2.11 L New COVID Cases in India; Curbs in WB Extended Till 15 June
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India on Thursday, 27 May, reported 2,11,298 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,73,69,093. The death toll increased by 3,847 to 3,15,235.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 24,19,907 active cases across the country, while 2,46,33,951 patients have been discharged so far, with 2,83,135 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday ordered the continuation of the current guidelines on COVID-19 till 30 June, asking states to ensure local containment measures in high caseload districts.
- Delhi on Thursday reported 1,072 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 1.53 percent, and 117 deaths
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in the state have been extended till 15 June
- Over 20 crore vaccine doses have been administered since the India’s inoculation drive began on 16 January
Current COVID Guidelines to Continue Till 30 June: Home Ministry
The Union Home Ministry on Thursday ordered the continuation of the current guidelines on COVID-19 till 30 June, asking states to ensure local containment measures in high caseload districts.
Strict implementation of containment measures led to a declining trend in cases across India, barring some areas in the south and the northeast, the MHA said, reported PTI.
It further pointed out that the number of active cases in the country currently is still very high, despite a declining trend over the past couple of days.
21,273 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra, 425 Deaths
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 21,273 new coronavirus cases and 425 deaths.
Delhi Notifies 'Black Fungus' Under Epidemic Diseases Act
The Delhi government on Thursday notified 'black fungus’ (mucormycosis) as a disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
The national capital has reported 773 cases of mucormycosis so far, with 153 cases reported on Thursday.
The government also formed a 13-member panel to prepare the "third wave action plan for augmenting the health infrastructure", ANI reported. Another six-member panel was formed to assess cases of patients who died due to lack of oxygen for grant of ex-gratia compensation.
Punjab Extends COVID Restrictions Till 10 June
The Punjab government on Thursday extended the coronavirus restrictions in the state till 10 June, but removed the limit on the number of passengers in personal vehicles, and allowed the resumption of elective surgeries and OPD in hospitals, PTI reported.
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