COVID-19 Highlights: The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051.
Coronavirus Highlights: India recorded its biggest surge in the number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours for a second consecutive day with 19,906 new patients, taking the total to 5,28,859 infections, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. The country also witnessed 410 COVID-19-related deaths during the period, taking the total number of casualties due to the virus to 16,095.
India is the fourth worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russia.
Delhi, the worst-affected city in the country, has over 80,000 infections now. The total number of deaths in the national capital has mounted to 2,558 as the city-state grapples with the shortage of hospital beds. "As some people could not get beds due to the shortage, the death count started rising," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, full lockdown will be enforced every Sunday in Karnataka from July 5 , the state government has decided after a meeting called by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss the coronavirus situation, on a day when the state capital Bengaluru reported 596 positive cases - the highest one-day spike in the city. No activity will be allowed on Sundays, except essential services.
Monday onwards, night curfew will start from 8 pm from the earlier 9 pm, but the end time of 5 am will remain, officials said.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India Highlights:
2,889 New COVID-19 Cases In Delhi, Total Cross 83,000-Mark
Delhi recorded 2,889 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the tally in the city over the 83,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 2,623, authorities said.
The number of containment zones in the city also jumped to 417 on Sunday from 315 on Saturday, according to a Delhi health department data.
The national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases on June 23. Recently, Delhi had eclipsed Mumbai as the city worst-hit by the pandemic in the country.
Sixty-five fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi health department bulletin said.
It said the death count due to coronavirus has risen to 2,623 and the total number of cases mounted to 83,077.
Global Coronavirus Death Count Surpasses 5 Lakh Mark: Report
More than half a million people have been killed by the novel coronavirus, nearly two thirds of them in the United States and Europe, according to an AFP tally at 2200 GMT Sunday based on official sources.
The official death count for the disease now stands at 500,390 deaths from 10,099,576 cases recorded worldwide. The United States has suffered the highest death count (125,747), followed by Brazil (57,622) and the United Kingdom (43,550).
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.
Jharkhand reports 22 new COVID-19 positive cases and 69 recoveries today. Total number of cases stands at 2342 including 606 active cases, 1724 recoveries and 12 deaths: State Health Department
Manipur Extends Lockdown Till July 15, Inter-District Bus Services Allowed
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said his government decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another 15 days from July 1 to 15 in the state, which has so far reported a total of 1,092 cases.
The lockdown was supposed to be lifted on June 30.
Mr Singh also announced that inter-district bus service will be operational between July 1 and 15 maintaining all COVID-19 safety measures and no other public transport will run during this period.
The decision about continuing with the bus service beyond July 15 will be taken later, officials said.
About the coronavirus situation, the chief minister said the state now has 660 active cases while 432 patients have been recovered and released from hospitals.
The testing capacity in Manipur has increased to nearly 2,600 tests per day, he said adding that there is no case of community transmission of the disease in the state.
All positive cases are returnees except seven frontline workers who were in direct contact with patients, Mr Singh said.
Chhattisgarh Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases
As many as 84 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, taking the state tally to 2,964.
"The cases include 619 active cases, 2,062 discharged and 13 deaths," the Chhattisgarh Health Department said in a release.
With 19,906 new cases, the highest single-day spike so far, India's COVID-19 count touched 5,28,859 including 2,03,051 active cases, 3,09,713 cured/discharged/migrated, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The death count rose to 16,095 in the country.
327 new COVID-19 positive cases detected in Assam today. Out of these, 195 cases were reported in Guwahati city in last 24 hours. Total cases 7492, recovered 5088, active cases 2390 and deaths 11: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Haryana BJP MLA tests positive for coronavirus: Report
A BJP legislator in Haryana tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his aide said, news agency PTI reported.
The MLA had a high fever for a few days and was taken to a private hospital in Gurgaon on Saturday.
His test report came positive on Sunday, said his personal assistant.
