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

Catch all the updates on the coronavirus outbreak and Unlock 1.0 here. 

Updated
India
5 min read
Jammu. Image used for representational purposes.
i

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.

Snapshot
  • 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

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

2:02 AM, 08 Jun

Delhi Unseals Its Borders Today, Visuals From Delhi-Gurugram Border

Delhi government had yesterday announced the opening of its borders with neighbouring states; visuals from Delhi-Gurugram border.

2:22 AM, 08 Jun

As Temples Reopen, UP CM Adityanath Offers Prayers at Gorakhpur Temple

In Gorakhpur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Gorakhnath Temple. The central government has allowed re-opening of places of worship from today.

COVID-19: 2.56 Lakh Cases in India; Over 88,000 in Maharashtra
(Photo: ANI)
3:03 AM, 08 Jun

Delhi's Jama Masjid Reopens For Devotees

Jama Masjid in Delhi has been re-opened today for devotees, as the Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed opening of places of worship from today with certain precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19: 2.56 Lakh Cases in India; Over 88,000 in Maharashtra
(Photo: ANI)
3:26 AM, 08 Jun

Not Allowed Inside Without a Mask, Checking Body Temp, Says Devotee at Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib

In Delhi, devotees offer prayers at Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib as government allows reopening of places of worship from today. Diljeet Kaur, a devotee said, “We're not allowed to enter without wearing masks and they're checking temperature of people at entry. Social distancing is being followed.”


Published: