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Coronavirus News Updates: Mumbai records 696 new COVID-19 cases, 24 fatalities in 24 hours

Coronavirus News Updates: The tally of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai rose to 7,15,146, while the toll reached 15,146.

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Coronavirus News Updates: Mumbai records 696 new COVID-19 cases, 24 fatalities in 24 hours

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June 11, 2021 - 20:52 (IST)

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Decrease in active Covid cases should not lead to complacency, says Harsh Vardhan
 

A decrease in the number of Covid cases should never inculcate a sense of complacency among the public, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday, underlining that the behavioural pattern of putting masks on and off intermittently, improper wearing of masks and not following Covid-appropriate behaviour contributed to the second wave of the viral disease.  Vardhan said this after inaugurating the newly-revamped Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library at Chandni Chowk here, according to a statement issued by the health ministry.

PTI

June 11, 2021 - 20:26 (IST)

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Mumbai records 696 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths

Mumbai reported 696 new coronavirus infections and 24 fatalities on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The financial capital of the country recorded fewer than 1,000 cases for the 12th day in a row, though the daily spike and death figure rose slightly compared to Thursday. The tally of COVID-19 cases in the city thus rose to 7,15,146, while the toll reached 15,146.   

There are 15,819 active COVID-19 cases now, after 658 patients were discharged from hospitals.  So far 6,81,946 patients have recovered in the city, taking the recovery rate to 95 percent.

PTI

June 11, 2021 - 20:24 (IST)

J&J says expiration date of its COVID-19 vaccines extended

Johnson & Johnson says US health officials have extended the expiration date for millions of doses of its coronavirus vaccine by an extra six weeks. The drug maker says the FDA approved a longer shelf-life for the one-dose shots. State officials recently warned that many unused doses would reach their original three-month expiration by the end of June. 
 
The extension comes as the rate of new US vaccinations continues to slip. The USaveraged about 800,000 injections per day last week. That's down from a high of nearly 2 million per day two months ago. 
 
AP

June 11, 2021 - 20:05 (IST)

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Meghalaya extends lockdown in East Khasi Hills district till 21 June

 
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad  K Sangma on Friday announced an extension of the lockdown in East Khasi Hills district for another week till 21 June in
view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases in the region. The decision was taken as the positivity rate for the coronavirus infection continues to be over 10 percent in the district, a health department official said.
 
 
 
"In other districts, DCs have been empowered to decide as per local situation and in consultation with the COVID care management committees. Up to 20 percent of non-essential shops may be opened in certain areas in the state," the chief minister said. "DCs may also permit up to 20 per cent of commercial
vehicles to operate," he said.
 
PTI

June 11, 2021 - 19:57 (IST)

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SC refuses to pass direction on plea to redress hardship of borrowers amid COVID-19 wave

The Supreme Court Friday refused to pass direction on a plea seeking remedial measures to redress the financial hardship faced by borrowers during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, saying it is in the realm of policy decision. Government has many things to do. They have to spend money on vaccine, they have to spend money on migrant labourers. We cannot do it like this, the apex court said, adding that it is for the Centre and the RBI to consider the issue.
 
These are all in the realm of policy decision. These are issues having financial implications and we are not the experts, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah told advocate Vishal Tiwari, who has filed the petition. The top court was hearing the plea which sought directions to the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to take effective and remedial measures, including in the form of fresh loan moratorium, to redress and overcome the financial stress and hardship faced by borrowers during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.
 
PTI

June 11, 2021 - 19:43 (IST)

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Manipur govt extends curfew in 7 districts till 30 June 

 
 Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Manipur government on Friday decided to extend the ongoing curfew in seven districts till 30 June. On account of the high positivity rate, curfew was first imposed on 8 May in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Kakching, Ukhrul, Churachandpur, and Bishnupur,
and later extended till 11 June.
 
The Home department order on Friday said, "the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths remain high in the state and there is a need to continue with the restrictions till it shows a considerable decline." However, additional activities other than ones already permitted will now be allowed.
 
PTI

June 11, 2021 - 19:30 (IST)

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Himachal Pradesh does away with RT-PCR negative reports for entering state

 
It was also decided that the offices in Himachal Pradesh will function with 50 percent of staff from Monday, said an official spokesperson. All the medical colleges, ayurvedic colleges and dental colleges will open from 23 June . Pharmacy and nursing schools will open from  28 June . Now there will be no requirement of RT-PCR negative tests for entering in the state, the spokesperson added. 

