Coronavirus LIVE News Updates: Mumbai logs 733 fresh COVID-19 cases, 650 recoveries; doubling rate at 726 days

Coronavirus LIVE News Updates: A total of 650 patients were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Mumbai so far to 6,88,990, it said, adding the city is now left with 14,809 active cases

Coronavirus LIVE News Updates: Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram reported the highest number of cases, 1,600, followed by Ernakulam with 1,461 and Kollam with 1,219.

It also decided to open the chardham yatra for locals from 1 July and for people from the rest of the state from 11 July , cabinet minister and state government’s official spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said

The Haryana government extended restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus infections in the state till 5 am on 28 June but with further relaxations. According to an official order, shops are allowed to open between 9 am and 8 pm and malls from 10 am to 8 pm.

Restaurants and bars including those in hotels and malls, are allowed to operate from 10 am to 10 pm with adherence to social distancing norms and COVID- appropriate behaviour while home delivery is permitted up to 10 pm.

Delhi reports 124 new COVID-29 cases, 398 discharges, and seven more fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 14,32,292, toll to 24,914 and active cases to 2091, according to the state government’s bulletin. Positivity rate is 0.17 percent with 72,670 test to diagnose COVID-19 conducted in 24 hours.

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended for one more week till 28 June with some relaxations, the state government said on Sunday.

The roll out of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V at Indraprastha Apollo and Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Delhi has been delayed for some days, officials said on Sunday.

A spokesperson of Apollo Hospitals said the facility in Delhi will tentatively start administering the two-dose vaccine by June 25. An official had earlier said the hospital would start giving Sputnik V jabs by June 20.

According to an official of Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital, there is a delay on the part of the suppliers. “We are expecting (roll out) next week,” he said.

Fortis Healthcare, which had said it would make Sputnik V available at its Gurgaon and Mohali hospitals from Saturday, also has not started administering the Russian vaccine so far.

The relaxations in COVID restrictions in Delhi further extended till 5 am of 28th June.

Restaurants and bars allowed up to 50 percent of the seating capacity from 8 am to 10 pm and 12 pm to 10 pm respectively.

The Centre on Sunday told the Supreme Court that it won’t be able to give Rs 4 lakh compensation to kin of each person who died of Covid 19.

Centre says Union and the state governments have spent huge amounts to combat pandemic raging for over a year and that their finances are over stretched. The government added that people who died due to COVID-19 will be classified as a ‘ COVID-19 death’, irrespective of co-morbidities unless a clear alternative cause like poisoning, accidental trauma or acute myocardial infarction led to death.

India recorded less than 60,000 new coronavirus infections after 81 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, while the active cases further reduced to 7,29,243, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

A total of 58,419 fresh infections were reported in a day.

The country’s COVID-19 toll rose to 3,86,713 with 1,576 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday morning. Meanwhile, the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 percent, the data stated.

The national recovery rate rose to 96.27 percent on Sunday, with 87,619 patients getting discharged in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 2,87,66,009.

India reported 58,419 new COVID-19 cases, a single-day tally which fell below 60,000 after 81 days, on Sunday. The total caseload in the country rose to 2,98,81,965.

The Telangana government has decided to lift the COVID-19 lockdown completely from Sunday in view of a decline in coronavirus cases and also reopen educational institutions from 1 July.

The decision was been taken by the state cabinet in a meeting chaired by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday afternoon.

Till Saturday, the lockdown was being implemented from 6 pm to 6 am in the state except in some parts.

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 8,912 fresh COVID-19 cases and 257 fatalities, taking the tally to 59,63,420 and the toll to 1,17,356, the state Health department said. Earlier on March 8, the state had recorded 8,744 cases, it said.

Of the 257 deaths, 193 had occurred in the last 48 hours while 64 in the last week. Another 425 fatalities were added to the state’s cumulative toll as part of the ongoing data reconciliation exercise, which increased the overall count by 682 compared to the previous day.

With 10,373 patients getting discharged during the day, the tally of recoveries in Maharashtra reached 57,10,356, leaving the state with 1,32,597 active cases, the department said.

The case recovery rate of Maharashtra now stands at 95.76 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.97 per cent.

With 2,34,379 new tests, the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra has gone up to 3,93,12,920, as per the department.

A total of 8,06,506 people are currently in home quarantine in the state while 4,695 others remain admitted in institutional quarantine, it said.

Mumbai city added 676 cases and 13 fatalities, taking its caseload to 7,19,266 and the fatality count to 15,279.

The Mumbai division, comprising neighbouring satellite towns, reported 1,708 fresh COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths, taking the tally to 15,73,223 and the toll to 31,216, the health department report said.

Palghar district reported 32 deaths, it said.

The Nashik division reported 878 new cases and 25 deaths of which 16 were from rural parts of Ahmednagar.

Pune division reported 2,523 cases and 66 deaths of which 23 were from Satara alone, the report said.

Kolhapur division’s caseload increased by 2,705 and out of the 59 fatalities, 17 were reported from rural parts of Sangli and 13 from Ratnagiri, it said.

Aurangabad division added 289 new cases and seven deaths while Latur division recorded 375 cases in the day and nine deaths.

A total of 231 cases and six deaths were reported in the Akola division. The Nagpur division added 203 cases and four fatalities, the report said.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally: Positive 59,63,420, deaths 1,17,356, recoveries 57,10,356, active cases 1,32,597, total tests 3,93,12,902, tests today 2,34,379.

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