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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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 .
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  • 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.
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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Insufficient evidence to show that children will be mainly infected during COVID-19 third wave:Karnataka minister
     
    Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday said there was lack of evidence that children will be predominantly infected during the possible third wave of COVID19.   "Although it has been predicted that the next wave might impact children predominantly, there is no such evidence from other countries which have already undergone the third wave," Sudhakar said.
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  • Biden says he will announce vaccine plan for the world

    US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will be announcing a vaccine plan for the world as he headed to Europe for his first foreign trip as president, according to a Reuters report. "I have one, and I'll be announcing it," Biden told reporters before he boarded Air Force One.

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  • Karnataka reports 10,959 new COVID-19 cases, 192 deaths

    Karnataka on Wednesday logged 10,959 new cases of COVID-19 and 192 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 27,28,248 and the death toll to 32,291. The day also saw 20,246 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases. Of 10,959 new cases reported today, 2,395 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 6,185 discharges and 50 deaths. As of June 9 evening, cumulatively 27,28,248 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 32,291 deaths and 24,80,411 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.

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  • COVID: TRIPS Council agrees to start text-based talks on patent waiver proposal
    The TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday agreed with consensus to start textbased negotiations on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa seeking patent waivers to deal with the COVID19 crisis, an official said.    The twoday meeting of the council concluded on Wednesday.  India has earlier emphasised on the importance of infusing certainty during such a crisis by agreeing to initiate textbased talks on the proposal.
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  • Kerala reports 16,204 COVID-19 cases, 156 deaths

    Kerala reported 16,204   fresh COVID19 cases and 156 deaths on Wednesday, taking the tally to 26,44,141 and the toll to 10,437.     Recoveries continued to outnumber fresh cases with 20,237 testing negative, taking the total number to 25,24,248.

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  • Mumbai reports 788 new COVID cases, 27 deaths; positivity rate at 2.7% 

    MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE

    👍🏻Tests: 29k Vs 27k

    👎🏻Cases: 788 Vs 673

    👎🏻Positivity Rate: 2.7% Vs 2.5%

    🔻Discharged: 511 Vs 751 Yesterday

    🔺Deaths: 27 Vs 7 Yesterday

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 95%

    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 553 Vs 543 Days

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  • Maharashtra reports 10,989 new COVID cases, 261 deaths; positivity rate at 15.79% 

    MAHARASHTRA COVID-19 UPDATE 

    👍🏻New Cases: 10,989 Vs 10,891

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 95.45% Vs 95.35%

    🔺261 Vs 295 Deaths Yesterday, Case Fatality At 1.74%

    👍🏻Positivity Rate At 15.79% Vs 15.86%

    👍🏻Daily Recovery (16,379) Higher Than New Cases

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  • Goa sees 456 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths

    Goa on Wednesday reported 456 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 16 deaths, taking the tally to 1,60,740 and the toll to 2,877, a health department official said. A total of 549 patients were discharged during the day, raising the count of recoveries in Goa to 1,52,073, the official said, adding the state is now left with 5,790 active cases.  "With 3,157 new tests, the total number of samples examined so far in Goa has gone up to 8,54,958," he added.                Goa's COVID19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,60,740, new cases 456, death toll 2,877, discharged 1,52,073, active cases 5,790, samples tested till date 8,54,958.

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  • Delhi reports 337 new COVID cases, 36 deaths; positivity rate falls to 0.46% 

    COVID19 | Delhi reports 337 new cases, 36 deaths and 752 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate at 0.46%. The number of active cases is 4,511

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  • JKBOSE exams 2020-21: Pending exams, results of class XI and XII cancelled in J&K

    In view of safety and well-being of students due to Covid pandemic, all pending JKBOSE Examinations session 2020-21 (Regular/Private) for final exams of class XI and XII across JKUT for which examination/results are awaited, are cancelled: Office of LG of J&K

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  • J&K LG inaugurates 500-bed Covid hospital established by DRDO in Srinagar
    Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated a 500bed Covid hospital, established by Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) at Khonmoh Srinagar.  After creating a makeshift hospital in Jammu, this is the second 500bed hospital established by the DRDO in the union territory in the last 17 days.  Housing all the requisite modern facilities, the centrally airconditioned facility has the capacity for 375 beds with 24hour oxygen connectivity and 125 ICU beds, out of which 25 are reserved for children.  
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  • WTO to intensify talks over protections of COVID-19 vaccines
    World Trade Organization member states agreed on Wednesday to intensify talks toward improving access to COVID-19 products, as developing nations push for a proposal to ease patent and other legal protections on coronavirus vaccines and some wealthier countries remain stiffly opposed. A WTO panel focusing on intellectual property, which includes patents on technological know-how like vaccines and the processes to manufacture them, wrapped up a two-day meeting on Wednesday with an agreement to start a text-based process to pull together proposals about improving the fight against COVID-19 through the Geneva-based trade body's intricate system of rules.

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  • West Bengal | Raju Bista, Member of Parliament from Darjeeling, has written to CM Mamata Banerjee requesting to make treatment of Mucormycosis free in the state

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  • Goa govt recorded every COVID-19 death, says CM Pramod Sawant 
    With opposition parties in Goa seeking a probe into unreported COVID19 deaths in some private hospitals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said all such fatalities that occurred in the state were recorded by authorities. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had demanded the resignation of state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane after it came to light that private hospitals didn't report at least 67 COVID19 fatalities from the period between August 2020 to May 2021. These deaths were added to the state's record on Monday evening.

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  • UP prepared for third COVID wave, favours GST cuts to facilitate patients
     
    Uttar Pradesh is in all preparedness to deal with the third wave of COVID19 and the state would not resort to hiking taxes for raising resources to fight the pandemic, state Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said on Wednesday.  He said the UP government is in favour of cutting taxes on COVID essentials to facilitate patients, but will accept the decision of the GST Council with regard to Goods and Services Tax rates.
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COVID-19 News Highlights: 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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