Coronavirus Highlights (June 30): With 2199 new cases, Delhi COVID-19 tally rises to 87,360

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Updated: June 30, 2020 11:23:53 pm

COVID-19 Highlights : Across India, coronavirus cases are increasing in Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh. Big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad have witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Coronavirus Highlights: Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 5.66 lakh-mark with 418 COVID-19 related deaths and 18,522 cases reported in the last 24 hours. India has so far tested 86,08,654 samples for COVID-19, as per data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). While the Central government (Ministry of Home Affairs) has issued Unlock 2 guidelines, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Manipur state governments have extended the lockdown. Meanwhile, lockdown measures have been tightened in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation today at 4 pm. However, the government has not revealed the theme of his PM Modi’s speech on Tuesday.

On the pandemic front, the spread of Coronavirus remains unabated in suburban areas like Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Thane, Navi Mumbai, and others. A few cities like Ahmedabad, Indore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata have been moving slower than respective states. In India, there are 2,15,125 coronavirus active cases, so far 3,34,821 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured or discharged. Till now, India’s death toll stands at 16,893 and one has been migrated, as per details shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Around 1.02 crore people have been infected by the highly contagious Coronavirus the world. The US (over 25.88 lakh), Brazil (over 13.68 lakh), Russia (Over 6.40 lakh), India (over 5.48 lakh), and the United Kingdom (over 3.13 lakh). More than 5.04 lakh people have died due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 death toll is maximum in the US, Brazil, United Kingdom, Italy, and France, as per data released by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.

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    23:22 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi govt sets ball rolling for setting up ‘plasma bank’

    The Delhi government has set the ball rolling to establish the first-of-its-kind ”plasma bank” for treatment of COVID-19 at a facility here and its modalities are being worked out, sources said on Tuesday. The bank is being set up at the Delhi government-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and doctors or hospitals will have to approach it if plasma is required for treatment of a COVID-19 patient. Addressing an online media briefing on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said the bank will be operational in the next two days. |READ MORE

    22:56 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Chhattisgarh COVID-19 tally rises to 2,858 with 97 new cases 

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh rose to 2,858 on Tuesday with 97 more people testing positive for the viral infection in the last 24 hours, a health official said. Also, 100 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery from the disease, he said. While 63 new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday, 34 people had tested positive on Monday night, the official said. Of the total new cases, 54 were reported from Raipur district, 22 from Durg, nine from Balodabazar, three each from Surguja and Balrampur districts, two each from Korba and Kanker districts while one case each came from Rajanandgaon and Bemetara districts, he said. (PTI)

    22:47 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra's Amravati records 20 new COVID-19 cases, one death

    t least 20 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while one person died of the infection in Maharashtra's Amravati district on Tuesday, an official said. With the detection of 20 fresh cases, which include two children, the district's tally now stands at 569, of which 407 patients have recovered, the official said. The death of a 75-year-old man from Dhamangaon has taken the COVID-19 toll to 24, a release here stated. The district currently has 138 active cases, while the recovery rate stood at 71.52 per cent, it was stated. Meanwhile, collector Shailesh Naval announced a month-long lockdown from July 1, with stringent curbs for eight days in Anjangaon Surji town, which has recorded 15 cases since June 22. However, Badnera continued to be one of the worst-hit areas with 78 cases reported so far, the data stated. (PTI)

    22:45 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Rajasthan records 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 354 new cases

    The COVID-19 death toll in Rajasthan rose to 413 on Tuesday with eight more fatalities, while 354 fresh cases took the number of infections to 18,014, according to an official report here. Four deaths were reported in Jodhpur, three in Jaipur, besides one patient from outside the state. Bharatpur reported a maximum of 58 cases, while Jodhpur reported 55 cases. Sikar, Jaipur, Alwar reported 44, 27 and 22 cases, respectively, the report stated. Eighteen cases were reported in Dholpur, 14 cases in Sirohi, 12 cases in Kota, 11 each in Barmer and Churu, besides cases from other districts of the state and outside the state. Of the total, 13,908 have been discharged and 3,381 are active cases in the state. (PTI)

    22:39 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 8 more test COVID-19 positive in Nagaland; tally rises to 459

    Eight more people, including six Army personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Tuesday, raising the states coronavirus count to 459, Health Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. Six Army men from the Jakhama Military Quarantine Centre in Kohima district were detected with the infection, while the two other cases were reported from Dimapur and Mokokchung districts, he said. The state now has 291 active cases, while 168 patients have recovered from the disease, the minister said. All the active cases are asymptomatic, sources in the Health Department said. Mokokchung reported its first COVID-19 case, a woman who recently returned from Delhi, Deputy Commissioner Limawabang Jamir said. Three of the states 11 districts - Longleng, Kiphire and Wokha - do not have any COVID-19 case till date. Districts with high incidents of coronavirus infection include Dimapur (184), Kohima (118) and Peren (89). PTI 

