Delhi may record 44,000 COVID-19 cases by June 15, Manish Sisodia said (File)
Maharashtra today logged more than 90,000 cases, with state capital Mumbai alone at 51,000 cases. However, the total of 90,787 cases include the 42,638 people who have already recovered from the highly infectious disease.
According to figures supplied by the Maharashtra government, 2,259 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, a quarter of the record 9,987 cases reported across the country.
The number of deaths went up by 120 in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,289, which is also the highest among states.
More than 2.56 lakh coronavirus cases have been reported in India till now, after a record number of 9,983 cases were reported on Monday, even as the government has allowed a number of relaxations after over two months of lockdown. India is the fifth worst-hit nation by the deadly virus in the world.
The total number of deaths due to the virus now stands at 7,135, government data shows.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Outbreak:
86 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Jharakhand
With 86 new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand on Tuesday, the total number of cases has reached to 1,416 in the state, Jharkhand Health Department said.
According to the official data, there are 849 active cases in the state so far.
Meghalaya withdraws order to reopen places of worship amid rise in COVID-19 cases
The Meghalaya government on Tuesday withdrew its earlier order that allowed religious places to reopen doors to devotees from June 14, and said congregations of any kind would have to be avoided for the time being, given the unrelenting rise in COVID-19 cases.
The state government had earlier drafted safety protocols, and said churches and other places of worship in the Christian-dominated state would be given permission to resume normal services from June 14, provided they abide by the guidelines.
UK passes 50,000 coronavirus-related deaths
The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has passed the grim milestone of 50,000, the government said on Tuesday.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma cited analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which said 50,107 people had died in the outbreak.
The ONS assessed all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned or suspected on the death certificate up to May 29.
Coronavirus kills 407,914 worldwide
The pandemic has killed at least 407,914 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Tuesday, based on official sources.
More than 7.1 million cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 111,375 deaths, followed by Britain with 40,883, Brazil with 37,134, Italy with 34,043 and France with 29,296 fatalities.
Court directs Centre, Delhi to take steps for real-time updation of hospital data
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Central Government and Delhi Government to take all necessary steps for ensuring real time updation of the data of all the hospitals.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan's direction came after hearing Amicus Curiae as well as the counsel for the intervener.
Coronavirus Update: Mumbai, With 51,100 Coronavirus Cases, Crosses Wuhan
Mumbai, the country's financial, art and entertainment capital, today crossed 51,000 coronavirus cases - around 700 more than China's Wuhan, where the global pandemic first surfaced in December. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan is 50,333, including 3,869 fatalities. Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, meanwhile, stands at 90,000 cases, way ahead of the 84,000-plus cases in China.
The state's s total of 90,787 includes the 42,638 people who have already recovered from the highly infectious disease. Read
After 84 Days Of Social Distancing Amid COVID-19, Nitish Kumar Steps Out
Among his peers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has probably faced the most criticism for missing in action amid the coronavirus crisis at least when it comes to optics. Mr Kumar has drawn political attacks not only because he avoided any media interaction during the past few months but also because he never stepped out of the his government bungalow on 1, Anne Marg in Patna since March 16.
Under constant fire from the opposition and a realisation that the more he remains aloof, the more he invites criticism ahead of the high-stakes state election later this year, the Janata Dal United leader finally stepped out of his bungalow and drove just 20 meters to the official secretariat "Samvad", which is next to his residence, on Tuesday.
But it was not before Leader of the Opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, tweeted earlier in the day mocking him.
"Respected Chief Minister, in this crisis, you have not been out of your house for the last 84 days to review the healthcare system, the condition of the poor and labourers nor to encourage the people of the state. You are the only Chief Minister of the country to do so. If you are afraid, I will go along with you. But please at least come out," he wrote in Hindi.
Coronavirus News: Mumbai Crosses 50,000 Coronavirus Patients
Financial capital Mumbai now has 51,100 cases, 1,760 patients are dead. The silver lining, the experts said, was that the cases were plateauing in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum.
Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, today logged more than 90,000 cases. The total of 90,787 however includes the 42,638 people who have already recovered from the highly infectious disease.
