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June 26, 2021 / 11:08 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns amid row over breach of Covid norms

Coronavirus News Highlights: India administered 61.19 lakh vaccine doses in a day taking the cumulative number of jabs given so far under the nationwide inoculation drive to 31.50 crore, according to immunisation data published at 7 am.

Coronavirus News Highlights: A single-day rise of 48,698 COVID-19 infections took India's case tally to 3,01,83,143 while the weekly positivity rate declined to 2.97 percent, according to Union Health Ministry data on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 3,94,493 with 1,183 more people succumbing to the viral disease in a day. The number of active cases has further declined to 5,95,565
and now accounts for 1.97 percent of the total infections, the data updated at 8 am showed. Recoveries outnumbered daily new cases of COVID-19 for the 44th consecutive day with the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surging to 2,91,93,085. The case fatality rate stood at 1.31 percent. While the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.72 percent, the weekly case positivity rate has come down to 2.97 percent. According to the Health Ministry data, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.79 percent. It has been less than 5 percent for 19 consecutive days. Also, 17,35,781 tests were conducted on Friday for the detection of COVID-19, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the country to 39,95,68,448. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore total COVID-19 cases on May 4 this year and three crore on June 23.
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  • June 26, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns amid row over breach of Covid norms

    UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock submitted his resignation amid the row over kissing his aide in breach of Covid norms.

  • June 26, 2021 / 10:39 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi Unlock | Gyms, yoga centres to reopen at 50% capacity, wedding ceremonies permitted with 50 guests

    Delhi District Management Authority issued new guidelines to be effective from June 28; gyms and yoga institutes to open with 50% capacity, marriages shall be permitted at banquet halls/marriage halls/hotels with a ceiling of 50 persons.

  • June 26, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Efforts on to vaccinate all by Dec 31, digital divide won't affect drive, Centre tells SC

    Efforts are underway to vaccinate the entire population by December 31, the Centre said in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court. The digital divide in the nation, between urban and rural India, would not affect the immunisation drive, it reportedly said.

  • June 26, 2021 / 09:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 9,812 new cases, Mumbai records 648

    Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,812 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 179 fatalities, taking the tally to 60,26,847 and the toll to 1,20,881, the state Health department said. Of the 179 fatalities, 106 had occurred in the last 48 hours and 73 in the last week. The state also added 332 deaths which had occurred in the past to its overall tally, it said. 

    Mumbai city reported 648 cases, taking its cumulative tally of infections to 7,19,610 and 15 fatalities, which raised the toll to 15,383. The Mumbai division reported 1,964 new cases and 46 deaths taking the caseload to 15,87,681 and the toll to 31,771, the department said. 

  • June 26, 2021 / 09:50 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Over 7.25 lakh vaccine jabs given in Maharashtra in one day

    Maharashtra on Saturday set a new record for itself with the administration of more than 7.25 lakh does of COVID-19 vaccines, just three days after giving a record six lakh doses in a day, a senior official said. 

    With this, the overall number of inoculations reached 3,09,79,460. On Friday, Maharashtra became the first state in the country to cross the three crore-mark. The updated information about today's vaccination has been finalised now. The state has administered 7,26,588 doses. It includes the first dose as well as the second dose in all the categories, the official said. (PTI)

  • June 26, 2021 / 08:58 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 5,415 new cases, 148 deaths

    Tamil Nadu reported 5,415 new COVID-19 cases, 7,661 recoveries, and 148 deaths today. 

    Active cases: 44,924 
    Total recoveries: 23,83,624 
    Death toll: 32,199

  • June 26, 2021 / 07:55 PM IST

     Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh withdraws order to impose corona curfew on Sundays

    "Corona is under control in MP. Not even one positive case reported in 35 districts and active cases stand below 1,000. Positivity rate has dropped to 0.06 percent. In this situation, it is not justified to impose a corona curfew on Sunday. So we are withdrawing it immediately," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

  • June 26, 2021 / 07:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Goa extends state-level curfew till July 5

    "Government of Goa has decided to extend the state-level curfew till 7 am, July 05," Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. The state currently has over 2,500 active cases of coronavirus.

  • June 26, 2021 / 06:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka records 4,272 new cases, 115 deaths

    Karnataka reports 4,272 new cases, 6,126 discharges and 115 deaths today. 

    Active cases: 1,05,226
    Total recoveries: 26,91,123 
    Death toll: 34,654

  • June 26, 2021 / 06:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kerala reports 12,118 new cases, 118 deaths

    Kerala reports 12,118 new COVID-19 positive cases, 11,124 recoveries and 118 deaths today. The active casecount stood at 1,01,102, whereas, the death toll climbed to 12,817.

  • June 26, 2021 / 05:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pune issues fresh guidelines; essential, non-essential shops to remain open till 4 pm

    Pune Municipal Corporation issues fresh guidelines to be effective from Monday, 28 June — Essential shops to remain open only till 4pm every day while non-essential shops to remain open till 4pm between Monday to Friday, reported news agency ANI.

    Restaurants, food courts to remain open with 50% seating capacity between Monday to Friday. Only parcel and home delivery allowed on Saturday and Sunday. Social, religious and entertainment events allowed with 50 people between Monday to Friday.

    Gym, Salon, Spa to remain open till 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Wine shops to remain open from Monday to Friday till 4 pm. Malls and theatres/multiplex, religious places to remain closed.

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