    22:33 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 63 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chhattisgarh today

    63 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total number of cases rise to 2858 including 595 active cases, 2250 discharged cases and 13 deaths: State Health Department (ANI)

    22:30 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Punjab issues fresh guidelines for next phase of COVID-19 lockdown

    The Punjab government on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown from July 1 to 31, saying there will be no restriction on interstate and intrastate movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements, according to the guidelines issued for the period. Interstate and intrastate movement of buses will be allowed without any restriction and transportation vehicles can utilise the entire seating capacity, an official spokesperson said. He said schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till July 31. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and be encouraged, he said. Training institutions of the central and state governments will be allowed to function from July 15 for which standard operating procedures (SOP) will be issued by the Union Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). (PTI)

    22:23 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Complete lockdown on 5 Sundays in Karnataka, marriages fixed will be allowed

    There will be a complete lockdown on five Sundays in Karnataka, starting from July 5 to August 2, the state government's Unlock-2 guidelines said on Tuesday. However, essential activities and marriages already fixed on these days shall be permitted, a Government Order said. However, the number of guests should not exceed 50 in marriage-related gatherings. The order issued by Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar by and large implements the Unlock 2 guidelines issued by the centre, that will be in force until July 31. On night curfew, it said movement of individuals would bestrictly prohibited between 8.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the state, except for essential activities, including operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on national and state highways and major district roads. Loading and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes are exempted from night curfew. With effect from July 10, all government offices, Boards and Corporations, except those operating and maintaining essential services, shall remain closed on all Saturdays till the second week of August, the order said, adding that this in addition to the existing holidays on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed till July 31 as prescribed by the centre. However, training institutions of the central and state government will be allowed to function from July 15, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) and Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, it said. International air travel of passengers, Metro Rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places, social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations continue to remain prohibited, it added. The lockdown would continue to remain in force in the containment Zones, where only essential activities will be allowed. PTI KSU

    22:21 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha government announces weekend shutdown in 10 districts

    Odisha government announces weekend shutdown in 10 districts with high active caseloads to prevent crowding during easing of lockdown. The districts are: Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda (ANI)

    22:13 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Delhi reports 2199 new COVID-19 cases and 62 deaths today

    Delhi reports 2199 new COVID-19 cases and 62 deaths today. Total number of cases stands at 87360 including 5834 recovered/discharged/migrated cases, 26270 active cases & 2742 deaths. 9585 RTPCR Tests & 7594 Rapid antigen tests conducted today; total 531752 tests have been done so far. (ANI)

    22:11 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Update: Another Bihar MLA tests positive

    Yet another member of the state legislature has tested positive in Bihar where at least three prominent politicians have been infected by coronavirus in the past fortnight, an official said here on Tuesday. Anand Shankar Singh, a Congress MLA who represents Aurangabad constituency, had recently got his sample collected after developing symptoms like fever, reports PTI.

    22:10 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 88 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in CRPF

    88 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in CRPF, taking the total number of positive cases to 1219, of which 555 are active & 655 have recovered. The death toll is at 9: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) (ANI)

    21:52 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 64 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Goa today

    64 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Goa today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1315 including 716 active cases and 3 deaths. 596 patients have recovered so far: Goa Health Department (ANI)

    21:47 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: D-G CRPF writes to CRPF staff requesting them to donate plasma to COVID-19 patients

    Direction General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) AP Maheshwari writes to CRPF staff requesting them to donate plasma to #COVID19 patients. He also appreciated three CRPF jawans who recently donated plasma. (ANI)

    21:36 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand reports 60 new COVID-19 positive cases

    Jharkhand reports 60 new COVID-19 positive cases and 35 recoveries today. Total number of cases stands at 2490 including 591 active cases, 1884 recoveries and 15 deaths: State Health Department (ANI)

    21:21 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Nine more test COVID-19 positive in Ladakh; tally stands at 973

    Nine more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh, taking the total number of cases in the Union territory to 973, officials said on Tuesday. All the nine new cases were detected in Leh district, the health department officials said. They also said 32 more patients were cured in Kargil district and subsequently discharged from hospital on Tuesday, bringing down the number of active cases in the region to 324 --107 in Leh and 217 in Kargil. The condition of all the active cases is stable, the officials said. Ladakh has recorded one COVID-19 related death, while 648 persons have been cured of the infection in the twin districts till date, they said. (PTI)

    21:20 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 243 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha today

    243 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Odisha today, taking the total number of cases to 7,065. There are 1844 active cases and 5189 recovered cases till date: Information and Public Relation Department, Odisha (ANI)

