Coronavirus News: India's COVID-19 tally rises to 5.85 lakh; 17,400 dead so far | Highlights
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the month-long 'Unlock-1' ends on Tuesday, India reported nearly 66 per cent of its COVID-19 cases in June alone, and a concerned Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people not strictly adhering to rules and precautions as they did during the lockdown was a cause of worry.
India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 5,85,493 with a single-day spike of 18,653. The death toll rose to 17,400 on Tuesday after 507 new fatalities. It was the seventh day in a row that over 15,000 cases have been reported in the country.
From June 1, when relaxations were introduced under Unlock-1, the country has reported 3,76,305 cases. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat account for nearly two-thirds of the total cases till now.
Speaking on the coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, said India is in a better position compared to many countries of the world, as a timely imposition of lockdown and other decisions have saved lakhs of lives. The prime minister also reviewed vaccine development efforts as well as India's preparations for vaccinating its vast population once it is available and asserted that vaccination must be affordable and universal.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus:
5:40 pm: Maximum two persons on a scooter/motorcycle, 4 persons in a car and 3 persons in an auto-rickshaw will be allowed (including the driver). However, all riders will use masks and the vehicles will be regularly sanitized by the owners: Chandigarh Administration
5:30 pm: Odd-even system, presently being followed in selected markets will be discontinued. This will also apply to street vendors: Chandigarh Administration
5:20 pm: Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy visited a #COVID Care Centre in Kalkaji area today.
5:10 pm: Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a meeting on COVID-19 situation in his office. Health Minister Dr Harshavardhan, the Cabinet Secretary and other top officials are attending the meeting.
5:00 pm: Schools to reopen from July 27 in Haryana after summer vacations end on July 26: Haryana Directorate School Education
4:25 pm: Haryana: Shopping malls reopen in Faridabad. A store manager at Crown Interiorz Mall says, "We are taking all precautions against COVID-19, including checking customer's temperature at the entrance and providing them hand sanitizers."
4:20 pm: Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested a new testing model under which we will be able to will declare results within 1 hour. We will launch the new testing model named COVID-19 AG test in next 2-3 days: Assam Health Minister
4:15 pm: Yesterday Union Home Minister Amit Shah called me up. As per Indian Govt's assessment, the #COVID19 situation in Guwahati is very apprehensive. Following his meeting with DG ICMR, Home Minister has directed me to change testing pattern: Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister
4:00 pm: With 6 new #COVID19 positive cases today, total number of cases rise to 446. There are 73 active cases and 367 patients have cured till date. Death toll stands at 6: Health Department, Chandigarh
3:45 pm: 77 police personnel found positive for #COVID19 & 1 died in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 1,015 and death toll to 60 in the force: Maharashtra Police
3:00 pm: Haryana: People visit MGF Metropolitan mall as the government has allowed reopening of malls in Gurugram from today. RS Phogat, security officer of the mall says, "We're ensuring social distancing in the mall. Those above 65 years of age and below 10 years of age are not allowed".
2:30 pm: Maharashtra: Section-144 imposed in Mumbai by Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok, prohibiting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places subject to certain conditions, in view of COVID19.
2:15 pm: The prohibitory order was issued by Pranaya Ashok, Mumbai *Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations). It will be effective till 15th July 2020, unless withdrawn earlier.
2:00 pm: 88 more people tested positive for #COVID19 in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 10,076: State Health Department
1:45 pm: Maharashtra: Section-144 imposed in Mumbai by Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok, prohibiting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places subject to certain conditions, in view of COVID19.
1:35 pm: 657 fresh #COVID19 cases and 6 deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 15,252 and death toll to 193. There are 8,071 active cases of the infection: State Health Department
1:25 pm: 657 fresh #COVID19 cases and 6 deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 15,252 and death toll to 193. There are 8,071 active cases of the infection: State Health Department
1:15 pm: We've increased the number of tests. There is a good indication, earlier around 31 out of 100 people whose samples were collected tested positive for #Coronavirus. Today, 13 out of 100 people test positive: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister
1:05 pm: The situation is improving in Delhi in the last few days. However, there is no room for complacency. This virus is unpredictable. We must continue our efforts with more vigour: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister
1:00 pm: It was predicted that by 30th June Delhi would have 1 lakh cases out of which 60,000 would be active cases but today we only have 26,000 active cases. This is the result of everyone’s hard work. We have been able to control the situation: Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi CM
12:50 pm: Karnataka: Huge crowd gathered to watch a sheep fight in the Muddebihal town of Bijapur district yesterday. The state has a total of 15242 #COVID19 positive cases including 246 deaths and 7074 active cases, as per the last bulletin of the State Health Department.
