1.27 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2,795 Deaths in India; Tally at 2.81 Cr
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India on Tuesday, 1 June, reported 1,27,510 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,81,75,044. The death toll increased by 2,795 to 3,31,895.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 18,95,520 active cases across the country, while 2,59,47,629 patients have been discharged so far, with 2,55,287 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra on Monday, reported 15,077 new COVID cases, the lowest in three months, and 184 fatalities. In Mumbai, with the infections declining, all non-essential shops will now be able to operate on weekdays from 7 am to 2 pm following the odd-even rule, while remaining shut during the weekends.
- Delhi on Tuesday reported 623 new COVID-19 cases, with 62 deaths and 1423 recoveries in the last 24 hours
- Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Monday wrote to PM Modi flagging an ‘abysmal’ supply of COVID vaccines and seeking free jabs for the 18-44 age group
- Karnataka on Monday reported 16,604 new infections and 411 fatalities
- More than 21.6 crore vaccine doses have been administered since India’s inoculation drive began in January
Committed To Help Indian Friends, Sent Another Sputnik V Shipment: Russia
Continuing its support to India to fight the COVID-19 surge, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine has been sent to India as Russia is committed to help Indian friends in these difficult times.
"Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India," replied Lavrov to ANI query regarding Sputnik V during a press conference after the BRICS meeting.
"Russia is committed to help our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID-19)," he added.
Britain Records Zero COVID Deaths, in First Since July 2020
Britain on Tuesday reported zero daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since last July, despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant, reported AFP.
According to the latest government figures, 127,782 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test since the start of the pandemic - the worst death count in any European country.
Jharkhand Extends Lockdown-Like Restrictions
Jharkhand on Tuesday extended lockdown-like restrictions till 10 June but allowed some curbs to be eased, an official said, according to PTI.
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