Mumbai Residents Miss Local Trains As City Reopens After Lockdown
Mumbai reopened on Monday after weeks of being locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, in the absence of local trains, termed as the city's lifeline, locals are having trouble finding public transport to get to their destination.
BEST buses, which are the only viable public transport option for many, are allowed to carry not more than 30 people. The new rule, however, caused delays and long queues. Many people had to wait for over up to 90 minutes to get on board.
"We don't take too many passengers. Also, people are cooperating. If the bus is full, they don't come in," said a bus conductor.Read
Maharashtra Crosses 90,000-Mark, Mumbai Has 51,100 Coronavirus Cases
Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, today logged more than 90,000 cases, with state capital Mumbai alone at 51,000 cases. While the total number in the state now stands at 90,787 cases, 42,638 patients have been discharged. The number of deaths went up by 120 in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,289 -- which is also the highest among states.
Last week, Maharashtra surpassed China's tally of around 84,000 cases.
According to figures supplied by the state government, 2,259 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, a quarter of the 9,987 cases reported across the country.
Coronavirus Update: Number Of COVID-19 Cases Reach 282 In State
Manipur reported 10 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total count to 282 on Tuesday, the state government said.
"The total number of positive cases has increased to 282 and the number of active cases to 218. The number of recovered cases is 64," the state government said in a release.
As per Union Health Ministry data, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged to 2,66,598 in India as of now.
Coronavirus News: Rahul Gandhi Tweets Video Of Man Who Shares COVID-19 Nightmare Of Family
Rahul Gandhi today shared an SOS video of a journalist in Delhi who claims that his entire family has tested positive for coronavirus and two persons have died. The journalist , a father of two young children, alleges in the distressing video that the body of a family member was picked up by the authorities from his home after a long time.
"For the millions of my sisters and brothers like Ajay, we share your pain. We will do everything to protect you. We will overcome this together," the Congress MP tweeted, sharing the video of journalist, Ajay Jha. Read
Arvind Kejriwal Does Not Have Coronavirus, Tests Negative
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tested negative for coronavirus on Tuesday, a day after he went into self-isolation at home after a bout of fever and throat pain, his party said.
Aam Aadmi Party sources earlier in the day had said that the Delhi Chief Minister was feeling slightly better.
Mr Kejriwal, 51, had been unwell since Sunday afternoon and hasn't met anyone since then. He has isolated himself at his government bungalow in Delhi.
"He is running a fever and has a sore throat, which happen to be Covid symptoms. So doctors have advised him to take a test tomorrow," AAP MLA Raghav Chadha told NDTV on Monday.
Coronavirus News: No Community Spread Of COVID-19 As Per Centre's Officials, Says Delhi Government
There is no community spread of coronavirus in Delhi according to central officials, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said even as his cabinet colleague said that half the cases in the capital cannot be traced to any source.
"On community spread in Delhi, central government officials said it has not happened yet," Manish Sisodia said after a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said just before the meeting that half the coronavirus cases in Delhi cannot be traced to any source. Read
Coronavirus News: Turned Away By Delhi Hospitals, Man Goes To Bhopal For Treatment, Dies
After being allegedly refused treatment and even a coronavirus test by at least five hospitals in Delhi, a 42-year-old man with all symptoms of COVID-19, including high fever, was forced to travel 800km to Bhopal where he died the day after his arrival.
In Delhi, his wife, on hearing of her husband's death, suffered an asthma attack and was rushed to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital by their 15-year-old daughter, but was refused admission. The woman was finally admitted to a facility in Noida.
While the teen has been placed under quarantine at home, her 19-year-old brother who studies in Bhopal has been placed under institutional quarantine at the Chirayu hospital there.
Coronavirus News: AAP Government Doing Pure Politics Over Delhi COVID Beds, Says BJP
BJP on Tuesday said health infrastructure in the national capital has only worsened in last over six-years of AAP's rule, and that the government does not work but indulges in blame game.
"Delhi government has shown its incapacity to govern and uphold law. What it is doing is pure politics," the BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told reporters.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday overruled two orders of the Delhi government-run and private hospitals in the national capital for Delhiites and allowing COVID-19 test of only symptomatic patients.
