Coronavirus Highlights: Over Half Million Cases In India After Biggest Daily Spike

COVID-19 Cases Highlights: India on Friday registered its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, recording 17,296 infections in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said this morning.

Coronavirus Highlights: Over Half Million Cases In India After Biggest Daily Spike

India recorded its biggest surge in the number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours.

New Delhi:

India on Friday registered its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, recording 17,296 infections in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said this morning. The new cases pushed the overall tally to 4,90,401 lakh as the number of fatalities touched 15,301, as per the government data. 407 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

However, the recovery rate has improved to 58.24 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry figures, with 2,85,637 patients recovering. In the last five days, India has contributed the third-highest new cases daily in the world. The country maintains the fourth position on the mortality rate.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India Highlights:

Jun 27, 2020 04:42 (IST)
Indore Registers 32 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises To 4,575
Indore on Friday reported 32 new coronavirus cases, according to the District Health Department.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the district stood at 4,575, including 3,397 discharged cases and 218 fatalities.

With the highest single-day spike of 17,296 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,90,401 on Friday, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The total number of cases include 1,89,463 active cases, 2,85,637 cured/discharged/migrated and 15,301 deaths, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 27, 2020 03:53 (IST)
Delhi Orders COVID-19 Dedicated Hospitals To Install CCTV Cameras In Wards
The Delhi government on Friday ordered all COVID-19 dedicated hospitals to install CCTV cameras in all wards.

"All the COVID-19 dedicated hospitals are directed to ensure that CCTVs shall be immediately installed in all wards of the hospital. The PWD has already been directed to do it on an emergent basis to assist the hospital management to immediately find out the requirement of proper care with regard to patients admitted in the wards, and also ensure transparency in patient care," an order said.

The Delhi government said that the footages from these cameras should be made available to the inspecting/supervising expert team or to any other body.

"All COVID-19 dedicated hospitals shall permit one willing attendant of the patient in the premises, who will remain in an area earmarked by the hospital," the order read.

It directed the hospitals to create a helpdesk that is "accessible physically as well as by telephone form where the well-being of the patients admitted in the hospitals can be enquired", news agency ANI reported.
Jun 27, 2020 02:41 (IST)
273 COVID-19 cases reported in Assam yesterday, as of 11:40 PM. Total number of cases in the state is now at 6,919, including 4,247 discharged, 2,660 active cases and 9 deaths: Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Health Minister
Jun 27, 2020 01:52 (IST)
985 COVID-19 cases, 78 discharged and 7 deaths reported in Telangana on 26th June. Total number of cases in the state is now at 12,349, including 7,436 active cases, 4,766 discharged and 237 deaths: State Health Department
Jun 27, 2020 01:12 (IST)
Mizoram Government Eases Lockdown Norms
The Mizoram government on Fridayeased lockdown norms in Aizawl municipal area, district headquarters and containment zones following a dip in coronavirus cases in the past two days, officials said.

The new order came into effect from Friday and will be valid till June 30.

On June 21, the state government had extended thecomplete lockdown in these places till June 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Shops can open and commercial activities will be normal in Aizawl municipal area, district headquarters and containment zones, the state government notification said, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 27, 2020 00:18 (IST)
Jun 26, 2020 23:41 (IST)
COVID-19: Nashik count touches 3,493, death count 213
Nashik district on Friday reported 115 new COVID-19 cases, taking its count to 3,493, while the death count reached 213, an official said.

Of the 14 COVID-19 deaths recorded on Friday, several are of those who succumbed earlier but their reports returned positive during the day, he added.

The number of persons who have recovered so far stands at 1,911, he said.
Jun 26, 2020 23:29 (IST)
Kerala Gets Amartya Sen's Praise For The Way It Handled COVID-19
Praising Kerala for the way it has handled the coronavirus surge, Nobel-laureate and economist Amartya Sen said on Friday COVID-19 would be a transformatory movement in the State and it has dealt with the pandemic combating bureaucracy and red tape.
Jun 26, 2020 23:27 (IST)
COVID-19: 787 test positive, Pune count now 19,027
Pune district reported 787 novel coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its COVID-19
count to 19,027, a health official said on Friday.