    21:15 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: One death, 6 fresh virus cases in Himachal Pradesh

    An 80-year-old woman died while six others tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, pushing the state's infection tally to 949. So far, nine people have succumbed to the disease in the state. A resident of Jungleberi village in Hamirpur district, the woman suffered from various other age-related problems. She died at Mandi's Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, an official said. The hospital's Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Jiwa Nand Chauhan said she had tested positive for coronavirus on June 22 after returning from Delhi. She was kept at the Bhota COVID care centre before being shifted to the Mandi facility, also called the Nerchowk medical college, on June 23. (PTI)

    21:10 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 260 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today

    260 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 32 from Jammu division and 228 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases stands at 7497 including 2674 actives cases, 4722 recoveries and 101 deaths: Government of J&K (ANI)

    21:00 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Rajasthan reports 354 new COVID-19 positive cases and 8 deaths

    Rajasthan reports 354 new COVID-19 positive cases and 8 deaths till 8:30 PM today. Total number of positive cases stand at 18014 including 3381 active cases and 413 deaths: State Health Department (ANI)

    20:52 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Biggest single-day spike of 652 COVID-19 cases in Bengal, tally rises to 18,559

    West Bengal on Tuesday registered its highest single-day spike of 652 COVID-19 cases, which pushed the total tally in the state to 18,559, the health department said. Fifteen coronavirus patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 668, the department said in its bulletin. Of the 15 people, 14 succumbed to comorbidities, where COVID-19 was "incidental", the bulletin said. Seven of those that died were from the metropolis, two each from neighbouring North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts, and one each from Hooghly, Bankura, Birbhum and Darjeeling districts, it added. Since Monday evening, 411 people have recovered from the disease, improving the discharge rate to 65.35 per cent. During the same period, 9,619 samples were examined for COVID-19 in West Bengal. (PTI)

    20:49 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Nine policemen test COVID-19 positive in Nagpur

    As many as nine police personnel, including an officer, from the Nagpur Central Jail tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, a senior official said. Swab samples of 30 police personnel were collected on Monday, of which nine, including a sub-inspector, have tested positive for the deadly infection, Nagpur Jail superintendent Anup Kumre said. The infected policemen were sent to the Government Medical College and Hospital for treatment, he said. Meanwhile, at least 28 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagpur on Tuesday, a release here said. According to the official data, the district has recorded 1,448 cases of coronavirus so far, of which 1,146 patients have recovered from the infection. (PTI)

    20:46 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: With 197 new cases, Ahmedabad's tally rises to 20,913

    With 197 new cases of coronavirus, Ahmedabad's tally rises to 20,913; nine more die, taking toll to 1,441: Health department (PTI)

    20:42 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,74,761 with 4,878 new patients

    Maharashtra's coronavirus case tally rises to 1,74,761 with 4,878 new patients found, death toll reaches 7,855 with 245 new deaths: health department (PTI)

    20:35 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Only six new coronavirus cases found in Mumbai's Dharavi area

    With six new patients detected, the coronavirus case count in Mumbai's Dharavi area, known as Asia's largest slum cluster, rose to 2,268 on Tuesday, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official. In the last ten days, the area which has a very high population density has reported less than ten new coronavirus patients for the third time. But the details of COVID-19-related deaths -- if any -- in the area since Monday evening were not immediately available. There are 586 active COVID-19 cases in the area while 1,586 patients have been discharged from hospitals. 

    20:22 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Updates: Madhya Pradesh: COVID-19 cases up by 223 to 13,593; toll 572

    The COVID-19 case count in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 13,593 on Tuesday with addition of 223 new cases in the last 24 hours, officials said. With 8 more people succumbing to the viral infection, the death toll has gone up to 572, they said. Of them, three deaths each were reported from Bhopal and Indore while two patients have died in Ujjain and Rajgarh, officials said. A total of 196 persons were discharged from hospitals in the day after recovery. Of the 223 cases, the highest count of 59 was reported from Morena district bordering Rajasthan's Dholpur, followed by 45 cases in Indore and 25 in Bhopal, officials said. (PTI)

    20:18 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 620 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and 20 deaths reported in Gujarat

    In the last 24 hours, 620 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and 20 deaths have been reported in Gujarat. State tally rises to 32,446 including 23,670 cured/discharged and 1,848 deaths: State Health Department (ANI)

    20:13 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal reports 652 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

    West Bengal reports 652 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 18,559 and death toll is at 668: State Health Department (ANI)

    20:10 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Four deaths, 338 fresh COVID-19 cases in Haryana

