Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 cases tally in Mumbai cross 70,000
The number of coronavirus cases in the country's financial capital crossed 70,000 while the death toll due to the pandemic exceeded 4,000 on Thursday, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Mumbai reported 1,365 new cases and 58 deaths since Wednesday evening, said a BMC release. The tally of cases in the city rose to 70,990 and death toll reached 4,060, it added. But the doubling rate of cases -- the number of days during which cases double - has now crossed 40 days, while the average growth rate of cases has dropped to 1.72 per cent, the civic body said. Dharavi, the famous slum area in the city, recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of cases there to 2,210. No new death was reported in the area. With 2,141 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery on Thursday, the number of recovered patients increased to 39,151, informed the BMC.
Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates: Gautam Buddh Nagar sees record spike of 143 cases, death toll reaches 20
Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh recorded 143 new COVID-19 cases, the district's biggest single-day spike yet, even as the death toll due to the disease rose to 20 on Thursday, official data showed. Also, 32 patients were discharged after recovery from the novel coronavirus, taking the number of cured patients to 1,028 in the district, according to the daily data released by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department. The number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 763 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, while one more death pushed the toll to 20 on Thursday, the data showed. The total number of cases so far reported in the district is 1,811, according to the data. The recovery rate of patients on Thursday dropped to 56.76 per cent from 59.67 per cent on Wednesday and 60.25 per cent on Tuesday, according to statistics.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra adds record 4,841 cases; 192 more die
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally on Thursday increased by 4,841cases - a new single-day high, taking the count to 1,47,741, while the death toll rose to 6,931, said a health official. The state also reported deaths of 192 more patients, taking the total fatalities to 6,931, he said. Out of these, 109 deaths took place in the last 48 hours, while the remaining 83 occurred earlier, but were not listed as those caused by COVID-19, the official said. They were added to the fatality count on Thursday, he said. Also, 3,661 patients were discharged from hospitals in the state, taking the number of recoveries to 77,453, the official said. With this, the number of active patients in the state stood at 63,342. Maharashtra COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,47,741, new cases 4,841, deaths 6,931, discharged 77,453 active cases 63,342, people tested so far 8,48,026.
Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates: State reports 100-plus coronavirus cases for 7th straight day
Kerala reported over hundred COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day on Thursday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,726. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 123 new cases were confirmed out of which 84 came from abroad, 33 from other states while six contracted the disease through their contacts. "Samples of 53 persons came back negative today taking the total number of cured in the state to 1,941. As of now, 1,59,616 people are under observation in the state out of which 2,349 people are in isolation wards of various hospitals," Vijayan told reporters after the daily COVID-19 evaluation meeting. Palakkad district reported 24 positive cases, the highest, while 18 were from Alappuzha. Thirteen cases each were reported from Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts while Ernakulam and Thrissur districts reported 10 cases each. Nine cases from Kannur, seven from Kozhikode, six from Malappura, four from Kasaragod, three from Idukki and two cases each from Kottayam and Wayanad were also reported.
Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LIVE Updates: 10 CRPF personnel among 127 fresh cases in J-K, tally rises to 6,549
As many as 127 more people, including 10 CRPF personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the tally in the Union territory to 6,549, officials said. They said 14 of these cases were from Jammu region, while 113 were from the valley. There are 2,492 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 3,967 patients have recovered from the infection. The cases detected on Thursday include 20 people who had recently returned to the Union territory. The cases also include 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, the officials said. Kulgam district in south Kashmir recorded 35 of the fresh cases, followed by 33 in Srinagar. Seven districts -- Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Udhampur, Ramban, Poonch and Kishtwar -- reported no fresh case on Thursday. Of the total 6,549 COVID-19 cases, 5,111 are in Kashmir, while 1,438 are in the Jammu region, the officials said. The virus has so far claimed 91 lives in the Union territory.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 11 new cases detected in Dharavi; no fresh death
Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 2,210 on Thursday, the city civic body said. According to a senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official, no fresh death was reported in Dharavi in the past 24 hours, keeping the tollunchanged at 81. Out of 2,210 COVID-19 patients, 1,108 have been discharged from hospitals following recovery from the infection. Hence, the slum-dominated area has only 1,021 active cases at present, he said. Spread across an area of 2.5 square km, Dharavi is the largest slum of Asia with a population of 6.5 lakh.
Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates: Cabinet approves reopening of salons from June 28
The Maharashtra cabinet has allowed salons to reopen from June 28, following three months of closure. The only service to be allowed at salons will be hair cutting, the cabinet said and added that no other services to be offered. An official order notifying the same is expected soon.
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: IndiGo allows customers to pay for air tickets in instalments
You will now be able to pay for your IndiGo air ticket in two instalments. However, conditions apply. As part of a new scheme called Flex Pay, IndiGo has provided an option where passengers can make upfront payment of 10 percent of the ticket cost and the balance can be paid within the next 15 days. In order to prevent any travel with just 10 percent amount paid, the airline has made it compulsory for the travel date to be at least 15 days away from the booking date. The offer will be valid on select seats. If the balance amount is not paid by the passenger within 15 days of booking the ticket, then the airline will cancel the booking and the upfront payment will not be refunded.
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Coronavirus in Delhi News LIVE Updates: CM Arvind Kejriwal launches video-call facility for COVID-19 patients at LNJP hospital
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched a video call facility for coronavirus patients admitted at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital here to talk to their loved ones. LNJP was declared a COVID-19 hospital on March 17 and since then, it has successfully treated 2,700 coronavirus patients and sent them home. It is the only COVID-19 hospital in the country with 2,000 beds, he said. The chief minister said that till now, relatives of coronavirus patients were not able to talk to them, but that that issue has been resolved. "We have installed tablets in coronavirus wards and at a counter outside. These can be used by patients and their relatives for video calling," Kejriwal said. After the launch, Kejriwal used the facility to talk to a few patients admitted to the hospital's COVID-19 ward.
Coronavirus in France LIVE Updates: Eiffel Tower reopens, ending 104-day coronavirus shutdown
Marking another milestone in France's recovery from coronavirus lockdown, the Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors Thursday after its longest-ever closure in peace time: 104 days. Tourists who are trickling back to Paris were delighted to find the landmark open when some other attractions in the French capital remain closed. The Louvre Museum isn't reopening until July 6. "It's very special, very special because it's only the Paris people," said Annelies Bouwhuis, a 43-year-old visitor from the Netherlands. "We've seen a lot Paris people enjoying their city, enjoying their parks without all the tourists."