The death count reached 674 with 19 succumbing to the infection during this period, he said, while 331 persons were discharged after recovery.

"Of the 787 cases, 606 are in Pune city limits, which now has 14,926 patients. The number of cases in Pimpri Chinchwad is 2,550 while it 1,548 in rural and cantonment  areas," he added.
Jun 26, 2020 23:26 (IST)
364 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
Rajasthan on Friday reported 364 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total count of cases in the state to 16,660.

The State Health Department said that active cases in the state stand at 3,218, while the death toll has reached 380. One person died due to the disease in the last 24 hours.
Jun 26, 2020 23:22 (IST)
29 more COVID cases detected in Jharkhand; cases rise to 2,294
Twenty-nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Friday, taking the total
number of confirmed cases in the state to 2,294, a government bulletin said.

Forty-two patients also recovered from the disease during the day, it said.

The state now has 635 active cases. While 12 people died of novel coronavirus, 1,647 patients were cured of COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals.
Jun 26, 2020 23:10 (IST)
Can create COVID-19 facility in north Goa: Minister
The Goa government will increase facilities to combat the coronavirus outbreak and if need be
will set up a COVID-19 facility in the northern district of the state on the lines of Margao's ESI Hospital, said health minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday.

A total of 44 cases were detected in the state during the day, taking the COVID-19 count to 1,039, while the number of active cases was 667.

"We are ready to create more facilities to fight the outbreak. If need be, another facility can be created in North Goa," he said.

At present, the state government has designated ESI Hospital in Margao as a COVID-19 facility.

Mr Rane said random testing was being done at clusters where positive cases were being reported.
Jun 26, 2020 22:51 (IST)
89 new coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh, one death
The number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh increased to 2,545 after 89 more people,
including seven Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, tested positive on Friday, a health official said.

A 39-year-old patient died at a hospital in state capital Raipur, taking the number of coronavirus fatalities in the state to 13, while 115 patients were discharged from different hospitals following recovery, he said.

Of the new cases, 39 were reported from Jashpur district, 14 each from Durg and Raipur, five each from Raigarh and Rajnandgaon, four each from Balodabazar and Balrampur, three from Kabirdham and one from Surguja district, he said.
Jun 26, 2020 22:43 (IST)
Rapid tests will be conducted in all districts, UP government tells High Court
The Uttar Pradesh government has told the Allahabad High Court that it will begin using rapid test kits to detect coronavirus across the state as soon as possible.

The court issued directions to the state on Thursday, asking it to implement antigen testing in all districts.

The order followed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) plea seeking a better handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar also asked the UP police chief to ensure wearing of masks and social distancing in the state.

On Tuesday, the state government had said in Lucknow that it has received the antigen test kits and planned to begin using them from Wednesday, focusing on six districts.
Jun 26, 2020 22:43 (IST)
3 Army medical teams detailed to function at COVID care facility on wheels in Delhi
 Three Army medical teams have been detailed to function at COVID care facility in the national capital, said Indian Army on Wednesday.

"Three Indian Army medical teams each comprising one medical officer, two nursing assistants and one ambulance have been detailed to function at COVID care facility on wheels established by Delhi Government at Shakurbasti railway station," said Indian Army.

COVID Care Centre has been set up at Shakurbasti Railway station.
Jun 26, 2020 22:31 (IST)
Rajasthan to begin trying rapid antigen test for coronavirus cases
The Rajasthan government will soon begin rapid antigen tests on a trial basis for screening coronavirus cases in the state as per guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), according to an official statement.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday gave this direction to officials during a video conference with medical experts, the statement said.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Rohit Kumar Singh said the ICMR is sending 200 test kits to Rajasthan for the trial.

Mr Gehlot said this will help ramp up coronavirus investigation infrastructure and get quick reports.

In the discussions related to COVID-19 with the faculty members of medical colleges, doctors and other medical experts, Mr Gehlot said the state government's objective is to bring down the mortality rate due to the disease.
Jun 26, 2020 22:28 (IST)
136 new COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, recovery rate drops to 53%
Gautam Buddh Nagar, which has the maximum active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, recorded 136 new patients on Thursday, official data showed.

Also, 11 patients were discharged after recovering from the novel virus, taking the number of cured patients to 1,039 in the district, according to the daily bulletin released by the UP Health department.

The number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 887 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, while the death toll stood at 20 on Thursday, the data showed.

The total number of positive cases so far reported in the district is 1,946 (887 active cases, 1,039 discharged cases, 20 deceased), according to the data.

However, if 136 new cases as declared on Friday are added to Thursday's tally of 1,811 COVID-19 cases, the overall figure would stand at 1,947.

The recovery rate of patients on Friday dropped further to 53.39 per cent from 56.76 per cent on Thursday, 59.67 per cent on Wednesday and 60.25 per cent on Tuesday, according to statistics.
Jun 26, 2020 22:16 (IST)
Ahmedabad's COVID-19 count crosses 20,000-mark with 219 cases
With the addition of 219 new COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat in the last 24
hours, its tally of patients crossed the 20,000-mark on  Friday, the state health department said.

The number of cases in the district now stands at 20,058, it said.

The death of eight patients in the last 24 hours took the death count in the district to 1,398, the department said in a statement.

According to it, 210 patients undergoing treatment at different hospitals recovered from the infection and were given discharge in the last 24 hours.
Jun 26, 2020 22:04 (IST)
3,460 fresh COVID cases in Delhi take tally to over 77,000; death count climbs to 2,492
Delhi recorded 3,460 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally in the city to over 77,000, while the death count from the disease mounted to 2,492, authorities said.

On Tuesday, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases.

On Wednesday, Delhi had eclipsed Mumbai as the city worst-hit by the pandemic in the country.

Sixty-three fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, a Delhi health department bulletin said on Friday.

The bulletin said the death count from coronavirus infection has risen to 2,492, and the total number of cases mounted to 77,240.
Jun 26, 2020 21:56 (IST)
COVID-19: 1,332 cases, 30 deaths today in Maharashtra's Thane district
Thane district on Friday recorded 1,332 coronavirus positive cases, taking the count to 27,479,
while 30 deaths during the day took the count to 911, an official said.

Thane city led with 365 cases, followed by 358 from Kalyan, 224 from Navi Mumbai and 120 from Mira Bhayander, he said.

"The recovery rate in the district is 48.70 per cent while mortality rate is 3.32 per cent," he added.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 count stood at 3,480 while the number of deaths was 114 so far.
Jun 26, 2020 21:51 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh's COVID-19 count reaches 12,798; death count mounts to 546
The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 12,798 on Friday after 203 people tested coronavirus positive, while three deaths in Indore and another one in Dhar took the count to 546, an official said.

A total of 185 persons were discharged from hospitals post recovery during the day, taking the number of recovered patients to 9,804, leaving the state with 2,448 active cases, he added.

"Indore now has 4,543 cases after 36 people were found infected, while the death toll stands at 214. The COVID-19 count in Bhopal reached 2,664 with 31 new cases. The death count in the capital is 94," the official said.
Jun 26, 2020 21:50 (IST)
580 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat
A total of 580 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours taking the total count of cases to 30,158.

The state Health Department said that 18 deaths were reported in the state due to the disease on Friday.

The total number of cases includes 22,038 discharged/cured and 1,772 deaths.
Jun 26, 2020 21:44 (IST)
Himachal records 11 new COVID cases, tally rises to 851
Eleven more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, taking the state''s total tally of cases to 851, the Health Department said.

Among the fresh cases, 10 were reported from Kangra and one from Solan, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said, adding that the number of active cases in the state stood at 339.

Eight patients -- five from Kangra and one each from Shimla, Solan and Una -- have recovered from the infection on Friday, he said.

