24-hour coronavirus cases in India cross 11,000 brands
- Maharashtra has the highest cases in India with 1,011,141, followed by Tamil Nadu with 40,698 and Delhi with 36,824.
- The Tamil Nadu count has exceeded 40,000, with 1,982 people tested positive in the past 24 hours. Chennai continues to be the epicenter of COVID-19 in the state with 71% of cases in Tamil Nadu reported by the city. Six clusters in Chennai continue to be a challenge. Authorities filed a complaint against 40 people on Friday for violating quarantine rules when they left their homes.
- India’s recovery rate – the number of patients who have successfully battled viral disease – stood at 49.94% this morning. 1,54,330 people have recovered, the Ministry of Health said.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair interaction with chief ministers of various states next week to discuss the coronavirus situation in India, which has suffered an alarming decline in recent days amid the easing after the national foreclosure two months. The online meeting will take place on June 16 and 17.
- In New Delhi, the situation is particularly dire, with the Aam Aadmi Party government estimating that there will be 5.5 cases of lakhs by July 31.
- Coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, days after the center announced a new lockout period as part of its “Unlock1” plan, which eased phased restrictions by allowing flights to resume, stores to reopen and offices to operate, among other measures, by following strict security rules and social distancing practices.
- On Friday, the Supreme Court expressed concern over reports that doctors would not be paid and said the country “could not have dissatisfied soldiers in this war against the coronavirus”. The court said the government needs to do more to address the concerns of health care professionals. The Supreme Court heard a petition requesting that doctors and others on the front lines of the battle against the virus be accommodated in hotels and guesthouses for quarantine after seven to 14 days of service.
- The United States has recorded another 839 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of deaths in the country to 114,613, according to a count Friday by Johns Hopkins University.
- The coronavirus pandemic has killed 4.25,000 people worldwide since its onset in China late last year, according to an AFP count.
- Economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic could plunge an additional 395 million people into extreme poverty and increase the total number of people living on less than Rs.130 a day worldwide to more than one billion, researchers say in a report released Friday, according to Reuters.
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