Indore doctor infected with coronavirus dies
A 57-year-old doctor named Ajay Joshi died due to coronavirus infection at a hospital here in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Joshi, who was working at Index Medical College, was getting treatment for the disease for the last 16 days at Choitram Hospital.
"Our superintendent Ajay Joshi was the team leader of the institution for the last two months. He encouraged everyone to help administration to combat COVID-19. For the last 16 days, he was infected with coronavirus infection. He passed away. We will continue to provide our services," Dr Deepti Singh, COVID coordinator, Index Medical College told news agency ANI.
IndiGo Flights From UAE, Oman, Maldives Repatriate Over 1,000 Stranded Indians
IndiGo operated six special international charter flights since the beginning of June and brought back more than 1,000 people who were stranded in different countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The repatriation flights assisted in the seamless and safe return of a total of 1,022 Indian citizens, including 170 from UAE, 342 from Maldives and 510 from Muscat.
The IndiGo flight 6E 9092 from Male to Delhi transferred a total of 171 passengers on June 3 and June 4, and flight 6E 9174 from Dubai to Delhi brought back 170 Indian citizens on June 4.
On June 5, flight 6E 9235 from Muscat to Lucknow and flight 6E 9972 from Muscat to Gaya transferred 167 and 166 passengers respectively and on June 6 an IndiGo flight transferred 177 passengers from Muscat to Kozhikode.
CISF official dies due to COVID-19; 13th death in CAPFs
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official died due to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths in the paramilitary force to five, officials said on Tuesday.
This is the 13th death reported among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).
The head constable Chaudhari Narsingh Bhai, 55, who died, was posted in the 1st reserve battalion of the force based in Madhya Pradesh's Barwaha town of Khargone district, a senior official said.
This is the fifth death from the pandemic in the about 1.62 lakh personnel strong force, designated as the national civil aviation security force apart from guarding sensitive and vital installations in the aerospace and nuclear domain.
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,330
The number of COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand has risen to 1,330 with 187 new infections reported, the state government said on Tuesday. In a report, the state government said 187 COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, the highest single-day spike in coronavirus infection since the outbreak of the pandemic on March 31, taking the state's tally to 1,330.
On Monday night, a bulletin had said that that the state has reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 147 infections.
Of the total 1,330 COVID-19 cases, the number of active cases was 804 as 519 people have recovered from the disease and seven people have died of the infection, it said.
Coronavirus: Cops get COVID-19 care facility in Maharashtra's Palghar district
A dedicated COVID-19 care centre for police personnel has become operational in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official said on Tuesday. This will be a second care facility for the police force, which already has a similar facility at Marol area in Mumbai.
Taking note of the difficulties faced by infected policemen while seeking treatment, a dedicated facility was set up at Posheri village in Wada Taluka, said Palghar district police chief Dattatrya Shinde.
At least 50 beds in the care centre will be used for hospitalisation, while 50 more will be reserved for patients in quarantine, the senior official said.
Coronavirus Lockdown: Parks re-open for visitors from today in Patna
Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park and Rajdhani Vatika have reopened for visitors in Patna, following State government's order to open all parks and zoos in the state from Tuesday with certain precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak.
As soon as the parks re-opened today, people started arriving here for morning walk.
Visitors underwent temperature checks at entry points of the parks.
Shivchandra Ram, former minister and RJD MLA said, "We are feeling so good today, we feel so independent after stepping out. I came here for a walk for the first time after lockdown".
Delhi will need 80,000 beds by July end: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases expected in Delhi by July 31
50% of all beds in Delhi are generally occupied by those who come for treatment from outside the city
On community spread in Delhi, central government officials say it has not happened yet. Read Here
Coronavirus: Tripura reports 38 fresh COVID-19 cases
The number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura increased to 841 as 38 more people tested positive for the infection, officials said on Tuesday.
The 38 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recently returned from Chennai and all of them were from Sipahijala district, they said
"Thirty-eight people found COVID-19 positive in Tripura out of 1,480 samples tested. All of them are from Sepahijala District and have returned from Chennai by train," Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had tweeted late on Monday.
Total number of COVID-19 positive cases reach 1,330 in Jharkhand
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Jharkhand has reached 1,330 including 804 active cases, 519 recovered and seven deaths, said the State Health Department.
Meanwhile, India has reported the highest single-day spike of 9,987 new COVID-19 cases and 331 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,66,598, including 1,29,917 active cases, 1,29,215 cured/discharged/migrated and 7,466 deaths.
COVID-19: Some restaurants in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram providing only take-away services
COVID-19: Kerala Chief Minister urges Union Health Minister to allow candidates for AIIMS entrance exam to get centres within state
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday requested Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's intervention to allow candidates for AIIMS entrance examination to get centres within the state to avoid inter-state travel in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
"It has come to notice that entrance examination for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is scheduled to be held on June 11, 2020. Many candidates from Kerala who had opted Thiruvananthapuram as the centre, have got centres in the state of Tamil Nadu," Mr Vijayan wrote in a letter to the Union Health Minister.
"In view of the pandemic which is still persisting, it is not advisable to compel candidates to travel inter-state to write the entrance examination," he added.
Coronavirus: Daily Coronavirus Cases In India Closing In On 10,000-Mark
Coronavirus cases in India crossed 2.66 lakh cases today after a record number of 9,987 cases were reported in 24 hours, even as the government allowed a number of relaxations from Monday after over two months of lockdown. This is the biggest single-day jump in cases as the country recorded over 9,000 cases for the seventh consecutive day. The country is closing in on 10,000 cases per day.
India Records 9,987 COVID-9 Cases In 24 hours, Total Deaths At 7,466
Coronavirus cases in India crossed 2.66 lakh cases today after a record number of 9,987 cases were reported in 24 hours, even as the government allowed a number of relaxations from Monday after over two months of lockdown. This is the biggest single-day jump in cases as the country recorded over 9,000 cases for the seventh consecutive day.
Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30: Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that lockdown has been extended in West Bengal till June 30 in view of coronavirus pandemic.
Ms Banerjee held a Cabinet meeting in Nabanna yesterday.
"Lockdown in the State has been extended till June 30. Till June 10 trains will enter West Bengal carrying migrant workers. We have requested Kolkata Police to check if there is any possibility of allowing cycle for riding in Kolkata and to issue a notification regarding the same," said Ms Banerjee.
Chennai Restaurants Opening: Sluggish Reopening For Restaurants In Chennai Amid COVID-19 Spike
With more than 23,000 coronavirus cases in Chennai, it was a sluggish resumption of dining-in at restaurants after over two months of lockdown as only 20 per cent of the 20,000 restaurants in the Tamil Nadu capital opened its doors. The Centre, just days ago, announced easing of lockdown rules in what it called "Unlock1" allowing places of worship, hotels, malls and restaurants to reopen. This comes amid a spike in coronavirus cases with the country recording more than 9,000 cases daily for almost a week now.
Hotels reopen in Jodhpur following relaxations in lockdown
Hotels reopened in Jodhpur on Monday following relaxations in coronavirus-induced lockdown.
"We have made the proper arrangement of hygiene and sanitization for guests. They will be screened at the entry, all the guidelines will be followed," a hotel owner told ANI.
"We are doing the thermal screening of guests. We are providing them masks and sanitisers. Check-in in our hotel will be touch-free. Guests can order and make payments through their phones. Table and chairs are being sanitized regularly," the owner added.
US records 450 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Report
The United States recorded 450 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest real-time tally reported Monday by Johns Hopkins University -- the lowest total in about two months.
It remains to be seen if the low mark will hold in the coming days, as the data compiled by the Baltimore-based school tends to dip as the weekend ends because of how numbers are reported by local health authorities.
The country -- hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities -- has confirmed a total of 110,932 deaths and is approaching two million cases, at 1,956,527, it reported.
Not the time to take "foot off the pedestal": WHO
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) says "this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal."
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged countries for surveillance to ensure the virus does not rebound.
Over 4 lakh killed by coronavirus worldwide: Report
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 404,245 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP news agency.
At least 7,065,200 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,078,100 are now considered recovered.
Coronavirus situation "worsening" worldwide: World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency.
The WHO said it had recorded its highest daily tally of new infections, with COVID-19 raging in the Americas.