.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference regarding the current wave of coronavirus in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

  • Kejriwal said that Delhi needs a daily supply of 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen
  • He said the Centre sent 730 tonnes of oxygen yesterday
  • He said his government can set up an additional 9,000 - 9,500 beds, if an adequate supply is maintained

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal noted on Thursday that the city would be needing a daily supply of 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The number of active cases in the city stands at 90,629, with the positivity rate at 24.29%
  • 335 people died due to COVID-19 in the national capital in the same timeframe
  • The city has faced an acute shortage of both beds and oxygen in recent weeks

.Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
A case has been registered for the incident and investigation is underway. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The deaths were reported in Chhattisgarh's Kormi village, under the Sirgitti police station area
  • The seven deceased had reportedly consumed a homeopathy syrup with abour 91% alcohol content
  • Five others were shifted to the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences in criticial condition 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Study regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine was undertaken in Norway and Denmark. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The study included 280,000 people, between the ages of 18 and 65, in Norway and Denmark
  • For every 100,000 participants, 59 developed blood clots in the veins
  • There were 2.5 cases of rare brain blood clots for every 100,000 participants

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Patients, on oxygen support, wait outside the Covid-19 facility of the Chest Disease Hospital, in Jammu, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 72.19% of new COVID cases
  • Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Rajasthan are among the other states
  • Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 57,640, followed by Karnataka at 50,112

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nikki Tamboli lost her brother and grandmother to COVID-19. (Photo Credit-instagram/@nikki_tamboli)

  • Nikki Tamboli, who shot to fame in Bigg Boss 14, also lost her grandmother to COVID-19
  • Nikki Tamboli's brother, Jatin Tamboli died on Tuesday
  • "I have no idea how my dad is dealing...", Nikki said

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Actor Abhilasha Patil, best known for her work in Marathi cinema, died of COVID-19 complications. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@impareshapatel)

  • Actor Abhilasha Patil was best known for her work in Marathi cinema
  • She also appeared in Sushant Singh Rajput's ‘Chhichhore’
  • She is survived by her mother, husband and a son

(Photo Credit: Twitter/@rameshbalas)

  • He was getting treatment for the COVID infection in the city-based private hospital
  • He was admitted along with his wife after they both contracted the virus
  • He was 74

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Popular Tamil comedian Pandu died in Chennai on Thursday, reports PTI. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@manobalam)

  • The 74-year-old actor and his wife had recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • Pandu and his wife were admitted to a private hospital in Chennai
  • Pandu began his career as an actor with Maanavan, in 1970

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Health workers inspect COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall near LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • There are currently xx active cases of coronavirus in India
  • The COVID-19 tally in India now has touched 21,077,410
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in India has now climbed to 2,301,68