TIMES OF INDIA
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 22, 2020, 10:09:37 IST
India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again on Sunday with 14,821 patients testing positive for Covid. The country’s caseload stands at 425,282, as per the latest health ministry update. The death toll stands at 13,699. Stay with TOI for live updates.
Arunachal Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally rises to 139
Four more persons were found to be positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the Northeastern state to 139, officials said on Monday. There are 118 active cases in the state at present, they said. Most of the active cases are in Changlang district where 68 people are undergoing treatment, followed by Capital Complex (20), West Kameng (12), East Siang (five), Lohit and Lower Dibang Valley (three each), Namsai and Tirap (two each), West Siang, Tawang and Lower Siang (one each).
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa calls an emergency meeting of concerned officials and departments today, to discuss measures to control rising Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru.
Delhi, Tamil Nadu case totals near 60,000 mark
After Delhi, other NCR cities to roll out rapid antigen tests
445 deaths and spike of 14,821 new positive cases reported in India in last 24 hrs: Health ministry
India’s total corona cases rise to 425,282: Health ministry
Total cases:4,25,282; Active:1,74,387; Cured/Discharged/Migrated:2,37,196; Deaths:13,699
Hardeep Singh Puri thanks private carriers for assisting govt in repatriation efforts under Vande Bharat Mission
“With private Indian carriers like @airvistara @IndiGo6E & @goairlinesindia joining forces with AI Exp @airindiain, @MEAIndia and our missions abroad, we are able to bring back Indians in even larger numbers under Vande Bharat Mission. Today 6084 people return from different countries,” Puri tweeted. The current repatriation exercise of bringing home Indian nationals stranded in foreign countries amid the pandemic outbreak is taking place under the Government of India’s flagship ‘Vande Bharat’ mission.
Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 537
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 537 to 190,359, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by 3 to 8,885, the tally showed.
S Korea reports 17 new cases, fewest in month
The country over the past two weeks has been reporting 40 to 50 new cases per day amid increased public activity and eased attitudes on social distancing. There has also been an uptick in imported cases, mostly from passengers arriving from southwest Asia, prompting authorities to halt providing new visas for travelers from Pakistan and Bangladesh.
First Covid-19 death in Goa: 85-year-old woman loses battle with coronavirus, says state health minister
A central government panel set up on the direction of home minister Amit Shah has called for a complete overhaul of the Covid-19 containment strategy in Delhi, recommending a fresh delineation of containment zones in the capital. This is to be followed by strict monitoring and regulation of activities not only within such zones but also listing and tracking of households outside. Importantly, the report has set timelines for undertaking the containment measures proposed by it.
The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.The UN health agency said Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the US next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India.Experts said rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as broader infection.Overall in the pandemic, WHO reported 8,708,008 cases — 183,020 in the last 24 hours — with 461,715 deaths worldwide, with a daily increase of 4,743.More than two-thirds of those new deaths were reported in the Americas.
The move comes at a time when the government is considering a calibrated resumption of international flights from next month depending on the pandemic situation. “This ministry is receiving a number of requests from Indian nationals/trade bodies/other organisations regarding difficulties being faced by bona fide Indian nationals in obtaining visas of foreign countries due to continued suspension of such services by some diplomatic missions in India… Several of them intend to travel to foreign countries for various reasons including emergency/compelling reasons, to rejoin family members residing abroad, resumption of education,” MEA’s letter to diplomatic missions stated.
India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again on Sunday with 15,372 patients testing positive for Covid, taking the country’s caseload to 4,26,397. For the first time, the country’s daily fatality count crossed the 400-mark — barring June 16 when adding backdated deaths by Maharashtra and Delhi governments took that day’s count to 2003 — with 423 casualties recorded on Sunday. The country’s cumulative death toll now is 13,695. The spike in both fatalities and fresh cases was contributed to a large extent by Maharashtra.
In his message on the sixth International Day of Yoga, Modi said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world was feeling the need for yoga more than ever. “If our immunity is strong, it is of great help in defeating this disease. For boosting immunity, there are several techniques in yoga, various asanas are there,” he said.
US adds 305 more virus deaths
The United States recorded another 305 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Sunday at 8:30pm (0030 GMT Saturday).It marked the 11th consecutive day in which the daily toll from the virus has been fewer than 1,000, and the third time the toll has been under 400 since the pandemic seemed to peak in mid-April.But the US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic, with 119,959 deaths out of 2,278,373 official cases.
The proactive measures adopted by BMC reduced the growth rate in the densely populated slum to 4.3% in May and further to 1.02% in June. The health ministry also lauded the civic body for bringing down daily Covid-19 cases in Dharavi from an average of 43 in May to 19 in the third week of June. In April, Dharavi had 491 cases with a 12% growth rate and a case doubling period of 18 days. However, with several measures undertaken by the state government and local authorities doubling time improved to 43 days in May and 78 days in June, health ministry said.
Beijing reports nine new Covid-19 cases for June 21 vs 22 day earlier: Reuters