Coronavirus (Highlights, June 22): COVID-19 cases in Mumbai reach 67,635, death toll 3,735; Delhi’s tally 62,655

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Updated: June 23, 2020 9:22:07 am

COVID-19 India Highlights: As per the health ministry's latest data, 306 deaths and highest single-day spike of 15,413 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in India in last 24 hours.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in India: With the number of coronavirus cases crossing the 4 lakh-mark, India is now ranked fourth after United States, Brazil and Russia in the list of worst-affected countries by the COVID-19 disease. According to WHO, Sunday witnessed the highest-ever single day spike in cases. Worldwide, more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. As per the health ministry’s latest data on Monday, 445 deaths and spike of 14,821 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in India in last 24 hours. Coronavirus positive cases in India stand at 4,25,282 including 1,74,387 active cases, 2,37,196 cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll is 13,699, the ministry said. However, there is one silver lining that the recovery rate from the disease has now touched 55%. Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are among the states reporting most number of coronavirus cases in India.

Meanwhile, in what could be seen as a big achievement in the fight against the global pandemic, Indian pharmaceutical company Glenmark has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of Coronavirus. The Mumbai headquartered company said the medicine, which is priced at Rs 103 per tablet, can be used to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 cases.

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    23:05 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Total positive cases in Jharkhand now 2,140

    42 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand on Monday. As many as 63 people who were discharged after recovery. The total number of positive cases in the state has reached 2,140, including 11 deaths and 1,469 recovered and discharged, the Jharkhand Health Department said in an update. - ANI

    22:41 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Ward-wise total lockdown to be imposed in Guwahati

    Ward-wise total lockdown will be imposed in Guwahati as the situation in the city has turned "alarming" with 144 persons without travel history testing positive for COVID-19 here in the last two days, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday. The Kamrup (Metro) district administration, under which Guwahati falls, has been directed to take a decision to impose ward-wise total lockdown, whenever necessary, in the city apart from declaring containment zones in areas where COVID-19 cases have been reported, Sarma told reporters. - PTI

    22:08 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 cases in Mumbai reach 67,635

    1,128 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and 20 deaths were reported in Mumbai on Monday. Total number of positive cases rise to 67,635 including 34,119 recovered/discharged cases. Active cases stand at 29,781 and death toll is 3,735, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a latest update. ANI

    21:37 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Delhi reports 2909 new cases

    Delhi reported 2909 new cases and 58 deaths on Monday. Total number of positive cases stand at 62,655 including 36,602 recovered/discharged/migrated cases. Active cases now 23, 820. Death toll has reached 2,233, news agency ANI reported quoting latest bulletin from Health Department.

    21:08 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rise to 1,35,796; death toll 6,283

    With addition of 3,721 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Maharashtra's total count has risen to 1,35,796, a Health official said. With 62 more people succumbing to the infection, the number of fatalities has gone up to 6,283, he said. A total of 1,962 patients were discharged in the day,taking the number of the recovered cases to 67,706, the official said. - PTI

    20:50 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Death toll in Bengal rises to 569

    COVID-19 death toll in West Bengal has reached to 569 with 14 more deaths. 413 fresh cases take infection tally to 14,358, a latest bulletin by State Health Department said. - PTI

    20:13 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Dharavi reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

    Dharavi slum sprawl in Mumbai on Monday reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,184, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said. No fresh death was reported from the area, once a coronavirus hotspot, in the last 24 hours, he said. - PTI

    19:52 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Tamil Nadu reports 2,710 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Tamil Nadu reports 2,710 COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 62,087 and death toll to 794. Number of active cases stands at 27,178, says State Health Department. - ANI

    19:42 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 177 fresh cases of COVID-19 in Punjab

    177 fresh cases of COVID-19 and two deaths recorded in Punjab today, taking total number of cases to 4,235 including 2,825 recoveries and death toll to 101, State Health Department said.

    19:34 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Bihar BJP MLA tests positive for COVID-19

    A BJP MLA in Bihar has tested positive for COVID-19 and referred to AIIMS hospital in Patna for treatment, health department officials said on Monday. Jibesh Kumar Mishra, who represents Jale assembly segment in Darbhanga district, showed symptoms of coronavirus infection and his test result came positive, they said.| Read More Here

    19:19 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 563 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths in Gujarat in last 24 hours

    In last 24 hours, 563 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths have been reported in Gujarat. State tally rises to 27,880 including 19,917 cured/discharged and 1,685 deaths, State Health Department said in a latest update. - ANI

    18:46 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 206 new cases in Bihar in last 24 hours

    Bihar recorded 206 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 7,808 including 5,767 recoveries and 52 deaths, ANI reported quoting the State Health Department.

