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.
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