12:40 pm: Patanjali claims that "#COVID19 patients group that received its medicines, showed 67% recovery in 3 days & 100% recovery in 7 days of treatment, that is, all 45 patients became COVID negative"; says all clinical trial documents have been shared with AYUSH Ministry.
12:25 pm: Karnataka: Students being screened at a school in Hubli before appearing in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams today. The state is conducting the Social Science exam today for Class 10 amid #COVID19 outbreak.
12:10 pm: 79 people have tested positive for #COVID19 in Paliganj. Most of the cases are related to a wedding ceremony held on 15th June: Paliganj govt hospital doctor, Ajit Kumar #Bihar (30.06.2020) The groom had died two days after his wedding, however, cause of his death is not known.
12:00 pm: Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government allows the over-the-counter sale of liquor in addition to home delivery from today after over three months due to #COVID19 lockdown.
11:40 am: Karnataka: Students sanitising their hands and being screened at a school in Shivamogga before appearing in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams today. The state is conducting the Social Science exam today for Class 10 amid COVID19 outbreak
11:15 am: 78 #COVID19 cases and 12 recoveries reported in Rajasthan today, as of 10:30 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 18,092, including 3,447 active cases, & 413 deaths: State Health Department
11:00 am: 251 more #COVID19 cases & 243 recoveries reported in Odisha on 30th June (yesterday). Total number of cases in the state at 7,316, including 5,189 recovered & 2,094 active cases: State Government
10:45 am: Instead of celebrating Ganeshotsav in a grand way, Labaughcha Raja Mandal will donate the amount to CM's Relief Fund. We will also felicitate families of martyrs who have lost their lives at LOC & LAC: Sudhir Salvi, Secretary of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal
10:30 pm: Case registered against 6 police constables for not reporting to duty since last 2 months despite being served notice: Mumbai Police
10:20 am: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flags off a fleet of 1,088 vehicles of '108' and '104' ambulances for the urban and rural areas of the state respectively.
10:10 am: Nagaland reports 21 new COVID19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 480 including 312 active cases, 168 recoveries and no deaths so far: Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom
9:45 am: The total number of samples tested up to 30th June is 86,26,585 of which 2,17,931 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
9:30 am: 507 deaths and 18,653 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours; Positive cases in India stand at 5,85,493 including 2,20,114 active cases, 3,47,979 cured/discharged/migrated & 17,400 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
9:00 am: Mumbai's Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold Ganeshotsav this time in wake of COVID19 pandemic. A blood & plasma donation camp will be set up in its place: Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal (in the picture - last year's Ganpati idol at Lalbaughcha Raja)
8:00 am: Preparations underway for Bahuda Rath Yatra or the ‘Return Car Festival’ from Gundicha Temple to Jagannath Temple in Puri, on the 9th day of Jagannath Rath Yatra. 500 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 will pull the chariot at 12 pm, today.
7:30 am: If the area of residence of maid or house-helps has been declared as containment zone or large outbreak region then their entry is not to be permitted by RWA: Municipal Corporation of Gurugram
7:20 am: Municipal Corporation of Gurugram issues guidelines for resident welfare associations, to be followed till 31st July during Unlock2. The entry of maids/house-helps be allowed with restrictions, including mandatory use of face-mask, thermal scanning & hand sanitisation at the gate
7:10 am: US might soon report 100,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, warns Dr Anthony Fauci
7:00 am: Drug Controller General of India gives approval to Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech for phase I & II human clinical trials of ‘Covaxin’ to develop an indigenous vaccine for COVID19. Bharat Biotech Chairman Dr Krishna Ella says, "It was developed in partnership with ICMR & NIV Pune."
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