COVID-19: 2.56 Lakh Cases in India; Over 88,000 in Maharashtra

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India on Monday, 8 June, reported the highest single-day spike of 9,983 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,56,611. As many as 206 deaths were also reported in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,135. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 1,25,381 active cases, while 1,24,094 patients have been cured or discharged.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Monday reported 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 and 109 deaths, taking the tally in the state to 88,528 and the death toll to 3,169. As many as 1,562 new infections were reported in Tamil Nadu and 1,007 in Delhi, taking the total number of cases in the two places to 33,229 and 29,943 respectively.

Delhi LG Anil Baijal overruled two of the AAP government’s orders on hospitals and testing, drawing a sharp response from CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the government has decided to extend the lockdown till 30 June in the state
  • Malls, restaurants and places of worship opened across several parts of the country on Monday, under the ‘Unlock 1’ guidelines issued by the Centre
  • The Mizoram government has decided to impose a two-week ‘total lockdown’ in the state from 9 June “in view of the prevailing situation”
  • According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, there are over 7 million COVID-19 cases globally, with India being the fifth worst-affected country

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