Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 4.7 Lakh; Delhi Now The Indian City With Highest Cases
Over 4.7 lakh people have been infected by the deadly Covid-19 virus in India, as new cases poured in from across the country taking the figure to a new high.
The country added nearly 17,000 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally to 4,73,105, according to Health Ministry’s 8 a.m update on June 25. However, over 2.7 lakh of these cases have been declared as “cured/discharged”.
Authorities reported 16,922 new cases, 418 deaths and 13,012 recoveries in the 24 hours preceding the update.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 4,73,105
- Active cases: 1,86,514
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 2,71,697
- Deaths: 14,894
Delhi now has the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India, surpassing Mumbai, as the pace of transmission spirals in the national capital.
New Delhi added 3,788 new cases on Wednesday, taking the total count to 70,390, according to the local government’s health bulletin. Mumbai—India’s largest Covid-19 hotspot till now—has reported 69,258 cases.
Signs of a worsening outbreak across the U.S. rattled markets, with states including Florida, California and Texas setting daily records for infections. Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 33 new cases in 24 hours.
Health leaders called on the U.K. to prepare for a possible second wave, while the World Health Organization warned of rising number of cases in Latin America.
Globally, total cases exceeded 9.4 million while deaths passed 482,000.
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Hair salons in Maharashtra will be allowed to reopen from June 28, after over three months of downing shutters due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a state minister said on Thursday.
State Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said that during the state cabinet meeting held on Thursday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray agreed to allow the salons to reopen with adherence to standard operating procedures about hygiene and cleanliness.
"The hair salons will reopen. However, the use of sanitisers and face-masks will be mandatory for the hairdresser and the customer. Similarly, the cloth or towel used for one customer shall not be used for others," he said.
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Three More Maharashtra Cops Die Of Covid-19; Toll Rises To 54
Three Maharashtra Police personnel, including an officer, died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in the state force to 54, an official said on Thursday.
Out of the 54 victims, 34 were from the Mumbai Police force, he said.
Three officers were among the 54 personnel who have so far succumbed to the viral infection since its outbreak in the state, he said.
As of now, more than 4,200 police personnel have been infected with coronavirus. Of these, over 3,000 have recovered, the official said. There are 991 active cases and the patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals of the state, he said, adding that seven police personnel were discharged after recovery in the last 24 hours.
The Maharashtra Police force comprises over two lakh personnel.