So far, 491 people have recovered, while 11 COVID-19 patients have migrated out of the state, Mr Dhiman said.

Himachal Pradesh has reported eight deaths due to the virus so far.
Jun 26, 2020 21:40 (IST)
CPM demands Andhra to conduct audit of deaths due to COVID-19 in Krishna district
Expressing concern over the Coronavirus death rate in the Krishna district, CPM state executive member Baburao has asked the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct audit of deaths due to COVID-19 in the district.

While expressing concern, Baburao, said, "The death rate in the district (3.8 per cent) is higher than the state average (1.24 per cent) and the national average (3.18 per cent). One-third of total deaths in the state occurred in Krishna district only."

"In June alone, positive cases in the district reach 59 per cent and deaths 60 per cent is a matter of concern. While the national average of recovery is 56 per cent, it is only 44 per cent in Krishna district. So the state government should appoint a high-level medical team to analyse that. Younger ones are also dying, that should also be considered," he added.
Jun 26, 2020 21:07 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Delhi COVID-19 Count Crosses 77,000 With Over 3,400 Fresh Cases
Delhi has recorded 3,460 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 77,000, authorities said, reported PTI. The death cout in the national capital now stands at 2,492, they said.
Jun 26, 2020 21:05 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Some Private Hospitals In Bengaluru To Reserve 50% Beds For COVID-19 Patients
An order has been issued to reserve about 50 per cent beds for COVID-19 patients in some private hospitals in Bengaluru, as per the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), reported ANI. This was decided after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held a meeting on Friday with MLAs from Bengaluru and ministers over the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the city. "There were 1,207 active cases until last evening in Bengaluru. All necessary preparations have been taken considering the surge in the cases every day. The number of cases in Bengaluru is less as compared to other cities," the CMO statement read.

Jun 26, 2020 21:04 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 1,100 Teams To Conduct Door-To-Door Survey In Delhi
At least 1,100 teams comprising two members each have been formed to conduct a mega exercise to screen the national capital's population for the novel coronavirus, officials of the Delhi government's revenue department said on Friday, reported PTI. An official said around 100 teams have been formed in every district and each team has accredited social health activists (ASHA) and auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) as its members. According to the 2011 Census, there are  over 34.35 lakh households in the national capital, including 33.56 lakh in urban areas and 79,574 in rural areas. The AAP government has not engaged municipal employees for the mega exercise in those districts where the case-load is not high. The process of screening every household, which has to be completed by July 6, has already started in the municipal wards of some districts. The teams are armed with a mobile application -- SS Corona -- which will send real-time details to a dedicated web portal set up by the government.
Jun 26, 2020 20:44 (IST)
India Crosses 5 Lakh Coronavirus Cases
India's total of coronavirus cases crossed the five lakh-mark on Friday after the country reported its highest single-day spike of over 17,000 cases. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal logged their biggest one-day COVID-19 numbers.

Jun 26, 2020 20:40 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 762 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh has reported 762 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and the state currently has 6,730 active cases, reported PTI. Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said that 13,583 patients have been discharged so far and 630 patients have died from the infection. 19,387 tests for COVID-19 were conducted on Thursday and 6,42,833 tests have been done so far, he said.
Jun 26, 2020 20:35 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 12 New COVID-19 Cases In Andaman Takes Total To 72
Twelve more people 11 defence personnel and one policeman tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the union territory to 72, a senior official said. The 11 defence personnel recently reached Port Blair from Nashik in Maharashtra. "29 active cases now. 72 total so far. 43 recovered. 11 defence personnel who travelled in recently and 1 police personnel +ve," Chief Secretary Chetan Sanghi said in a tweet. Blood samples of the 12 were tested at the Regional Medical Research Centre here and found positive for novel coronavirus.
Jun 26, 2020 20:29 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Central Forces Report 100 Fresh Cases Taking Count To Over 3,300
The number of COVID-19 cases in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and the two other federal forces - NSG and NDRF - have shot up to 3,300 with 100 fresh infections being reported on Friday, an official data said, reported PTI. The forces have so far recorded 23 deaths due to the disease, according to the data. The highest of 1,000 cases have been reported in the CRPF, followed by 868 in the BSF, 733 in the CISF, 306 in the ITBP and 139 in the SSB, according to the data accessed by PTI. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has 184 cases, while the SSB has 139. Of the total 3,300 COVID-19 patients in the seven central forces, 1,999 personnel have been cured and 1,278 are undergoing treatment at various health facilities across the country, the data said.
Jun 26, 2020 20:27 (IST)
Coronavirus News: New 1,000-Bed COVID Hospital To Be Set Up In Thane Near Mumbai
A new 1,000-bed hospital for coronavirus patients will be set up in Thane, district guardian minister Eknath Shinde said on Friday, reported PTI. The hospital will be set up on the land belonging to Voltas on Pokhran Road 2, he said after taking stock of the coronavirus situation in the city. It will be built by urban development body CIDCO and will have requisite medical facilities including oxygen and non-oxygen beds, ventilators, ICU and a dialysis centre, Mr Shinde said.
Jun 26, 2020 19:53 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Four Test Positive For Coronavirus In Maharashtra's Amravati
Four people, including three women, tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Amravati on Friday, taking the district's count of patients to 476, officials said, reported PTI. There are currently 106 active cases while 350 COVID-19 patients have recovered, an official statement said.
Jun 26, 2020 19:35 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Kerala Inches Towards 4,000-Mark With 150 New COVID-19 Cases
Kerala's COVID-19 tally is inching towards the 4,000-mark as the state continued to report a sharp spike for the eighth consecutive day with 150 people, including six CISF personnel and a health worker, being infected on Friday, reported PTI. With the addition of the fresh cases, the infection count in the state has reached 3,876. The new positive cases today include 91 from abroad and 48 people from other states. Ten people have been infected through contact, including five from Thiruvananthapuram,while one is a health worker.
Jun 26, 2020 19:15 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Home Ministry Says Door-To-Door Survey To Be Completed By June 30 In Delhi
Union Home Ministry on Friday said that door-to- door health survey in Delhi will be completed by June 30, reported ANI. In a series of tweets, Home Ministry spokesperson mentioned about the meetings conducted earlier to combat COVID-19 in the national capital. "On 25 June, Union Home Secretary reviewed implementation of various decisions on COVID in Delhi which were taken on 21 June in a meeting chaired by HM @AmitShah. Member Niti Aayog, Director AIIMS, DG ICMR along with Delhi''s Chief Secretary and Health Secretary attended the meeting," the spokesperson tweeted. "In the meeting, it was clearly noted that decisions were being implemented in a smooth and timely manner and a COVID response plan was finalised for Delhi. District level teams for COVID related tasks were also constituted," the subsequent tweet read.

Jun 26, 2020 19:11 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Himachal Pradesh Records 11 New COVID-19 Cases; Stete Total At 851
Eleven more people tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh taking the state's total to 851 on Friday, the Health Department said, reported PTI. Among the fresh cases, 10 were reported from Kangra and one from Solan, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman said, adding that the number of active cases in the state stood at 339. Eight patients -- five from Kangra and one each from Shimla, Solan and Una -- have recovered from the infection on Friday, he said. So far, 491 people have recovered, while 11 COVID-19 patients have migrated out of the state, Mr Dhiman said. Himachal Pradesh has reported eight deaths due to the virus so far. Hamirpur has the maximum number of active COVID-19 cases in the state at 108, followed by 102 in Kangra, 45 in Solan, 27 in Una, 19 in Shimla, 12 in Bilaspur and Sirmaur each, 11 in Chamba, and one each in Kullu, Kinnaur and Mandi.
Jun 26, 2020 18:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: With 8 New COVID-19 Cases, Dharavi's Doubling Rate Rises To 140 days
Asia's largest slum cluster Dharavi in Mumbai reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the area's cotal count to 2,218, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, reported PTI. The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in Dharavi has now improved to 140 days and the current growth rate of the pandemic is at 0.47 per cent, the official said. The slum's coronavirus fatality count remained unchanged at 81 as no new death cases were reported in the last 24 hours, he said. According to the official, Dharavi now has 1,019 active cases and the number of patients discharged so far stands at 1,118. Spread over 2.5 square km area, Dharavi has a population of 6.5 lakh.
Jun 26, 2020 18:55 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 424 COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chandigarh So Far With 6 Deaths
Chandigarh has reported 424 coronavirus cases so far with 6 deaths, the Health Department, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Chandigarh said. The total number of active cases stands at 83 while the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients till date stands at 335. According to the Union Health Ministry, India has reported the highest single-day spike of 17,296 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours and the count has surged to 4,90,401 on Friday.
Jun 26, 2020 18:53 (IST)
Haryana Caps Coronavirus Treatment Cost In Private Hospitals
Haryana has capped the cost of COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals, fixing the maximum prices at non-NABH accredited facilities for patients who need to be kept in ICU with ventilator care at Rs 15,000 per day.
Jun 26, 2020 18:36 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Second Batch Of 250 Indians Stranded In Pakistan Return Home Through Wagah Border
250 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown returned to the country through the Wagah Border on Friday, reported PTI. This is the second batch to return to India from Pakistan in as many days after 248 Indians returned home on Thursday. The Wagah Border in Lahore has been opened for three days, June 25 to June 27, to facilitate the repatriation of stranded Indians. "The second batch of 250 Indians left for their homeland today. They had been stranded here because of the COVID-19 lockdown and closure of the international border," a Pakistan Foreign Ministry official told PTI. Most of the Indian nationals came to Pakistan to meet their relatives and perform religious rites when the lockdown was imposed. Majority of them were staying in Sindh and Punjab provinces. The official said the last batch of remaining 250 Indians will return to their country on Saturday.
Jun 26, 2020 18:33 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Andhra Pradesh Reports 605 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single-Day Spike
The COVID-19 graph continued its steep incline in Andhra Pradesh with the state crossing the 11,000-mark on Friday. Andhra Pradesh reported 605 fresh coronavirus cases today, the single highest one day spike, while 10 deaths took the count of fatalities to 146 in the state, reported PTI. Kadapa district registered 133 new cases in the last 24 hours, the single largest spurt in any district. Kurnool and Krishna districts reported four fresh deaths each and Guntur and Visakhapatnam one each, according to the latest bulletin. In the last 24 hours, 191 coronavirus patients were also discharged from hospitals. The state's 11,489 COVID-19 cases include 9,353 locals, 1,764 from other states and 372 foreign returnees. The state now has 6,145 active cases after 5,196 patients have been discharged so far.
Jun 26, 2020 18:29 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Over 2,000 Paramilitary Staff To Treat COVID Patients At Delhi's Largest Care Centre
More than 2,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, including doctors, will treat and manage Delhi's biggest COVID-19 care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area.

DG ITBP, SS Deswal, who went to check preparedness of the facility today, said that it is now fully ready and can accommodate 10,000 patients.

He also said that ITBP's past experiences will also help the force to take care of the coronavirus-infected patients.

"ITBP has gained experience in last four months. Initially, we managed a COVID quarantine center in Chhawla and then our 200-bed hospital in Noida. Our medical team will help people in this crisis," SS Deswal told ANI.

While talking to the ITBP personnel, Mr Deswal said that the force is ready with the team of doctors to provide full support to the centre. He said that the ITBP is always ready to assist the authorities with full support in COVID care arrangements. The required team of doctors and other medical staff, support and security staff as sought, has been provided to the centre.
Jun 26, 2020 18:22 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Sharad Pawar Chairs Meet In Pune To Review COVID-19 Situation In Maharashtra
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday chaired a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation at Pune's council hall, reported ANI. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Health Minister Rajesh Tope and other officials. According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has reported 1,47,741 cases including, 63,357 active cases, and 6,931 deaths so far.
Jun 26, 2020 18:05 (IST)
Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain Recovers From COVID, To Be Discharged Today
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who had been undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in a private hospital for over a week, has been cured of the deadly infection and will be discharged today.
Jun 26, 2020 17:32 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Northeastern States Reported Lesse COVID-19 Cases Compared To Rest Of Country, Centre Says

The northeastern states have reported lesser numbers of coronavirus cases as compared to the rest of the country, the centre said today, reported ANI. According to the central government, there are 3,731 active cases in the northeast, while 5,715 patients have recovered so far. In addition, the death rate continues to be low in the northeast, with no deaths reported so far in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim.

"The north-eastern states have a lower number of COVID-19 cases compared to the country - active cases are 3731, recoveries are 5715. The death rate continues to be low, with no deaths in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim," the government said.

With the highest single-day spike of 17,296 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,90,401 on Friday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

Jun 26, 2020 17:00 (IST)
Coronavirus News: International Flights To And From India To Remain Suspended Till July 15
Commercial international flights to and from India shall stay suspended till July 15, civil aviation watchdog DGCA has announced. The restriction will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the aviation regulator. Commercial flights were suspended when the country went into a lockdown late in March to contain the spread of coronavirus. Domestic flights resumed last month.
Jun 26, 2020 16:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bengal Announces New Curfew Hours After Extending Lockdown Till July 31
West Bengal relaxes night curfew hours as the state extended the coronavirus lockdown till July 31, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. The curfew hours will now be in place from 10 pm to 5 am, Ms Banerjee said.
Jun 26, 2020 16:32 (IST)
Coronavirus News: UP Records 750 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 More Deaths
Uttar Pradesh has today reported 750 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, as the the state's virus count neared 21,000 while the death count reached 630, a senior official said, reported PTI. The fresh cases pushed the tally to 20,943 in Uttar Pradesh, Additional Chief Secreatry, Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said. He said 13,583 people have so far been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection. Over 6.42 lakh samples have so far been tested, of which a record 19,387 samples were examined on Thursday, the official said.
Jun 26, 2020 16:06 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Shopping Malls To Reopen In Gurgaon Next Week
Shopping malls in Gurgaon to open from next week after remaining shut for nearly 3 months due to the coronavirus lockdown. Religious places will however remain closed. Strict guidelines will be announced for containment zones.
Jun 26, 2020 16:03 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Bihar Reports 123 New COVID-19 Cases
123 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Bihar on Friday, taking the count of coronavirus cases in the state to 8,611, said the State Health Department, reported ANI. "123 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bihar today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 8,611," the State Health Department said.
Jun 26, 2020 15:22 (IST)
Coronavirus: 91 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
91 more COVID-19 cases and one death have been reported from Rajasthan on Friday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 16,387.

"One death and 91 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 16,387," the State Health Department said.

With the highest single-day spike of 17,296 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India''s COVID-19 count reached 4,90,401 on Friday, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Jun 26, 2020 14:57 (IST)
No Question Of Lockdown In Bengaluru: BS Yediyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that no lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru. Mr Yediyurappa today met some MLAs from Bengaluru and ministers to review the COVID-19 situation in the city.

"Today, I have called a meeting with MLAs from Bengaluru and ministers on increase in COVID cases in the city. Each MLA and minister has to work towards the prevention of this disease in their constituency. There is no question of lockdown as we have already sealed some areas," Mr Yediyurappa was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jun 26, 2020 14:56 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 2-Week Lockdown In Guwahati From Monday; Minister Says "Shop By Sunday"
Assam has extended the current lockdown in Guwahati for the next two weeks from Monday to check the spread of coronavirus.

Only pharmacies will be open for the next week, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said this afternoon.

A night-curfew will be observed across Assam for the next two weeks, he added.

A sharp rise in fresh coronavirus cases in Guwahati since June 15 prompted the state to take the decision, Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Read

Jun 26, 2020 12:37 (IST)
Coronavirus News - "1,30,000 vs 600" Covid Deaths: PM Compares 4 European Countries With UP
The mask and "Do Gaz Doori" or physical distancing are the only medicines for coronavirus until there is a vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, interacting with villagers in Uttar Pradesh.

"Till such time that we don't get a vaccine for coronavirus, the only way to stop it from infecting us is to maintain good personal hygiene, wash our hands with soap regularly, cover our mouths with a mask when we go out of our homes and most importantly, maintain do gaz doori (six-foot distance)," PM Modi said, demonstrating with his stole how to use it as a mask.

PM Modi launched via video the "Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rozgar Abhiyan", a scheme to promote local entrepreneurship and provide job opportunities in partnership with industrial associations.

At the virtual launch, the PM interacted with villagers from six districts of Uttar Pradesh. Read

Jun 26, 2020 11:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Centre Sticks To Stand After Delhi Says No Quarantine Facility Visit
The differences between the Delhi government and the Centre continues over the protocol for coronavirus patients, with the

home ministry standing by the decision taken at a meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah on June 21, which was also

attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A tweet from the home ministry spokesperson read: "Today's SDMA decision on home isolation of COVID-19 positive patients in

Delhi is a reaffirmation of the decision taken at the meeting held by Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah on 21st June and

communicated to Delhi Govt on 22.06.20".

Earlier today, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed that the Centre's order regarding the mandatory visit to

COVID-19 care centres by people who test positive has been withdrawn. Read More

Jun 26, 2020 10:46 (IST)
Coronavirus Update From Odisha: 210 Fresh Cases Raise COVID-19 Tally To 5,962
Odisha's coronavirus tally increased to 5,962 Thursday with the detection of 210 more cases, a top official said.

The state government has planned to start a serological survey - to check the immunity of the residents - at Puri from Saturday, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) P K Mohapatra told PTI.

The study will also be conducted in the districts with high COVID-19 occurrence such as Ganjam (1,088 cases), Gajapati (384), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation jurisdiction (258) and in parts of Cuttack district.

Jun 26, 2020 09:56 (IST)
Coronavirus Spread: Railways Cancels All Tickets For Regular Trains From July 1 To August 12
The Indian Railways on Thursday said it would refund all tickets booked for regular trains between July 1 and August 12 as coronavirus cases in the country surged a month after the government started relaxing some of the restrictions imposed in March. Only special trains announced in May and June will run, the railways said.

Rail services, apart from the movement of some essential cargo, were abruptly halted in late March ahead of efforts to contain the virus that froze almost all economic activity, putting crores out of work overnight.

Earlier this month, the railways had increased the number of special passenger trains running in the country from 30 to over 200. These include 15 pairs of trains running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1.


Jun 26, 2020 09:26 (IST)
Coronavirus: Latest Numbers
Here are the latest figures on coronavirus spread in the country:

Total positive pattients so far: 4,90,401

Cured so far:  2,85,637

Deaths: 15,301

Cases in last 24 hours: 17,296

Death in last 24 hours: 407
Jun 26, 2020 08:23 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 3,390 COVID-19 Cases In Delhi In 24 Hours, Total Crosses 73,000
Delhi recorded 3,390 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the COVID-19 tally in the city to 73,780. With 64 deaths linked to the highly contagious virus over the past 24 hours, the fatalities in the national capital stood at 2,175, government data said.

As many as 44,765 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 26,586 active cases, it said.

Since last Thursday, the case count in the city has either touched or breached the 3,000-mark on six out of seven days.

Several experts have reasoned that the aggressive COVID testing is behind the spiralling cases of infections in Delhi.

As many as 17,305 tests were conducted on Thursday. A total of 4,38,012 tests have been conducted till date -- 23,053 tests per million population, according to the latest Delhi health department bulletin. Read More

Jun 26, 2020 07:49 (IST)
Coronavirus: Latest Numbers
India recorded its biggest surge in the number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours for a second consecutive day with 16,922 new patients, taking the total to 4.73 lakh cases, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. This is the first time that more than 16,000 fresh infections have been reported in a single day. The government on Wednesday recorded a single-day high of 15,968 new infections.  Read More