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Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi govt team says 'Mumbai model' of COVID management to be implemented in national capital soon

Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi govt team says 'Mumbai model' of COVID management to be implemented in national capital soon

Coronavirus News Highlights: Delhi govt team says 'Mumbai model' of COVID management to be implemented in national capital soon
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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India's active caseload is below 13 lakh after 57 days. The count declined to 12,31,415 as active cases fell by 72,287. The positivity rate is at 4.66 percent, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 92,596 new cases were reported, taking the count to 2,90,89,069. For the second straight day, less than 1 lakh cases were added. The daily fatalities were reported at 2219 and the death toll rose to 3,53,528. The mortality rate increased to 1.22 percent, the data stated.

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
Jun 9, 2021 10:59 PM
Delhi govt team hails BMC for COVID management, says 'Mumbai model' to be implemented in national capital
A Delhi government team lauded the work done by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and announced that the 'Mumbai model' of curbing the infection cases will be implemented in the national capital soon.   The BMC said this in a statement issued on Wednesday. The Delhi government team comprising senior officials of the Delhi government's health department, Dr Sanjay Agarwal and Dr Dharmendra Kumar, paid a visit to Mumbai recently to study the steps taken by the BMC. During the visit, the team discussed various issues, including decentralisation achieved through Ward War Rooms, successful management of oxygen supply and jumbo hospitals set up in a short span of time, the BMC said in the release.
Jun 9, 2021 10:47 PM
In revised COVID-19 toll, Bihar confirms more than 9,000 deaths
COVID19 death toll in Bihar was  on Wednesday revised drastically upwards by the state health department which put the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 9,429. According to the department, which had till the previous day stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500, as many as 3,951 deaths have been added to the toll after verification.
Jun 9, 2021 10:39 PM
AAP leader urges youngsters to get inoculated against Covid as Delhi receives fresh vaccine stocks
With Delhi receiving fresh stocks of Covid vaccines for the 1844 age group, youngsters can now register on the CoWIN app and get themselves inoculated against the viral disease, AAP leader Atishi said on Wednesday.  Issuing the daily vaccination bulletin, the MLA from Kalkaji said the city has received 1.25 lakh Covishield and 20,000 Covaxin doses for the 1844 age group, adding that the present stock of vaccines for the group would last for eight days.
Jun 9, 2021 9:59 PM
Govt issues guidelines on COVID in children; suggests rational use of CT scan; Remdesivir not recommended
The government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID19 among children in which Remdesivir has not been recommended and rational use of HRCT imaging has been suggested.  The guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the health ministry also said that steroids are harmful in asymptomatic and mild cases of infection.
Jun 9, 2021 9:52 PM

Punjab records 1407 new COVID19 cases, 66 deaths
Punjab records 1407 new COVID19 cases, 66 deaths, and 2521 discharges in the last 24 hours; active cases at 17,344.

Jun 9, 2021 9:35 PM

Portugal halts easing of COVID-19 rules in Lisbon as cases rise

Most of Portugal will move to the next stage of lockdown easing next Monday but stricter rules will remain in place in the capital Lisbon due to a worrying rise in COVID19 infections, the government said on Wednesday.

Jun 9, 2021 9:33 PM

Haiti fights large COVID-19 spike as it awaits vaccines

Ever since the pandemic began, Haiti had perplexed experts with seemingly low infection and death rates from COVID19 despite its rickety public health system, a total lack of vaccines and a widespread disdain for safety measures like masks and distancing.

Jun 9, 2021 9:30 PM
COVID-19: Rajasthan sees 30 more deaths, 520 new cases
Rajasthan recorded 520 fresh coronavirus cases and 30 related deaths on Wednesday, raising the infection tally to 9,48,024 and the toll to 8,749, according to an official report. Three new fatalities each were reported from Jaipur, Sriganganagar, Udaipur and Jodhpur besides deaths recorded in other cities, the report said.
Jun 9, 2021 9:14 PM
IndiGo hopes to reach pre-Covid level of traffic by 2nd quarter of next yr: CEO
IndiGo is hoping to reach preCovid level of total traffic, including domestic and international, by the second quarter of next year, said its CEO Ronojoy Dutta on Wednesday.  The carrier is currently operating around 40 per cent and 30 per cent of its preCovid domestic and international flights, respectively, and it does not plan to lay off any employees this year, Dutta told .
Jun 9, 2021 9:12 PM
Noida Metro resumes service after Covid 2nd wave break
Nearly 2,000 passengers on Wednesday took a ride on the NoidaGreater Noida metro which resumed service after a hiatus of over a month due to COVID19 curbs, officials said.  The passenger services on the Aqua Line that connects Noida and Greater Noida were suspended on May 1 as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the region.
Jun 9, 2021 9:09 PM

West Bengal reports 5,384 new COVID cases, 95 deaths

West Bengal reports 5,384 new COVID cases, 10,512 recoveries, and 95 deaths in the past 24 hours 

Active cases: 14,702
Total recoveries: 14,11,573
Death toll: 16,555

Jun 9, 2021 9:08 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 17,321 new COVID19 cases, 405 deaths 

Tamil Nadu reports 17,321 new COVID19 cases, 405 deaths, and 31,253 discharges today; active cases at 2,04,258

Jun 9, 2021 9:06 PM

Gujarat reports 644 new COVID-19 cases; 10 deaths

Gujarat on Wednesday saw 644 new cases of coronavirus and 10 casualties that raised the tally of infections to 8,18,351 and toll to 9,965, an official from the state health department said.  Apart from this, 1,675 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries in the state to 7,94,703, he said.

Jun 9, 2021 9:05 PM

Biden: Delta variant spreading rapidly among young people, 'if you’re young, haven’t gotten your shot yet, it really is time'  

Folks, the Delta variant — a highly infectious COVID-19 strain — is spreading rapidly among young people between 12 and 20 years old in the U.K. If you’re young and haven’t gotten

Jun 9, 2021 8:57 PM