    18:41 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Jammu and Kashmur records two more COVID-19 deaths, toll rises to 85

    Two more COVID-19 positive patients died in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll due to the disease in the union territory to 85, officials said on Monday, reports PTI.

    18:23 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Upate: Delhi govt to give pulse oximeters to those in home isolation, says CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday that his government will give pulse oximeters to the COVID-19 patients under home isolation and said the number of coronavirus tests has increased by three times in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said in the last one week, there was a rise of only 1,000 active coronavirus cases, which indicates that the COVID-19 situation is slowly getting stabilised in the city. - PTI

    18:14 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Assam says COVID-19 recovery rate now 63.3%

    Till date, our recovery rate is 63.3% while the mortality rate is 0.16% with 10 deaths. As of now, confirmed COVID-19 cases are 5,586, of which 2,170 patients are hospitalised and 3,521 patients have recovered, says Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. - ANI

    18:08 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Karnataka reports 249 new COVID-19 cases

    Karnataka reported 249 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths on Monday. Total number of cases stands at 9,399 including 5,730 discharges. Active cases now stand at 3,523 and death toll 142, ANI reported State Health Department, as saying.

    17:54 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde discharged from hospital

    Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde was on Monday discharged from Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai after recovering from COVID-19. He was admitted in the hospital on June 12 after testing positive for novel coronavirus, reports news agency PTI.

    17:48 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 tally rises to 142 in Mizoram

    One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's tally to 142, a health official said on Monday. Of the 142 cases, 130 are active while 12 people have recovered, reports PTI.

    17:43 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Indian scientists find COVID-19 gene in wastewater

    Scientists in India have for the first time detected genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater, a breakthrough that paves the way for using wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) for real-time surveillance of COVID-19 in the country. The study, led by scientists in IIT-Gandhinagar, found that increased 'gene copies' of the virus in Ahmedabad's wastewater matched the incidence of the disease in the city. With this, India "joins the ranks of a handful of countries doing WBE on COVID-19", Andrew Singer, an environmental microbiologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, said on Twitter, news agency PTI reported.

    17:40 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Nepal records 535 new coronavirus cases, tally nears 10,000-mark

    The coronavirus cases in Nepal neared the 10,000-mark with the detection of 535 new infections in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday. The virus has now spread to 76 of the total 77 districts in the country. The confirmation of 535 new cases pushed Nepal's coronavirus infection tally to 9,561, the ministry said. - PTI

    17:33 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 300 diamond unit workers test positive in 10 days in Surat

    Fresh curbs have been imposed on diamond units in Gujarat's Surat city after nearly 300 workers test COVID-19 positive in last 10 days, news agency PTI reported quoting the city Municipal commissioner.

    17:23 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: 443 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra in last 24 hours

    443 new COVID-19 positive cases, 5 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours. As many as 83 people have been discharged in last one day. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 9,372, including 111 deaths and 4,435 have been discharged, ANI reported quoting the State Command Control Room.

    17:10 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain shifted to General Ward

    "Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been shifted to General Ward following improvement in his health condition, his oxygen suppprt has been removed," Office of Delhi Health Minister. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, as per ANI report.

    17:08 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: Uttar Pradesh reports 605 new COVID 19 cases

    "605 new COVID-19 cases in UP, tally 18,322; toll rises to 569 with 19 more deaths," Health official was quoted as saying by PTI.

    16:55 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: Complete COVID 19 lockdown in Madurai

    Complete lockdown in jurisdiction of Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat and rural blocks of Madurai east, Madurai west and Thiruparankundram from 23.06.2020 to 30.06.2020: Government of Tamil Nadu, as per ANI report.

    16:45 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: Delhi is now second worst hit state in India

    With over 59,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi has now surpassed Tamil Nadu to become the second worst-hit among various states and union territories. Even by death count till Sunday, which stood at 2,175, Delhi is on the second spot among the list of worst-hit states. Delhi recorded 3,000 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the tally in the city to 59,746, authorities said. The national capital had reported 3,630 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike here, taking the tally in the city to over 56,000-mark, as per PTI.

    16:43 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: Andhra Pradesh reports 443 new COVID 19 cases

    "443 new COVID-19 positive cases, 5 deaths reported in the state, in last 24 hours, 83 discharged. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 9372, including 111 deaths and 4435 discharged," Andhra Pradesh State Command Control Room was quoted as saying by ANI report.

    16:26 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live: West Bengal government convenes all party meet over COVID 19

    The West Bengal government has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus situation in the state, a senior minister said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will preside over the meeting, which is likely to be attended by leaders of all political parties having representation in the state assembly, the minister said on Monday. The meeting will be held at the state secretariat Nabanna on Wednesday afternoon. Speaker Biman Banerjee will also be present in the meeting, he said. "Apart from the coronavirus-related situation, discussions will also be held on the lockdown in the state. Some political parties have been asking for an all-party meet, so it has been decided to hold one such meet where exchange of views can take place," he added, as per PTI report.

    16:15 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: Puri Rath Yatra to be held with restrictions, says Supreme Court

    Supreme Court has said that Puri rath yatra will be held with coordination of Temple committee, State and central Govt without compromising with health issue.

    16:09 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: First open source all-atom models of COVID-19 ‘spike’ protein produced

    Scientists have produced the first open source all-atom models of full-length spike protein of the novel coronavirus that facilitates its entry into the host cells, an advance that may aid faster COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral drug development. The “spike” or S protein of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 facilitates viral entry into host cells, according to the researchers, including those from the University of Cambridge in the UK. READ MORE

    16:04 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: COVID-19 toll rises to 201 in Madhya Pradesh

    COVID-19 toll rises to 201 in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district with 4 more deaths; tally 4,373 with 44 new cases, Health official was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:02 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: Delhi High Court extends interim bail of 2,961 undertrial prisoners

    Delhi High Court has extended interim bail of 2,961 undertrial prisoners by 45 days to de-congest jails amid COVID-19 pandemic, as per PTI report.

    15:57 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: COVID 19 threat to Mahakumbh Mela 2021

    "Due to COVID-19 outbreak, situation around us is continuously changing and it is not possible to take any decision on 'Mahakumbh Mela 2021' now. Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad has suggested that we should take the final decision on the Mela in February 2021," Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:33 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: Puducherry reports 17 new COVID 19 cases

    "17 new COVID-19 cases in Puducherry, tally 383, active cases 226," Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao was quoted as saying by PTI.

    15:23 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: Uttrakhand reports 57 new COVID 19 cases

    "57 new COVID-19 positive cases and 11 patients treated/cured today. Total number of positive cases here rises to 2401, including 1511 recovered and 27 deaths," Uttrakhand State Control Room COVID-19 was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:17 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus India update: COVID 19 clusters will be sealed, says Karnataka Home Minister

    "It has been decided that clusters (areas having 3-4 COVID-19 cases) will be totally sealed and maximum testing will be done there. Only critical cases will be shifted to COVID 19 hospitals. I demanded that police personnel are tested on priority," Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:14 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa calls emergency meeting over COVID 19 situation

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has called an emergency meeting of concerned officials and departments today, to discuss measures to control rising COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru. "It has been decided that clusters (areas having 3-4 COVID-19 cases) will be totally sealed and maximum testing will be done there. Only critical cases will be shifted to COVID-19 hospitals. I demanded that police personnel are tested on priority," Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:02 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID 19 cases rising in Bengaluru

    Concerned over increase in COVID-19 cases in the city, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday directed officials to implement lockdown measures strictly in the clusters which have reported more number of infections. Yediyurappa held a meeting with Ministers and senior officials regarding containing COVID-19 in Bengaluru and said it can be achieved only if preventive measures are implemented strictly and asked the officials to work in this direction, as per PTI report.

    14:50 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    COVID-19: Delhi govt to give pulse oximeters to those in home isolation, says CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday that his government will give pulse oximeters to the COVID-19 patients under home isolation in the city and said the number of coronavirus tests has increased by three times in the national capital. Read Full Report Here

    14:47 (IST)22 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka Govt on Covid19 hospitalization

    Serious symptomatic patients will be admitted to COVID-19 hospitals & rest will be kept at Covid care centres. We'll be having not less than 20,000 beds at these centres. We've a big number of beds at COVID hospitals&we're listing pvt hospitals: Karnataka Dy CM CN Ashwath Narayan (ANI)

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