New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 4 lakh-mark, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India took 64 days to cross the 1-lakh mark from 100 COVID-19 cases, another fortnight to reach two lakh cases and then in another ten days it went past the 3-lakh mark.

However, the Health Ministry has also said that the recovery rate has improved to 55.77 per cent as the number of recoveries stood at 2,37,196 across the country. So far, the deadly coronavirus has affected 4,25,282 while the death toll has reached 13,699. 

Here are the highlights of June 22 on coronavirus pandemic:

17:34 pm: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain shifted to General Ward following improvement in his health condition, his oxygen suppprt has been removed: Office of Delhi Health Minister

16:38 pm: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will chair the Rath Yatra preparatory meeting at 5 pm today in Bhubaneswar, reports ANI

16:38 pm: Supreme Court allows Puri's Rath Yatra under 'strict restrictions', asks state govt, Centre to 'work in tandem'

16:38 pm: 443 new COVID-19 positive cases, 5 deaths reported in the state, in last 24 hours, 83 discharged. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 9372, including 111 deaths and 4435 discharged: Andhra Pradesh Command Control Room

16:07 pm: Due to COVID-19 outbreak,situation around us is continuously changing and it is not possible to take any decision on 'Mahakumbh Mela 2021' now. Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad has suggested that we should take the final decision on the Mela in February 2021, says Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat

15:55 pm: 'Will provide pulse oximeter to all home quarantine cases; country fighting two wars against China': Arvind Kejriwal

15:22 pm: 57 new COVID-19 positive cases and 11 patients treated/cured today. Total number of positive cases here rises to 2,401, including 1511 recovered and 27 deaths, says Uttrakhand State Control Room COVID-19

15:07 pm: It has been decided that clusters (areas having 3-4 COVID-19 cases) will be totally sealed and maximum testing will be done there. Only critical cases will be shifted to Covid hospitals. I demanded that police personnel are tested on priority, says Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai

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14:09 pm: We are steadily maintaining a healthy recovery rate of 61.39% and mortality rate remains low at 1.49%. We're continuing to effectively trace contacts of positive case within 24 hours and every inter-state arrival is being quarantined for 14 days: Karnataka Minister for Medical Education

13:27 pm: All those under home-isolation will be provided with pulse oximeters to measure your oxygen levels every few hours. Once you are well, you can return it to the govt: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

13:26 pm: Today we are fighting two wars against China - one at the border and another against the virus from China. Our 20 brave soldiers did not back down, we also will not retreat and will win both the wars: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

13:26 pm: There has been a three times in testing, earlier it was 5,000 tests per day, now it is around 18,000 per day. Now people will not face any issues in getting tested: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:49 pm: Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking action against the manufacturers of faulty and substandard PPE kits under the guise of COVID-19 kits, and to regulate the import manufacture, sale and circulation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls, reports ANI

12:23 pm: An 85-year-old patient with a history of asthma, diabetes, blood pressure passed away today morning. He had tested positive for COVID-19, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant

11:56 am: SC agrees to hear petitions seeking recall of order putting this year's Puri Rath Yatra on hold

11:42 am: Centre mentions the annual Rath Yatra matter before Supreme Court and says, it can be held without public participation keeping in view the COVID19 pandemic

11:19 am: 143 new positive cases were reported in Odisha yesterday, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 5,303 including 3,720 recovered and 1,562 active cases, says state government

10:48 am: "Out of 275 samples tested, 69 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported. The total number of positive cases stands at 280, of which 139 are active and 141 have recovered," says Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

10:41 am: Delhi has now becomes the second worst-hit state in India after Maharashtra with 59,746 cases and 2,175 fatalities

10:27 am: 14,821 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 4.25 lakh, death toll at 13,699 | Check state-wise list here

10:09 am: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa calls an emergency meeting of concerned officials and departments today, to discuss measures to control rising COVID19 cases in Bengaluru, reports ANI

10:08 am: Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 55.77 per cent as 2,37,196 people have bee cured and discharged from hospitals

9:54 am: The Union Health Ministry further said that the number of active coronavirus cases in the country currently stands at 1,74,387

9:41 pm: The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 4,25,282 while the death toll has increased to 13,699: Health Ministry

9:14 pm: 57 girls, including 2 pregnant minors, at Kanpur child shelter home test COVID-19 positive; Congress demands action

8:58 am: Goa has registered its first COVID-19 death. An 85-year-old woman from Morlem who was diagnosed positive for the infection has passed away at a hospital. I assure the citizens that we are taking all it takes to keep people safe, says Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane

8:56 am: Coronavirus cases have also increased in Delhi at an alarming rate. The city-state has reported 56,746 cases and 2,112 deaths so far

8:14 am: Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in India with 1.28 lakh coronavirus cases and nearly 6,000 deaths related to the virus

7:54 am: Supreme Court's single-judge bench will hear today four petitions seeking modification of its earlier order of June 18, which had stayed the annual 'Rath Yatra' in Puri and all other places in Odisha, due to coronavirus crisis

7:43 am: In Assam, the number of coronavirus cases has reached 5,586, said state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday

7:42 am: Brazil passes 50,000 deaths from coronavirus, reports AFP

7:21 am: India’s COVID-19 tally breaches 4-lakh mark, last 1 lakh cases in just seven days: Timeline of coronavirus cases in country

7:18 am: According to Health Ministry, the number of active coronavirus cases in the country is 1,69,451

7:17 am: The recovery rate in India stands at 55.48 per cent as 2,27,756 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals 

7:17 am: So far, the deadly coronavirus has affected 4,10,461 while the death toll has reached 13,254

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma