Coronavirus Live Updates: 80,834 New Covid Cases In India; 3,303 Deaths In Last 24 hours

Coronavirus Live Updates: For the sixth straight day, the positivity rate remained below the 5 per cent-mark at 4.25 per cent.

Coronavirus Live Updates: 80,834 New Covid Cases In India; 3,303 Deaths In Last 24 hours

India Covid-19 Updates: India registered the lowest number of Covid cases in 71 days (File)

New Delhi:

India, witnessing a downward trend in Covid cases, reported the lowest daily spike in infections since April 2 with 80,834 new cases in the last 24 hours. India has so far logged over 2.93 crore cases of coronavirus. Over 1.32 lakh people recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours.

India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to be on the decline. For the sixth straight day, the positivity rate remained below the 5 per cent-mark at 4.25 per cent.

Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Jun 13, 2021 23:49 (IST)
Legendary Sprinter Milkha Singh's Wife Nirmal Dies Due To COVID-19 Complications
Former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur, who is the wife of sprint legend Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali hospital due to complications related to COVID-19 infection she had contracted last month. She was 85 and is survived by his husband, one son and three daughters.

"We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh passed away after a valiant battle against COVID at 4 PM today," a statement from the spokesperson of the Milkha family said. "A back bone of the Milkha Family, she was 85 years old. It is tragic that the Flying Sikh Milkha Singh ji could not attend the cremation which was conducted this evening itself as he is still in the ICU (of PGIMER in Chandigarh) himself."

Nirmal was brought to Fortis Hospital at Mohali on May 26, two days after Milkha was admitted to the same facility due to COVID-pneumonia.

Jun 13, 2021 21:12 (IST)
Video: Massive Traffic Jam As Hundreds Of Cars Line Up To Enter Himachal Pradesh
As soon as Himachal Pradesh announced that COVID-19 RT-PCR negative tests are no longer required to enter the state, hundreds of cars were seen on the road leading up to the state, causing massive congestion and bringing traffic to a standstill."
Jun 13, 2021 19:45 (IST)
COVID-19: Over 1.53 crore vaccine doses still available with states, Union Territories
More than 1.53 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, and over 4 lakh more will be delivered to them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said Sunday.

More than 26 crore (26,64,84,350) doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, through the Government of India (free of cost) channel and through direct state procurement category, it said.

Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 25,12,66,637 doses (as per data available at 8 am Sunday), the ministry said.
Jun 13, 2021 19:23 (IST)
Covid-19: Jharkhand Reports Zero Daily Deaths For First Time Amid Second Wave
Jharkhand on Sunday did not report any fresh coronavirus death for the first time during the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but 239 new cases pushed the state's tally to 3,43,304, a health bulletin said.

East Singhbhum district registered the highest number of new cases at 51, followed by 27 in Ranchi and 23 in Hazaribag, it said.

The state now has 3,966 active cases, while the coronavirus death count remained unchanged at 5,082. A total of 3,34,256 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 493 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.
Jun 13, 2021 17:55 (IST)
Maharashtra Updates Covid Numbers With Delayed Data To 1.08 Lakh Deaths
Over the past few days, Maharashtra has been revising its Covid death numbers to reflect data that came in with some lapse of time. This exercise over the past 12 days has resulted in the state's overall pandemic-related mortality zooming by over 8,800 to 1.08 lakh now.  

This massive data reconciliation exercise since June 1 has seen deaths being reported with a delay from Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, and Yavatmal. Of these, the first three alone reported 1,368, 1,167, and 503 updates, a government statement said.
Jun 13, 2021 15:50 (IST)
G7 agrees 1 billion COVID vaccine donation
Group of Seven countries will provide 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year and work with the private sector, the G20 and other countries to increase the contribution over months to come, according to an almost finalised draft of the communique.

"The commitments since we last met in February 2021 including here in Carbis Bay provide for 1 billion doses over the next year," said the communique, seen by Reuters.

