Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Count, Lockdown, Unlocking in India Today June 3 Highlights: The Covid-19 situation in India has improved over the past few days. The country has been reporting below 2 lakh new coronavirus cases daily for the past seven days, compared to over 4 lakh new Covid-19 cases during the April end. The positivity rate has also been falling and deaths too. Some states (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir) have also started the process of unlocking as the Covid-19 situation improves in their states.
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On Wednesday, India crossed the landmark milestone of administering 22 crore cumulative vaccine doses. However, the pace of vaccination, the main weapon in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, remains a worry with several vaccination centres across the country closing doors due to vaccine shortage. The pace of vaccination in the country dropped 34% in April and May due to a supply crunch, according to an analysis. India needs to expedite the pace of vaccination by sixfold to achieve the year-and target of vaccinating all eligible population against Coronavirus. Global vaccine tenders by states/UTs got a lukewarm response from bidders, with some vaccine manufacturers preferring to deal with the central government only for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday wrote to CMs of all other states on centralized vaccine procurement by the central government. Kerala CM Vijayan and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal are among other who also urged Centre to procure vaccine for all. “The central government should not only procure vaccine but also distribute it to states for free, said Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Government’s policy of giving free vaccines to some people while asking others to pay. The apex court also asked the Centre to provide the vaccine roadmap.
As several states in India weighing options for Covid unlocking amid vaccine supply crunch, catch all the live updates on Coronavirus from India and the world here:
Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 22.37 crore. A total of 14,20,288 people between 18 and 44 years received their first dose and 27,203 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose on Thursday: Health Ministry (PTI)
The White House says it will lift the Defense Production Act ratings on the AstraZeneca, Novavax, and Sanofi COVID19 vaccines (ANI)
Karnataka reports 18,324 COVID-19 cases, 514 fatalities. Infection tally rises to 26,53,446, death toll 30,531. Number of active cases of the disease in the state stands at 2,86,798. (PTI)
US will share 80 million doses of our vaccine supply with the world. Out of this, nearly 19 million will be shared through COVAX, incl approx 6 million doses for Latin America & Caribbean, approx 7 million for South & Southeast Asia, and approx 5 million for Africa: US President (ANI)
COVID19 | Chandigarh reports 111 new cases, 1 death today; case tally reaches 60,399 including 1135 active cases (ANI)
Madhya Pradesh reports 846 new COVID-19 cases, 50 fatalities and 3,746 recoveries. Infection tally rises to 7,82,945, death toll 8,207. There are 14,186 active cases of the disease in the state. (PTI)
Additional restrictions will be imposed in state from June 5 to 9 to reduce COVID positivity rate. Only shops selling essential items, those selling raw materials for industrial establishments & shops selling construction materials to be permitted from June 5 to 9: Kerala CM (ANI)
COVID19 | Maharashtra records 15,229 new infections, 307 deaths and 25,617 recoveries; the recovery rate in the state is 94.73%. There are 2,04,974 active cases in the State (ANI)
Jammu & Kashmir records 1,801 COVID-19 cases, 29 fatalities. Infection tally rises to 2,95,879, death toll 3,992. Number of active cases of the disease in the union territory stands at 30,657. (PTI)
Kerala records 18,853 new COVID-19 cases, 26,569 recoveries, and 153 deaths today; active cases at 1,84,292 (ANI)
COVID19 | Mumbai reports 961 fresh cases, 27 deaths and 897 recoveries today; Recovery rate at 95% (ANI)
Telangana records 2,261 fresh cases, 18 deaths and 3,043 recoveries today; the case tally rises to 5,85,489 (ANI)
Uttar Pradesh reports 1,268 COVID-19 cases, 108 fatalities. Infection tally rises to 16,95,212, death toll 20,895. Number of active cases of the disease in the state stands at 25,546. (PTI)
Goa records 572 new COVID-19 cases; 17 fatalities. Infection tally rises to 1,57,847, death toll 2,710. There are currently 9,700 active cases of the disease in the state. (PTI)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctions Rs 67.52 lakh for feeding stray animals in urban areas during lockdown. The money will be spent from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. (PTI)
We’ve a clear rollout date for Covishield & Covaxin in June from both Central & State procurement sources. We’ll be getting close to 58 lakh doses in June till 30th; 44.50 lakh doses from centre procurement sources & about 14 lakh from state sources: Karnataka Health Minister (ANI)
Three out of 10 accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case who are lodged at Taloja Central Prison near Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus infection, an official said on Thursday. RT-PCR tests of 57 inmates of the jail, located in Navi Mumbai, were conducted recently, he said. Mahesh Raut, Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, all accused in the Elgar case, tested positive, while other 54 were negative. The reports were received on Wednesday, the prison official said. Those whose reports were negative included activists Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde, Rona Wilson, Vernon Gonsalves, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawle and Arun Farreira, all accused in the Elgar Parishad case. (PTI)
Govt of Karnataka further extends the implementation of the revised guidelines and related addendum (additional activities), which will remain in force up to 6 am on June 14, 2021 (ANI)
Delhi recorded 487 fresh Covid cases, the lowest in over two-and-a-half months and 45 fatalities on Thursday, while the positivity rate slumped to 0.61 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. This is the first time the daily death count has gone below the 50-mark since April 11 when the tally was 48. According to the latest health bulletin, these new fatalities pushed the death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi to 24,447. On March 16, Delhi had recorded 425 cases and on March 17, the daily tally was 536, according to official data. On Thursday, 487 fresh cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.61 per cent, according to the latest bulletin. The infection rate, which had reached 36 per cent in the last week of April, has come down to below 1 per cent now. (PTI)
COVID-19 situation is worse, that’s why we have extended the lockdown by one week. I am hoping that everything will be fine after one week: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa
The stock market is at a record high as investors believe that the Indian economy will do well.
