New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With the number of coronavirus cases continuously rising across the country, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has decided to start a door-to-door survey joining other states and union territories to trace the COVID-19 patients. According to the Union Health Ministry, the deadly virus has affected over 5.48 people and claimed more than 16,000 lives in India so far.

Amid this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that the country has swiftly entered the 'unlock stage' from 'lockdown stage', adding that people have to remain more vigilant in the "unlock" period and cautioned that failure to follow COVID-19 norms will put at risk their lives and those of others. The Prime Minister has also said that India will have to focus on defeating coronavirus and bolstering the economy.

Here are the highlights of June 29 on coronavirus pandemic:

17:26 am: We have declared 1st July which is Doctor's day as state holiday to pay gratitude to doctors, nurses and others who are working as frontline warriors. I request Centre to declare it as a national holiday in respect of front line warriors, says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

16:53 pm: Haryana to start plasma therapy for treatment of COVID-19 patients in all its medical colleges after approval from ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), says state Minister Anil Vij

16:42 pm: Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla held video consultations today with French Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on our multi-faceted cooperation with France, exchanges on regional and global issues and COVID-19 pandemic response: Ministry of External Affairs

15:51 pm: 282 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar taking the total number of cases in the State to 9,506, says state Health Department

15:51 pm: 77 police personnel found positive for COVID-19 and two others died in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 1,030 and death toll to 59 in the force: Maharashtra Police

15:02 pm: Many people are returning from outside the state and to encourage them to register for this thing and undergo compulsory quarantine at temporary medical centres this incentive was declared by state government, says District Collectorate of Jajpur Ranjan Kumar Das 

14:45 pm: Unlock 2.0 or Lockdown 6.0? How states are making choices amid fears of COVID-19 spread in monsoon

13:58 pm: Andhra Pradesh reports 793 new cases and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases rise to 13891 including 7479 active cases, 6232 discharged cases and 180 deaths, says state COVID19 nodal officer

13:36 pm: The gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID19 is 1,11,602 as of today. So far, as many as 3,21,722 patients have been cured. The recovery rate is 58.67% : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

13:10 pm: If there will be any chance of the spread of COVID-19 infection in my state, I will act firmly. I will not let this disease spread in my state. I have to do my best, says Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

13:08 pm: We have got arrangements for 4,246 beds out of which 2,014 are ready, another 949 beds have been kept reserved in private sector. A total of 52 government and 195 private hospitals have been booked for COVID-19 cases. We'll have over 600 ventilators soon, says Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

12:41 pm: On one hand, the citizens are troubled due to COVID-19 pandemic and on the other hand, this continuous fuel price hike has added to their problems. The Central government should soon control fuel prices in the country, says BSP Chief Mayawati

12:29 pm: Delhi government has decided to start a 'Plasma Bank' in Delhi for treatment of COVID19 patients, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:29 pm: Dr Aseem Gupta, a senior doctor of LNJP Hospital passed away due to COVID19 yesterday. We salute his spirit and sacrifice. His family will be given compensation amount of Rs 1 Crore by our government, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

11:57 am: There're over 2500 active cases in the state now but we have 25,000 beds.There was an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Indore, Mumbai and Delhi at the same time, but if we compare now, we've been able to contain the situation in Indore, says Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Dr Narottam Mishra

11:56 am: Rajasthan reports 121 new COVID19 positive cases and 3 deaths till 10:30 AM today. Total number of positive cases rise to 17,392, including 402 deaths and 13,618 recoveries, says state Health Department

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10:52 am: Odisha detects 245 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 6,859 including 4,743 recoveries, 2,086 active case and 21 deaths, says state Health Department

10:21 am: Nagaland reports 19 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 434 including 270 active cases, 164 recoveries and no deaths so far, says Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

10:04 am: Bengaluru had 1556 COVID-19 cases as on June 23 which doubled to 3419 cases as on June 28,which is 25.92% of total cases in Karnataka. State Govt is taking measures to ensure every #COVID patient gets best treatment, says state minister Dr Sudhakar

9:50 am: Meanwhile, 3,21,723 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals

9:30 am: According to Health Ministry, there are 2,10,120 active coronavirus cases in India

9:19 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 5,48,318 people and claimed 16,475 lives in India so far: Health Ministry

9:17 am: In the last 24 hours, 21 more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive for COVID-19 and 18 have recovered. There are 305 active cases and 655 personnel have recovered till date, says BSF

9:10 am: The total number of samples tested up to 28 June is 83,98,362 of which 1,70,560 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research

8:24 am: After Maharashtra, Delhi is the second worst-hit state in India with 80,188 coronavirus cases and 2,558 deaths

8:06 am: In India, Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 1,59,133 coronavirus cases and 7,273 deaths

7:48 am: Reported worldwide death toll in coronavirus pandemic exceeds 5,00,000, reports AP

7:23 am: Lockdown will not be lifted in Maharashtra post June 30, will provide more relaxations: Uddhav Thackeray

7:22 am: The recovery rate currently stands at 58.56 per cent as 3,09,713 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals

7:22 am: According to Health Ministry, there are 2,03,051 active coronavirus cases in India

7:21 am: So far, coronavirus has affected 5,28,859 people and claimed 16,095 lives in India

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma