the new deaths, the ministry said adding that Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (351), followed by Delhi with 240 daily deaths. These are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

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