    Haryana health authorities on Tuesday reported four more coronavirus deaths as the number of infections in the state rose to 14,548 with 338 fresh cases. The worst-hit Faridabad and Gurgaon reported two and one deaths, respectively. One person died from the infection in Palwal, according to the state health department's daily bulletin. The state has so far reported 236 deaths. Gurgaon and Faridabad till now have reported 91 and 77 coronavirus-related fatalities, respectively. Both districts account for over 9,000 infections in the state.  The bulletin said currently there are 4,340 active cases in the state. As many as 9,972 people have been discharged from hospitals after treatment. The state's recovery rate on Tuesday was 68.55 per cent. Among the districts which reported fresh cases on Tuesday were Faridabad with 143 infections, Gurgaon 87, Rohtak 28, Karnal 20 and Kaithal 11. (PTI)

    19:58 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal extends lockdown measures in containment zones till July 31

    Lockdown measures in containment zones stand extended up to July 31. Schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms, entertainment parks, social, political religious and other large congregation shall remain prohibited till July 31: West Bengal Govt #COVID19 (ANI)

    19:51 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Continued spread of COVID-19 pandemic poses risk to Indian economy, says IMF official

    The main downside risk to India's growth forecast is the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as the health crisis has not yet been contained, a top IMF official said on Tuesday, noting that the country's near-term growth outlook continues to be clouded by the global and domestic slowdown and uncertainties relating to the coronavirus. Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its report projected the Indian economy to contract by -4.5 per cent in 2020, which is the slowest Indian growth that it has in its record since 1961. (PTI)

    19:46 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Punjab reports 150 new COVID-19 positive cases and 6 deaths

    Punjab reports 150 new COVID-19 positive cases and 6 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 5568 and death toll is at 144: State Health Department (ANI)

    19:44 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: PM Narendra Modi says COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable, universal

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed India’s preparations for vaccinating its vast population against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available and enunciated four guiding principles for it, including ensuring affordable and universal vaccination. Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review planning and preparations for vaccination against the novel coronavirus. |READ MORE

    19:36 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: EU agrees to reopen its borders to 15 countries from July 1

    EU agrees to reopen its borders to 15 countries from July 1, with conditions for China but US excluded: official (AFP)

    19:33 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 vaccination must be affordable, universal, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed India's preparations for vaccinating its vast population against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available and enunciated four guiding principles for it, including ensuring affordable and universal vaccination. Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review planning and preparations for vaccination against the novel coronavirus. "An important subject that was discussed was the creation of a tech platform that would complement vaccination at scale across the nation," the prime minister tweeted. At the meeting, the current status of vaccine development efforts were also reviewed and the prime minister highlighted India's commitment to play an enabling role in the vaccination efforts against COVID-19, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement. (PTI)

    19:30 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: UK to resume COVID-19 prevention trial of Hydroxychloroquine

    A global trial for the assessment of the role that Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can play against COVID-19 infection is set to resume in the United Kingdom, reported news agency Reuters. The resumption of the widely-debated trial has begun following approval by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after the trial named as COPCOV was halted as following reports of lack of effectiveness shown by Hydroxychloroquine people who had contracted the coronavirus. |READ MORE

    19:26 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 131 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala, tally now 4,442

    Kerala's COVID-19 tally touched 4,442 with 131 people, including nine CISF personnel from Kannur, testing positive on Tuesday, as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) sounded that there were indications of community spread. The death toll in the state has climbed to 24 with the samples of a 76-year-old man, who died on June 27 after reaching here from Mumbai, testing positive today. Of the fresh positive cases, 65 had come from abroad and 46 from other states, Health minister K K Shailaja said in a press release. Ten have been infected through contact. According to the release, 2,112 people have recovered from the infection, including 75 who were discharged today, while at least 2,304 are presently under treatment. (PTI)

    19:23 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka reports 947 new COVID-19 positive cases

    Karnataka reports 947 new COVID-19 positive cases including 503 cases from Bengaluru Urban, taking the total number of cases to 15242. Death toll rises to 246 after 20 deaths were reported today: State Health Department (ANI)

    19:20 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported from Dharavi area of Mumbai

    6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported from Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 2268: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) (ANI)

    19:18 (IST)30 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 tally crosses 90,000

    Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 tally crossed the 90,000 mark with nearly 4,000 fresh cases for the third consecutive day on Tuesday and with 60 more deaths, the toll touched 1,201, the government said. Chennai recorded the highest single day increase of 2,393 cases and the remainder was spread across the state, a health department bulletin said. While the State capital's cumulative share of virus cases till date was 58,327, Tamil Nadu's tally stood at 90,167. Today is the third consecutive day of nearly 4,000 cases. Sunday and Monday witnessed 3,940 and 3,949 fresh cases respectively in the state. While 2,325 patients were discharged, in total, 50,074 people have recovered and active cases stood at 38,889. (PTI)

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