Coronavirus LIVE: 12,557 new cases in Maharashtra, lowest in about 3 months

Coronavirus live updates: The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Stay tuned for corona-related news

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Coronavirus live updates: India reported 114,460 fresh coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, taking the country's infection tally to 28,809,339, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare'a data on Sunday. The active cases in the country have been less than 200,000 for the tenth successive day. The death toll due to the virus climbed to 346,759 with 2,677 fatalities being recorded in a span of 24 hours.

India continues to be second-most-affected globally.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,805,565), Karnataka (26,35,122), Kerala (2,584,853), Tamil Nadu (2,172,751), and Andhra Pradesh (1,738,990).

World coronavirus update: The world is seeing a slight decline in the number of fresh coronavirus cases that are recorded daily. 173,705,211 has been infected across the globe by the deadly contagion since November 2019. While 156,570,213 have recovered, 3,735,771 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,203,721, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,073,053, followed by the Brazil (444,641) and Argentina (230,021).
 
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2:08 AM

Experts advise Rajasthan govt against lifting lockdown at once

The Rajasthan government Sunday said medical experts have suggested that coronavirus lockdown in the state should not be eased at once.
 
Any decision on easing the lockdown curbs should be taken keeping in view the possibility of spread of the coronavirus infection, experts have said, according to a statement.
 
The suggestions were put up before the state cabinet during a meeting late Sunday night.
 
The Council of Ministers agreed that coronavirus infection rate increased in various countries after lockdowns were eased, and there is a possibility of third wave in India too. In such a situation, people will have to follow coronavirus protocol continuously, the official statement said.
 
The council discussed in detail the coronavirus situation in the state and suggested maintaining a balance between saving lives and livelihoods.
 
On the basis of these suggestions, detailed guidelines will be released by the Home Department on Monday.
 
2:08 AM

Morocco to resume international passenger traffic on June 15

Morocco will reopen its airports and ports to international passenger traffic from June 15, both for its own citizens and foreign nationals, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.
 
All travellers will be admitted into the country if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or had a negative PCR test, the ministry said in a statement.
 
Nationals of countries where the coronavirus is surging or those lacking reliable data will have to provide a special permit to enter Morocco and have a negative test, it said.
 
Morocco has last month eased a set of restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, allowing cinemas and theatres to re-open as it continues its vaccination campaign.
 
The North African country has so far outperformed others on the continent by administering 5 million doses of the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines, as it pursues plans to inoculate all people aged over 17.
 
12:28 AM

Bengal reports 7,002 new Covid-19 cases, 107 fresh fatalities

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 14,26,132 on Sunday as 7,002 more people tested positive for the infection, while 107 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 16,259, a health bulletin said.
 
North 24 Parganas district reported the highest number of fresh fatalities at 34, followed by 23 in Kolkata.
 
Fifty-three of the deaths were due to comorbidities where Covid-19 was incidental.
 
As many as 15,882 more people were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 13,74,419.
 
The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 96.37 per cent.
 
The state now has 35,454 active cases.
 
West Bengal has thus far tested over 1.28 crore samples for Covid-19, including 70,053 in the last 24 hours.
 
Over 1.12 lakh people were inoculated on Sunday, a health official said.
 
12:27 AM

Nearly 2 lakh DU students to appear in online exams from Monday

Nearly two lakh final semester undergraduate and postgraduate students are expected to take the online open book exams in Delhi University that will commence from Monday.
 
The examination branch officials held a meeting on Sunday with college principals and nodal officers to discuss the modalities of evaluation and results, DS Rawat, Dean(Examinations) said.
 
"The meeting was held to discuss how to tackle the issues that arise. We want to start the evaluation process on Tuesday. Earlier, the process would start late. The papers will be held in two shifts -- 9 AM to 12 noon and 2 PM to 5 PM," he said.
 
The next day, officials will allot the examination sheets to teachers with a deadline to finish evaluating them. The principals will also be given a list of the teachers evaluating the sheets so that they can track the progress, he said.
 
"The results usually take three months. For courses that have less number of students, the results can be finalised early," he said.
 
Rawat said that he also told the principals that they can give ''confidential results" to students in case they have to submit them to foreign universities for admission.
 
8:59 PM

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8:53 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra sees 12,557 new cases

Maharashtra sees 12,557 new coronavirus cases and 233 deaths in last 24 hours, according to the state health department
8:51 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Telangana reports 1,436 new cases

Telangana reports 1,436 new Covid cases, 3,614 recoveries, and 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the state health department
 
8:43 PM

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8:04 PM

Tapering Covid cases: Telangana reports 1,436 fresh infections, 14 deaths

Telangana continued to witness a downward trend in Covid-19 cases with 1,436 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, the lowest single day spike in two months.
 
The tally now stands at over 5.91 lakh while the toll stood at 3,378 with 14 casualties, a bulletin said.
 
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with184followed by Khammam (148) and Nalgonda (118), the bulletin said. (PTI)
7:43 PM

Covid: 25 more deaths, 904 new cases in Rajasthan

The Covid-19 death toll in Rajasthan rose to 8,656 on Sunday with 25 more fatalities, while 904 new cases pushed the infection count to 9,46,346, according to an official report issued here.
 
Of the new fatalities, Udaipur reported the highest six deaths followed by five in Jodhpur, it said.
 
Of the new cases, the highest 169 was recorded in Jaipur while 97, 70, 56 and 48 infections were reported from Alwar, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu and Sikar respectively, the report said. (PTI)
7:31 PM

Eradicating Covid-19 globally not a reasonable target: WHO

Eradicating Covid-19 from the world is not currently a "reasonable target", David Nabarro, a special envoy to the World Health Organization said on Sunday.
 
People will have to learn to live with the infectious disease, as there will be new variants emerging. This will be "the pattern for the futurea the Guardian quoted Nabarro as saying to Sky News.
 
"This virus isn't going away any time soon, there will be variants emerging."
 
"Humanity is going to have to learn how to co-exist with this virus, preventing it from spiking and then surging and causing hotspots of disease, and we're going to have to be able to do this for the foreseeable future," Nabarro told Sky News' Trevor Phillips on Sunday. (PTI)
7:28 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Haryana govt extends curbs till June 14 with some relaxations

7:13 PM

Sikkim reports 340 new Covid-19 cases, five more fatalities

Sikkim's Covid-19 caseload has mounted to 17,111 after reporting 340 new infections in the past 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Sunday.
 
The Himalayan state has reported five more coronavirus deaths, taking the toll to 273, it said.
 
Sikkim at present has 4,306 active cases, 236 others have migrated out of the state, while 12,296 patients have recovered from the disease. (PTI)
7:01 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Karnataka reports 12,209 new cases

7:00 PM

Oxygen Expresses delivered 26,281 tonnes of medical O2 across 15 states

The railway's Oxygen Express trains have delivered 26,281 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across 15 states, the national transporter said on Sunday.
 
As many as 1,534 tankers have delivered oxygen to 39 cities in the country, it said.
 
While 376 trains have completed their journey and brought relief to various states, six loaded Oxygen Express are currently on the run with more than 483 tonnes of LMO in 26 tankers. (PTI)
6:47 PM

Coronavirus LIVE: Taking calculated risk on relaxing curbs, says Uddhav Thackeray

6:43 PM

Nod for film, TV shoots in Mumbai if daily case count under control: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said permissions for film and TV shootings in Mumbai would be given if the city's daily coronavirus case count is brought under control.
 
In a virtual interaction with the representatives of the film and television industry, he appealed to them to cooperate with the government in the measures being taken to fight the pandemic. (PTI)
6:33 PM

Malaysia reports 6,241 new Covid cases, 87 deaths

Malaysia reported another 6,241 new Covid-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, bringing the national total to 616,815.
 
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 14 of the new cases are imported and 6,227 are local transmissions.
 
The official added that the country is seeing an increasing number of sporadic cases besides an increase in fatalities which cannot be traced to existing cases or clusters. (PTI)
6:31 PM

Punjab Police bust Covid-19 cyber scam, three held

Punjab Police have busted an interstate high-profile gang of criminals in Mohali district indulging in Covid-19 cyber scams, a police official said.
 
All the three arrested accused have been found to be cheating patients by falsely promising them to deliver fake Remdesivir and other medicines, Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime, Gurjot Kaler told IANS.
 
They used to lure the victims by calling them on their WhatsApp numbers and then after getting advance payments in different bank accounts, they used to switch off their numbers, he said. (IANS)

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First Published: Jun 06 2021 | 7:01 AM IST

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