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Coronavirus news June 17 highlights: PM Modi tells state CMs to start planning for Unlock 2.0; recovery rate improves to 52%

Coronavirus news June 17 highlights: PM Modi tells state CMs to start planning for Unlock 2.0; recovery rate improves to 52%

Coronavirus news June 17 highlights: PM Modi tells state CMs to start planning for Unlock 2.0; recovery rate improves to 52%
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Coronavirus news June 17 highlights: India's COVID-19 cases on Wednesday crossed 3.5 lakh with death toll nearly at 10,000. The death toll rose to 9,900 with 380 more deaths in the past 24 hours. There are 1,53,178 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while 1,80,012 people have recovered and a patient has migrated, according to the ministry data updated in the morning. The recovery rate stands at 52.5 percent, improving from yesterday's 51.1 percent. Goodnight, take care, and stay safe!

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Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates: 8,281 COVID-19 cases in state, 10 deaths reported

COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has breached the 8,000 mark, as the state on Friday reported 337 new cases and ten related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,281 and death toll to 124. Also, total discharges in the state breached 5,000 mark, with 230 patients getting discharged in a day after recovery. As of June 19 evening, cumulatively 8,281 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 124 deaths and 5,210 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin. It said out of 2,943 active cases, 2,865 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 78 are in ICU.

Jun 19, 2020 8:18 PM

Centre targets 6 lakh rapid COVID-19 tests in Delhi; to add 500 ventilators, 650 ambulances

The Centre plans to conduct six lakh rapid antigen COVID-19 tests in Delhi at 169 new facilities being set up in the capital where 50,000 kits have already been supplied, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Thursday. He also said the central government is going to provide 500 additional ventilators and 650 ambulances to hospitals in Delhi, which has seen a spike in number of coronavirus cases over the past few days,

Jun 18, 2020 3:02 PM

People with speech, hearing disabilities struggle to communicate in COVID-19 times

As masks covering most of the face except the eyes become the new normal, people with speech and hearing disabilities who lip read and use sign language are struggling to communicate with each other and the outside world. It is difficult to both understand and be understood with the masks, a critical measure to ward off COVID-19, posing a formidable communications barrier and adding another layer of complication to the lives of those who don't use words. They take and give -- cues from facial expressions and lip reading.

Jun 18, 2020 2:45 PM

52 more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, total count 552##52 more test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, total count 552



 

Fifty-two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the state's tally to 552, an official said on Wednesday.
All of them, including 20 women, had recently returned from other states and were in quarantine centres, said the official at the COVID-19 Common Control Room here.
Of the fresh cases, 20 hail from Ukhrul district, 10 from Bishenpur, six from Thoubal, four each from Chandel, Kakching and Kangpokpi, two from Imphal West and one each from Churachandpur and Kamjong.
With these new patients, the active COVID-19 cases rose to 360 in the state.
Jun 17, 2020 8:58 PM

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Delhi LG holds 1st meeting with expert panel over COVID-19 situation##Delhi LG holds 1st meeting with expert panel over COVID-19 situation



 

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday held the first meeting with a six-member expert panel constituted by him to suggest measures to deal with the COVID-19 situation in the city.
The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other senior officers of the Delhi government.
In a series of tweets, the lieutenant governor said he was confident that the panel would provide the necessary expertise to fight the COVID-19 pandemic more effectively.
The panel includes Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava, National Disaster Management Authority members Krishna Vatsa and Kamal Kishore, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, DGHS Additional DDG Dr Ravindran and National Centre for Disease Control Director Surjit Kumar Singh.
Jun 17, 2020 8:07 PM
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17 COVID-19 cases take Dharavi tally to 2,106; no fresh death##17 COVID-19 cases take Dharavi tally to 2,106; no fresh death



 

Seventeen more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi, taking the tally to 2,106 on Wednesday, said the city civic body. A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said no fresh death has been reported in Dharavi in the past 24 hours, keeping the toll unchanged at 77.
He said out of the 2,106 positive cases, 1,053 patients have already been discharged from various hospitals following their recovery from the viral infection. Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, is spread across 2.5 square kilometres and has  a population over 6.5 lakh.
Jun 17, 2020 7:50 PM

Tamil Nadu tests over 25,000 samples in a day, case count tops 2,000##Tamil Nadu tests over 25,000 samples in a day, case count tops 2,000



 

In a first, Tamil Nadu tested as many as 25,463 samples in a single day while 2,174 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest increase in a 24-hour period, propelling the tally to over 50,000. With the addition of the fresh cases, the infection count reached 50,193. The toll touched 576 with the death of 48 people, while 842 people were discharged from various hospitals and cumulatively, 27,624 people have recovered from the illness.
"For the first time the sample testing for COVID-19 crossed 25,000," a health department bulletin said, adding in total, 25,463 samples were tested today.
Till date, 7,73,707 samples have been tested. The active cases stood at 21,990.
Jun 17, 2020 7:45 PM
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Coronavirus news June 17 highlights: PM Modi tells state CMs to start planning for Unlock 2.0; recovery rate improves to 52%
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Goa Cong demands sealing of state borders as COVID-19 cases rise##Goa Cong demands to seal state borders as COVID-19 cases rise




 

Goa Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest at the state border in Canacona area of South Goa, demanding that borders be sealed in light of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the coastal state. Speaking to reporters, state Congress spokesman Janardhan Bhandari claimed that the party was worried about
the rise in COVID-19 cases, as the BJP-led government had failed to screen people entering the state.
Congress workers had also staged a similar protest at Patradevi in North Goa, he said.
"All state borders should be sealed and people entering Goa should be tested for coronavirus," he said.
The state government should announce a complete lockdown in view of the rising case count, Bhandari said, adding that the party also demanded adequate safety equipment and PPEs for frontline workers.
Jun 17, 2020 6:49 PM

Indian Railways deploys 960 COVID Care coaches in 5 states##Indian Railways deploys 960 COVID Care coaches in 5 states 


503 COVID Care coaches deployed in Delhi, 20 in Andhra Pradesh, 60 in Telangana, 372 in Uttar Pradesh, and 5 in Madhya Pradesh.
Railways will also deploy 2 liaison officers for each coach station to assist the state governments.

Jun 17, 2020 6:39 PM