19459 new COVID-19 infections take India's caseload to nearly 5.5 lakh, death toll mounts to 16475
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In the last 24 hours, India recorded a massive 19,459 confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the country's overall caseload to 5.48 lakh. Meanwhile, 380 deaths in the last 24 hours took the country's death toll to 16,475.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, recorded 5,493 cases and 156 deaths in the last 24 hours and has so far recorded 1,64,626 confirmed infections and 7,429 fatalities. Delhi, second in the list, recorded 2,889 cases and 65 deaths in the last 24 hours. The national capital has so far recorded over 83,000 cases and 2,623 deaths. Recently, Delhi had eclipsed Mumbai as the city worst-hit by the pandemic in the country.
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**||Total Confirmed cases*|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||31||45||0||76|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||118||60||0||178|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2683||4316||94||7093|
|Cases being reassigned to states||7285||7285|
With the country witnessing an alarming spike since June 1 as the Unlock 1.0 came into effect, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said 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.
Several states have increased vigilance in specific areas which have seen spike in cases while several cities have been put under lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.
Manipur has extended the lockdown till July 15 amid the spike in cases. Guwahati has also announced a 14-day lockdown in the city starting today. Tamil Nadu has announced lockdown in Chennai and three four other districts.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made it clear on Sunday that the restrictions will continue even after June 30 as the crisis is not yet over. The unlock process, dubbed Mission Begin Again by the state government, is being gradually implemented to put the economy back on track, Thackeray said.
In the financial capital Mumbai, police urged the city residents not to move beyond the two-km radius of their homes unless it is for attending office or medical emergencies.
With the further easing of coronavirus-induced curbs in the state, some salons opened in the city on Sunday after a gap of three months while many remained closed due to lack of manpower.
Chief Minister Thackeray also said the 'Chase the Virus' initiative that received good results in worst-hit Mumbai will now be expanded to other parts of the state.
In Delhi, where authorities are implementing a revised strategy after a major surge in cases, the number of COVID-19 containment zones has risen from 218 to 417 after a re-mapping of such areas, while around 2.45 lakh people have been screened in a mammoth house-to-house survey to check the spread of COVID-19.
Officials said the count of containment zones is expected to jump further as the authorities in some districts were yet to complete the task of redrawing such areas following the Centre's directions.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta