Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

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New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

12:23 p.m.

Six states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, have reported a high number of daily COVID-19 cases and account for 78.56 per cent of the 56,211 fresh cases recorded in the country in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

11:56 a.m.

Puducherry saw 115 fresh coronavirus infections during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Tuesday, raising the aggregate to 41,341 in poll bound Puducherry.

Police have arrested 14 people in connection with an attack on policemen by a mob of sword- wielding Sikhs in Nanded after they were denied permission to hold a public procession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Tuesday.

11:25 a.m.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.

11:09 a.m.

An 81-year-old COVID-19 patient allegedly committed suicide at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, police said on Tuesday.

10:23 a.m.

India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,20,95,855 with 56,211 more people testing positive for the infection in a span of 24 hours, while 271 more fatalities pushed death toll to 1,62,114, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.

10:16 a.m.

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,488 as three more persons have tested positive for the virus, an official said on Tuesday.

10:12 a.m.

India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,20,95,855 with 56,211 more people testing positive for the infection in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll rose to 1,62,114 with 271 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

9:47 a.m.

National Conference president and Lok Sabha member from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah has tested positive for COVID-19, his son Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday.

9:36 a.m.

With the addition of 3,144 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 3,12,705,an official said on Tuesday.

People of Indian origin and the Indian diaspora having Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards are now not required to carry their old, expired passports for travel to India, as required earlier, according to a government notification that has been welcomed by members of the community.

9:33 a.m.

With the addition of 3,144 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 3,12,705,an official said on Tuesday.

The Indian women's T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

9:16 a.m.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported six new COVID-19 cases, pushing the coronavirus caseload in the union territory to 5,052, a health department official said on Tuesday.

7:33 a.m.

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