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Coronavirus India Live Update: India records over 3.52 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 2812 deaths in last 24 hours

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Coronavirus Cases in India Live, Covid-19 Vaccination Live TrackersCoronavirus Cases in India Live, Covid-19 Vaccination Live TrackersIn a bid to make oxygen available for Covid-19 patients, the Centre has barred the use of liquid oxygen for any non-medical purposes. (Representational Image: PTI)

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases and Death Toll in India Live Update: India is witnessing an acute shortage of oxygen with the country reporting more than 3 lakh Covid-19 cases daily for the last few days. Several countries have assured support to India to help save lives amid a devastating surge in coronavirus infections. In a move that can offer some immediate relief, the United States has dispatched over five tonnes of oxygen concentrators.

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US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have also assured immediate supply of necessary medical life-saving equipment. “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need,” Biden said in a tweet.

In a bid to make oxygen available for Covid-19 patients, the Centre has not only asked manufacturing units to maximise their production but also barred the use of liquid oxygen for any non-medical purposes. It is already running special trains to supply oxygen to worst-hit states.

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Meanwhile, experts believe that hoarding of remdesivir injection and oxygen is creating panic and their shortage in the market.

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At least 22 people, including two children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the tally in the state to 5,410, an official said on Monday. Of the fresh cases, 12 were reported from Aizawl, four each from Lawngtlai and Kolasib and one each from Saitual and Hnahthial districts. Five new patients have travel history, while 11 were detected during contact tracing and it is yet to be ascertained how the remaining six people have contracted the disease, the official said. “Ten of the fresh patients are asymptomatic. Twenty- one new cases were detected through rapid antigen tests and one through TrueNat,” he said. (PTI)

COVID-19 tally in Telangana breached four lakh mark with 6,551 fresh infections and the toll crossed 2,000 with 43 more casualties. Thetotal number of cases now stands at over 4.01 lakh while the toll rose to 2,042. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 1418, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri (554) and Rangareddy (482), a government bulletin said on Monday providing details as of 8 PM on April 25. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at 4,01,783 while with 3804 patients being cured, the total recoveries were at 3,34,144. The state has 65,597 active cases and over 73 thousand samples were tested on Sunday. (PTI)

India reports 3,52,991 new COVID19 cases, 2812 deaths and 2,19,272 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry 

Total cases: 1,73,13,163Total recoveries: 1,43,04,382Death toll: 1,95,123 Active cases: 28,13,658  

Total vaccination: 14,19,11,223. (ANI)

Two COVID-19 patients who are on ventilators with high flow oxygen died due to technical issues in supplying the life saving gas during wee hours of Monday in Government Hospital in Vizianagaram, official said. According to Ramana Kumari, District Medical and Health Officer, out of the 97 patients in the hospital who are on oxygen supply, 12 are on “High Flow Oxygen” due to their condition. “There was technical disturbance in the High Flow Oxygen at 2 to 3 AM due to which there were two deaths. Rest of the patients have been shifted to other hospitals,” the official said. (PTI)

With the addition of4,211 new cases of coronavirus, the tally in Maharashtra’s Thane district has reached 4,50,587, an official said on Monday. These new cases were reported on Sunday, he said. The virus also claimed the lives of 46 more people, raising the death toll in the district to 7,278, he said. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 1.62 per cent, he added. The details of recovered patients and active cases were not provided by the district administration. (PTI)

Heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the US govt is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources & tech to aid relief efforts & support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (ANI)

Devastated to see worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crores in funding to GiveIndia, UNICEF for medical supplies, org supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information: Google CEO Sundar Pichai (ANI)

Women cooks, who used to earn a living by preparing food at marriage hall kitchens in Aurangabad, have been severely affected by the Maharashtra government’s new order restricting the timings and number of people at wedding events in the wake of the COVID-19 surge. These women say they are are staring at a dark future as they are hardly getting any food orders now from wedding caterers and are unable to meet their daily needs. They have now appealed to the government to provide them financial assistance. (PTI)

Top US lawmakers rallied behind India in its hour of crisis urging the Biden administration to provide material and healthcare assistance to India to help save lives from the deadly coronavirus. In a rare move, at a time when the Congress is bitterly divided on political lines, Senators Mark Warner from the ruling Democratic party and John Cornyn from the opposition Republican party jointly called on the White House to accelerate its assistance to India. (PTI)

High Court Of Uttarakhand closed till 2nd May in light of increase in the number of #COVID19 cases. Hearing in cases to be done via video conferencing from 3rd May, application for matters of urgent hearing to be submitted to High Court Registrar. (ANI)

To ensure availability of adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has ordered 50 lakhs doses of Covishield and Covaxin each from manufacturing companies. Covishield is manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Covaxin by Bharat Biotech Limited. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the UP government said that in pursuance with the Centre’s order, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is planning to take the vaccine across the state in an organised manner. The state government has already offered the vaccine free of cost to everyone over the age of 18 from May 1, it said. (PTI)

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have assured India and its people of providing all assistance, including urgently sending necessary medical life-saving supplies and equipment, to help the country combat the deadly coronavirus crisis. “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need,” Biden said in a tweet. The President was spending his weekend at his home in Delaware but is believed to be following up the developments in India. (PTI)

Assam reported 14 more deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, while the number of cases rose by 1,844, pushing the tally 2,37,533, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. With eight persons in Kamrup Metropolitan and one each in Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nalbari and Sonitpur districts losing their lives, the total number of deaths rose to 1,200. The NHM said 1,347 more COVID-19 patients have died till now, but the government’s Death Audit Board has not included them in the toll caused by the COVID-19 as they had other ailments too. (PTI)

The Lucknow West BJP MLA’s wife died on Sunday two days after the legislator had passed away due to COVID-19 complications, family sources said. Malti Srivastava, wife of BJP MLA from Lucknow West Suresh Srivastava, also passed away due to COVID-19 at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, the sources said. The couple were admitted to SGPGI and undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Lucknow West MLA Suresh Kumar Srivastava (76) had died of the viral disease in Lucknow on Friday. Srivastava died during treatment at a Lucknow hospital. He was on ventilator support for a few days, a BJP leader said. (PTI)

Noting that hoarding of oxygen and injections like remdesivir is leading to panic and creating their shortage in market, top health experts on Sunday said COVID-19 is a mild infection and that for 85-90 per cent people only symptomatic treatment at home is enough. They also stressed that vaccines and COVID-appropriate behaviour together can break the chain of transmission. On the shortage of oxygen and medicines, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that hoarding of oxygen and injections like remdesivir in homes is creating panic and causing a shortage of these medicines. (PTI)

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