Coronavirus in India, April 22, 2021 Updates: India’s coronavirus cases have reached a grim new height as the single-day caseload breached the 3-lakh mark on Thursday, the world’s highest single-day spike in the last 24 hours. The Delhi High Court rapped Centre in an 8 PM special hearing yesterday after the capital’s Max hospital in Patparganj said it nearly ran out of oxygen supply. Several other hospitals in Delhi – including Indraprastha Apollo, Sri Ganga Ram and St. Stephen’s Hospital – were also left with just hours of oxygen. Delhi High Court directed Centre to immediately take over the production of oxygen from steel and petroleum plants to supply for medical use. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government imposed stricter restrictions to contain the spiralling COVID-19 cases in the state. However, it ruled out the possibility of a total lockdown and allowed the functioning of public transport, including the local trains.Also Read - 'Thankful to Centre But...' CM Kejriwal on Oxygen Crisis at Delhi Hospitals

Live Updates

  • 11:57 PM IST

    Updates for this live blog have ended.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    Jharkhand Announces Free Vaccination For All Adults: Free vaccination will be provided to all above the age of 18 years by the state government, says Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    Shanti Mukand Hospital gets oxygen: A team from Anand Vihar Police Station has saved lives of around 110 critical COVID patients by providing 2,300 kg of liquified oxygen to Karkardooma’s Shanti Mukand Hospital from oxygen firm Inox: Alok Kumar, Joint CP Eastern Range, Delhi Police.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    Delhi tally update: Delhi reports 26,169 new COVID-19 cases, 306 deaths and 19,609 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases: 9,56,348
    Total recoveries: 8,51,537
    Death toll: 13,193
    Active cases: 91,618
  • 9:02 PM IST

    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi Left With 5 Hours of Oxygen: At 8 pm, oxygen in store is for 5 hours for peripheral use till 1 am and lesser for high flow use. There are 510 COVID-19 patients admitted with 142 patients on high flow oxygen support. We are in dire need of oxygen supplies, says official from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.

  • 8:41 PM IST

  • 8:31 PM IST

    1500 Delhi cops tested COVID positive in 2nd wave: Around 1,500 personnel of Delhi Police force have tested positive so far amid the prevailing second wave of COVID-19: Delhi Police.

  • 8:09 PM IST

  • 8:03 PM IST
    Gujarat reports 13,105 fresh COVID cases, 5,010 recoveries, and 137 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 4,53,836
    Active cases: 92,084
    Total recoveries: 3,55,875
    Death toll: 5,877

    Vaccination: 1,08,59,073
  • 7:52 PM IST
    All Adults in Bengal To Get Free COVID Vaccine, Says Mamata: Free vaccination will be provided to all above the age of 18 years after May 5, says Trinamool Congress (TMC) quotes West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.