Coronavirus India Updates: Covid-19 Tally Crosses 3-Lakh-Mark; Over 11,000 New Cases In Last 24 Hours
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India crossed the 3-lakh mark, as the country became fourth-most infected in the world.
The world’s second-most populous nation added 11,458 fresh cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 3,08,993, according to the health ministry's 8 a.m. update on June 13. This includes 8,884 deaths and 1,54,330 patients who have recovered.
Authorities reported 386 deaths and 7,135 recoveries over the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold talks with state chief ministers next week amid the continued spread of the virus in the country. Even with the rising cases, authorities continued to assert that there is no community transmission in the country.
The Supreme Court has, however, taken cognisance of the increase in cases and issued notices to Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu on their handling of the pandemic. On Friday, Maharashtra became the first state in the country to cross the grim milestone of one lakh cases.
Globally, cases had crossed 76 lakh leaving over 4.25 lakh people dead as of Saturday morning.
The U.S. might need new lockdowns if cases surge dramatically, top health officials said, as they forecast as many as 140,000 deaths by Independence Day on July 4. Brazil’s death toll passed the U.K. to become the second highest in the world.
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Four Mumbai Cops Die Due To Covid-19
Mumbai police had the worst single-day death toll for Covid-19 as four policemen succumbed on Saturday.
So far, 25 police personnel and one officer have died due to the illness, while several hundred are undergoing treatment at various hospitals, an official told PTI.
Covid-19 Count In Tripura Surpasses 1,000
The number of Covid-19 cases in the state of Tripura have crossed the 1,000 mark after 37 people tested positive on Saturday.
A total 210 samples were tested during the day, of which 37 tested positive, officials told PTI.
A total of 278 people have recovered from the infection, leaving 723 active COVID-19 cases in Tripura.
As many as 9,049 people are in home isolation and 656 in institutional quarantine facilities in the state, the officials added.
Loss Of Smell Added As Covid-19 Symptom
The Union Health Ministry has added loss of smell or taste as part of the symptoms for Covid-19, according to its revised clinical management protocols.
Older people and immune-suppressed patients in particular may present with atypical symptoms such as fatigue, reduced alertness, reduced mobility, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, delirium, and absence of fever, the ministry said.
According to the health ministry, people infected by the novel coronavirus are the main source of infection.
Amit Shah To Meet Delhi LG, CM On Delhi Situation
Home Minister Amit Shah will meet Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the national capital.
The total Covid-19 cases in the national capital crossed 36,000 with more than 1,200 deaths, PTI reports.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi are the third highest in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Nagaland Reports Seven New Cases
The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the North-eastern state of Nagaland rose to 163 on Saturday after it reported seven new cases, officials told PTI.
All the new patients had recently returned to the state from other parts of the country and were placed under institutional quarantine, they said.
Of the 163 cases, 114 are active while 49 people have been cured of the disease, he said, adding that the current recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 30.06%.