Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India is much better placed than many other nations with respect to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. “Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India’s recovery rate is rising,” the PM said during his inaugural address on the occasion marking the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Rev. Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 5-lakh mark on Saturday after 18,552 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to data provided by the union health ministry. This is the highest number of new cases reported in a day. The death toll climbed to 15,685 as 384 deaths were recorded by the health ministry in the last 24 hours.
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80 More Cases in Bihar | 80 more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases in the state to 8,858: State Health Department.
607 New Cases in UP | In the last 24 hours, 607 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh. There are 6,684 active cases, 14,215 patients have been discharged so far and 649 patients have succumbed to the infection, says State Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad.
Jun 27, 20202:22 pm (IST)
Kerala Govt Suspends Lockdown on Sundays | Kerala government suspends lockdown on Sundays until further orders. However, night curfews shall remain in place from 9 pm to 5 am on all days including Sunday.
Jun 27, 20202:01 pm (IST)
A medical team collects samples for serological survey in Paharganj area in New Delhi. As a part of the ‘Revised COVID Response Plan’ in line with recommendations of Dr VK Paul committee, serological survey of 20,000 people across Delhi begins today.
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Andhra Tally Rises to Over 12,000 | In the last 24 hours, 796 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total number of positive cases stand at 12,285 including 6,648 active cases and 157 deaths: State Covid-19 Nodal Officer.
Jun 27, 20201:37 pm (IST)
Country’s Recovery Rate Improves to 58%: Harsh Vardhan | The country’s recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from Covid-19 so far. The mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. The doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown, says Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
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DMK MLA Tests Positive | The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislator RT Arasu tests positive for coronavirus and has been admitted for treatment in a private hospital. The DMK President MK Stalin, in a tweet, wishes Arasu a quick recovery so that he can carry on with his public work. Arasu representing the Cheyyur assembly constituency is the second lawmaker from DMK party to be infected with the coronavirus.
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Andhra CM Anguished Over Inhuman Treatment of Covid-19 Victim’s Body | Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expresses his anguish over the inhuman act of transporting of the mortal remains of a Covid-19 victim using a JCB excavator. The chief minister takes to Twitter to voice his anguish and orders immediate suspension of the officials concerned of Palasa town in Srikakulam district. The municipal officials in Palasa on Friday shifted the body of a man, who died of Covid-19, to cremation ground on a JCB.
Jun 27, 20201:17 pm (IST)
Centre Provides 500 Ventilators to Himachal | The Centre provides 500 ventilators to Himachal Pradesh in its ongoing fight against coronavirus, says a senior Health department official. Of these, 178 are transport ventilators and the remaining 322 are ICU ventilators, says Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman. The Centre has provided the ventilators free of cost to the state as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur raised the issue of inadequate ventilators in a recent video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Jun 27, 202012:51 pm (IST)
Dexamethasone Allowed for Moderate to Severe Patients: Health Min | Union Health Ministry revises clinical management protocol for Covid-19. Glucocorticosteroid dexamethasone is now allowed as alternative to methylprednisolone for moderate and severe Covid-19 patients in need of oxygen support who experience excessive inflammatory response, says Health Ministry.
Jun 27, 202012:37 pm (IST)
Police Station in HP’s Kinnaur Sealed after 3 Cops Test Positive | A police station in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has been sealed after three cops posted there tested positive for Covid-19, says a district official. The Bhawanagar police station has been sealed and the entire staff is placed under quarantine to check the spread of the virus. Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand issues an order to declare Bhawanagar town a containment zone.
Jun 27, 202012:21 pm (IST)
Cases in Himachal Pradesh Rise to 873 | With the spike of 9 Covid-19 positive cases, total number of cases in Himachal Pradesh rise to 873 including 358 active cases, 495 recoveries and 7 deaths: State Health Department.
Jun 27, 202012:16 pm (IST)
The Delhi government has bought 4,000 oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Jun 27, 202012:15 pm (IST)
20,000 Tests Conducted Daily: Delhi CM Kejriwal | In the last 1 week, the number of beds in Delhi hospitals has increased significantly. There are 13,500 beds present in the hospitals as of now, of which 6,500 are occupied. Also, 20,000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us the needed testing kits: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Jun 27, 202012:04 pm (IST)
Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19, is underway, through video conferencing. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri are also present.
Jun 27, 202012:02 pm (IST)
24 Lakh Kids in Yemen Facing Hunger amid Pandemic: Unicef | Around 24 lakh children below the age of 5 in Yemen are facing hunger and malnutrition due to a shortage of humanitarian aid funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Unicef. In its statement, the organisation says within the next six months around 30,000 Yemeni children younger than five years could suffer from severe and potentially “life-threatening” acute malnutrition, taking the number of overall malnourished children in this age category to 24 lakh.
