Over 70k COVID Cases in Delhi, WB Extends Lockdown Till 31 July
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The West Bengal government on Wednesday, 24 June, announced the extension of lockdown till 31 July to contain the spread of COVID-19, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Wednesday recorded 3,788 new COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths, taking its tally to 70,390 and the death toll to 2,365. As many as 19,059 tests were conducted in the national capital on Wednesday.
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 15,968 to 4,56,183, in what was the biggest one-day spike. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 1,83,022 active cases in the country, while 2,58,684 patients have been cured or discharged. The death toll currently stands at 14,476.
- Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 3,890 new cases of COVID-19 and 208 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 1,42,900 and the death toll to 6,739
- Tamil Nadu reported 2,865 new coronavirus cases in what was the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally to 67,468
- The ICMR on Wednesday said that 73,52,911 samples have been tested till 23 June. including 2,15,195 samples tested in the last 24 hours
Latin America and Caribbean Pass 1,00,000 COVID-19 Deaths
Latin America and Caribbean pass 1,00,000 COVID-19 deaths, ANI reported quoting news agency AFP.
Haryana Caps COVID-19 Treatment Rates for Private Hospitals
The Haryana government has capped COVID-19 treatment rates for private hospitals.
“We have fixed rates for COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals. We did this so nobody gets looted by private hospitals,” Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij told ANI.
India’s Tally at 4.56 Lakh, Death Toll Rises to 14,476
With the highest single-day spike of 15,968 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hours, total cases in India stand at 4,56,183 including 1,83,022 active cases, 2,58,685 cured/discharged/migrated patients and 14,476 deaths.
229 Indian Citizens Repatriated from Australia
229 people flew back home today via Melbourne-Delhi-Hyderabad flight today, ANI reported quoting Consulate General of India in Melbourne, Australia.
'Will Look Into Report': AYUSH Ministry on Baba Ramdev's Claims of COVID Cure
AYUSH minister Shripad Naik on Wednesday said that the claims made by Baba Ramdev about a COVID-19 cure will be looked into.
“It's a good thing that Baba Ramdev has given a new medicine to the country but as per rule,it has to come to AYUSH Ministry first. They even said that they have sent a report. We'll look into it and permission will be given after seeing the report,” he said.
282 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha
At least 282 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Odisha, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 5752, of which 1740 are active and 3988 have recovered, ANI reported quoting Odisha Information & Public Relations Department.
Rajasthan Reports 182 New COVID-19 Cases
Rajasthan reported 7 deaths and 182 new COVID-19 positive cases today, ANI reported quoting the state’s health department. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 15809 including 3013 active cases and 372 deaths.
Sisodia Writes to HM Shah to Do Away With Mandatory Clinical assessment Order
Delhi deputy CM Manish sisodia said he wrote to Home Minister Amit shah to do away with the mandatory clinical assessment rule for Delhi COVID-19 patients.
“I had requested Lt Governor to change the rule under which every #COVID patient is required to visit a quarantine centre for assessment. It has been 2 days, I haven't received any reply. This new system has created pressure on administration,” he said, as quoted by ANI.
“Today I have written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah requesting him to do away with this system as it will create chaos,” he added.
ITBP Takes Over COVID Care Centre in Delhi's Chhatarpur
Indo Tibetan border police (ITBP) today took over the COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas Chattarpur, New Delhi as Nodal Agency to operate. The Home Ministry had yesterday nominated ITBP as nodal agency to provide the doctors and team of other professionals to this centre as requested by the Delhi government.
Many teams of the ITBP including medical and administration visited the Radhaswami Ashram today and held series of discussions with the stakeholders.
It is expected that a 2,000 bed facility will be operational at the Centre from 26 June, 2020. The total bed capacity may go upto 10,200. This will be the largest single Covid Care Centre in the Capital and the country.
Maldives to Open International Tourism
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today announced that Maldives will re-open its borders for int'l tourists on 15 July.
“Resorts, liveaboards and hotels at uninhabited islands will open from July 15.Guest Houses and hotels at inhabited islands will open from 1 August,” Ministry of Tourism, Maldives said as quoted by ANI.
4 New Cases in Sikkim, State Tally at 83
At least four more people test positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, PTI reported. State tally rises to 83.
House-to-House Screening to Be Done in Delhi to Tackle COVID Outbreak
The Delhi government has prepared an eight-point 'Revised COVID Response Plan' in line with recommendations of Dr VK Paul committee. As a part of the plan, house-to-house screening will be done by 6 July, among other measures.
First Patient arrives at Shakur Basti COVID Care Center of Railways in New Delhi
First patient arrived at the Shakur Basti COVID Care Center of Railways in New Delhi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.
Delhi CM Kejriwal Visits Banquet Hall Converted Into COVID Care Centre
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday visited the Shehnai Banquet Hall which has been converted into a 100-bed emergency COVID-19 care centre near the LNJP Hospital annexe, reported ANI.
Of 15 Districts With Highest COVID-19 Death Rate, 4 From UP: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the UP government, alleging that out of the 15 districts with the highest COVID-19 death rate, four are from the state, reported PTI.
Highest Single-Day Spike of 152 COVID-19 Cases in Kerala
Kerala on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike of 152 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 3,603. This is the sixth consecutive day that Kerala has recorded over 100 cases, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said, according to ANI.
"Of the 152 new COVID-19 positive cases reported today, 98 have returned from abroad and 46 from other states. Out of the total cases reported in the state, 90 percent are those who returned from outside the state," Vijayan said.
West Bengal Extends Lockdown Till 31 July
The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced the extension of lockdown till 31 July with certain relaxations to contain the spread of COVID-19, PTI reported.
Over 70,000 COVID-19 Cases in Delhi
Delhi on Wednesday recorded 3,788 new COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths, taking its tally to 70,390 and the death toll to 2,365. As many as 19,059 tests were conducted in the national capital on Wednesday.
Over 10,000 COVID-19 Cases in Karnataka
Karnataka on Wednesday reported 397 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths, taking the tally in the state to 10,118 and the death toll to 164.
2,865 New COVID-19 Cases in TN in Biggest One-Day Spike
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 2,865 new coronavirus cases in what was the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally to 67,468. As many as 33 fatalities were also recorded on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 866.
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