Coronavirus News Highlights: Maharashtra reports 9,974 new cases; Banquet halls, hotels, gyms to reopen with up to 50 people in Delhi

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Updated: June 28, 2021 9:37:02 am

Covid-19 Case in India State Wise Counter, Coronavirus Tracker, Delta Variant, Delta Plus Variant News June 27 Corona Highlights: PM Modi said that the government is satisfied with the pace of the vaccination drive in India and added that in order to keep the ball rolling, there is a need to involve other organizations as well as NGOs for expansion of inoculation against Covid-19 infection in the country.

Coronavirus in India Live News, Latest updates on Covid vaccinationCovid cases surge amid reports of rise in cases of Delta Plus variant which is believed to be more infectious. (Photo Source: PTI)

Coronavirus Covid 19 cases in India Highlights, Coronavirus Vaccination Latest News, Delta Plus variant updates June 27: With the decline in daily new caseload for some time, India is yet again witnessing the surge in Covid-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, the country has reported 50,040 new cases, data provided by the Union Health Ministry highlighted. The cases surge amid reports of rise in cases of Delta Plus variant which is believed to be more infectious.

On the vaccination front, PM Modi said that the government is satisfied with the pace of the vaccination drive in India and added that in order to keep the ball rolling, there is a need to involve other organizations as well as NGOs for expansion of inoculation against Covid-19 infection in the country. The centre, on Saturday, has also told the apex court in India that by the end of this year, the country is expected to get 188 crore vaccine doses from five manufacturers. This is believed to fully vaccinate 94 crore population in the country that is above the age of 18 years.

Meanwhile, as the national capital reports the lowest single-day cases since May 1, the state government is opening up gyms and banquet halls to host marriages. The cap set by the government for marriage events is 50. Gyms will also function at 50 per cent capacity.

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    23:17 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Chandigarh reports 15 new cases, zero deaths today

    Chandigarh reports 15 new cases, 37 discharges, and zero deaths today; the total number of active cases in the UT is 203 (ANI)

    22:53 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram starts SputnikV trial for general public

    Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram starts SputnikV trial run for the general public. (ANI)

    22:40 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab reports 298 new positive cases, 11 deaths in last 24 hours

    COVID-19 | Punjab reports 298 new positive cases, 641 recoveries, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total positive cases: 5,94,883Active cases: 4,020 (ANI)

    22:18 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bihar reports 185 new COVID-19 cases in the state

    Bihar reports 185 new COVID-19 cases in the state today. Active cases stand at 2,141: Bihar Health Department (ANI)

    22:05 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 746 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths today

    Mumbai reports 746 new COVID-19 cases, 1,295 recoveries and 13 deaths today.

    Active cases: 8,582Total recoveries: 6,94,082Death toll: 15,396  (ANI)

    21:28 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 9,974 fresh Covid cases

    Maharashtra reports 9,974 fresh Covid cases, tally rises to 60,36,821; 143 more fatalities take death toll to 1,21,286. Recoveries surge to 57,90,113, while active cases stand at 1,22,252: State Health Department (PTI) 

    21:08 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: West Bengal reports 1,836 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths today

    West Bengal reports 1,836 new COVID-19 cases, 2,022 recoveries, and 29 deaths today.

    Active cases: 21,884Total recoveries: 14,55,453Death toll: 17,612 (ANI) 

    20:51 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Delta variant predominant in Assam, Delta Plus coronavirus variant yet to be detected in state: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    An alert has been raised on Delta Plus variant of coronavirus in the country but it is yet to detected in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday. Of the two variants- Delta and Delta Plus- a 'red flag has been raised in the country for the latter', the chief minister told PTI. 'We are doing genomic sequencing but as of now we have not found the Delta Plus variant in Assam', he said. | Read More

    20:33 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kolkata Police share details about fake Covid vaccine camps

    Accused Debanjan who organised fake vaccine camps, wrote letters to govt agencies, would put receipt stamps on them to convince victims. He claimed of writing a mail to Serum Institute for Covishield. He confessed to having organised 2 camps - City College & Kasba: Kolkata Police  (ANI)

    20:22 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa reports 215 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

    Goa reports 215 new COVID-19 cases, 301 recoveries and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 2511Total recoveries: 1,60,548 Death toll: 3039 (ANI)

    20:06 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 5,127 new COVID-19 cases, 91 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu reports 5,127 new COVID-19 cases, 7,159 recoveries and 91 deaths today.

    Active cases: 42,801Total recoveries: 23,90,783Death toll: 32,290 (ANI)

    19:52 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker:Manipur reports 669 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours

    Manipur reports 669 new COVID cases, 509 recoveries and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Active cases: 5824 Total recoveries: 61,038Death toll: 1124 (ANI)

    19:39 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka reports 3604 new cases, 89 deaths today

    COVID-19 | Karnataka reports 3604 new cases, 7699 discharges and 89 deaths today.