"We will work together with the private sector, the G20 and other countries to increase this contribution over the months to come," the communique said.

Two Reuters sources said the draft had been largely finalised by diplomats who worked late into Saturday night to agree most of the text, though they said parts of the draft could change over coming hours.
Jun 13, 2021 15:43 (IST)
COVID-19: Delhi logs 255 new cases, 23 more deaths
The national capital recorded 255 new COVID-19 cases and 23 fatalities, the lowest since April 7, on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.35 per cent, the health department said.

According to the latest health bulletin, the new fatalities pushed the Covid-related death count in the city to 24,823.

Delhi had reported 213 cases, the lowest since March 9, on Saturday; 238 cases on Friday, 305 cases on Thursday and 337 cases on Wednesday.
The city had recorded 28 deaths on Saturday, 24 on Friday, 44 on Thursday and 36 on Wednesday.
Jun 13, 2021 15:12 (IST)
COVID-19 vaccination drive reaches tribal population of J&K's Rajouri
Facing the second wave of COVID-19, Jammu and Kashmir is trying to vaccinate its citizens rapidly, reaching even the remotest corner of each area and village including nomadic tribes.

Jammu and Kashmir has taken its vaccination drive to remote villages even reaching nomadic people of Rajouri's Dhar village.

Majurim, a nomadic tribal said, "We are really thankful that the healthcare workers came here for vaccination because our village is a remote area and it is very far from mainstream. We only live here for 6 months as in summer the sunlight reaches here, after 6 months we shift to low area of the valley."

Other healthcare workers also came from a far-flung area to get vaccinated as the vaccination drive began in the village.

ANI
Jun 13, 2021 14:00 (IST)
Antibody Cocktail Therapy - Symptoms Gone In A Day: Doctor On Antibody Cocktail To 40 In Hyderabad
As many as 40 Covid patients have taken a single-dose drug cocktail of monoclonal antibodies at Hyderabad's Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. "In 24 hours, they recovered from clinical symptoms like fever, malaise etc," said top doctor.
Jun 13, 2021 13:29 (IST)
Delhi Unlock Phase-3: What's Open, What's Not From Tomorrow
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced relaxations in the national capital as Covid numbers in the capital drop to a two-month low. The restrictions will be eased from tomorrow.
Jun 13, 2021 13:06 (IST)
"Corona Mata'' Temple Built At Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, Demolished
People at Juhi Shukulpur village here built a "corona mata" temple, seeking divine grace to stay clear of the infection. However, the temple built on June 7 was demolished on Friday night.
Jun 13, 2021 12:45 (IST)
WHO chief asks China to cooperate with probe into origins of COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 amid renewed call to further probe the virus.

Dr Tedros made these remarks after taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) summit by video conference on Saturday, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The WHO Director-General hoped there would be better cooperation and transparency when the next phase of the probe into the virus''s origin is underway.

"As you know we will need cooperation from the Chinese side," he said. "We need transparency to understand or know or find the origin of this virus...after the report was released there were difficulties in the data sharing, especially in the raw data."

He further said that the preparations for the probe's next steps were underway and that the issue of the origin of the virus was discussed by G7 leaders on Saturday, WSJ reported.

(ANI)


Jun 13, 2021 12:26 (IST)
Schools, educational institutions will continue to remain closed in Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Jun 13, 2021 12:25 (IST)
Delhi To Further Ease Restrictions From Tomorrow Amid Drop In Covid Cases
The restrictions for shops, malls and restaurants in Delhi will be eased from tomorrow as Covid numbers in the capital drop to a two-month low.
Jun 13, 2021 12:23 (IST)
Weekly markets in Delhi to open from tomorrow, only one market to be allowed in each zone: Arvind Kejriwal.
Jun 13, 2021 12:19 (IST)
Covid situation in Delhi under control to larger extent, preparations are on for possible third wave: Arvind Kejriwal
Jun 13, 2021 12:07 (IST)
Puducherry records 402 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths
There was a slight dip in COVID-19 cases in Puducherry on Sunday, with the Union
Territory recording 402 cases and seven deaths, taking the caseload to 1,12,528 and the toll to 1,684.