His family members have been quarantined and an exercise was on to trace those with whom the legislator may have come into contact during the past few days.
Noida: COVID-19 tally reaches 2,151; death count rises to 22
The death count due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district rose to 22 on Sunday with one more fatality, while the total number of cases reached 2,151, official data showed.
The district has recorded 82 new cases since Saturday and 83 patients were discharged during the 24-hour period, according to the UP Health Department data.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar stood at 910, the highest in the state, the data showed.
So far, 1,219 patients have been discharged after recovery from COVID-19, it added.
16 deaths, 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka
Sixteen deaths due to COVID-19 and 1,267 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Karnataka, according to information provided by the State Health Department.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has reached 13,190, including 783 cases from Bengaluru Urban. While 7,507 patients have been discharged after treatment, 207 deaths have been reported, said the health department.
COVID-19 death count reaches 399 in Rajasthan; total cases climb to 17,271
The death count due to COVID-19 in Rajasthan reached 399 on Sunday with eight more fatalities, while the total number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 17,271 after 327 fresh infections were reported, an official report said.
Two deaths were reported from Bharatpur, one death each from Jaipur, Alwar, Ajmer and Jhunjhunu, besides two deaths of patients from outside the state, it said.
There are 3,261 active cases in the state, while a total of 13,320 have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease.
Goa COVID-19 count now 1,198 as 70 test positive today
Seventy people tested positive for novel coronavirus in Goa on Sunday, taking the state's
COVID-19 count to 1,198, while the discharge of 58 people post recovery during the day kept the number of active cases at 717, an official said.
Out of the 2,166 samples tested on Saturday, 70 were positive, 1,693 negative and reports of 403 are awaited, he added.
Odisha's COVID tally reaches 6,614; death count mounts to 21
The COVID-19 tally in Odisha reached 6,614 on Sunday with 264 fresh infections and the death count rose to 21 after three more people died of the disease, a health department official said.
The victims include a 73-year-old man from Bhubaneswar, who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney ailments; a 65-year-old man from Cuttack and a 75-year-old man from Ganjam, both of whom had diabetes and hypertension, the official said.
150 cops test COVID-19 positive in 48 hours: Maharashtra Police
A total of 150 new personnel tested positive for COVID-19 among the Maharashtra Police in the last 48 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 4,666.
Besides, one death of police personnel was also reported in the state, as per the Maharashtra Police.
"In the last 48 hours, 1 death and 150 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra Police. The total number of positive cases rises to 4,666 and the death toll is at 57," said Maharashtra Police.
COVID-19: Madhya Pradesh's case count rises by 221; seven more deaths
The COVID-19 case count in Madhya Pradesh reached 13,186 on Sunday as 221 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, including 40 in Indore district, officials said.
The state's fatality count rose to 557 with seven more deaths, they said.
Indore district reported the highest number of 40 positive cases on Sunday, followed by Bhopal with 35.
Four deaths were reported from Indore, two in Morena and one in Ujjain.
No new coronavirus case has been reported from 23 districts since Saturday evening.
93 new COVID-19 cases in Manipur
As many as 93 new cases have been reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 1,185.
There are 730 active cases, while 455 people have recovered in the state.
With the highest single-day spike of 19,906 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India''s coronavirus count reached 5,28,859 on Sunday, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Uttarakhand records 32 fresh COVID-19 cases, one more death
Uttarakhand recorded 32 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 2,823, while one more fatality pushed the death count due to the disease to 38, according to a health department bulletin.
The death was reported from Nainital district, which also reported the highest number of fresh cases at 14, the bulletin said.
Maharashtra: Biggest single-day spike of 5,493 cases; 156 deaths
Maharashtra reported the biggest single-day spike of 5,493 COVID-19 cases so far on Sunday,
which took the tally of patients in the state to 1,64,626, a health official said.
The state also reported deaths of 156 coronavirus positive patients, due to which the number of victims grew to 7,429, the official said.
