Coronavirus Cases in India News Highlights: As the overall Covid-19 cases in India declined consistently for over a few weeks, several states are now unlocking and easing restrictions, the latest being Telangana that announced the complete reopening of the state starting Sunday, with all educational institutes set to open from July 1. The decision was taken after the state cabinet examined reports by the Medical and Health department and found that the number of positive cases has come down drastically and the situation is now under control in the state.
Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have also relaxed Covid-19 curbs from June 21. In Uttar Pradesh from Monday (June 21), the night curfew hours will be from 9 pm to 7 am and shops, malls, and restaurants can be opened till 9 pm on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday will be weekly holidays. At Karnataka shops, hotels, clubs to operate till 5 pm
Meanwhile, AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria told the Indian Express that the next three months are crucial for India as the unlifting of restrictions can lead to a rise in cases. Red flagging the emergence of cases in the UK with the Delta variant, he said the timeline of the third wave will depend on two factors transmissibility and Covid-appropriate behavior.
India reports 58,419 new Covid cases, 1,576 deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 81 days, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday. The number of active cases in the country also declined below 8 lakh to 7,29,243; The death toll climbed to 3,86,713 with 1,576 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 63 days. Recoveries continue to outpace daily new cases for the 38th days in a row. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,87,66,009, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 percent, according to Health Ministry data. The Centre has urged the states to ensure test-track-treat and vaccination the “extremely important” five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour to prevent the spread of the disease.
As India looking to reopen, here are the latest updates from India and around the globe on Coronavirus: