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Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra minister says Delta plus variant detected in 21 people

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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India reported 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed to 3,88,135 with 1,422 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 65 days. The active cases now comprise 2.35 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.36 percent. A net decline of 26,356 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.83 percent. It has been less than 5 percent for 14 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.32 percent.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra minister says Delta plus variant detected in 21 people
  • 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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  • Bharat Biotech submits Phase 3 clinical trials data of COVAXIN to DCGI

    Bharat Biotech submitted Phase 3 clinical trials data of COVAXIN to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) over the weekend: Govt sources

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  • Bengaluru Urban No.1, among districts, Karnataka 2nd among states in nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive

    Bengaluru Urban stood number one among districts in the country in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday, by administering 2,09,256 doses, while Karnataka stood second among states by administering 10.36 lakh doses, Health Minister K Sudhakar siad. "Karnataka stood second in the entire country in the nationwide Vaccine Maha Abhiyan today. The State administered 10.36 lakh doses in a single day today (till 7 pm). Total doses administered in the State to date are 1.96 Crore," Sudhakar said. He said, Bengaluru Urban district is the number 1 district in the country in today's abhiyan, as it administered 2,09,256 doses till 7 pm, while Indore came second with 2,01,339 doses. This was possible due to micro planning and cohesive efforts of the government.

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  • Delhi reports lowest single-day rise in COVID cases this year as tally falls below 100

    The national capital reported 89 COVID19 cases Monday at a positivity rate of 0.16 per cent, both lowest this year so far, while 11 more people succumbed to the disease, according to data shared by the health department in New Delhi. According to covid19India.org, a crowdsourced initiative that collects data on COVID19 and vaccination in India, Delhi had recorded 76 cases on April 30 last year.

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  • Bihar govt relaxes COVID restrictions

    Bihar govt gives relaxation in COVID restrictions; all shops to open on alternative days till 7pm daily, parks to open b/w 6am & 12 noon, maximum 25 people allowed in wedding ceremonies

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  • Delta plus variant detected in 21 people in Maharashtra, says Tope

    Delta plus variant of coronavirus has been detected in 21 people in Maharashtra: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope

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  • Three cases of COVID delta plus variant found in samples in two Kerala districts
    At least three  cases of SARSCoV2 Deltaplus variant have been found in samples collected from two Kerala districts Palakkad and Pathanamthitta, officials said here on Monday. Pathanamthitta district collector Dr Narasimhugari T L Reddy said a fouryearold boy from Kadapra panchayat in the district was found infected with the new Deltaplus variant.
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  • Over 50% workers engaged in construction of new parliament vaccinated against Covid: Housing secy

    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra on Monday said over 50 per cent of the workers engaged in the construction of the new parliament building have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Mishra asserted the new building will be ready on schedule for parliament's winter session in 2022 in the 75th year of India's independence. The secretary, who had visited the site on June 19, said 16,000 MT cement and 10,000 MT reinforcement steel have been used in the construction. On-site 2,180 and off-site workers are contributing with excitement and enthusiasm. Over 50 per cent (workers) are vaccinated and Covid appropriate behaviour is being observed strictly. Environment sensitive measures like dust control, pollution mitigation, sound barrier etc are being fully observed," Mishra tweeted.

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  • Yoga a lifeline during COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, can inspire nations to recover stronger, greener: UN leaders
     
    Yoga became a lifeline for many around the world during lockdowns amidst the pandemic, helping people cope with uncertainty and anxiety and the ancient practice can play a significant role in rehabilitation of COVID19 patients and inspire nations to recover stronger and greener, top United Nations leadership said as the world body commemorated the 7th International Day of Yoga. India's Permanent Mission to the UN organised virtual commemoration to mark the International Day of Yoga 2021, with the theme Yoga for WellBeing'.
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  • Kerala | Door-to-door vaccination for seriously ill & bedridden patients in Thiruvananthapuram

    State has around 2.25L people who need vaccinations at their houses, including bedridden & patients in palliative care: Dr Chitra, Medical officer in-charge, Ayurveda college hospital

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  • Gujarat records 151 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

    Gujarat reported 151 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 8,22,485, while 619 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said. With two more deaths, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state rose to 10,034, it said. A total of 619 patients were discharged during the day, pushing the count of recovered cases in Gujarat to 8,06,812, said the department in a release. With this, the state's recovery rate rose to 98.09 per cent, the release said.There are now 5,639 active cases in Gujarat, of which the condition of 113 patients is critical, the department said.