Jun 27, 202011:41 am (IST)
Over 100 New Cases in Rajasthan | Rajasthan reports 127 new Covid-19 positive cases and 9 deaths, taking the total number of positive cases and deaths to 16,787 and 389 respectively. Active cases rise to 3249: State Health Department.
Jun 27, 202011:31 am (IST)
Due to Covid-19 lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. The country’s recovery rate is also rising, says PM Narendra Modi.
Jun 27, 202011:23 am (IST)
India Firmly Fighting Virus: PM Modi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi says with the help of Corona warriors, India is firmly fighting Covid-19. Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe.
Jun 27, 202011:03 am (IST)
Delhi government has been advised to conduct assessment in respect of every deceased Covid-19 patient as regards how many days before death the person was brought to hospital and from where. A special focus has to be given about whether the person was in home isolation and whether the person was brought to hospital at the right time or not. Every death has to be reported in a timely manner to the Centre.
Jun 27, 202011:01 am (IST)
Delhi has 34 Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH), 4 Dedicated COVID Health Centres (DCHC), 24 Dedicated COVID Centers (DCCC) to treat Covid-19 patients according to their severity. Thus, a total of 62 facilities in Delhi are engaged in treating Covid-19 and these facilities are being increased on a daily basis.
Jun 27, 202010:58 am (IST)
Centre Supplies N95 Masks, PPE Kits, HCQ to Delhi Govt | The Centre procures and distributes11.11 lakh N95 masks, 6.81 lakh PPE kits, 44.80 lakhs HCQ tablets in Delhi. 425 ventilators have been allocated delivered to various hospitals of GNCT in the national capital.
Jun 27, 202010:56 am (IST)
ICMR supplies diagnostic material for 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests, and 50,000 Rapid Antigen Test Kits free of Cost to Delhi government. Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Chhattarpur, a 2,000-bedded facility, to be operated by Medical and other Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel. A 1,000-bedded New Green Field Hospital, construced by DRDO and manned by doctors and paramedical staff from the Army, will start functioning next week from an area near Dhaula Kuan. This hospital will have a referral relationship with AIIMS, New Delhi and will be equipped with oxygen, ventilators as well as an ICU.
Jun 27, 202010:46 am (IST)
Highest Alert in Texas County for Uncontrolled Covid-19 Spread | The highest “Red Level 1” alert has been issued in Texas’ Harris County, where the US’ fourth largest city of Houston is located, due to an uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issues the red alert, the most serious level on the newly-launched coronavirus threat scale.
Jun 27, 202010:37 am (IST)
170 New Cases in Odisha | 170 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha, taking the total number of cases to 6,350 in the state.
Jun 27, 202010:21 am (IST)
Victoria Records 41 New Cases | The Australian state has recorded 41 new cases in the past 24 hours. That is an increase from the 30 recorded yesterday, reports The Guardian.
Jun 27, 202010:13 am (IST)
Legal Action Against Those Not Wearing Masks in Bengaluru | Shops, malls, banks, hotels, offices and establishments, all are already aware of precautions to be taken. If you don’t wear mask and don’t ensure safe distance, Police will raid and initiate legal action, says Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City.
Jun 27, 202010:11 am (IST)
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Potential job losses, financial burden, uncertainty about the future and fears of running out of food and necessities add to the worries.
Jun 27, 202010:06 am (IST)
Thermal scanning of students being done in schools of Kalaburagi, Karnataka, in view of Covid-19 outbreak.
Jun 27, 202010:05 am (IST)
WATCH | Body of a 70-year-old person who died of Covid-19 being disposed of using a proclainer by Palasa municipal authorities in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, said India is much better placed than many other nations with respect to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India’s recovery rate is rising,” the PM said during his inaugural address on the occasion marking the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Rev. Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan.
The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi will increase in the coming days after a re-mapping of such areas as authorities have decided to divide them into micro clusters for better surveillance and contact-tracing, officials said on Friday. In Northwest district, where the exercise has been concluded, there has been a rise in the number of containment zones from 21 to 28, an official said.
As on Friday, there are 280 COVID-19 containment zones in the city. According to a revised COVID-19 response plan issued by the Delhi government, the re-mapping of the containment zones should be completed by June 30. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had recently advised the Delhi government to implement the containment strategy recommended by the V K Paul Committee.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi have surged to 73,780, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare. According to the statistics presented by the government, the rise in active cases in the capital has become stable while the mortality rate due to the disease has become flat.