Coronavirus in India Updates May 4, 2021: As India reels under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country recorded 3.68 lakh single-day cases yesterday along with over 3,000 deaths. Meanwhile, other countries continue to help out India with its shortage in oxygen and other medical supplies by sending oxygen cylinders, concentrators, etc. Meanwhile, Delhi recorded the highest daily COVID deaths with 448 fresh fatalities. While lockdown has been extended in Delhi and a few other states, several states have been announcing fresh restrictions to contain the surge in coronavirus cases. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the COVID-19 related news updates. Also Read - Full Lockdown in India Unlikely Anytime Soon: This May be The Reason

Live Updates

  • 11:06 PM IST

    Oxygen requirement has increased in Goa but we are rationalising oxygen use to meet the current requirement. No person has died due to oxygen shortage in the state: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

  • 10:50 PM IST

    BMRCL has established a 100 bed COVID Care Centre to help in the efforts of Govt of Karnataka to combat surge of COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines of BBMP, this CCC facility has been established by BMRCL at Hotel Ekaa in Bangalore: Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited

  • 10:50 PM IST

    15,786 new COVID-19 cases, 11,525 recoveries and 153 deaths were reported in Haryana in last 24 hours

  • 9:47 PM IST

    Odisha Health & Family Dept writes to district collectors, municipal commissioners to ensure vaccination of working journalists of their districts “immediately”. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik had declared working journalists of state as ‘frontline COVID warriors’ on May 2.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    Air India will complete vaccination of all its employees by end of this month: Air India Spokesperson

  • 8:42 PM IST

    Uttarakhand records highest single day spike in COVID-19 cases with 7,028 people testing positive, toll increases to 3,015 with 85 deaths: Official

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues advisory for COVID19 testing during the second wave of the pandemic; RTPCR test must not be repeated in any individual who has tested positive once either by RAT or RTPCR.

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  • 7:25 PM IST
    Few centres were closed y’day due to doses’ shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days. 1 lakh inoculated so far in 18-44 age group. Order placed for 18.5 lakh vaccines (Covishield & Covaxin). In talks with Dr Reddy’s to procure Sputnik V: Maharashtra Health Minister
  • 7:25 PM IST
    PM-Cares has allocated funds for installation of 500 Medical Oxygen Plants across the country. These plants are planned to be set up within three months. DRDO through its industries is setting-up five Medical Oxygen Plants within the first week of May, in and around Delhi: DRDO
  • 7:25 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh reports 25,858 new cases and 352 fatalities in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department