Coronavirus India Updates: Total Cases Top 4.4 Lakh; Over 14,000 Dead
The Covid-19 outbreak in India continued to spread rapidly with the country reporting over 4.4 lakh confirmed cases so far, on Tuesday.
The country added nearly 15,000 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally to 4,40,215, according to Health Ministry’s 8 a.m update on June 23. In the last three days alone, we have added 45,167 new cases.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 4,40,215
- Active cases: 1,78,014
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 2,48,190
- Deaths: 14,011
Authorities reported 14,933 new cases, 312 deaths and 10,994 recoveries in the 24 hours preceding the update.
The number of new cases around the globe reached a record, fueled by a surge in Latin America, the World Health Organization said. Total infections surpassed 9 million. Hong Kong recorded 30 new imported cases Monday, the biggest single-day increase since April 3. Delta Air Lines resumed flights to China even as Beijing grapples with a fresh wave of infections. In the U.S., Florida’s new infections rose to another high.
Globally, total cases have topped 9 million with over 470,000 dead.
Track news and developments around the outbreak in India here.
Government Asks Patanjali To Provide Details Of Drug It Is Selling As Covid-19 Cure
India's Ministry of Ayush has asked Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. to provide details of the composition of a newly launched product which the company is claiming to be a cure for the novel coronavirus.
"Facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the Ministry," it said in a statement.
The ministry has directed Patanjali to stop advertising or publicising claims that their product is a cure till the issue is duly examined.
It has also asked Patanjali to disclose where the research study was conducted, the sample size and the results of the study.
Odisha Prepares For Rath Yatra Amid Covid-19 Outbreak
Karnataka Minister’s Wife, Daughter Test Covid-19 Positive
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar's wife and daughter have tested positive for Covid-19, a day after his father was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
"Test results of our family members have come. Unfortunately, my wife and daughter have tested positive for #Covid19 and are undergoing treatment," the minister tweeted on Tuesday.
He said he and his two sons have tested negative.
Earlier, the domestic help of the minister had tested coronavirus positive and was admitted to a hospital.
Assam Records 267 New Covid-19 Cases; Total Reaches 5,853
Assam reported 267 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 5,853, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The ruling BJP MLA Krishnendu Paul was among those who tested positive on Monday, an official said. Meanwhile, 161 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the state on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,565, the minister said.
Of the total 5,853 positive cases, 2,276 are active, nine people have died, 3,565 have recovered and three migrated out of the state, he said.