The UT had reported 442 cases on Saturday. Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 809 people being discharged from hospitals, taking the active cases to 5,331.

In all, 1,05,513 have recovered from the disease so far. Puducherry and Karaikal regions accounted for three deaths each and Mahe, one, Health and Family Welfare Services Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

A total of 8,724 samples were tested in the last 24 hours ending at 10 AM and the cumulative number of specimens examined so far was 11.64 lakh, he said.

PTI
Jun 13, 2021 11:50 (IST)
MK Stalin to meet PM Modi this week, request for more COVID vaccines
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that the Chief Minister MK Stalin will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and request for more COVID vaccines.

Speaking to ANI, Ma Subramanian said, "When Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin meets PM Modi in Delhi next week he will request to provide more vaccine doses to Tamil Nadu."

"Death numbers are expected to decrease in coming days. Vaccination is the only solution to get rid of corona infection so people should come forward to get vaccination," he added.

ANI
Jun 13, 2021 11:33 (IST)
Ladakh records 38 new COVID-19 cases
Ladakh has recorded 38 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 19,544, while the active cases in the region dropped to 746 after 88 more patients recovered from the disease, officials said on Sunday.

Ladakh has registered 197 coronavirus related deaths since last year with the worst-hit Leh accounting for 143 fatalities followed by 54 in Kargil district.

Of the new cases, 32 persons tested positive in Leh taking the infection tally in the district to 16,145, while six cases were detected in Kargil pushing the district tally of infections to 3,399, the officials said.

They said the number of cured patients has risen to 18,601 after the recovery of 72 patients in Leh and 16 in Kargil.

With this the active cases have come down to 756 with 613 in Leh and 133 in Kargil, the officials said.

PTI
Jun 13, 2021 11:15 (IST)
Covid's 2nd wave deadly, causing mental ailments: Ashok Gehlot
Dubbing the second wave of coronavirus infection as "deadly", Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said various mental health problems are being seen among people due to this.

"The state government is cautious about this and directions have been issued to make arrangements for providing treatment and counselling to such patients and their families," Mr Gehlot said in a statement.

The chief minister made the remarks while chairing a meeting to review the Covid situation in the state on Saturday.

"Post-Covid side effects in people after prolonged treatment is a matter of concern for us," he said.

"It is our endeavour that such patients and families get proper treatment and counselling so that they can recover from these health problems at the earliest," an official statement quoted Mr Gehlot as saying.

The chief minister said from June 21, the Centre would start free vaccination to citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years.

PTI
Jun 13, 2021 10:35 (IST)
India Covid-19 Updates: India Sees Lowest Daily Rise Since April 2 With 80,834 Fresh Covid Cases
India's Covid chart continued to show improvement today, with the country recording 80,834 cases, a marginal drop from yesterday's figure that was reported to be the lowest in 71 days. India, the second-worst hit country, now has 2.94 crore cases.
Jun 13, 2021 10:03 (IST)
India coronavirus: Over 3,000 deaths in 24 hours
The country witnessed 3,303 virus-related deaths during the period, taking the total number of fatalities to 3.70 lakh.
Jun 13, 2021 09:58 (IST)
India Covid Cases: Active cases have decreased by 54,531
Active cases have decreased by 54,531 in the last 24 hours to take the tally to 10,26,159. Recoveries have been outnumbering the daily new cases for the 31st consecutive day now.
Jun 13, 2021 09:48 (IST)
India Sees Lowest Daily Rise Since April 2 With 80,834 Fresh Covid Cases
India's Covid chart continued to show improvement today, with the country recording 80,834 cases, a marginal drop from yesterday's figure that was reported to be the lowest in 70 days. India, the second-worst hit country, now has 2.94 crore cases.
Jun 13, 2021 09:25 (IST)
Coronavirus: 80,834 fresh cases in India, lowest daily rise since April 2; 3,303 deaths registered in last 24 hours.