Of the 156 fatalities reported on Sunday, 60 had taken place in the last 48 hours, while the remaining patients had died due to the infection before that, although COVID-19 was not mentioned as the cause of their deaths earlier, he said.
Gujarat's COVID-19 cases rise by 624 to 31,397; 19 more die
Gujarat on Sunday reported the highest single-day rise of 624 new coronavirus cases, taking the total case count to 31,397, state Health department said.
With 19 more people succumbing to the infection, the death count in the state has risen to 1,809.
A total of 391 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 22,808, it said.
The number of active cases in the state now stands at 6,780 while the condition of 19 patients is critical, as per the Health department.
Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 572 COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 17,000-mark
West Bengal on Sunday registered its highest single-day spike of 572 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 17,283, while the count mounted to 639 with 10 more deaths, a health department bulletin said.
Kolkata reported seven fatalities and Howrah, Purba Burdwan and Murshidabad one each, it said, adding that all the patients died due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease reached 11,193 on Sunday after 404 patients were discharged from different hospitals.
The state now has 5,451 active COVID-19 cases, the health bulletin added.
Manipur extends lockdown till July 15
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday announced the extension of lockdown in the state till July 15.
Announcing the lockdown in the state Singh said, "We have decided to extend the lockdown in Manipur for another 15 days from 1st-15th July."
According to the union health ministry, the state has reported 1,092 COVID-19 cases including, 660 active cases and 432 recovered so far.
3 more COVID-19 cases in Ladakh; tally reaches 963
Three more people tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh on Sunday, taking the number of infections in the Union territory to 963, officials said.
All the fresh cases were reported from Leh district.
Thirty-two patients also recovered from the disease on Sunday, bringing down the number of active cases in the Union territory to 376, health department officials said.
Of the 376 active cases, 107 are in Leh district and 269 in Kargil.
The disease has claimed one life in the Union territory, while 586 patients have recovered so far, the officials said
Kerala virus tally at 4,189; 2 doctors, 3 health staff infected
Kerala's COVID-19 tally touched 4,189 on Sunday with 118 new cases with two doctors and three health workers among those who tested positive on Sunday while over 1.73 lakh people are under observation.
At least, 2,015 people are under treatment for the infection, while 2,150 have recovered, including 42 discharged during the day.
Giving the districtwise break-up of the infected, Health Minister K K Shailaja said Kannur reported 26 cases, Thrissur 17, Kollam and Alappuzha 10 cases each, Thiruvananthapuram nine, Ernakulam and Kozhhikodeseven, Kasaragod six, Kottayam, Malappuram and Wayanad five cases each and Idukki and Palakkad four each while Pathnamthitta saw three.
Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh, UP announce house-to-house survey
With a record spike of nearly 20,000 cases in a day, India's COVID-19 tally mounted to 5,28,859 on Sunday and the death toll rose to 16,095, while Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh announced a door-to-door survey joining several states and UTs which have opted for the exercise in their efforts to check the surge.
The Centre noted that recoveries exceeded active COVID cases by over one lakh, stressing that "proactive steps" taken by it along with the states and union territories are showing "encouraging results".
The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.
"Thus, around 58.56 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said.
"The graded, preemptive and proactive steps taken by the Government of India along with the states and UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results," the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
UP to hold special coronavirus monitoring camp in Meerut division
In a bid to strengthen monitoring against the COVID-19, a special camp will be organised in Meerut division in July, a senior official said on Sunday.
Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters,"Till now, surveillance has been carried out in 23,604 areas, of which 8,942 are hotspots. We are going to take this to a new level."
"A large-scale campaign will start from Meerut division in July, where a house-to-house survey will be undertaken similar to the pulse polio immunisation," he said.
28 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland; tally rises to 415
Nagaland reported 28 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the northeast state''s tally to 415, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.
Of the total 415 cases, 251 are active as 164 people have recovered from the deadly virus.
