Coronavirus India Live News Update: Centre Says India's COVID Death Rate Among Lowest In World As Cases Rise

Delhi on Monday emerged as the second worst-hit state by COVID-19 caseload in addition to death count though Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the situation in the national capital was getting stabilised gradually while Goa reported its first fatality from the disease.

Coronavirus India Live News Update: Centre Says India's COVID Death Rate Among Lowest In World As Cases Rise

Coronavirus Cases Updates: Delhi recorded 2,909 fresh cases on Monday (Representational)

New Delhi:

As COVID-19 fatalities in India crossed the 14,000 mark, the Centre on Tuesday said the country has one death from the disease per lakh population. The government also said the country's mortality rate is among the lowest as against the global average of 6.04 even as there was no let up in the surge in new cases.

The country recorded 14,000 plus coronavirus cases for the fourth straight day as Delhi, the second worst affected state, witnessed the biggest single-day jump of 3,947 infections to take its tally to 66,602.

With the Union Health Ministry crediting India's low COVID-19 mortality rate to timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management, the recovery rate also steadily improved and it was nearly 57 per cent.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said this morning that the government should impose a lockdown for another 20 days as he linked the rise in coronavirus cases in India to the ease in restrictions. An immediate shutdown should also be announced in Karnataka, "especially for Bengaluru", the 68-year-old leader said, adding that "Bengaluru will become another Brazil" if stricter restrictions are not put in place.

More than nine million people have now been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, according to an AFP tally drawing on official sources, as of Monday 1520 GMT. More than half of the 9,000,091 cases are in Europe and the United States: Europe having recorded 2,537,451 and the United States 2,281,903. The number of cases worldwide has doubled since May 16 and more than a million new cases have been recorded in the past seven days. The official figures nevertheless reflect only a fraction of the true number, as many countries only test serious cases.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus Pandemic:

Jun 24, 2020 06:42 (IST)
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Jun 24, 2020 04:45 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 11 more deaths take COVID death count to 580 in West Bengal

Eleven more people died due to COVID-19 in West Bengal on Tuesday, taking the death count due to the disease to 580, while 370 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 14,728, a health department bulletin said.

Nine of the 11 deaths were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, PTI reported. 
Jun 24, 2020 02:03 (IST)
Coronavirus news: More than 220 police dead from COVID-19 in Peru, 15,000 infected
At least 223 police officers in Peru have died after contracting the coronavirus while enforcing one of South America's longest lockdowns, the interior ministry announced Tuesday.

"We have to date 223 police dead and 15,500 infected," Interior Minister General Gaston Rodriguez told a virtual press conference.

The death count is 30 percent higher than two weeks ago, when the ministry announced 170 officers had died and just under 10,000 were infected, out of a total force of 130,000, AFP reported. 
Jun 24, 2020 01:42 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 3 deaths, 879 new COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana

Telangana continued to witness a major spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with as many 879 new cases and three deaths being reported, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 9,553 and deaths to 220.

Out of the 879 fresh cases, 652 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) followed by Medchal district near here with 112 cases, PTI reported. 
Jun 24, 2020 00:35 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Noida to get 15,000 antigen-based kits for rapid testing

Gautam Buddh Nagar, one of the worst-hit districts by COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, will get 15,000 antigen-based testing kits, which will help in early tracking and containment of cases, and reduction of mortality rate, officials said on Tuesday.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the top body for biomedical research in the country, will provide these kits and also train the health department officials, they said.

Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi, has recorded over 1,550 positive cases, including 19 deaths, so far, PTI reported. 
Jun 23, 2020 23:59 (IST)
Coronavirus: Delhi's Class 10 Student Makes Face Shields Using 3-D Printer To Fight COVID-19
When most of his peers are watching television, playing video games as schools are closed due to COVID-19 outbreak, a Class 10 student of Delhi is using the time to design and make face shields using 3D printers at his home.

Zareb Vardhan has transformed his study room into a face shield production room and made his snooker table a face shield holder, reported news agency ANI.

He has handed over 100 pieces of the face shield to Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastav at his office on June 22 to help policemen keep COVID-19 infection at bay.
Jun 23, 2020 23:24 (IST)
Coronavirus: Nearly 200 Indians brought back to Tamil Nadu from Maldives under Operation Samudra Setu
A total of 198 Indians were brought back to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu from Male in Maldives on Tuesday under ''Operation Samudra Setu'', the Navy said.

