India Covid Updates: What you need to know about COVID-19 on April 19


India Covid Update April 19: Second Wave Special Coverage. The increasing number of cases of coronavirus has placed a major strain on the health system. Here is what you all need to know.

India Covid Updates April 19: Here is what you all need to know about the pandemic: Covid Vaccine update 19 April 2021, Coronavirus News Updates and so on.

India Covid Updates April 19: Second Wave Special Coverage

The condition in India is becoming more dreadful every day. The increasing number of cases of coronavirus has placed a major strain on the health system and many states, including Maharashtra and Delhi, have suffered the problem of oxygen dearth.

India Covid Updates April 19: The state of Maharashtra tops the COVID-19 list with 6,70,000 active cases. The Central Government shared the list of the top 10 states and Union territory with the highest number of cases. 

State wise COVID-19 update

  1. Maharashtra (6,70,000) 
  2. Uttar Pradesh (1,91,4567) 
  3. Karnataka (1,33,562) 
  4. Chhattisgarh (1,28,019)
  5. Kerala (94,009)
  6. Delhi (74,941)
  7. Tamil Nadu (70,391)
  8. Madhya Pradesh (68,576)
  9. Rajasthan (67,137) 
  10. Gujarat ( 61, 647) 

New Cases as of April 19: 2,56,947 

Deaths as of April 19:  1,757 

Covid Vaccine update April 19

Below mentioned are the number of COVID-19 vaccine coverage in the last 24 hours. 

1st Dose – 22,87,419 in last 24 Hours

2nd Dose – 9,89,136 in last 24 Hours

Total Doses – 32,76,555 in last 24 Hours

Coronavirus news today 

Indian Railways prepares to join hands by special life-saving trains. Vaccine for all above 18 years will be given from May 1. Delhi announces a 6 days short lockdown and Rajasthan to have 15 days ‘lockdown like’ restrictions. 

India has also been mentioned in the ‘red list’ for travel due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. PM Narendra Modi called a meeting on Tuesday with vaccine manufacturers through a video conference at 6:00 pm. 

India Covid Update April 19

On Sunday, India recorded 261,500 new cases, reaching almost 14,8 million, The US has reported over 31 million infections. New Delhi, the country’s capital, faces a shortage of beds, oxygen cylinders and medications. As the demand for medical oxygen increased by nearly 60%, further growth is expected, stated Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary. The prohibition on oxygen supplies was alerted to most industries on 18 April, it will take effect on 22 April after the shortage of oxygen for COVID-19. 

How is COVID affecting India?

According to Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, the decision was made in response to increasingly rising COVID cases and an increase in the demand for medical oxygen in the states such as Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

With several countries fighting against rising cases, Our World in Data shows that the global vaccine drive is growing with over 890.31 million global vaccination doses. 

Despite optimistic global shares, the BSE Sensex and Nifty fell on Monday as the nation confirmed its tenth record daily rise in COVID-19 cases in eleven days. On Monday, the number of daily COVID-19 cases in India reached a new high of 273,810, while the number of deaths reached 178,769. The BSE Sensex fell 862.76 points, or 1.77 per cent, to 47,969.27, while the NSE benchmark Nifty50 index fell 258.40 points to 14,359.45. Except for pharma, all other sector indexes finished in the red, wiping out Rs 3.55 lakh crore of investor capital.

The demand for diesel, petrol, jet fuel, and LPG fell in the first half of April compared to the previous month, and the trend is expected to intensify in the second half as most states impose restrictions. Diesel consumption in India fell 3% over the previous month, while petrol usage fell 5%. LPG demand increased by 6.4 per cent to 1,030,000 tonnes in the first half of this month, following a trend in the wider market and rises through Covid. Jet fuel demand decreased by 8 per cent.

India Covid Updates April 19

Railway to transport oxygen cylinders in its special train 

As the country’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise, Indian Railways is preparing to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders. The need for medical oxygen in India has increased as the number of coronavirus cases in the country has continued to rise.

The Railway department to carry oxygen in its special train across India. The plan on carrying  LMO tankers by railways was made after a delegation to the Ministry of Railways by the state governments of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, as well as a meeting between Railway Board officers, state transport commissioners, and representatives.

Delhi and Rajasthan imposes lockdown

India Covid Update Today April 19: Due to the obvious massive rise in COVID-19 incidents, the Rajasthan government has declared a 15-day lockdown that will last until May 3.

The home department released new instructions late Sunday night, and the lockdown time has been labelled as ‘Public Discipline Fortnight.’ Both offices, except for those dealing with essential services, will be closed.

Arvind Kejriwal had declared a 6-day lockdown declared in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases that went into effect at 10 p.m. on Monday. On Sunday, the national capital recorded 25,462 new coronavirus cases and 161 deaths. Previously, the Delhi government declared a weekend curfew in Delhi from 10 p.m. on April 16 to 6 a.m. on April 19.

India in the ‘red list’ for travel 

On Monday, the United Kingdom added India to its Covid-19 travel “red list.” This ensures that someone who is not a native of the United Kingdom or Ireland, or a British citizen, cannot access the United Kingdom if they have visited India within the previous ten days. 

UK nationals coming from India will be quarantined in a hotel for 11 nights starting from April 23rd.

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Covid Vaccine update 19 April 2021

COVID Vaccine for all over 18 years

The Covid-19 vaccine will be available to people over the age of 18 beginning from May 1, the government declared on Monday. The long-awaited confirmation comes at a time when India has seen an everyday spike in COVID-19 cases. 

The nation has over 200,000 cases of coronavirus disease over the last five days. “India is vaccinating people at a world record rate, and we will keep this momentum going,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. 

Latest research updates on the vaccine/ virus 

According to Reuters, India is expected to approve the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) proposal for a 30 billion rupee ($400 million) grant to increase its capacity to manufacture the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. 

Serum Institute, the largest vaccine manufacturer, pursued the funds to expand its monthly capability to even more than 100 million doses by May end, up from up to 70 million now.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) seeks approval for a phase 3 trial of its single-dose Covid vaccine, as well as an import license in India as per PTI. 

International COVID-19 News

The coronavirus patients in ICU in France increased slightly on Sunday, according to the health ministry, despite a national shutdown aimed at preventing the third wave of infections. According to health ministry numbers, there were 5,893 people in the ICU due to COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals increased by 460 to 30,789, breaking a five-day string of declines.

Top COVID-19 News Updates

Former PM Manmohan Singh was tested COVID positive and was admitted to AIIMS- Read more here

Thousands of people queue outside liquor shops in Delhi after the announcement of 6 days lockdown – Read more here

From April 20 and April 23, Rajya Sabha Secretariat employees to work from home – Read more here



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