A total of 28 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported out of 624 samples tested on Sunday, said the Health and Family Welfare minister.
The new cases were reported from Dimapur district 20, three each from Kohima and Mon districts, and two from Peren district, he said.
Himachal Pradesh reports total 902 COVID-19 positive cases
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 902 including 367 active cases, 515 recoveries and seven deaths, said State Health Department.
As many as 38,394 people have completed observation period of surveillance while 18,425 people are currently under active surveillance.
Tamil Nadu reports highest single day spike of 3,940 new COVID-19
Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported a record single day spike of 3,940 new coronavirus cases taking
the overall tally in the state to 82,275, the Health department said.
The count in the state went up to 1,079 with 54 deaths being reported today.
The total number of positive cases in the state climbed to 82,275 while those discharged went up to 45,537 with 1,443 people recovering after treatment, a bulletin from the Health department said. Chennai accounted for 1,992 cases of the total infections reported today.
The number of active cases was at 35,656 cases, the bulletin said.
Coronavirus death count in Uttar Pradesh reaches 660
The death count due to coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh reached 660 with 11 more fatalities, while the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state climbed to 22,147 after 606 fresh infections were reported, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said.
There are 6,679 active cases in the state and a total of 14,808 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease, Mr Prasad said.
UK plans local lockdowns as COVID-19 deaths among Indian-origin people remain high
The UK government said it is planning to impose localised lockdowns in some regions showing a spike in coronavirus infections, as latest figures showed that Indian-origin people remain in the category of those hardest hit from the deadly virus among Britain''s ethnic minorities.
Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed as "correct" the reports of the first such local lockdown for Leicester, a region in eastern England with a large Indian-origin population. "We have seen flare-ups across the country already, just in the last three or four weeks in particular. There will be support going into Leicester," said Ms Patel.
Shopping malls in Gurgaon to reopen from July 1
The Haryana government has allowed shopping malls in Gurgaon and Faridabad to reopen from July 1, more than two months after they were shut to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Gurgaon district administration said it would implement the state government's decision on reopening malls with certain restrictions, whereas the Faridabad authorities will take a final call on the matter in a meeting on Monday.
COVID-19 case tally crosses 13,000 in Andhra Pradesh
More than 13,000 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Andhra Pradesh with highest single day spike of 813 cases. Today, 12 coronavirus deaths were reported taking the death count to 169 in the state, the government said.
Over 10 million coronavirus cases registered worldwide: Report
More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, half of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally at 0930 GMT Sunday based on official sources.
At least 10,003,942 infections, including 498,779 deaths, have been registered globally. Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2,637,546 cases including 195,975 fatalities, and the United States with 2,510,323 infections including 125,539 deaths.
175 Fresh Cases, Five More COVID-19 Deaths In Rajasthan
The coronavirus toll in Rajasthan rose to 396 on Sunday with five more fatalities, while 175 fresh cases took the number of infections to 17,119, according to an official report here.
Two deaths were reported in Bharatpur, one death each in Jaipur and Jhunjhunu, besides one death of a patient from outside the state.
Bikaner reported a maximum of 44 cases, while Jaipur reported 26 cases. Jhunjhunu, Dholpur, Alwar, Sirohi and Ajmer reported 23, 18, 16, 13 and nine cases respectively, the report stated.
Amit Shah Says No COVID-19 Community Transmission In Delhi
Delhi has not reached community transmission of the novel coronavirus, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Sunday, a day after the city reported 2,948 fresh infections over 24 hours to record more than 80,000 cases overall - nearly as many as China, where the pandemic started in December last year. Read more
Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4: AI To Operate 170 Flights To And From 17 Countries Between July 3-15
Air India will be conducting 170 flights to and from 17 countries between July 3 and 15 under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission, according to an official document.