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  • COVID: Bangladesh orders lockdown in 7 central districts surrounding Dhaka 

    Bangladesh ordered a lockdown in seven central districts surrounding Dhaka, in an effort to isolate the capital from the rest of the country, as a record number of new cases were reported on Monday. In the last 24 hours, Bangladesh reported 4,636 new cases, which is the highest daily count in the last two months. The lockdown will be observed in Narayanganj, Manikganj, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Gopalganj and Rajbari districts. "Considering the current infection situation... All kinds of activities, including public movement, will remain suspended from 6 am June 22 to 12 midnight June 30 (in these seven districts)," a government statement read.

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  • COVID-19: Karnataka reports 4,867 new cases, 142 deaths

    Karnataka reported 4,867 new cases of COVID-19 and 142 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28,11,320 and death toll to 34,025, the health department said on Monday. The day also saw 8,404 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 26,54,139. Bengaluru Urban logged 1,034 new cases, as the city saw 1,976 discharges and 28 deaths. Active cases stodd at 1,23,134. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 3.25 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.91 per cent. Of the deaths reported on Monday, 28 were from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru (22), Dakshina Kannada (14), Ballari (12), Dharwad (8), Davangere (7), followed by others.

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  • Mumbai alleged fake COVID vaccination case: Khar Police registers FIR against 6 persons 

    Mumbai: Khar Police has registered an FIR against 6 persons, Rajesh Pandey & Sanjay Gupta & 4 unknown persons in connection with alleged fake vaccination  Pandey & Gupta are already named in two other FIRs in connection with alleged fake vaccination in Kandivali & Versova

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  • Atishi: How can we launch universal campaign without sufficient vaccines? 

    AAP MLA Atishi said vaccination drive a joke for the central government; how can we launch a universal campaign without sufficient vaccines? Sad and surprised that Delhi has received not even a single extra dose despite the universal campaign being launched from today: Atishi 

    The centre failed even when they decentralised and asked the states to  procure vaccines but refused to deliver, and now too when they have centralised the campaign: Atishi 

    Centre’s vaccination campaign is name-sake, and only for advertisements and announcements, the reality is that Delhi has not been supplied even a single dose today, when a universal campaign was supposed to be launched: Atishi 


    Centre will be making merely 15,19,000 doses available in July. At this speed, Delhi will take more than 13 months to vaccinate its population; a crucial matter for Delhi: Atishi

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  • Nitish launches mega drive for inoculation of six crore people against COVID-19 in 6 months
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on   Monday launched an ambitious mega drive for inoculating 60 million people in the state against COVID19 within six months.   The campaign was inaugurated by the chief minister via video conferencing and it would entail administering of jabs to at least "3.30 lakh people daily" at 6000 vaccination centres across the state.

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  • Maharashtra reports 6,270 new COVID cases, 94 deaths 

    Maharashtra reports 6,270 new COVID cases, 13,758 discharges, and 94 deaths in the past 24 hours 

    Active cases: 1,24,398
    Total discharges: 57,33,215
    Death toll: 1,18,313

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  • PM Modi lauds today's record-breaking vaccination numbers
    With a record number of Covid vaccine doses administered on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the feat as "gladdening" and asserted that vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight the disease.  Over 75 lakh doses were administered till Monday evening on the first day of the revised vaccination guidelines coming into force. The final tally may still rise.    Modi tweeted, "Today's recordbreaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the frontline warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!"  The previous high was of over 48 lakh doses on April 1.
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  • Delhi to get 15.19 lakh COVID vaccine doses in July: AAP MLA Atishi
    Delhi needs over 2 crore doses to fully vaccinate its eligible population against COVID19, but the Centre will give just 15.19 lakh doses in July which will severely impact the pace and progress of the vaccination in the national capital, AAP MLA Atishi said on Monday.  In an online vaccination bulletin, she also said, Delhi was expecting more doses from the Centre as the city is more vulnerable to the anticipated waves, and alleged that there was a "mismanagement" in the central government's vaccination programme. "The Centre has informed that from July 1, Delhi will get 15,19,000 doses for that month. This is either less or equivalent to the scale of doses received in previous months. So, it was 14 lakh doses in June, 13.25 lakh in May and 23 lakh in April," she said.
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  • Will consider insurance cover to workers performing last rites of COVID victims, Centre tells SC

    The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it would consider granting insurance cover on the lines of other frontline workers to those working in crematoriums and helping conduct last rites of COVID victims, terming the issue a "valid concern". A special vacation bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah, which reserved verdict on two pleas seeking exgratia compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the dependents of those who died of COVID, was told by lawyer Gaurav Kumar Bansal that the people working in crematoriums have been left without any insurance cover.

