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Live: Delhi records highest single-day spike with 2,137 new Covid-19 cases

Experts have warned that a second wave of Covid-19 infection is underway and this will be stronger than the first one. India currently is the fourth worst-hit nation from the virus.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jun 12, 2020 22:57 IST
Live: Delhi records highest single-day spike with 2,137 new Covid-19 cases

Day by day, India continues to witness a surge in the number of cases and deaths due to the novel Coronavirus infection with an uncertainty of when the country would reach its peak and the numbers would start falling, something which other nations are facing too. Experts have warned that a second wave of infections is underway and this will be stronger than the first one. India currently is the fourth worst-hit nation from Covid-19. On Friday, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 297,535 cases and 8,498 deaths due to Covid-19. Metropolitan cities such as Delhi and Mumbai continue to be worst-hit from the pandemic and lack of health infrastructure creates more problems for patients, both at the initial and serious stages who are looking out for requisite treatment.

Covid-19 infections in United States have surpassed 2 million and as per a study conducted, the death toll can reach 200,000 by the month of September. New Zealand, which has recovered from Covid-19 will allow entry of maritime vessels into the country as it removed all restrictions and declared itself free from the disease.

Here are the live updates on Coronavirus:

10:04 PM IST

Delhi reports 2,137 new Covid cases, city's tally reaches 36,824

Delhi on Friday reported 2,137 new Covid-19 cases, taking the city's tally to 36,824. With 71 new deaths reported due to coronavirus, the Covid-19 death toll in Delhi is at 1,214.

09:19 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh reports 202 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths

Madhya Pradesh on Friday reported 202 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 10,443 including 440 deaths and 7201 recovered: State Health Department

08:57 PM IST

PM Modi rings up Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos, to discuss Covid crisis

PM Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos. They exchanged views on health & economic challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic.

PM Modi commended the measures undertaken by govt of Laos to contain spread of the pandemic in Laos.Both leaders agreed on the need for international cooperation, and for sharing of best-practices and experiences, in order to prepare for the post-Covid world, according to ANI.

08:48 PM IST

Over 2,100 patients from LNJP hospital in Delhi have recovered from Covid-19

So far, over 2100 patients from LNJP hospital have successfully recovered from Covid-19 infection and returned to their homes: Government of Delhi, according to ANI.

08:11 PM IST

Punjab reports 99 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths on Friday

Punjab reported 99 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths on Friday. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 2,986, including 641 active cases and 2,282 recovered patients. Death toll stands at 63.

07:46 PM IST

Maharashtra records 3,493 new Covid cases in last 24 hrs, breaches 1 lakh-mark

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 3,493 new Covid-19 cases, reported in last 24 hours. With this, the state's tally breached 1 lakh-mark and hit 1,01,141.

The state recorded 127 new deaths due to coronavirus, taking the toll to 3,717.

Mumbai so far has reported 55,451 Covid-19 cases and total 2,044 deaths due to the virus.


07:17 PM IST

100 penalty on those found not wearing face mask in Chhattisgarh

A penalty of 100 will be levied if any person is found not wearing a face mask in Chhattisgarh: State Minister Ravindra Choubey

06:36 PM IST

Delhi LG Anil Baijal forms high-level panel to tackle Covid situation in city

Delhi LG Anil Baijal forms high-level panel, which includes ICMR DG, to suggest effective measures to tackle Covid-19 outbreak in the city.

06:23 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike with 1,982 new Covid cases

Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike of 1,982 Covid-19 positive cases (Indigenous 1933 + Imported 49) today; 18 deaths and 1,342 discharges also reported. The total number of positive cases here stands at 40,698, including 367 deaths and 22,047 discharged: State control room, reports ANI.

05:44 PM IST

40 persons booked in Chennai for violating home quarantine norms

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on Friday said FIRs had been lodged after it lodged police complaints against 40 coronavirus patients for breaching home quarantine norms and moving out.

In a statement issued here, the GCC said first information reports (FIR) were registered against these patients for putting other people's lives at risk.

05:39 PM IST

Fateshpuri mosque in Delhi to stay shut till July 4 as Covid cases rise

"The mosque will stay closed till July 4, as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Delhi. Despite regular appeals by the mosque that senior citizens and kids should not come to the mosque, they are coming. Offer prayers at home," ANI quoted Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, as saying.

05:30 PM IST

Purpose of night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am is to ensure social distancing: MHA

The purpose of restricting movement of individuals, except for essential activities, between 9 PM and 5 AM, is primarily intended to prevent congregation of persons and to ensure social distancing: Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to Chief Secretaries to all states/UTs

05:23 PM IST

Night curfew doesn't mean individuals, goods vehicles can be stopped on highway: MHA to states

Night curfew from 9pm to 5am does not mean individuals, goods vehicles can be stopped on highway, MHA clarifies to states

"Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 PM and 5 AM throughout the country, except for essential activities. Some States/UTs are also restricting movement of persons and vehicles plying on highways between 9 PM and 5 AM," Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said.

05:16 PM IST

Chinese capital Beijing reports new coronavirus cases for second day

China's capital reported two new coronavirus infections on Friday, a day after it declared its first case in nearly two months, prompting officials to delay plans for some students to return school.

The new cases, from a different part of Beijing than Thursday's infection, involved two men working at a meat research centre, state media said.

04:44 PM IST

448 new Covid-19 cases reported in Nepal in last 24 hours

448 new Covid-19 cases reported in Nepal in last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the country to 5062, including 16 deaths: Nepal Health Ministry

First published: Jun 12, 2020 06:29 IST