The government started the mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations using special repatriation flights. Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the fourth phase of the mission, Air India will be conducting 170 flights connecting India with Canada, the US, the UK, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Myanmar, Japan, Ukraine and Vietnam, as per the airline''s document accessed by the PTI.
Recovered COVID-19 Patients Exceed Active Cases By Over 1 Lakh: Health Ministry
The gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to 16,095.
The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 1,06,661 as on Saturday, the ministry said.
A total of 3,09,712 patients have been cured of COVID-19 so far with 13,832 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, it said.
"The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients," the ministry said.
Retired Cop Dies Of COVID-19 In Puducherry; 29 Fresh Cases Reported
A retired police constable died of COVID-19 while 29 fresh cases were reported, taking the number of deaths to 11 and the tally of infections to 648 in the Union Territory on Sunday, the government said.
The 61-year old man succumbed to the virus at the JIPMER on Saturday, it said in a bulletin giving details of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ended at 10 am.
A total of 512 samples were tested and of them 29 turned positive, taking the total cases to 648, it said.
Door-To-Door Survey Under ''Kill Corona'' Drive From July 1 In Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a ''Kill Corona'' campaign from July 1 to control the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Under the campaign, door-to-door survey will be conducted and tests would also be done on citizens for other diseases, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said during a virtual review meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday.
Mr Chouhan said during the 15-day campaign, 2.5 lakh tests will be carried out and 15,000 to 20,000 samples would be collected daily, according to a press release.
Number Of COVID-19 Containment Zones In Delhi Now 417; Nearly 2.45 Lakh People Screened So Far
The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi has risen to 417 after re-mapping of such areas, while around 2.45 lakh people have been screened in a mammoth exercise to check the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital, officials said on Sunday.
They 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.
Before the re-mapping exercise, the number of containment zones was 280 in the city, an official said.
"We have screened around two lakh people for COVID-19 in house-to-house survey being conducted across the city. Also, 45,000 people have been screened in COVID-19 containment zones," the official told PTI.
A COVID-Free Town In Italy Reopens To Travelers And Coronavirus Risk
The mountaintop town is four hours south of Rome, reachable by switchback roads - appropriately remote for an alternate reality. Here, far away from the coronavirus pandemic, in a place where nobody has tested positive or gotten sick, it was lunchtime, and a restaurant in town was filling up: tables of four, tables of six, a table of eight, and then the biggest table of all, reserved for teachers and middle schoolers celebrating graduation. Read more
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Barber Shops, Salons Gear Up To Reopen Today In Mumbai
Barbershops and salons are set to reopen from Sunday in Mumbai with the Maharashtra government issuing a notification to reopen them in the State under its ''Mission Begin Again Phase IV''.
Shahid Hussain, a salon owner, said, "We will record customers'' temperatures and provide them with hand sanitisers when they enter our shop. We will use a new towel and haircut seat for each customer."
Hairstylists will wear PPE kits like mask and gloves.
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450-Bed Delhi's Burari Hospital Allocated For COVID-19 Treatment
The Council of Ministers on Saturday approved to make the under-construction 450-bed Burari hospital as fully functional COVID-19 hospital.
The Delhi government said the Council of Ministers has approved the proposal of the Health and Family Department to make 450 beds of under constriction Burari Hospital as fully functional COVID-19 hospital in the shortest possible time in a phased manner, that is, 150 beds in one week.
Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the national capital, the Delhi government has prepared 13,500 beds including the ones in hotels and banquet halls.
Kerala Starts Antibody Tests At Airports
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has said that the state has started antibody tests in airports for expats.
In a press release, Ms Shailaja said, "The state has started antibody tests in airports for expats. Elaborate arrangements have been done to identify COVID-19 infected persons and to ensure treatment. Kiosks have been set up to conduct antibody tests in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Kannur airports."
"The kiosks have been set up in association with HLL Lifecare Ltd and 14,800 test kits have been arranged through Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd (KMSCL). More numbers of kits will be arranged as the number of persons increasing," Kerala Health Minister said.
India's COVID-19 Fight People-Driven: PM Modi
India's fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic is driven by its people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, attributing the success against the contagion to the implementation of the nationwide lockdown in its initial phase.
In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, PM Modi said that the COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.
This is for the first time that an Indian prime minister addressed the annual meeting of the AAPI, a representative body of more than 80,000 Indian-American doctors in the US.
Sharing the statistics of various countries, PM Modi said India has performed much better in the fight against the coronavirus.
"As against the death rate of 350 individuals per million in the US and over 600 per million in European nations like the UK, Italy and Spain, the rate of fatalities in India is less than 12," he said.
Full Lockdown In Karnataka On Sundays From July 5, Night Curfew Changed
Full lockdown will be enforced every Sunday in Karnataka from July 5 , the state government has decided after a meeting called by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss the coronavirus situation, on a day when the state capital Bengaluru reported 596 positive cases - the highest one-day spike in the city. No activity will be allowed on Sundays, except essential services. Read more
Complete Lockdown In Madurai Till June 29
The Madurai district collector on Saturday announced a complete lockdown till June 29 (6 am) in the district, as a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Delivery of milk, hospitals and other pharmacies, and other emergency services will be allowed, stated the order.
As many as 68 deaths and 3,713 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, as per information provided by the state health department.
The total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 78,335 in the state. While the total number of active cases stand at 33,213, the death count has reached 1,025, said the health department.
The number of coronavirus cases in Assam crossed the 7,000-mark on Saturday after 246 more people, including 31 police personnel, tested positive, while the death count due to the disease rose to 10, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Bihar Records 300 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 More Deaths
Bihar witnessed a huge hike in COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with 301 people testing positive for the virus, while two more fatalities pushed the death count to 58, officials said.
With the fresh cases, the state's coronavirus tally has reached 8,979. According to Health Secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh, a 60-year-old man from Rohtas district died on Friday. He was also suffering from other ailments.
The other fatality was reported from Begusarai, though details like the time of death, age and medical history of the deceased were not known. Begusarai now accounts for four fatalities. Only Darbhanga, Patna and Saran -- with five deaths each -- have reported a higher number of casualties, news agency PTI reported.
Global COVID-19 Case Count Surpasses 9.6 Million
The global COVID-19 case count has surpassed 9.6 million after more than 179,000 new positive tests were confirmed worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday.
According to the WHO's daily statistical bulletin, a total of 179,316 new cases were reported over the past day, a slight rise from the 177,012 new positive tests reported on Friday.
The organisation confirmed 40,526 new cases in the United States, 39,483 new positive tests in Brazil and 18,552 new cases in India over the previous 24 hours.
As a result of the latest increase, the global coronavirus disease case total now stands at 9.65 million, according to the WHO.
A further 6,866 deaths were also registered over the past 24 hours, taking the global COVID-19 death count to 491,128, the organisation stated. The Americas were the most severely impacted, recording 74.8 per cent of all deaths over the past day.
On Wednesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the organisation fully expects the global case total to surpass 10 million next week. He added that almost four million new cases have been registered over the past month.
US Surpasses 2.5 Million COVID-19 Cases: Report
The United States on Saturday surpassed 2.5 million coronavirus cases, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University showed, as the world's hardest-hit country grappled with a surge of infections in several states.
There were 2,500,419 confirmed cases in the US, according to the Baltimore-based university as of 5:30 pm (2130 GMT).
US deaths now exceed 125,000, approximately one-fourth the world total of over 495,000.
Florida on Saturday reported a record 9,585 cases in 24 hours as infections there spike. The state's rapid reopening saw young adults flocking to beaches, boardwalks and bars.
It's among the more than half of US states, particularly in the South and West, seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases -- a dramatic setback to efforts to reopen and salvage badly battered economies.
Texas and Florida, which both have Republican governors who resisted prolonged lockdowns, have announced new restrictions on bars.