India registered more than 10,000 cases for the fifth day in a row and is the fourth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic currently.
Here are the latest updates:
11.20 am | Delhi
Delhi Heath Minister Satyendar Jain admitted in hospital; coronavirus test results by evening
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality (RGSS) in the wee hours of Tuesday after he started running a fever and complained of breathing difficulties. A source from within the Aam Aadmi Party said that the Minister had low oxygen levels and his samples have been collected for coronavirus test.
“Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated,” Mr. Jain tweeted.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, recently undertook COVID-19 test after he was suffering from ill-health. He tested negative for the pandemic.
– Jaideep Deo Bhanj
‘India in 8th place in terms of COVID-19 deaths”
India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US, Brazil and Russia.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world, India is in the eighth position in terms of death toll.
Of the 380 new deaths, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 178 fatalities followed by Delhi at 73, Tamil Nadu at 44, Gujarat 28, Haryana 12, West Bengal 10, Rajasthan 9 and Madhya Pradesh 6.
More than 70 per cent deaths have happened due to comorbidities, according to the Union Health Ministry.
10.30 am | Karnataka
Curbs on people from Delhi, T.N. in Karnataka
The Karnataka government has announced mandatory institutional quarantine of three days for those coming from Delhi and Tamil Nadu, followed by 11 days of home quarantine.
In an order issued late on Monday, Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar said that those coming from Maharashtra would continue to have institutional quarantine for seven days, followed by seven days of home quarantine. Those travelling from other States would have 14 days of home quarantine as earlier.
10.00 am | Maharashtra
COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra a ‘tragedy of errors’: experts
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 crisis is the result of many factors — failure of collective action between the Centre and the State, lack of Mumbai-specific approach to fight against the virus, and a blanket implementation of lockdown without a plan to utilise the time effectively and prepare the health system. These are some of the observations of health experts and activists who have closely analysed the turn of events over the last 100 days, since Maharashtra recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus on March 9.
9.30 am | Odisha
Odisha for door-to-door survey to detect corona cases
The Odisha government on Monday announced that a 45-day door-to-door survey would be undertaken from Tuesday to detect COVID-19 cases.
The ASHA and ANM workers would visit every home between June 16 and July 31 in both rural and urban areas to find out if any member of a family had symptoms of COVID-19, Odisha Mission Director of National Health Mission Shalini Pandit told presspersons.
9.00 am | Tripura
Tripura sees increase in cases
With detection of 10 cases, the Covid-19 tally in Tripura soared to 1089 on Monday. All new patients have a travel history. Meanwhile, senior Tripura minister Ratan Lal Nath informed that 433 coronavirus patients have so far been cured in the state. The number included 118 persons who have recovered and discharged from a Covid-19 care centre on Monday.
Nath further informed that 273 Bengaluru returned Tripura residents who got stuck up at Guwahati due to disconnection of train service owing to rain triggered mudslides in hill route have started journey in nine buses. More buses were being arranged to bring back 278 more passengers from Guwahati.
Minister further informed that the 230 Indians will return from Bangladesh through Agartala ICP on June 18. A batch of 129 stranded people had returned on May 28 and eight of them were tested Covid-19 positive.
State’s health department sources said samples of 47, 678 people tested so far and 1089 of them were found to be coronavirus infected.
– Syed Sajjad Ali