Coronavirus News Live Updates: India reported 1,14,460 new COVID-19 cases, 1,89,232 discharges, and 2677 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry
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Kerala adds 14,672 new COVID-19 cases, 12,209 fresh cases in Karnataka
Kerala registered 14,672 fresh coronavirus cases and 227 related deaths on Sunday taking the total caseload in the state to 26.03 lakh and the toll to 9,946, PTI reported. Karnataka posted 12,209 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections in the state so far to 26.95 lakh while the toll surged to 31,580 with 320 more deaths.
Sikkim reports 340 new COVID-19 cases, five more fatalities
Sikkim's COVID-19 caseload has mounted to 17,111 after reporting 340 new infections in the past 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. The Himalayan state has reported five more coronavirus deaths, taking the toll to 273, it said. (PTI)
Milkha Singh showing "continuous improvement"
Indian sprint icon Milkha Singh is showing "continuous improvement" as he battles COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit of PGIMER hospital, the facility's spokesperson said on Sunday.The 91-year-old is being closely monitored by a medical team at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)."Legendary sprinter Shri Milkha Singh ji, who has been admitted in the ICU of NHE Block of PGIMER since June 3 and getting treatment for COVID-19, is showing continuous improvement," hospital spokesperson Prof Ashok Kumar stated. (PTI)
Sikkim extends lockdown till June 14
The Sikkim government on Sunday extended the statewide lockdown for one more week till June 14 in view of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, an official release said. The lockdown restrictions were scheduled to end on June 7. However, the state government also announced some relaxations like allowing hardware shops to remain open from 7 am to 2 pm. (PTI)
Maharashtra government taking calculated risk: Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra chief minister on Sunday said the government was taking a "calculated risk" by relaxing the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state, and added that people need to take care of themselves, PTI reported. He made the statement during a virtual meeting with leading industrialists. The state government has announced a five-level plan to relax the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state from Monday, based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds. A notification to this effect was issued on Friday night.
UK urges commitment to vaccinate the world by end of 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the Group of Seven wealthy democracies’ summit next week to urge world leaders to commit to vaccinating the global population by the end of 2022. Johnson is expected to stress the importance of a global vaccination drive when he meets with fellow world leaders on Friday in Cornwall, on the coast of southwestern England, for the first face-to-face G-7 summit since the pandemic hit. (AP)
Second COVID-19 wave not to impact India's agri sector in any way: Niti Aayog
Niti Aayog Member (Agriculture) Ramesh Chand on Sunday said the second COVID-19 wave will not impact the Indian agriculture sector in anyway as rural areas saw spread of infections in May when agriculture activities remained at bare minimum. In an interview with PTI, Chand said that India's policies on subsidy, price and technology have remained too much in favour of rice, wheat and sugarcane, and there is need to make the procurement and minimum support price policy favourable to pulses. (PTI)
Jharkhand reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,40,925 as 517 more people tested positive for the virus while 12 new fatalities pushed the death toll in the tribal dominated state to 5,046, health department bulletin said on Sunday. (PTI)
HDFC commits Rs 40 crore for COVID-19 relief during second wave
HDFC Ltd has committed an initial amount of Rs 40 crore this year for COVID-19 support and pledged to increase this commitment over the next two quarters based on need, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. The COVID-19 initiatives are being undertaken through its philanthropic arm the HT Parekh Foundation, HDFC Ltd said in a statement.
First post-COVID cruise ship leaves Venice amid protest
The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal, unhappy about the passage of giant liners through the historic lagoon city.Hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats fluttering flags saying "No big ships" surrounded and followed the 92,000-tonne MSC Orchestra as it departed Venice port en route for Croatia and Greece, reported the Reuters.
Chinese province reports 7 locally transmitted cases
Guangdong province have registered seven locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, as well as three locally transmitted asymptomatic infections, health authorities said on Sunday, as per the latest IANS report. All of the confirmed and asymptomatic cases were reported in the provincial capital Guangzhou, Xinhua news agency quoted the authorities as saying.
Doorstep ration delivery scheme should be implemented across India in view of COVID-19: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the doorstep ration delivery scheme by his government was stalled by the Centre and appealed to him to allow its implementation in the national interest.He said the scheme should be implemented across the country in view of COVID-19 otherwise ration shops will act as super-spreaders. "If pizza, burgers, smartphones and clothes can be delivered at home, then why can't ration be delivered at their doorstep," Kejriwal asked. (PTI)
Arunachal Pradesh logs 327 new COVID-19 cases, one more death
At least 327 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, which pushed the tally to 29,113, while the toll rose to 123 with a fresh fatality, a senior health department official said on Sunday. (PTI)
Gradual unlock in Leh to start from June 7 amid dip in new cases
Ladakh recorded 71 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 19,147, while another death pushed the toll to 195, officials said on Sunday, as the Union Territory announced a gradual unlocking here after a month-long 'corona curfew'. The new fatality was reported from Leh on Saturday. The district has so far recorded 141 coronavirus-related deaths, while the pandemic toll stands at 54 in Kargil district, the officials said.
