New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 5 lakh-mark while the death toll has reached 15,685, according to the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to a data by the Union Health Ministry, 2,99,866 coronavirus cases were recorded from June 1 and June 26. However, the recovery rate is has also improved to 58.24 per cent, the Health Ministry noted.

Delhi and Maharashtra continues to be the two worst-hit states in the country with more than 77,000 and 1.52 lakh coronavirus cases respectively. Looking at the situation, the Home Ministry has said that it will undertake a serological survey to do a comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 and prepare a broad strategy to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Delhi.

Here are the highlights of June 27 on coronavirus pandemic: 

18:15 pm: The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 98,493 as of today. While the number of active cases stands at 1,97,387, the number of cured cases is 2,95,880. With this encouraging status, the recovery rate is touching 58.13% amongst #COVID19 patients: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 

17:44 pm: The 10,000 bedded COVID-19 Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas is the largest of its kind. I pray to God that number of COVID patients remain less and the beds remain unutilised, says Union Minister G Kishan Reddy

17:10 pm: Delhi University today postponed the online open book exams for final-year students by 10 days, which were scheduled to begin from July 1, in view of the prevailing situation of COVID19 pandemic. The new datasheets shall be notified by examination branch on July 3.

16:58 pm: India's COVID-19 tally tops 5 lakh, last 1 lakh cases in just six days: Timeline of coronavirus cases in country

16:38 pm: 

16:15 pm: A 44-year-old CRPF personnel died due to COVID19 in Delhi. He was also suffering from kidney disease. Total count of COVID-19 cases in CRPF reaches 1046 including 8 deaths: Central Reserve Police Force

15:45 pm: Govt allows usage of low-cost steroid ‘Dexamethasone’ to treat critical COVID-19 patients in India

15:30 pm: Today, I chaired a review meeting with all DMs and CMOs over COVID-19 and dengue situation in Uttarakhand. The officers have been instructed to ensure the conduct of weekly cleanliness drives and awareness campaigns regarding dengue, says Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat

15:26 pm: 

15:04 pm: 80 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar taking the total number of cases in the State to 8,858, says state Health Department

15:03 pm: Rise in cases in India is still not as high as compared to other countries. In US, there've been almost 40,000 cases per day in last 2 days, our numbers aren't that high. Cases per million population continue to be low and we still have low mortality rate, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria

15:03 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit COVID Care Centre at Radha Swami Beas in Delhi's Chhatarpur area, later today

15:02 pm: 

14:30 pm: In the last 24 hours, 607 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6,684 active cases, 14,215 patients have been discharged so far and 649 patients have succumbed to the infection: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

13:59 pm: In the last 24 hours, 796 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total number of positive cases stand at 12285 including 6648 active cases and 157 deaths, says state COVID-19 Nodal Officer

13:23 pm: Delhi Labour and Development Minister Gopal Rai has called an emergency meeting today, over the possible locust attack in the national capital. Development Secretary, Divisional Commissioner, Agriculture Director and District Magistrates will also be present, reports ANI

12:52 pm: Union Health Ministry revises clinical management protocol for COVID-19. Glucocorticosteroid dexamethasone now allowed as alternative to methylprednisolone for moderate and severe COVID-19 patients in need of oxygen support who experience excessive inflammatory response, reports ANI

12:30 pm: With the spike of 9 COVID-19 positive cases, total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh rise to 873 including 358 active cases, 495 recoveries and 7 deaths, says state Health Department

11:41 am: Rajasthan reports 127 new COVID-19 positive cases and 9 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases and deaths to 16787 and 389 respectively. Active cases rise to 3249, says state Health Department

11:23 am: Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India's recovery rate is rising: PM Modi

11:22 am: ICMR has approved Antigen-based Rapid tests and supplied 50,000 such Antigen Rapid Test Kits to Delhi Govt for supporting COVID-19 containment efforts. ICMR has provided all these test kits free of cost to Delhi: Government of India

11:22 am: Centre has also provided 1.57 lakh RNA extraction kits essential for carrying out the test and 2.84 lakh VTMs (Viral Transport Medium) and swabs for collection of COVID-19 samples: Government of India

11:22 am: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has supplied diagnostic material for carrying out 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests to the 12 functional labs in Delhi, till date: Government of India

10:54 am: Shops, malls, banks, hotels, offices and establishments, all are already aware of precautions to be taken. If you don't wear mask and don't ensure safe distance, Police will raid and initiate legal action, it has already started, says Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City

10:37 am: Of the total 5,08,953 coronavirus cases, 1,97,387 are active cases

9:51 am: Delhi yesterday conducted the highest number of tests in a single day - 21,144. We have increased testing 4 times. Delhi now following the strategy of very aggressive testing and isolation, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

9:46 am: India's tally has reached 5,08,953 while the death toll 15,685: Health Ministry

9:13 am: Total number of samples tested up to 26 June is 79,96,707. The number of samples tested on 26 June is 2,20,479, says Indian Council of Medical Research

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8:41 am: There will be a new system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on a Google Form from 01.07.2020. Nodal Officers of the Hospital are directed to ensure death reporting within 48 hours from their hospitals from 01.07.2020 onwards, says Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

8:06 am: Delhi and Maharashtra continues to be the two worst-hit states in the country with 73,780 and 1,47,741 coronavirus cases respectively

7:41 am: International flights to and from India continue to remain suspended till July 15: Govt

7:24 am: According to a data by the Union Health Ministry, 2,99,866 coronavirus cases were recorded between June 1 and June 26

7:23 am: However, the recovery rate is has also improved to 58.24 per cent as 2,85,637 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals 

7:23 am: The active number of coronavirus cases in India is 1,89,463

7:22 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 4,90,401 people and claimed 15,301 lives in India so far

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma