More than 17,000 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, June 27, 2020

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Coronavirus India Live Updates: Total coronaviruses in the nation’s capital reached 77,240 on Friday. (File)

New Delhi:

Live coronavirus updates: Total coronavirus cases in India crossed the five lakh mark on Friday after the country reported its highest peak in a day of over 17,000 cases. Maharashtra, the most affected state, with more than 5,000 new cases, reached 1,527,765, while West Bengal and Tamil Nadu also reported their biggest COVID-19 figures for a single day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that Uttar Pradesh, with a population the same size as four European countries severely affected by coronavirus, had only a fraction of their deaths due to control efforts against COVID-19. “England, France, Italy and Spain – these countries both conquered the world and were the greatest powers in the world, but if you add up the populations of all these countries, that’s 24 crores, but in India, UP alone has 24 crore. The effectiveness of UP has been demonstrated by the fact that the four European nations have together made 1 30 000 deaths due to COVID-19. But in UP, the number of deaths is 600 “, did he declare.

Delhi, struggling with the COVID-19 bed shortage, has reported 3,460 cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. As of Friday, the nation’s total coronaviruses reached 77,240. 2,326 people have been cured of the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 47,091 cures. With 63 more, the number of deaths was 2,492.

As of Friday, the total number of deaths jumped to 15,301, with 407 new deaths. It was the seventh consecutive day that India had recorded more than 14,000 cases. India is behind only the United States, Brazil and Russia.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India Live updates:

The global number of COVID-19 exceeds 9.4 million, the number of deaths exceeds 4.80,000

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide has increased by more than 177,000 in the past 24 hours to 9.4 million and the number of deaths has exceeded 480,000, the World Health Organization announced on Friday ( WHO) (local time).

On Thursday, WHO reported 167,056 new cases and 5,336 related deaths.

The new daily status report estimates the number of infections confirmed in the past 24 hours to be 177,012. In addition, 5,116 virus-related deaths were reported in the same period, bringing the number of deaths to 484,249 .

The Americas lead with more than 4.7 million cases, followed by Europe with more than 2.6 million, reported the ANI news agency.

International flights remain suspended until July 15, government says

International commercial flights to and from India will remain suspended until July 15, announced the DGCA of Civil Aviation Surveillance. The restriction will not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the aviation regulator.

All passenger flights were suspended when the country was blocked in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Domestic flights resumed on May 25.

“Scheduled international commercial passenger services to or from India will remain suspended until 11:59 p.m. IST on July 15, 2020 … However, scheduled international flights may be authorized on routes selected by the authority competent on a case-by-case basis, “said the circular from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Odisha: 218 new COVID-19 cases, total crossings 6,000

On Friday, Odisha’s COVID-19 count crossed the 6000 mark, along with 218 other people, including seven NDRF members, who tested positive for the infection, said a health department official.

With these patients, the number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 6,180, he said.

Of the new cases, 191 have been reported from various quarantine centers where returnees from other states are housed for preliminary observation.

The seven members of the National Disaster Assistance Response Force (NDRF), who returned from West Bengal after participating in the restoration of Cyclone Amphan, were also in quarantine facilities and tested positive for COVID -19, while the other cases were detected during contact. tracing exercises, said the official, reported the PTI news agency.

985 COVID-19 cases, 78 discharged and 7 deaths reported in Telangana on June 26. The total number of cases in the state is now 12,349, including 7,436 active cases, 4,766 released and 237 deaths: State Department of Health

A defense research organization is developing a baggage disinfector for airports and stations

A virus removal conveyor for baggage disinfection has been developed by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), the Kochi laboratory, based at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The automated stand-alone system uses a UV bath to disinfect baggage and similar items in seconds. The disinfector is based on a roller trolley that transports baggage through a chamber equipped with UVC sources precisely calibrated and placed optimally.

“The system’s detection mechanism automatically detects the entry of the bags and powers the UV lighting,” said a statement.

The system has been specially designed to irradiate the body of baggage in all directions and disinfect the entire surface of baggage according to the level of intensity and exposure time required and has built-in features to ensure prevention of direct exposure UV outside.

This baggage disinfector can be installed in airports, train stations, metro stations, bus stations and institutional doors. NPOL developed the system in partnership with Apollo Microsystems Limited, Hyderabad, reported the ANI news agency.

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