With 1,379 COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hrs, Delhi Crosses 1 Lakh Mark

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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 24,248 to 6,97,413, while the death toll increased by 425 to 19,693 on Monday, 6 July. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,53,287 active cases in the country, while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

Meanwhile, Delhi has crossed 1 lakh mark as the national capital recorded 1,379 news cases on Monday. Total cases in Delhi stood at 1,00,823 and deaths at 3,115.

Earlier on Monday, data by by the Johns Hopkins University showed that India has become the third worst-affected country globally, overtaking Russia, which has reported 6,80,283 cases.

Snapshot
  • More than one crore tests have been conducted in India for COVID-19, ICMR announced on Monday
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal on Monday said that while COVID-19 cases in the national capital have crossed the one lakh-mark, there is no need to panic as around 72,000 people have also recovered
  • A ‘triple lockdown’ is in force in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area in Kerala from 6 am on Monday for a week
  • Kerala has decided to put in place coronavirus safety regulations that will last till July 2021

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2:42 AM, 06 Jul
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Monuments in and around Agra, including the Taj Mahal, are not reopening on Monday, 6 July, in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. "In the interest of the public, it has been decided that opening monuments in Agra will not be advisable as of now," said a notice issued by the district authorities on Sunday, 5 July, reported Reuters.

4:04 AM, 06 Jul

24,248 New COVID-19 Cases in India, Tally Nears 7 Lakh

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 24,248 to 6,97,413, while the death toll increased by 425 to 19,693 on Monday. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,53,287 active cases in the country, while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

With 1,379 COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hrs, Delhi Crosses 1 Lakh Mark
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4:50 AM, 06 Jul

Over 99 Lakh Samples Tested Till Now

The total number of samples tested up to 5 July stands at 99,69,662, of which 1,80,596 samples were tested on Sunday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday.

4:50 AM, 06 Jul
KEY EVENT

'Triple Lockdown' in Force in Thiruvananthapuram for a Week

A 'triple lockdown' with more restrictions is in force in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area in Kerala from 6 am on Monday for a week, in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases, ANI reported.

While shops selling essential items are exempted from the lockdown, major roads leading to the city, except for an entry and exit road, will remain closed.


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