''Operation Samudra Setu'' was initiated by the Indian Navy on May 8 to bring stranded citizens from abroad.

The Navy, in a press release, said, "The evacuees were received by local authorities at Tuticorin and arrangements were in place for speedy disembarkation, health screening, immigration and transportation of the evacuees."


Jun 23, 2020 23:03 (IST)
1,000 COVID-19 testing labs in India: Top medical body
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday that it has now facilitated setting up 1,000 laboratories across the country for testing COVID-19 samples.

ICMR said that this is a major milestone towards enhanced testing in India, reported news agency PTI.

According to ICMR, there are 730 government labs and 270 private labs for the testing.

There was only one lab for testing on January 23, 160 labs on March 23 and 1,000 labs on June 23, ICMR said.
Jun 23, 2020 22:47 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Kerala reports 141 fresh COVID-19 cases
A total of 141 fresh COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 3451, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Addressing a daily briefing about the coronavirus situation in the state, Chief Minister Vijayan said there are 1620 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

"A total of 141 fresh COVID-19 cases, one death, and 60 recoveries have been reported in Kerala today. The total number of positive cases stands at 3451 including 1620 active cases," Mr Vijayan said.
Jun 23, 2020 22:17 (IST)
Delhi Reports 3,947 Coronavirus Cases, Its New Single-Day High
Delhi on Tuesday reported 3,947 coronavirus cases - its highest single-day number so far. 68 people died in 24 hours, taking the deaths count to 2,301, the government data said." itemprop="description
Jun 23, 2020 21:46 (IST)
Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 growth rate at 1.43% is lowest in India, says chief minister
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said his state had the lowest growth rate of COVID-19 infection in the country at 1.43 per cent, and the recovery rate was over 76 per cent.

As on Monday, MP has 12,078 COVID-19 cases, 521 people have died of the infection, while 9,215 have recovered.

After chairing a review meeting, Chouhan tweeted, "The growth rate of COVID-19 infection is the lowest at 1.43 per cent in Madhya Pradesh while the recovery rate among the epidemic's patients is over 76 per cent."

An MP public relations department official said the average growth rate of the infection in the country was 3.63 per cent.
Jun 23, 2020 21:26 (IST)
Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis alleges Maharashtra government conducting less tests to keep count low
Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday alleged that Maharashtra government is conducting less COVID tests per day to keep the count of coronavirus cases low.

"The biggest mistake is to show less numbers. Testing protocols that were needed, weren't made. In cities like Mumbai, they're testing 4000-4500 people in a day and we find 1500 positive cases. The state is trying to show less number" Mr Fadnavis told reporters.

"We have the capacity to do 38,000 tests per day but we are doing only 14,000 tests per day and I think it's dangerous. Now when cases are found more outside containment zones, more testing is the only solution," he said.
Jun 23, 2020 21:01 (IST)
Coronavirus: Vande Bharat flight from Armenia departs with 169 Indians
An Air India flight under Vande Bharat Mission on Tuesday with 169 stranded Indians departed from Yerevan for Delhi and Chennai on Tuesday.

"#VandeBharatMission successfully evacuated stranded 169 Indians in #Armenia by @airindiain flight AI 1930 YER-DEL-MAA. Thank you all who made it happen," India embassy in Armenia.

As many as 2,50,087 Indian nationals stranded abroad have been repatriated since the beginning of Vande Bharat Mission last month, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
Jun 23, 2020 19:49 (IST)
Coronavirus: Rapid Antigen testing kits to be used for COVID in Uttar Pradesh from tomorrow
 Rapid Antigen Testing kits have arrived in Uttar Pradesh and will be used from June 24 for COVID-19 tests with special focus on six districts, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi on Tuesday.

"Health Department has informed that Antigen test kits have arrived and they will be brought into use from tomorrow. Special focus will be on Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Kanpur Nagar districts," Mr Awasthi said at the daily press conference.

"Directions have been given to from 1 Lakh screening teams for medical screening. Health Department has made all preparations," he added.

Mr Awasthi has said there are 3,56,28,696 ration cards in the state and out of these "2,39,36,517 which is 66 percent have been provided rations in the sixth phase of ration distribution."
Jun 23, 2020 19:13 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 29 new COVID-19 cases reported in Himachal Pradesh, tally reaches 756
Himachal Pradesh has reported 29 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 756, said State Health Department.

The total number of cases in the state includes 308 active cases, 11 migrated, 429 recovered and six deaths, reported news agency ANI.

With an increase of 14,933 new cases and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, India''s COVID-19 count reached 4,40,215 on Tuesday.
Jun 23, 2020 18:52 (IST)
Coronavirus India: Ramdev's Patanjali Asked For Details Of COVID Drug Claim By Government
Yoga teacher Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has been asked by the government to furnish details of Ayurvedic medicines it launched today claiming they can cure coronavirus within seven days. The company has also been ordered to stop advertising or publicizing such claims until they have been examined." itemprop="description
Jun 23, 2020 18:19 (IST)
Coronavirus news - Novak Djokovic Says Tested Positive For Coronavirus: Report
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus, joining a slew of other infected players who took part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans. "Novak Djokovic tested positive for a virus COVID-19," read a statement from his staff. "He is not showing any symptoms," it added.
Jun 23, 2020 18:07 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Nagaland reports 50 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 330
Nagaland on Tuesday reported 50 more COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 330, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

All the 50 people who tested positive for coronavirus had returned to Nagaland from different parts of the country recently and were lodged in quarantine centres.

"Out of 312 samples tested, 50 new cases of COVID-19 positive have been reported," Mr Phom tweeted.

Of the fresh cases, 24 are from Dimapur Quarantine Centre, 14 from Kohima and 12 from Peren Quarantine Centre.

Of the total 330 COVID-19 cases, 189 are active while 149 people have recovered from the disease, officials said.
Jun 23, 2020 17:50 (IST)
Coronavirus, Mumbai: 70 Covid Patients In Mumbai Missing, Minister Says They Haven't Fled
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, or the BMC, has listed the contact details of its own officer against the name of one of the 70 coronavirus patients who are untraceable in north Mumbai's Malad area." itemprop="description
Jun 23, 2020 17:31 (IST)
Coronavirus: India Responds To US Alleging "Unfair Practices" In Repatriation Flights
After the US restricted Air India's special repatriation flights alleging"unfair and discriminatory practices", the government said today it is examining requests by America and other countries to operate similar flights." itemprop="description
Jun 23, 2020 17:00 (IST)
COVID-19: India has 1 COVID-19 death per lakh population as against 6.04 globally, says Centre
As against the global average of 6.04, India has one COVID-19 death per lakh population which is one of the lowest in the world, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday, and credited timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management for the low mortality rate.

Till date, 14,011 people have died in India due to the viral infection with 312 fatalities reported in 24 hours till Tuesday 8 am, while 14,933 new instances of the disease took the total caseload to 4,40,215.
Jun 23, 2020 16:16 (IST)
Coronavirus: ISKCON Rath Yatra in Kolkata cancelled over COVID-19
The Rath Yatra of ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness)in Kolkata has been cancelled and rituals will be held inside the temple premises, the organisation said.

"Today is Rath Yatra. Last year, around 4 lakh people participated on this day and some 16 lakh people participated in the nine day long festival. But due to coronavirus outbreak, this year it is impossible for so many people to participate and maintain social distancing at the same time," said Radharaman Das, vice president and spokesperson of ISKCON

"This time, the entire ritual is happening inside the premises of the temple. We have made a replica of the three chariots, which will be pulled by monks inside the premises," said Mr Das.
Jun 23, 2020 16:01 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy Urges For 20-Day Lockdown: Bengaluru Will Become Brazil
The government should impose a lockdown for another 20 days, former Karnataka chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy said this morning as he linked the rise in coronavirus cases to the ease in restrictions." itemprop="description
Jun 23, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Coronavirus: Law Ministry tweaks rule to allow use of postal ballot for those suffering from COVID-19
Voters in Bihar who test positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to cast their vote using postal ballot in the state assembly polls due later this year.

The Legislative Department in the Union Law Ministry has changed the Conduct of Election Rules to allow those suffering from COVID-19 to use postal ballot, a top ministry functionary said on Tuesday.

The Election Commission had approached the ministry recently to allow COVID-19 positive voters to use postal ballot to exercise their franchise, reported news agency PTI.
Jun 23, 2020 15:31 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 2 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, total tally 46
Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, taking the total number of such infections in the state to 46, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

Both of them had recently returned to South-West Garo Hills from Uttar Pradesh, he said.

"Two persons who came from UP to South West Garo Hills have tested positive. They are under quarantine. Total Cases 46. Total Active cases 8. They came in a private vehicle and under home quarantine," the Chief Minister tweeted late on Monday.

