Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus:
Maharashtra's COVID- 19 case count reached 1,35,796 on Monday with 3,721 new coronavirus cases reported in the state. Mumbai accounts for 67,586 cases in the state while neighbouring Thane accounts for 25,390 cases. The state's death count rose to 6,283 with 113 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. Mumbai's death count stands at 3,737. The doubling rate in Mumbai, which added 1,098 cases on Monday, has improved to 37 days.
People in Delhi who test coronavirus positive through a lab-based swab test will be first taken to a government centre for a medical officer to assess whether they qualify for home isolation, in new rules announced last night by the Arvind Kejriwal government. Anyone who tests positive through a rapid antigen test will be assessed on the spot at testing centres or at centres in their vicinity. The capital has recorded 62,655 COVID-19 cases, including 2,233 deaths.
The spike in the number of infections in Tamil Nadu touched a new high with 2,710 people testing positive over the last 24 hours. Chennai accounts for a bulk of it with nearly 1,500 from the city. The state, which has reported 62,087 coronavirus cases so far, has tweaked its strategy in Chennai in a bid to flatten the curve. Following Chennai, there will be lockdown in the city of Madurai and surrounding areas between June 24 to 30 as part of measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar's wife and daughter have tested positive for coronavirus, a day after his father was confirmed to have been infected with the virus. The minister tweeted that he and his two sons have tested negative. Karnataka and capital Bengaluru have seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the last few days, with the total case count in the state now settling at 9,399. 142 coronavirus-infected patients have died so far.
In Odisha, meanwhile, the famous Rath Yatra in Puri started today as a large number of priests and temple attendants gathered at the Jagannath Temple without devotees in a historic first, a day after the Supreme Court allowed Odisha to hold the seven-day chariot festival in a restricted fashion amid the country's fight against coronavirus.
Telangana's coronavirus case count has gone up to 8,674 while the death count as risen to 217. Among those dead is an assistant sub-inspector of police and a doctor. The state's health minister has accused the centre of failing to help state fight the pandemic. Minister Etala Rajender said Telangana had ordered from Germany a crucial sample testing machine called Cobos 8800 that could have helped the state test 3,500 to 4,000 samples in a day but that the centre diverted it to West Bengal.
Kerala has reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 3,310. State government sources said 89.5 per cent of the total positive cases in Kerala are of people returning from abroad. 16 tested positive in Tamil Nadu on Monday after arriving from Kerala. Sources said Kerala has sought for data of those testing positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on travel from Kerala.
Assam is considering to impose a ward-wise lockdown in Guwahati for at least seven days, said state health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases without any travel history in the city.
The United States on Monday passed the grim benchmark of 1,20,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak when it added another 425 fatalities in 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed. President Donald Trump said that the virus death count in the US could surpass 1,50,000, though he insisted that two to four million lives would have been lost if the country had not taken steps to slow the spread of the disease.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.72 lakh people globally since it emerged in China late last year. Over 90.94 lakh people have been infected with the highly contagious virus.