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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra records highest daily spike of 2021; Paris goes into lockdown

Coronavirus LIVE Updates March 19: India recorded its highest daily tally this year with 35,871 new infections on Thursday.
The active caseload in the country was logged at 252,364 on Thursday. The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra increased further on Thursday with the state crossing the 25,000-mark in daily cases, which is the highest single-day infection count so far this year. Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Punjab, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced that from Thursday night, curfew will begin at 9 pm instead of 11 pm in the eight districts where it has been imposed.Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during her pregnancy, giving birth to a baby with antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Stay tuned to IndiaToday.in for LIVE updates.How concerned should we be about the new variants of SARS CoV 2 which cause COVID-19? Is it unusual for viruses to change and mutate? Do vaccines protect against these variants and what can you do to protect yourself? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5 COVID-19 vaccines: everything you need to know
Pune division comprising civic bodies of Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad as well as districts of Pune, Solapur and Satara reported cumulative 5,583 new cases, highest among the divisions.
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India on Thursday recorded 35,871 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day rise in over 100 days, which took the infection tally to 1,14,74,605, according to Union health ministry data. Registering an increase for the eighth consecutive day, the active caseload reached 2,52,364, which accounts for 2.20 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate further dropped to 96.41 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. Stay with TOI for latest updates
Mumbai’s Covid-19 tally increased to 3,52,851 and eight deaths took the fatality count to 11,559. Mumbai division reported 5,190 new cases and 14 deaths. With 1,21,335 tests carried out on Thursday, the state has so far tested 1,79,56,830 samples for coronavirus.
Accurate, evidence-based information about COVID-19 vaccines to provide people with essential facts about the vaccines that will help end this crisis.Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 25,833 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day spike since last March when the first coronavirus infection was detected. It took the caseload to 23,96,340, said a health official. With 58 fatalities, the death toll jumped to 53,138.
There are 8,13,211 people in home quarantine while 7,079 are in institutional quarantine. Out of 58 deaths, 38 occurred in the last 48 hours and 15 in the last week. Remaining five deaths are from the period before the last week.
The earlier record was 24,886 cases, reported on September 11 last year. The state is in the beginning of second COVID-19 wave, a central team report had said earlier this week.

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