Maharashtra has announced the unlock plan after the lockdown-like curfew helped in bringing down the Covid numbers. In a bid to resume the economic activities in phased manner, the Uddhav Thackeray govt announced a 5-level plan today. At the heart of this is plan is the positivity rate. As soon as the news started doing the round, many were hoping that the Mumbai local trains will also start running. However, Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar has clarified on this. ‘Mumbai is still in level 2, if it reaches level 1, local train services will be resumed,’ he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Uttar Pradesh reports 1268 new COVID19 cases, 4260 recoveries, and 108 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 25,546 – ANI
Lockdown extended in the state till June 14 to break the COVID-19 chain: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa – ANI
The other States have imposed lockdown but we have only enforced certain restrictions, and people are supporting us: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
Restaurants in the State will be allowed to remain open between 5pm & 8pm after all their staff get vaccinated: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee – ANI
Maharashtra Board Class 10 & 12 examinations have been cancelled: Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar
The chief minister of Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday directed the authorities to stop the salaries of government officials from July if they fail to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The order was passed during a meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19 chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. “Government employees who do not get themselves vaccinated will have their salaries stopped from July,” Shah said. A directive on this has been issued to the finance ministry, officials said. The Sindh government has already fixed June 5 as the deadline for all teachers in the province to get vaccinated in order to reopen all educational institutions from June 7. The chief minister of Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday directed the authorities to stop the salaries of government officials from July if they fail to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The order was passed during a meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19 chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. – PTI
Delhi recorded 487 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count in over two-and-a-half months and 45 deaths on Friday, while the positivity rate slumped to 0.61 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. This is the first time the daily death count has gone below the 50-mark since April 11 when the tally was 48. According to the latest health bulletin, these new fatalities pushed the death toll from COVID-19 here to 24,447. On March 16, Delhi had recorded 425 cases and on March 17, the tally was 536, according to official data. – PTI
Our government is set to administer more than 60 lakh doses of vaccine in June. With 1.41 Crores doses administered so far, Karnataka will complete 2 crore jabs by the end of this month. I thank PM @narendramodi Ji for his continued support towards Karnataka’s vaccination drive, tweets Karanataka CM Yediyurappa
Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) mourns the demise of five pilots who died between May 9 to May 30 due to COVID-19. During mentioned period Capt Amitesh Prasad, Capt Sandeep Rana, Capt Gurpratap S Gill, Capt Prasad M Karmakar & Capt Harsh Tiwary succumbed to the virus – ANI
Bihar: Vaccine trials on children are being done at AIIMS Patna. Our target is to vaccinate 525 children. RT-PCR and antigen tests are being done before the trials. Follow up is being done on regular basis: Dr. CM Singh, Principal Investigator, COVID Vaccine Trial – ANI
As a courtesy visit, I met with PM, Vice-President, Home Minister & other ministers. Last month we received 13 lakh vaccines &in June we’ll receive 19 lakh doses. I ask Congress what was your policy for polio that it took 30 years to give polio drops: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma – ANI
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announced a special incentive of Rs 5000 to police personnel on COVID duty. (ANI)
Odisha on Thursday registered its highest single-day spike of 42 COVID-19 fatalities, raising the toll to 2,873, while 8,839 fresh cases pushed the tally to 7,90,970, a health department official said. The fatality rate in the coastal state stands at 0.36 per cent, which is still one of the lowest in the country, and the positivity rate at 6.61 per cent, the official said. Taking to Twitter, the health department said, “Regret to inform about the demise of forty two Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.” Of the 42 fatalities, five were reported from Sundergarh, followed by four each from Cuttack and Kalahandi, three each from Boudh, Jharsuguda and Khurda, and two each from Angul, Balasore, Bolangir, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kendrapara, Nabarangpur and Rayagada. One each succumbed to the infection in Bargah, Bhadrak, Ganjam, and Puri. This apart, 53 other COVID-19 patients in the state have died due to comorbidities. (PTI)
As many as 35 districts in Madhya Pradesh are now reporting less than 10 COVID-19 cases in a day, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Thursday. Talking to reporters here, he said the COVID-19 recovery rate in the state has now improved to 97.13 per cent. As per the state health department, the recovery rate was 96.3 per cent on June 1. “There are 35 districts where less than 10 cases of COVID-19 are being reported now and even the infection rate has come down to one per cent in the state,” Mishra said. The minister, who is also the state government’s spokesman, however, did not name those districts. (PTI)
Uttarakhand government cancels 12th class board exams in the state amid Covid situation in the state.(AIR News)