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Highlights: Maharashtra reports 3,870 new Covid-19 cases, tally past 1.32 lakh

The rising Coronavirus infections in India come at a time when most lockdown restrictions in the country have been lifted to revive the economy.

By Prashasti Singh | Updated: Jun 22, 2020 00:12 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra reports 3,870 new Covid-19 cases, tally past 1.32 lakh
Healthcare workers write down details of residents during a check-up camp.

After over seven months since the first case of coronavirus was reported in China, the outbreak continues to spread. Countries have tried their best to curb the disease by imposing lockdowns, ensuring social distancing and providing requisite treatment to the infected but the virus still lingers. 

India, the fourth most-affected nation in the world, recorded 410,461 cases and 13,254 deaths as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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Delhi, which has now emerged as the country’s Covid-19 hot spot after Mumbai, was subjected to a controversial order wherein all delhiites who tested positive had to go through a mandatory five-day institutional quarantine. However, this order was rolled back immediately considering the lack of health infrastructure available to accommodate patients.

United States continues to be the worst-affected nation from the outbreak. The total cases have crossed 2.3 million in the country, followed by Brazil and Russia.

05:58 PM IST

Kerala reports 133 new Covid-19 positive cases

133 more Covid-19 cases reported in Kerala today. Total number of active cases in the state is now at 1,490, recovered cases at 1659: Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

05:20 PM IST

BMC's proactive measures have reduced Covid-19 growth in Dharavi: Union health ministry

Being densely populated, Mumbai's Dharavi had 491 cases in April with 12% growth rate&case doubling period of 18 days. Proactive measures adopted by BMC reduced Covid-19 growth rate to 4.3% in May 2020 & further to 1.02% in June: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

The measures,adopted by BMC in Dharavi, also ensured an improved case doubling time to 43 days in May 2020 and 78 days in June 2020,says health ministry: ANI

05:01 PM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah to hold meeting today with Delhi L-G, CM

Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a meeting over Covid-19 with Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and other senior officials, today, reports ANI.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia will also be present at the virtual meeting.

04:35 PM IST

Lucknow's famous Tunday Kababi opens after 3 months

Lucknow's famous 'Tunday Kababi' restaurant reopened on Sunday after three months. Mohammed Usman, owner of the restaurant told ANI, "Since buffalo meat is not available, we are currently selling only mutton & chicken kebabs. We are witnessing comparatively low footfall."

04:13 PM IST

China suspends imports of poultry from US based meat processor

China's customs authority said that it suspended the import of poultry products from a plant owned by US-based meat processor Tyson Inc that has been hit by Covid-19. The plant is located in Springdale, Arizona, according to a customs file of registered exporters, reports Reuters.

03:55 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear petitions seeking modification of earlier order which stopped 'Rath Yatra'

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court of India will hear four petitions seeking the modification of its earlier order of June 18 which has stopped the 'Rath Yatra' in Puri and all other places in Odisha keeping in view the spread of Covid-19, reports ANI.

03:49 PM IST

Spain reopens borders as state of emergency comes to an end

Passengers wearing masks and wheeling suitcases arrived at Madrid's main airport as Spain opened its borders to most European nations and ended a state of emergency which was imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19. Borders are now open to all European Union nations except Portugal, as well as Schengen Area members outside the bloc and Britain, reports Reuters.

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03:33 PM IST

Uttarakhand’s Covid-19 tally reaches 2,324; 23 new cases reported

23 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,324. The death toll stands at 27 while 1,486 people have recovered from the infection so far

03:03 PM IST

With 88 fresh cases, Maharashta Police’s Covid-19 tally crosses 4,000

Maharashtra Police recorded 88 cases in one death due to the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the police force have now gone up to 4,048 and the death toll stands at 47, reports ANI.

02:55 PM IST

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain' condition improved after being administered plasma therapy: News agency ANI

Office of Delhi Health Minister said that the health condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has improved after being administered plasma therapy. The minister's fever has subsided and oxygen levels have improved, reports ANI.

02:20 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh nearing 9,000; death toll at 106

477 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 8,929. Out of new cases found, 439 are from Andhra Pradesh, 34 are returnees from other states and 4 are from different countries. The state's death toll stands at 106 with five deaths reported in last 24 hours, reports ANI.

01:49 PM IST

All individuals that test positive to be referred to Covid-19 care centres, says Delhi government

After the controversial order to make 5 day institutional quarantine mandatory for everyone in Delhi was revoked, the state government issued an order stating that individuals who are positive will be referred to Covid-19 care centres for assessment of clinical conditions, severity of illness and co-morbities and a physical assessment will be done for adequate facilities for home isolation so that cluster of cases doesn't develop in locality, reports ANI.

01:44 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh nearing 700, death toll at six

Himachal Pradesh has recorded 658 cases and six deaths due to the novel Coronavirus. The number of active cases stand at 233 whereas 406 people have recovered from the infection so far, reports ANI.

01:33 PM IST

Odisha registers highest single-day spike of 304 Covid-19 cases

Odisha registered the highest single-day spike of Covid cases with 304 more people testing positive for the disease, taking the total in the state to 5,160, a health department official said on Sunday. Two more people succumbed to the virus - a septuagenarian in Bargarh and a 49-year-old man in Puri -- raising the death toll to 14, reports PTI.

12:47 PM IST

India's recovery rate further improved to 55.49%: GoI

The Government of India (GoI) also said that 2,27,755 patients have been cured from the infection and 13,925 patients were cured in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate has further improved to 55.49% among the infected, reports ANI.

First published: Jun 21, 2020 08:08 IST