The Central government has so far provided, via free of cost & direct state procurement categories, over 24 crore vaccine doses (24,60,80,900) to States/UTs. Total consumption, incl wastages is 22,96,95,199 doses. Over 1.63 crore doses (1,63,85,701) still available with States/UTs: Union Health Ministry
UP lifts curfew from all districts barring 3
Uttar Pradesh lifts COVID-imposed curfew from all districts barring Meerut, Saharanpur & Gorakhpur as active cases in these three districts are above 600: ACS Information Navneet Sehgal
COVID-19 count in India lowest in 60 days
India reported 1,14,460 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 60 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 5.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. With the fresh cases, the total tally of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 2,88,09,339. The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,46,759 with 2,677 daily deaths, the lowest after around 42 days, while the active cases dropped below 15 lakh, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India reports 1,14,460 new COVID-9 cases
India reported 1,14,460 new COVID-19 cases, 1,89,232 discharges, and 2677 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 2,88,09,339
Total discharges: 2,69,84,781
Death toll: 3,46,759
Active cases: 14,77,799
Total vaccination: 23,13,22,417
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Complete lockdown extended in Aizawl till June 14
The Mizoram government on Saturday extended complete lockdown in capital Aizawl till June 14 as the state continues to register a spike in COVID19 cases despite efforts to control it. Whereas COVID19 positive cases have not declined and the number of casualties is increasing in recent days, it is felt necessary to continue with the current restrictions imposed for curtailing peoples movement and activities with the purpose of containing further spread of coronavirus, the government order said.
Over 23 lakh in 18-44 age group vaccinated in Gujarat: State govt
Over 23 lakh persons in the 18 44 age group have been vaccinated against COVID19 free of cost in Gujarat so far since the inoculation for this cohort began on May 1, the state government said on Saturday. "So far, 23,63,254 youngsters (in the age group of 18 44 years) have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mumbai cops tweet video for force's 119 COVID-19 victims
Mumbai police on Saturday released a 53second video on its Twitter handle and the metropolis' top cop paid tribute to the 119 personnel from the force who succumbed to COVID19 while being on the frontline to contain the outbreak. A total of 8,902 Mumbai police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus so far, while 119 have died, and 100 continue to be under treatment, said spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police S Chaitanya.
Goa sees 567 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths, 1,433 recoveries
Goa's COVID19 tally increased by 567 on Saturday to reach 1,58,990, while the day also saw 17 deaths and 1,433 recoveries, an official said. The overall toll stands at 2,744 and the recovery count is 1,48,030, leaving the state with 8,216 active cases, he informed.
Make all efforts to vaccinate seafarers before joining duties: Mandaviya
Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said the seafaring industry should not get hampered due to non vaccination and emphasised that all efforts should be made to get seafarers vaccinated before joining their scheduled duties on board. According to an official statement, the Ports, Shipping and Waterways minister reviewed the status of vaccination to seafarers.
Union minister Jitendra Singh contributes Rs 10 lakh for Covid-affected children in J-K's Udhampur
Union minister Jitendra Singh Saturday contributed Rs 10 lakh, raised from voluntary and personal sources, for the Covidaffected children of his Lok Sabha constituency of UdhampurKathuaDoda in Jammu and Kashmir, according to an official statement. Kathua Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav received the cheque for the amount in his capacity as the nodal authority for all the six districts under the constituency, it said.
Kerala reports 17,328 COVID-19 cases, 209 deaths
Kerala reported 17,328 new COVID19 cases and 209 deaths on Saturday, taking the total caseload to 25,88,385 and the toll to 9,719. Recoveries outnumbered the number of fresh cases with 24,003 people being discharged, taking the total to 24,40,642.
Two held for issuing fake negative RT-PCR test reports
A man and a woman have been arrested here for allegedly issuing fake negative RTPCR test reports to tourists. The arrest follows complaints that eight RTPCR test reports shown by tourists from Delhi on arrival were found fake on scrutiny, MunikiReti inspector incharge Kamal Mohan Bhandari said.
Telangana logs 2,070 new COVID-19 cases, 3,762 recoveries, 18 deaths
Telangana on Saturday recorded 2,070 COVID19 cases, taking the infection count to over 5.89 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,364 with 18 more deaths, a government bulletin said. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 245 followed by Khammam (172) and Nalgonda (156), the bulletin said.
Biju Patnaik's close aide and ex-MLA B K Barma dies of COVID
A close associate of BJD veteran Biju Patnaik and former party MLA Bikram Keshari Barma died at a private COVID19 hospital here Saturday. He was 81.