Jun 13, 2021 08:36 (IST)
Study examines the effects of COVID-19 on human kidney cells
Researchers have studied human kidney cells in the lab to examine the effects of COVID-19 on kidney health. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Many individuals who develop COVID-19 also experience kidney damage, but it's unclear if this is a direct result of viral infection or a consequence of another condition or the body's response to the infection. To investigate, a team led by Benjamin Dekel, MD, PhD (Sheba Medical Center, in Israel) cultivated human kidney cells in lab dishes and infected them with the virus that causes COVID-19.

The researchers found that although the virus that causes COVID-19 could enter, infect, and replicate in human adult kidney cells, this did not typically lead to cell death.

Prior to infection, the cells contained high levels of interferon signalling molecules, and the infection stimulated an inflammatory response that increased these molecules. In contrast, infection of kidney cells deficient in such molecules resulted in cell death, suggesting a protective effect.

The cells in these experiments were grown as a three-dimensional spheroid that imitates the healthy kidney or as a two-dimensional layer that mimics the cells of an acutely injured kidney. Cells that mimicked an acutely injured kidney were more prone to infection and additional injury but not cell death.

"The data indicate that it is unlikely that the virus is a primary cause of acute kidney injury seen in COVID-19 patients. It implies that if such injury takes place in the kidney by any cause, the virus might jump on the wagon to intensify it. Therefore, if we''re able to limit the common scenario of acute kidney injury in the first place, then there might be the possibility to minimize the potential damage caused by the virus," Dr Dekel explained.

(ANI)
Jun 13, 2021 07:39 (IST)
Army dedicates 50-bed COVID hospital set up in Srinagar to Jammu and Kashmir people
Jointly set up by the Indian Army's Chinar Corps and 92 Base Hospital (BH) in Srinagar, a 50-bed COVID-19 medical facility was dedicated to people of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, informed Brigadier CG Murali Dharan.

According to Brigadier Dharan, the facility has 10 ventilator beds, 20 high dependency unit beds and 20 oxygen beds.

He informed that the facility currently has one medical specialist, an anesthesiologist, three medical officers, nursing officers and paramedical staff which includes X-Ray assistants, lab assistants and dispensary staff. Medical services will be provided round the clock.

Speaking to ANI, Brigadier Dharan said, "A 50-bed COVID-19 health facility has been set up with the joint efforts of 92 Base Hospital (BH) and Chinar Corps in Srinagar. It has 10 ventilator beds, 20 high dependency unit beds and 20 oxygen beds. The capacity of its staff shall be taken care of by 92 Base Hospital."

ANI
Jun 13, 2021 06:22 (IST)
Nagaland Reports More Covid Recoveries Than New Cases For 7th Straight Day Saturday
Nagaland for the seventh consecutive day Saturday reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases as 235 patients recuperated from the disease and 96 new infections pushed the total tally to 23,562, a health department official said, reported news agency PTI.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state has gone up to 79.88 per cent from 79.20 per cent Friday.

As many as 18,822 people have recovered from the infection in the state so far.
Jun 13, 2021 06:06 (IST)
Army Dedicates 50-Bed Covid Hospital Set Up In Srinagar To People Of J&K
Jointly set up by the Indian Army's Chinar Corps and 92 Base Hospital (BH) in Srinagar, a 50-bed COVID-19 medical facility was dedicated to people of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, informed Brigadier CG Murali Dharan, reported news agency ANI.

According to Brigadier Dharan, the facility has 10 ventilator beds, 20 high dependency beds and 20 oxygen beds.

He informed that the facility currently has one medical specialist, an anesthesiologist, three medical officers, nursing officers and paramedical staff which includes X-Ray assistants, lab assistants and dispensary staff. Medical services will be provided round the clock.