India Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: 3.26 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 3,890 Deaths In 24 Hours

Coronavirus Live Updates: India's Covid tally crossed the 10 million mark on December 19 and in under six months it has doubled, surpassing the grim milestone of 20 million cases on May 4.

India Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: 3.26 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 3,890 Deaths In 24 Hours

Covid Cases India: 12 states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, UP, have more than 1 lakh cases

India's Covid caseload has reached 2.43 crore with 3.26 lakh new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death count has touched 2.66 lakh with 3,980 people dying of the infection.

The country's cumulative COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed two crore mark with 3,44,776 patients recuperating in a day. This is the fourth time in the last five days that recoveries have outnumbered daily cases.

More than 18 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country till Friday, according to the Health Ministry.

World health experts issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped, AFP reported.  "We're on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first," said the World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Here are the Live Updates on India Coronavirus (Covid-19 Cases) Cases:

May 15, 2021 14:41 (IST)
6,430 New Cases In Delhi, 337 Deaths In 24 Hours

Delhi added 6,430 new cases in last 24, registering its lowest number of infections in a day since April 7 when 5,506 cases were reported. Up to 337 people have died in the last 24 hours due to virus-related complications, according to the Health Bulletin.
May 15, 2021 14:30 (IST)
May 15, 2021 14:04 (IST)
Letter To An Indian Healthcare Hero From A US Doctor
You are part of a sacred tribe that never really relied on each other but this pandemic has bound us together through the unbreakable bond of tragedy."
May 15, 2021 13:46 (IST)
May 15, 2021 13:40 (IST)
Mamata Banerjee's Brother Dies Of Covid-Related Complications

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's brother Ashim Banerjee died of Covid-related complications at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was 60.

"He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment," Dr Alok Roy, chairman of Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

The last rites will be conducted this afternoon as per Covid protocols.
May 15, 2021 13:04 (IST)
Bengal Announces Lockdown For Two Weeks Starting Tomorrow

The West Bengal government has announced a two-week lockdown starting tomorrow to curb COVID-19 spread. Only emergency services will be allowed during the lockdown which begins at 6am on Sunday.

Grocery and other essential shops will stay open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.
May 15, 2021 12:46 (IST)
Puducherry sees 1,598 new coronavirus cases, aggregate touches 82,545

Puducherry continued to witness an increase in COVID-19 cases as 1,598 fresh infections were
reported during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Saturday, raising the total positives to 82,545.

The number of deaths in the union territory climbed to 1,119 as 20 more succumbed to the illness.

May 15, 2021 12:42 (IST)
May 15, 2021 12:31 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal Announces Delhi Oxygen Concentrator Banks, Home Delivery

Oxygen concentrator banks have been set up in every district in Delhi to give a boost to the fight against coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.  (Read full story here)
May 15, 2021 12:16 (IST)
Banned Assam Outfit ULFA-I Declares Ceasefire For 90 Days Amid Covid Rise

The United Liberation Front of Asom- Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect. The Paresh Baruah-led insurgent group said that it took the decision due to COVID-19 pandemic in Assam. (Read full story here)
May 15, 2021 11:19 (IST)
May 15, 2021 11:08 (IST)
3.26 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 3,890 Deaths In 24 Hours

India's Covid caseload has reached 2.43 crore with 3.26 lakh new cases reported in the last 24 hours. 3,980 people have died of the infection during the period. The World Health Organization has called the situation in India "hugely concerning". (Read full story here)
May 15, 2021 10:55 (IST)
May 15, 2021 10:35 (IST)
Second Oxygen Express to Karnataka with 120 MT reaches Bengaluru

The second Oxygen Express to Karnataka with 120 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from Kalinganagar in Odisha's Jajpur district reached Bengaluru on Saturday morning.

The third such train to the State with 120 MT LMO from Tatanagar in Jharkhand will reach here on Saturday evening, the South Western Railway said. The total tonnage of LMO from both the trains is 240 MT, SWR added.
May 15, 2021 10:35 (IST)
Second Oxygen Express to Karnataka with 120 MT reaches Bengaluru

The second Oxygen Express to Karnataka with 120 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from Kalinganagar in Odisha's Jajpur district reached Bengaluru on Saturday morning.

The third such train to the State with 120 MT LMO from Tatanagar in Jharkhand will reach here on Saturday evening, the South Western Railway said. The total tonnage of LMO from both the trains is 240 MT, SWR added.
May 15, 2021 10:21 (IST)
May 15, 2021 10:09 (IST)
Tamil Nadu health minister inaugurates over 1,000 oxygen-supported beds at GRH health facility in Madurai

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Friday inaugurated 1,176 oxygen-supported beds at GRH health facility in Madurai's Thoppur to tackle the increasing COVID-19 cases.

He said the GRH health facility in Madurai now has 1,681 beds including 1,176 with oxygen support.

In order to handle Covid-19 crisis effectively in the coming days, he has arranged 500 more additional beds with oxygen support in Government Hospital, Thoppur, which could be coming to use in a week.

"The oxygen production at Sterlite Copper paused due to technical issues would take 3-4 days to rectify. The state government had arranged the oxygen from West Bengal", the health minister informed.
May 15, 2021 09:55 (IST)
COVID-19 Updates: Thane district's COVID-19 count up by 1,697
With 1,697 new coronavirus cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra mounted to 4,97,810, an official said on Saturday. These new cases were reported on Friday, he said. 

The virus claimed the lives of 59 persons, due to which the deaths in the district rose to 8,370. 
Thane's COVID-19 mortality rate now stands at 1.68 per cent, the official added. 

In neighboring Palghar district, the coronavirus case count has gone up to 1,01,857, while the death toll is 1,835, he said.
May 15, 2021 08:32 (IST)
Sikkim 3rd State In North-East To Impose Lockdown Amid Covid

Sikkim has called a lockdown from Monday for a week amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the third state in the north-east, after Mizoram and Nagaland, to impose a lockdown.
The lockdown in Sikkim will come into force at 5 am on Monday and will end at 5 am on May 24. (Read full story here)
May 15, 2021 07:44 (IST)
Sputnik V Vaccine India - Your Questions About Newest COVID-19 Shot Answered
The first doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine were given out in India on Friday in a soft launch that is expected to be scaled up in the coming days."
May 15, 2021 06:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bengal logs highest one-day spike of 20,846 COVID-19 cases; 5 doctors among 139 fatalities

West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,94,802, the health department said in its bulletin. The death count rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, died due to the infection,
PTI reported. 
May 15, 2021 06:24 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Nagaland logs 275 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths
 Nagaland on Friday registered 275 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection increasing the tally to
17,531, while 13 fatalities pushed the death toll to 190,  a health official said.

The state now has 3,741 active cases while 13,034 patients have recovered from the disease so far, PTI report.