Coronavirus LIVE: Less than 5,000 new cases in Bengaluru; 1,048 in Mumbai

Coronavirus live updates: India reported 173,790 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload tally to 27,729,247. Death toll stands at 322,512. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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A medic collects swab sample of a man for Covid test at BMTC bus stand in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus live updates: India recorded 173,790 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily count in 46 days, as infections continued to decrease in the country. The daily death toll, however, remained over the 3,000-mark, with 3,617 deaths. India's total cases now stand at 27,729,247, while total fatalities are at 322,512, according to MoHFW. Test positivity rate has fallen to 8.35%.

With 31,079 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 22,823 new infections. Kerala reported 22,318 cases. Maharashtra 20,740 cases, and Andhra Pradesh 14,429 cases. The case count was 12,193 for West Bengal.

The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,692,920), Karnataka (2,546,821), Kerala (2,470,872), Tamil Nadu (2,009,700), Uttar Pradesh (1,686,267), and Andhra Pradesh (1,657,986).

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 170,113,245 infected by the deadly contagion. While 152,094,863 have recovered, 3,536,896 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,022,118, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,517,031, followed by the Brazil (443,604) and Argentina (216,171).
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Coronavirus LIVE: Less than 5,000 new cases in Bengaluru

Bengaluru recorded less than 5,000 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, as Karnataka reported 20,628 fresh cases and 492 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 25.67 lakh and toll to 28,298.
The day also saw 42,444 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.
Out of the 20,628 new cases reported on Saturday, 4,889 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 21,126 discharges and 278 deaths. (PTI)
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Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai sees 1,048 new cases

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Continuous decline in cases in UP; daily test positivity rate at 0.8%: State govt

The daily Covid test positivity rate is under one per cent and there has been a continuous decline in fresh cases in Uttar Pradesh, the government said on Saturday, attributing the decreases to aggressive testing, tracing and treatment, and restrictions imposed in the state.
Uttar Pradesh recorded 2,287 new cases on Saturday, while it was 2,402 on Friday, 3,278 on Thursday, 3,371 on Wednesday and 3,957 on Tuesday.
The recovery rate in the state stands at 96.10 per cent, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement. Read here
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Coronavirus LIVE: Andhra Pradesh sees 13,756 new positive cases

13,756 new positive cases, 104 deaths, and 20,392 recoveries have been reported in Andhra Pradesh today, according to the state health department.
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Coronavirus LIVE: Rajasthan sees 2,314 new cases

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Govt announces slew of measures to support children orphaned due to Covid

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Coronavirus LIVE: Kerala sees 23,513 new cases

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MP's Covid situation eases, positivity rate dips to 2.1%

The coronavirus positivity rate in Madhya Pradesh was 2.1 per cent as on Saturday and the recovery rate was above 95 per cent, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
Chouhan, who is scheduled to address crisis management groups working at different levels of the administrative hierarchy later in the evening, said the Covid-19 situation in the state was being "continuously controlled".
"From about 76,000 tests, 1,640 persons were found infected, while 4,995 people recovered. While the recovery rate of coronavirus infection rose above 95 per cent, the positivity rate has been reduced to 2.1 per cent," an official release quoted the CM as saying in connection with Covid-19 figures for Saturday. (PTI)
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J&K starts Covid vaccination drive for people in tourism industry

As part of efforts to revive Jammu and Kashmir's tourism industry after the disastrous second Covid-19 wave, the government has started a vaccination drive for people involved in the industry and those who live around the Dal Lake in Srinagar.
The lake, a popular tourist attraction, has been deserted over the last few weeks due to the surge in coronavirus cases across the country. The vaccination process has been sped up to protect people from the virus.
Awareness campaigns are also being organised in the area.
The tourism department, meanwhile, has started to rapidly vaccinate those who are either directly or indirectly involved with the industry so that as more people start to visit the Valley, they may not be at risk. (ANI)
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Sikkim logs 273 new Covid-19 cases, 4 more fatalities

Sikkim on Saturday reported 273 new Covid-19 cases pushing the tally to 14,907, a health department bulletin said.
The death toll in the Himalayan state rose to 247 after four more patients died of coronavirus, the bulletin said.
Sikkim at present has 3,831 active cases. (PTI)
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DRDO's 500-bedded Covid hospital inaugurated in Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) 500-bedded Covid hospital in Jammu to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure to effectively deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the total 500 beds here at Bhagwati Nagar Centre, 125 would be Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, while others would be a set of Covid beds with 24 hours oxygen facility.
The hospital would be equipped with ventilators, monitors, in-house pharmacy, diagnostic facility, X-Ray and CT Scan machines. (PTI)
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Delhi needs quick sero survey to assess Covid-19, suggests AIIMS doctor

With Delhi poised for phased process of unlocking from Monday in view of the dip in Covid-19 positivity rate, Dr Sanjay Rai, Professor of Community Medicine Department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) suggested conducting a quick sero survey to assess the prevalence of the novel coronavirus in the national capital.
"There is still some risk of Covid-19 transmission. However, looking at the official data of Covid-19 cases, we can say that the majority of Delhi's population have already been exposed to the infection. Thus, in my opinion, a quick sero survey should be done to know about the status of the infection in Delhi," said Dr Rai. (ANI)
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Smriti Irani sends oxygen concentrators, masks to Amethi

Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent oxygen concentrators, N-95 masks and PPE kits, among other Covid-related relief items, for the people of her Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
These items were handed over to the Amethi Chief Medical Officer Ashutosh Dubey at the camp office of the district magistrate by the Union minister's representative, Vijay Gupta, and BJP district president Durgesh Tripathi.
Irani is minister for women and child development and textiles. (PTI)

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First Published: May 29 2021 | 6:17 AM IST

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