Coronavirus India Updates: India Overtakes U.K. With Nearly 3 Lakh Cases
Covid-19 infections neared the 3-lakh mark, at a time when authorities maintain that India has not reached the community transmission stage. The country’s total cases have surpassed that of U.K.’s taking it to the 4th spot.
The world’s second-most populous nation added 10,956 fresh cases in the 24 hours preceding the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on June 12, taking the total tally to 2,97,535. This includes 8,498 deaths and 1,47,195 patients who have recovered.
Authorities reported 396 deaths and 6,166 recoveries during the same 24 hours.
- India has reported its deadliest day.
- Fresh cases spike, crossing the 10,000-mark for the first time.
- Authorities report second highest number of people discharged in 24 hour period.
Even with confirmed Covid-19 cases in India nearing the 3 lakh mark, authorities continued to assert that there is no community transmission in the country.
"India is not in community transmission. We have to continue with our strategy of testing, tracing, tracking, quarantine and containment measures; we should not give up our guard on these," Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava said at a media briefing.
- Total confirmed cases: 2,97,535
- Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 10,956
- Total number of active cases: 1,41,842
- Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 1,47,195
- Total deaths: 8,498
Tokyo’s governor lifted the city’s virus alert and denied she was considering canceling the Olympic Games. Houston may reimpose stay-home orders as cases in the city surge.
The World Health Organization said the spread of the coronavirus in Africa is accelerating.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign is asking people attending his campaign rally in Oklahoma to waive liability if they contract Covid-19. A court in Australia ruled against a weekend rally amid concerns it could hurt efforts to control the virus outbreak.
Cases pass 7.4 million; deaths exceed 420,000.
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Modi To Interact With Chief Ministers
Amritsar To Shut Most Shops On The Weekend
The district administration of Amritsar, which is the worst affected by coronavirus in Punjab, on Friday announced that all shops except medical stores will remain closed on weekends.
Also, people will have to get an e-pass for movement on weekends.
The move came a day after the state government announced a stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays.
Maharashtra Cases Cross One Lakh Mark
Confirmed cases in Maharashtra crossed the 1-lakh mark on Friday evening.
The state reported 3,493 new cases, according to the public health department. Total cases now stand at 1,01,141.
This includes 47,796 recoveries and 3,717 patients who succumbed to the virus infection. Over the past 24 hours, 1,718 patients recovered, while 127 died.
Find out how Maharashtra reached the grim milestone here.
Google To Show Covid-19 Testing Centres On Search, Assistant And Maps
Google on Friday said it has added a new feature on its Search, Assistant, and Maps products to help users find information on Covid-19 testing centres near them.
Google is working with the Indian Council of Medical Research and MyGov to provide users with information on authorised testing labs, a statement said.
The new feature is available in English along with eight other languages in India -- Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati, it added.