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Coronavirus LIVE: Centre to depute 25 doctors, 75 paramedics from paramilitary forces in Gujarat

By oneindia staff
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New Delhi, Apr 17: A record single-day rise of 2,34,692 cases and 1,341 fatalities have pushed India''s COVID-19 tally to 1,45,26,609 and the death toll due to the viral disease to 1,75,649, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has surpassed the 16-lakh mark, the ministry''s data updated at 8 am showed.

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    11:50 AM, 17 Apr
    The Centre on Saturday decided to depute 25 doctors and 75 paramedics from the paramilitary forces at an upcoming 900-bed COVID hospital being set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Gujarat''s Ahmedabad, officials said. Gujarat is one of the states from where a high number of COVID-19 cases are being reported during the second wave of the pandemic.
    11:49 AM, 17 Apr
    At least 28 more people, including three security personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, which took the tally in the state to 16,948, a senior official said on Saturday. The death toll remained unchanged at 56, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Of the 28 cases, 24 were detected through rapid antigen tests, three via the RT-PCR method and one with the help of the TrueNAT process.
    11:49 AM, 17 Apr
    Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said he has tested positive for coronavirus. "I request everyone who came in close contact with me over the last few days to isolate themselves and get tested," the 61-year-old JD(S) leader tweeted. For the last few days, Kumaraswamy had been campaigning for the party candidate in Basavakalyan, which is going to bypoll today. He had got himself inoculated with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 23.
    11:16 AM, 17 Apr
    Vyas, 37, also shared his diagnosis on Instagram and informed his fans that he had "mild" COVID symptoms. "I am taking all the necessary precautions, taking medication prescribed by my doctors and putting myself under home quarantine. "Although I have very mild to negligible symptoms, but I''d request anyone who''s come in contact with me in the last few days to get themselves tested," the actor wrote.
    11:11 AM, 17 Apr
    Fashion designer Manish Malhotra and actor Sumeet Vyas have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under home quarantine. Malhotra took to Instagram on late Friday evening and wrote he was following all safety protocols listed by his doctors.
    9:58 AM, 17 Apr
    Checking of vehicles underway at Preet Vihar and Moolchand as weekend curfew is imposed in Delhi till 5am on Monday to curb the spread of COVID19 infection All non-essential movement of individuals is not permitted during this period
    9:58 AM, 17 Apr
    26,49,72,022 samples tested for #COVID19 up to 16th April 2021, of these 14,95,397 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
    9:58 AM, 17 Apr
    Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh passed away today at a hospital in Chennai where he was admitted after suffering a cardiac arrest yesterday.
    9:58 AM, 17 Apr
    India reports 2,34,692 new COVID19 cases, 1,23,354 discharges and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry
    9:15 AM, 17 Apr
    We respect Prime Minister's appeal. I request the people to not come for snan in large numbers, in the wake of COVID19 situation, and follow all rules: Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Acharya Mahamandleshwar, Juna Akhara
    9:15 AM, 17 Apr
    PM Narendra Modi speaks to Swami Avdheshanand Giri over telephone, requests that Kumbh Mela should now only be symbolic in the wake of COVID19 pandemic, now that two shahi snans have concluded.
    9:14 AM, 17 Apr
    26,49,72,022 samples tested for COVID19 up to 16th April 2021, of these 14,95,397 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
    9:14 AM, 17 Apr
    Checking of vehicles underway at Preet Vihar and Moolchand as weekend curfew is imposed in Delhi till 5am on Monday to curb the spread of COVID19 infection All non-essential movement of individuals is not permitted during this period
    8:12 AM, 17 Apr
    Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi till 5am on Monday; all non-essential movement of individuals is prohibited during this period
    8:11 AM, 17 Apr
    Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 1,100,000 as of Friday, with the total hitting 1,103,067, including 22,532 deaths, according to CTV.
    11:41 PM, 16 Apr
    Railways has approved Maharashtra government's request to transport liquid medical oxygen on cryogenic tankers
    11:00 PM, 16 Apr
    11,045 fresh cases in Madhya Pradesh, its biggest single-day spike so far, infection tally 3,84,563, fatality count rises to 4,425 with 60 deaths in last 24 hours, also highest one-day toll for state since pandemic outbreak: Officials
    10:31 PM, 16 Apr
    Karnataka reports biggest single day spike of 14,859 Covid-19 cases, 78 deaths
    9:58 PM, 16 Apr
    1,189 samples have tested positive for variants of concern of Covid-19 in India: Govt
    9:25 PM, 16 Apr
    West Bengal reports highest single-day jump of 6,910 Covid-19 cases, 26 deaths: Health Department
    8:15 PM, 16 Apr
    RTPCR tests being used in India do not miss UK, Brazil, South Africa and Double Mutant variants: Govt
    8:03 PM, 16 Apr
    Prakash Javadekar tests positive for coronavirus
    7:35 PM, 16 Apr
    Kerala logs 10,031 new Covid-19 cases, overall tally cross 12 lakh mark
    6:12 PM, 16 Apr
    Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy writes to PM Narendra Modi, says 'have run out of vaccine stock'
    4:51 PM, 16 Apr
    Uttar Pradesh sees record daily rise of 27,426 Covid-19 cases.
    4:38 PM, 16 Apr
    They also reviewed public health measures taken for containment & management of Covid-19 by the two states
    4:25 PM, 16 Apr
    Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla along with Rajesh Bhushan, Union health secretary, chaired high-level meetings today to review status of Covid-19 in Chhattisgarh & UP.
    3:54 PM, 16 Apr
    We are running short of vaccines. We don’t have enough stock to run all 1,500 vaccination sites across Odisha. With this stock, only 700 vaccination sites are possible to operate: Bijay Panigrahi, Covid-19 vaccination in-charge, Odisha
    3:25 PM, 16 Apr
    IndiGo airline transported a total of 81,437 kg of COVID-19 vaccines between January 12 and April 12, the budget carrier said in a statement on Friday. It noted that the airline had a leading market share of 36.56 per cent in COVID-19 vaccine transportation during this period. "IndiGo operated these flights by adhering to all the requisite precautionary measures," the statement said.
    3:25 PM, 16 Apr
    IndiGo airline transported a total of 81,437 kg of COVID-19 vaccines between January 12 and April 12, the budget carrier said in a statement on Friday. It noted that the airline had a leading market share of 36.56 per cent in COVID-19 vaccine transportation during this period. "IndiGo operated these flights by adhering to all the requisite precautionary measures," the statement said.
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