Coronavirus India Update: India Reports 80,834 New Cases; Delhi Lifts Lockdown From June 14
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Coronavirus India Update: India Reports 80,834 New Cases; Delhi Lifts Lockdown From June 14

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Fresh Covid-19 infections in India remained below the 1-lakh-mark for the sixth day in a row but, the daily fatality rate remained elevated.

Nearly 81,000 people tested positive for the deadly pathogen in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on June 12. That's the lowest number of new cases since April 1. The daily positivity rate is at 4.25%, less than 10% for 20 consecutive days.

Recoveries during the same period remained higher at nearly 1.32 lakh, keeping active infections below the 11-lakh-mark. More than 3,300 patients succumbed to the illness in the same period, taking the country’s total death toll to 3.7 lakh.

Experts have maintained that India’s case and fatality figures are vastly under-counted, especially in rural areas where record-keeping is patchy. Confirming suspicions, Bihar Health Department on Wednesday revised its official death toll to a level 72% higher than previously reported. Accounting for the revision, India recorded the highest number of fatalities in a day on Thursday.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 2,94,39,989
  • Active cases: 10,26,159
  • Total patients cured or discharged: 2,80,43,446
  • Deaths: 37,0384
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 80,834
  • One-day recoveries: 1,32,062
  • One-day deaths: 3,303
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 25,31,95,048 (34,84,239 in the last 24 hours)

Also read: Covid Vaccines: Centre Says 100 Crore Indians Will Be Vaccinated By 2021-End. Really?

Delhi Lifts Lockdown From June 14, Malls And Markets Allowed To open

Under the phased unlock process, reopening of restaurants with 50% capacity and one weekly market per municipal zones will be allowed from June 14, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

However, certain activities and services like schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutes, political, social, cultural, religious and festival gatherings, cinemas, multiplexes, swimming pools, gyms, and public parks and gardens will remain closed, he said.

The religious places in the city will also reopen but no visitors will be allowed.

The markets, malls and market complexes allowed to reopen on odd-even basis will now open every day from 8 am to 10 pm, he said.

Kejriwal said the Covid situation in Delhi has significantly improved and the number of cases have also declined. He, however, warned if cases increased restrictions will have to be reimposed.

(With inputs from PTI)

U.S. Deaths Near 600,000; Bangkok Eases Limits

The Covid-19 pandemic’s U.S. death toll approached 600,000, even as cases and fatalities slowed. New York state is nearing President Joe Biden’s vaccination goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose by July 4.

A U.S. study showed emergency care or hospitalization is extremely rare among fully vaccinated people who contract coronavirus. Biden expressed his support for Japan’s efforts to carry out a safe Summer Olympics, Nikkei reported.

New infections and hospital admissions in Zambia hit a record. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now less hopeful he will be able to lift England’s restrictions as planned on June 21, as cases fueled by the delta variant continue to surge.

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