Over 1 Lakh Cases in Maha, PM to Interact With CMs on 16 & 17 June
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Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crossed the 1-lakh mark with 3,493 new cases on Friday. The death toll in the state worst-affected by coronavirus stands at 3,717 after 127 new fatalities.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with chief ministers of all states and Union territories on 16 and 17 June, reported ANI.
India on Friday reported the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,97,535. As many as 396 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 8,498. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 1,41,842 active cases, while 1,47,194 patients have been cured or discharged.
- India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst-hit by coronavirus, surpassing the UK in terms of the number of cases
- Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the lockdown relaxations in the state are not being revoked
- ICMR DG Balram Bhargava, in a press briefing on Thursday, said the country is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19
- According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, there are over 7.5 million COVID-19 cases globally
'India Firmly on its Way to Winning the Wrong Race': Rahul Gandhi
With India surpassing the UK in terms of the number of coronavirus infections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday called the COVID-19 crisis a “horrific tragedy, resulting from a lethal blend of arrogance and incompetence.”
2,137 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi, Highest Single-Day Rise
Delhi on Friday recorded the highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, with 2,137 new infections, taking the tally in the national capital to 36,824. As many as 71 fatalities were also reported on Friday, taking the death toll to 1,214.
PM Modi to Interact With CMs on 16 and 17 June
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with chief ministers of all states and Union territories on 16 and 17 June, ANI reported on Friday.
On 16 June, Modi will interact with CMs of 21 states and UTs, including Punjab, Tripura, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram, among others.
A day later, he will interact with CMs of 15 states and UTs, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat, among others. Significantly, these four are the states which have recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
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