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  • Delta variant was main circulating strain during second Covid wave in Chandigarh: PGIMER

    The Delta variant of SARSCoV2 was the main circulating strain in Chandigarh during the recent second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said on Monday. The director of the citybased premier medical institute, Jagat Ram, also advised people to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour and opt for vaccination to break the infection's chain of transmission, and halt the impending threat of a third wave.

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  • UK: Dozens ignore COVID advice not to travel to Stonehenge for summer solstice celebrations

    Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday due to coronavirus concerns. English Heritage, which looks after the Neolithic monument, had planned a live feed of the sunrise at Stonehenge for the second year in a row. But the organization said that program had to be interrupted because of safety concerns after a number of people have chosen to disregard our request to not travel to the stones this morning.

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  • Mumbai reports 521 COVID cases, 7 deaths; positivity rate falls to 1.9%  

    MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE TILL 6 PM

    🔻Tests: 26.2k Vs 28.2k

    👍🏻Cases: 521 Vs 733 Cases 

    👍🏻Positivity Rate: 1.9% Vs 2.5% 

    👍🏻Discharged: 685 Vs 650 Yesterday

    🔻Deaths: 7 Vs 19 Deaths

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 95%

    👎🏻Doubling Rate: 720 Vs 726 Days

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  • 92 Indian factory workers in Sri Lanka test COVID-19 positive

    Ninety two Indian workers at an iron works factory in Sri Lanka tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, health officials said. The Indians were among the 128 workers at the factory in Colombo north suburb of Wattala who were found to have contracted the virus. They have been put under quarantine. The factory, which has a total of 194 workers, has been closed temporarily, a report in the Newscenter.lk said. Those who have tested negative have been put under quarantine in the factory premises, the report said.

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  • Kerala reports 7,499 new COVID cases, 94 deaths 

    Kerala reports 7,499 new #COVID19 cases, 13,596 recoveries and 94 deaths today.
    Total recoveries: 27,04,554
    Death toll: 12,154

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  • Goa reports 218 new COVID19 cases, 7 deaths 
    Goa reports 218 new COVID19 cases, 413 recoveries and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 3066
    Total recoveries: 1,58,591
    Death toll: 2997

    Recovery rate: 96.32%

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  • Karnataka relaxes Covid-19 restrictions in 6 more districts
    The Karnataka government on Monday added six more districts to the list of 17 districts under "Unlock 2.0", where COVID19 curbs have been relaxed, allowing hotels, gyms, and public transport bus services to resume operations.      Udupi, Bengaluru Rural, Shivamogga, Ballari, Chitradurga and Vijayapura have been placed under Category1 after considering the weekly moving average positivity rate and also taking into account the consistent declining trend of the COVID19 case positivity rate, the state government said in its order.

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  • Assam may impose stricter COVID curbs in high-incidence districts
     
    The number of COVID19 cases is   declining in some districts of Assam but the overall situation is "still precarious" in the state for which adequate measures are still necessary in both rural and urban areas to contain the pandemic, a government order said. The Assam government is closely monitoring districts with high COVID19 prevalence and may enforce stricter curbs if there is no improvement, the order issued by Jishnu Baruah, Chief Secretary in his capacity as the Chairperson of the State Disaster Management Authority said.
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  • Domino's partners Virender Sehwag's Foundation to deliver free meals to COVID patients

    Jubilant FoodWorks, the master franchisee of Domino's Pizza, on Monday said it has partnered with cricketer Virender Sehwag's Foundation as a delivery partner to provide free meals to COVID-19 patients in Delhi-NCR. Under this initiative, Domino's Safe Delivery Experts (SDE) are facilitating the Zero Contact Delivery of homemade food prepared and packaged by Virender Sehwag Foundation to COVID patients at home and in COVID care centres, JFL said in a statement. Through this partnership, around 21,000 home-cooked meals have been delivered last month.

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  • No scientific evidence of Covid vaccination causing infertility in men, women: Health ministry
     
    The Union health ministry on Monday reiterated there is no scientific evidence of COVID19 vaccination causing infertility in men and women and asserted the jabs are safe and effective.  There have been media reports expressing concern regarding infertility due to COVID19 vaccination among people of reproductive age, the ministry said in a statement. Over the last few days, certain media reports have highlighted the prevalence of various superstitions and myths in a section of healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) including the nurses, it said.
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COVID-19 News Highlights:
India reported 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll climbed to 3,88,135 with 1,422 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 65 days. The active cases now comprise 2.35 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.36 percent. A net decline of 26,356 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.83 percent. It has been less than 5 percent for 14 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.32 percent.

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