At least 37 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the state, which recorded its first coronavirus case on April 13, reported news agency PTI.

One person has succumbed to the disease so far.
Jun 23, 2020 15:22 (IST)
COVID-19 news: 163 new cases in Maharashtra's Aurangabad
With an increase of 163 coronavirus cases in Aurangabad on Tuesday, the district tally has gone up to 3,819, informed the district administration.

Out of the new cases reported today, 112 are from municipal areas and 51 are from rural areas, reported news agency ANI.

Out of 163 patients, 108 are males and 55 females.

Of the total number of cases, 2,046 patients have recovered while 203 died during the treatment.

At present, 1570 patients are undergoing treatment.
Jun 23, 2020 15:16 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Karnataka caps private treatment cost for Covid-19
Jun 23, 2020 13:31 (IST)
COVID-19: 54 new COVID-19 cases in Indore

Fifty four more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Indore, taking the number of such cases in the Madhya Pradesh district to 4,427, a health official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.
Jun 23, 2020 13:19 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Over 71 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted till June 22: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday informed that over 71 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted by various laboratories across the country, including 1,87,223 tests on June 22, reports ANI.
Jun 23, 2020 12:41 (IST)
Complete screening of all households within 90 days: Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed officials to conduct comprehensive screening and COVID-19 test to cover all households within the next 90 days. He said that the exercise must be carried out using 104 ambulances and urban health clinics, reports ANI.

Jun 23, 2020 11:55 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 167 more COVID-19 cases in Odisha

167 more coronavirus cases have been reported in Odisha, taking the state count of COVID-19 cases to 5,470, reports ANI.
Jun 23, 2020 11:41 (IST)
COVID-19: HD Kumaraswamy demands re-imposition of lockdown in Bengaluru

In the wake of the increasing coronavirus cases in Karnataka, Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy demanded re-imposition of lockdown in Bengaluru for at least 20 days and warned if not done "Bengaluru would be another Brazil", reports ANI.
Jun 23, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Coronavirus news: PepsiCo plant in Beijing shut after 8 employees test COVID-19 positive

PepsiCo China said it shut a plant in Beijing after eight of its employees were reported infected with the coronavirus, triggering widespread concern, reports ANI.
Jun 23, 2020 11:32 (IST)
Coronavirus: Delhi's new SOPs for coronavirus testing, home quarantine

People in Delhi who test coronavirus positive through a lab-based swab test will be first taken to a government centre for a medical officer to assess whether they qualify for home isolation, in new rules announced last night by the Arvind Kejriwal government. Read Here
Jun 23, 2020 10:14 (IST)
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat arrived in Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) today, carrying Indian citizens who were stranded in Maldives.
Jun 23, 2020 09:50 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 4 more COVID-19 cases cases in Chandigarh

Four more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Chandigarh, taking the total number for coronavirus cases in the city to 415 on Tuesday, the Health Department stated, reports ANI.
Jun 23, 2020 09:48 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: India has added 14,933 new COVID-19 cases

India has added 14,933 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection tally to 4,40,215 while the death count rose to 14,011 with 312 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, data from the Union Health Ministry this morning showed.

Jun 23, 2020 09:09 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Trump holds China responsible for coronavirus deaths, says White House

US President Donald Trump believes that China is responsible for the spread of deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 4.56 lakh people globally and over 1.22 lakh in the US, his spokesperson has said, reports PTI. 

Jun 23, 2020 08:49 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Odisha Rath Yatra

Priests gather at Puri Jagannath Temple to carry out the Rath Yatra.
Jun 23, 2020 08:18 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Karnataka minister's wife, daughter infected

Karnataka Medical Education minister K Sudhakar's wife and daughter have tested positive for coronavirus.
Jun 23, 2020 07:53 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Uttarakhand man gets COVID +ve text on train, 20 passengers quarantined

Over 20 passengers of the Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express have been quarantined after a co-passenger received a text message, while still on board the train on Sunday, that his COVID-19 test has returned positive, officials said, reports PTI
Jun 23, 2020 07:52 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 20 transformers to power world's largest COVID facility in Delhi

An extensive infrastructure capable of withstanding an 18-MW load and comprising 22 km of underground cables and 20 transformers will power the COVID-19 quarantine facility of 10,000 beds at the Radha Soami spiritual centre in South Delhi, touted to be the largest in the world, a BRPL spokesperson said on Monday. Read Here