    Active cases: 1,01,042Total recoveries: 26,98,822 Death toll: 34,743 (ANI)

    19:15 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Delhi unlock: Gymnasiums gear up to open; many yoga institutes prefer to stay online for now

    Apprehensive about a possible third Covid wave, owners of many yoga institutes in the national capital said they prefer to continue conducting their classes in the online mode for some more time despite the Delhi government allowing them to operate in-person from Monday.

    Gymnasiums, on the other hand, have geared up to reopen with 50 per cent capacity with several of them starting the sanitization process at their facilities and even offering special discounts for customers vaccinated against COVID-19. | Read More

    18:57 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Serum Institute of India produces over 10 crore doses of Covishield in June

    Fulfilling its commitment, Serum Institute of India has produced over 10 crore doses of its COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in June so far as India ramps up the pace of its vaccination drive in the face of a possible third wave of the viral infection.

    India’s COVID-19 inoculation drive has picked up pace under the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination that commenced on June 21 with around 69 lakh vaccine doses being administered on an average daily in the last six days. | Read More

    18:45 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Its any day better than no business: Wedding industry heaves sigh of relief as Delhi unlocks

    For the wedding industry in the national capital, it is the permission to reopen rather than the hope to make some profit that has shown a sliver of hope after three months of no business.

    The Delhi government on Saturday allowed weddings at banquet, marriage halls and hotels with 50 people in attendance, and reopening of gyms and yoga centres at 50 per cent capacity under the phased unlock process initiated with an improvement in the city’s COVID-19 situation. | Read More

    18:30 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi govt writes to Centre for 45 lakh COVID vaccine doses in July 

    Delhi govt wrote to Centre for 45 lakh COVID vaccine doses in July to keep up current vaccination rate of 1.5 lakh jabs daily: AAP MLA Atishi (PTI) 

    18:16 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 10,905 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths today 

    Kerala reports 10,905 new COVID-19 cases, 12,351 recoveries and 62 deaths today. 

    Active cases: 99,591Death toll: 12,879 (ANI)

    18:01 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Punjab govt to install 75 more oxygen plants by July end

    COVID19 Punjab government will set up 75 more oxygen plants in state by July end: Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan READ MORE

    17:54 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttar Pradesh registers 222 fresh cases

    Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rises to 17,05,596 with 222 fresh cases, 45 more fatalities push death toll to 22,518; recoveries surge to 16,79,913: Official statement

    17:45 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: India has capacity to store Covid vaccines requiring low temperatures: Centre to SC

    India has the capacity to store vaccines that may require a lower temperature in the range of minus 15 to minus 20 degrees Celsius and there are over 29,000 cold chain points (CCPs) across the country where vaccines are stored at the recommended temperatures, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. In an affidavit filed in the apex court in a suo motu case on distribution of essential supplies and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has said that at present, the two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin -- are required to be stored at a temperature range of two to eight degrees Celsius. (PTI)

    17:33 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi markets reopen in phased manner
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    17:12 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi registers 89 COVID-19 cases

    Delhi registers 89 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in a day; positivity rate 0.12 per cent: Health Bulletin

    Delhi reports 89 new COVID19 cases, 285 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 1,568Total recoveries: 14,07,401Death toll: 24,965

    Positivity rate: 0.12% (ANI)

    17:02 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rise in cases of depression, panic attacks, insomnia due to Covid-related trauma

    Inability to mourn with family members or cope with grief alone due to Covid constraints has led to an increase in cases of depression, anxiety, insomnia and other mental health disorders among people in Delhi who have been affected directly or indirectly by the pandemic, experts said. Several hospitals and clinics in the national capital are registering a spike in the number of patients complaining of symptoms related to pyschological ailments triggered by post-traumatic stress, they said. Delhi had reeled under a brutal second wave of the pandemic which claimed a massive number of lives daily, with the oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals, having added to the woes. (PTI)

    16:46 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Israel's new leader urges youth to get vaccine

    Israel's new prime minister is urging the country's youth to get vaccinated as coronavirus case numbers have crept up in recent days due to a localized outbreak of the Delta variant. Naftali Bennett's comments came at a meeting of the government Sunday in Jerusalem. (AP)

    16:35 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Trial for Zydus Cadila vaccine is almost complete, says COVID working group Chairman Dr NK Arora

    Trial for Zydus Cadila vaccine is almost complete. By July end or in August, we might be able to start administering this vaccine to children of 12-18 age group: Dr NK Arora, Chairman, COVID working group

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    16:15 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: No lessons learnt from first wave - UP BJP leader criticises COVID-19 handling

    Criticising the handling of the COVID-19 crisis in Uttar Pradesh, a ruling party leader has claimed that at least 10 people died in every village during the second wave as no lessons were learnt from the first one. State BJP working committee member Ram Iqbal Singh, who made the remarks on Saturday, is the latest among the party's own leaders who have questioned the management of the novel coronavirus infection in the state. (PTI)

    16:02 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Availability of Covid vaccine for kids will pave way for school reopening, says AIIMS chief

    Making COVID-19 vaccine available for children will be a milestone achievement and pave the way for reopening of schools and resumption of outdoor activities for them, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria has said. He said the data of phase two and three trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on two to 18 years age group is expected by September. The vaccine can be available for children in India around that time following approval from the drug regulator, he said. "If the Pfizer vaccine gets approval before that, then it can also be an option for children," Dr Guleria told PTI on Saturday. (PTI)

    16:02 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Availability of Covid vaccine for kids will pave way for school reopening, says AIIMS chief

    Making COVID-19 vaccine available for children will be a milestone achievement and pave the way for reopening of schools and resumption of outdoor activities for them, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria has said. He said the data of phase two and three trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on two to 18 years age group is expected by September. The vaccine can be available for children in India around that time following approval from the drug regulator, he said. "If the Pfizer vaccine gets approval before that, then it can also be an option for children," Dr Guleria told PTI on Saturday. (PTI)

    15:49 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Malaysia indefinitely extends virus lockdown

    Malaysia's leader says the country will indefinitely extend a near-total lockdown that's been in place for a month, as coronavirus infections remain high. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday said the lockdown won't be eased unless daily new cases fall below 4,000, the vaccination rate reaches 10 per cent and demand is reduced for intensive care in hospitals. The national Bernama news agency quoted Muhyiddin as saying he hopes this will happen by mid-July. The lockdown was set to expire Monday. (AP)

    15:39 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jharkhand records three more COVID-19 fatalities, 98 new cases

    Jharkhand recorded three more COVID-19 deaths and 98 new cases in the last 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. The deaths which were reported from East Singhbhum, Bokaro and Khunti district pushed the COVID-19 death toll to 5,110. (PTI)

    15:27 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: After chat with PM Modi, MP resident gets himself vaccinated against COVID-19

    Encouraged after a chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who urged people to shed hesitancy against COVID-19 vaccine, a villager from Madhya Pradesh got inoculated along with his family members. Seeking to make people shed their reservations about vaccines against coronavirus, Modi spoke to residents of Dulariya village in MP's Betul district. The chat was aired on the PM's monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast on Sunday. Modi counselled them to take the vaccine amidst their doubts about the inoculation exercise. (PTI)

    15:17 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana government extends lockdown till July 5
    14:52 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ladakh records 21 new COVID-19 cases; restrictions eased further in Leh

    Ladakh recorded 21 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 19,941, while active cases in the region dropped to 281 after 33 more patients recovered from the disease, officials said on Sunday. The Union territory has so far registered 202 Covid deaths, with Leh accounting for 144 fatalities followed by 58 in Kargil district. Of the new cases, 18 persons tested positive in Leh, taking the infection tally in the district to 16,454, while three new cases in Kargil pushed the district tally of infections to 3,487, they said. (PTI)

    14:33 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Goa ready to tackle COVID-19 third wave, says CM

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said his government was ready to tackle a possible third wave of the coronavirus infection with a committee of experts and required infrastructure in place. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, he said a pediatric intensive care unit and a neonatal intensive care unit have already been established with trained staff, while the task force headed by him was ready to purchase equipment as and when required. (PTI)

    14:20 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: First of its kind month long health check up for kids to beat COVID starts in Haveri

    In a first of its kind exercise in Karnataka, a month-long extensive health check-up drive for children below 16 years has been launched across Haveri district as part of the preparation to face a possible third wave of COVID-19, state Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said. "Haveri has become the first district in the State to start a first-of-its-kind health check-up drive exclusively for children. (PTI)

    14:07 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delta plus has more affinity for lung tissues in comparison to other COVID-19 strains: NTAGI chief

    The Delta plus variant of COVID-19 has greater affinity to lung tissues as compared to other strains but it does not mean that it will cause severe disease or is more transmissible, head of coronavirus working group NTAGI Dr N K Arora said. A new viral variant of the coronavirus, Delta Plus, was identified on June 11. It was recently classified as a variant of concern. Till now, 51 cases of Delta Plus have been detected across 12 states, with Maharashtra reporting the maximum cases of this variant. (PTI)

    14:06 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mizoram reports 233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities

    Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 19,324 on Sunday as 233 more people, including 62 children, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 91, a health official said. Aizawl district registered the highest number of new cases at 127, followed by Kolasib (41) and Lunglei (15), he said.

    14:06 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mizoram reports 233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities

    Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 19,324 on Sunday as 233 more people, including 62 children, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 91, a health official said. Aizawl district registered the highest number of new cases at 127, followed by Kolasib (41) and Lunglei (15), he said.

    13:36 (IST)27 Jun 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rahul Gandhi spreading lies regarding vaccination, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    PM Modi ensured free vaccination for all in the country but you (Rahul Gandhi) are spreading lies, misconceptions & putting people's lives in danger. While, PM spoke to villagers of Dulariya, counseled them to take vaccine & cleared their doubts regarding vaccination: Madhya Pradesh CM (ANI)

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