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LIVE: J&K records 117 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 2,718

Governments around the world fight the coronavirus and the looming economic recession. Businesses reopen in several nations slowly as people try to minimise the effects of the pandemic on their pockets.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jun 02, 2020 20:29 IST
LIVE: J&K records 117 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 2,718

Covid-19 lockdowns are gradually being lifted globally. While some countries have asked employees to rejoin offices, some have updated their list of nations whose citizens can arrive for tourism. Czech Republic took out a list of 29 nations to which Czechs can travel to. Tourist dependent places like the island-nation Malta, Florida Keys in the US and even tourist spots in Italy are reopening itself to tourists in a bid to bring back demand to one of the worst-hit sectors by Covid-19.

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The WHO has raised concerns about the rise in the number of cases in the Central and South Americas. It highlighted that the US, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Mexico continue to report the highest number of cases. Worst-hit Spain and Italy have shown signs of abating the virus with the former not reporting a single-death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Italy also saw less cases and deaths due to Covid-19. India has so far recorded 198,706 cases, with 5,599 deaths. 8,171 fresh cases were recorded.


Follow LIVE updates on how the pandemic is affecting everyone around the world:

08:29 PM IST

J&K records 117 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 2,718

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded two deaths and 117 fresh Covid-19 cases, including 13 pregnant women, taking the total number of infected persons to 2,718 in the Union Territory, officials said.

07:40 PM IST

Punjab reports 41 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

41 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Punjab today; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 2,342: State Health Department

07:39 PM IST

Kerala reports 86 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

86 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Kerala. At present 774 positive cases are under treatment. 1412 persons have tested positive till date: State Health department

06:18 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 1,091 new Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu reports 1,091 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number to 24,586.

06:05 PM IST

I visited a few hospitals to see if govt rules were being implemented: Maha health minister

"Yesterday I visited a few hospitals to see if govt rules are being implemented properly or not. I found that the implementation was not up to the mark at some places and show cause notices have been issued," says Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

05:47 PM IST

Chandigarh records total 301 Covid-19 cases

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh stands at 301. 5 people have died to the virus, Chandigarh health department said.

05:44 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh reports 5 new Covid-19 cases

Himachal Pradesh reports 5 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number to 345.

04:32 PM IST

Have asked all states to analyse trajectory of cases in thier respective cases: Health Ministry

"We have asked all states to analyse the trajectory of the cases in their respective states. If a state thinks that it needs to set up temporary Covid-19 care centres then it must do so," says Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

04:30 PM IST

Indian RNA extraction kits available in good number: ICMR

"Indian RNA extraction kits are now available in good number, RT-PCR kits by 11-12 indigenous vendors are now being used, we are now in a comfortable position as reg. testing, due to identification and hand-holding of domestic players," Nivedita Gupta, ICMR.

04:29 PM IST

681 laboratories are approved in India for conducting Covid-19 tests: ICMR

"We have 681 laboratories that are approved for conducting Covid-19 tests- 476 in Government sector and 205 in private sector, as of 1st June 2020. Today, we are conducting 1 lakh 20 thousand tests every day," says Nivedita Gupta, Scientist at Indian Council of Medical Research.

04:28 PM IST

Truenat screening and confirmatory tests have now been validated: ICMR

"We've been using indigenous platforms too for ramping up Covid-19 testing capacity. Truenat screening and confirmatory tests have now been validated. Outreach of testing has hence been increased since this is available in primary health centres and districts," says Nivedita Gupta, ICMR.

04:13 PM IST

73% of Covid-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities: Health Ministry

"73% of Covid-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities," says Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry while addressing the media on Tuesday.

04:12 PM IST

10% of India's population accounts for 50% of India's Covid-19 linked deaths: Health Ministry

"10% of India's population accounts for 50% of India's Covid-19 linked deaths," says Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

04:10 PM IST

Fatality rate in India is 2.82%, one of the lowest in the world: Health Ministry

"The fatality rate in our country is 2.82%, one of the lowest in the world," says Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.

04:06 PM IST

Till now, 95,527 Covid-19 patients have recovered: Health Ministry

"Till now, 95,527 Covid-19 patients have recovered. The recovery rate is now 48.07%," Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

First published: Jun 02, 2020 07:29 IST