June 11, 2021 - 19:19 (IST)

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Himachal Pradesh extends curfew but eases restrictions

 
The Covid curfew in Himachal Pradesh has been extended with several more relaxations till further orders, an official spokesperson said on Friday. The buses
within the state will ply with 50 percent occupancy and shops will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm from 14 June, he added.  However, the shops except those of essential commodities will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The curfew will continue from 5 pm to 5 am in the state till further orders, the spokesperson added.  
 
PTI
 

June 11, 2021 - 19:12 (IST)

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Free vaccination drive for street vendors in Noida from 14 June

A special campaign for free anti-coronavirus vaccination for street-side vendors would begin in Noida from 14 June, officials said.

In Noida, officials said the inoculation would be done for registered vendors and will take place at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra. “Currently there are around 3,700 registered street vendors in Noida,” Noida Authority''s officer on special duty Indu Prakash Singh told PTI.

Vendors can register themselves through the Cowin app but in case they are unable to do it, they may come directly to the venue with their Aadhaar card and mobile phone for on-spot registration, he added.

June 11, 2021 - 19:00 (IST)

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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till 21 June

The Tamil Nadu government extended the lockdown till 21 June but with more relaxations.

Government-run Tasmac shops will be allowed operate between 10 am and 5 pm in 27 of the state's 38 districts. Meanwhile, industries will be allowed to operate with 33 percent workforce.

State health minister Ma Subramanian said Tamil Nadu is working to contain the spread in 11 districts, while the pandemic has been brought under control in 25 districts


Coronavirus LATEST News Updates: Mumbai reported 696 new coronavirus infections and 24 fatalities on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The financial capital of the country recorded fewer than 1,000 cases for the 12th day in a row, though the daily spike and death figure rose slightly compared to Thursday. The tally of COVID-19 cases in the city thus rose to 7,15,146, while the toll reached 15,146.

The Covid curfew in Himachal Pradesh has been extended with several more relaxations till further orders, an official spokesperson said on Friday. The buses within the state will ply with 50 percent occupancy and shops will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm from 14 June, he added.

However, the shops except those of essential commodities will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The curfew will continue from 5 pm to 5 am in the state till further orders, the spokesperson added.

The Tamil Nadu government extended the lockdown till 21 June but with more relaxations.

Delhi records 238 new cases, 24 deaths, taking total number of cases recorded so far to 14,30,671 and toll to 24,772. The positivity rate further dipped to 0.31%. According to the Delhi government's bulletin, a total of 77,112 testes (including rapid antigen tests) were done in the last 24 hours.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 , or the B1.617.2 variant of concern (VOC) first identified in India, is about 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha strain identified in the UK and also reduces the effectiveness of vaccines to some extent, UK health experts report on Friday.

Maharashtra health department on Friday released the figures related to the weekly COVID-19 positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy of the administrative units in the state, and directed the local administrations to decide on the level of restrictions to be imposed in those areas. As per the data, the positivity rate of Kolhapur is 15.85 percent and its oxygen bed occupancy is 67.41 percent. Both these figures are the highest in the state.

National sero-survey by ICMR is expected to begin this month, all preparations have been done for this, says NITI Aayog member (Health).

Close to 70% fall in active cases has been  since peak on 10 May and active cases now stand at 3.83% of total caseload, says health ministry.

The Karnataka government issued revised guidelines easing curbs in all except 11 high positivity rate districts in the state from 6 am on 14 June to 6 am on 21 June.

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to postpone the INI CET 2021 exam for at least a month, in view of the COVID-19 situation, reports LiveLaw.

In a setback to Bharat  Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, the US Food and Drug Administration has "recommended" Ocugen Inc, the US partner of the Indian vaccine maker, to go for Biologics Licence Application (BLA) route with additional data, nixing hopes of Emergency Use Authorisation.

The daily COVID-19 count in India remained below the one-lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day with the country reporting 91,702 fresh cases, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 4.49 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

With the fresh cases, the total tally of cases has climbed to 2,92,74,823. The COVID-19 toll climbed to 3,63,079 with 3,403 fresh deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed

The active cases further declined to 11,21,671 comprising 3.83 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 94.93 percent. A net decline of 46,281 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 20,44,131 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 37,42,42,384.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.49 percent . It has been less than 10 percent for the 18th consecutive day, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 5.14 percent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 29th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,77,90,073, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.24 percent, the data stated. Cumulatively, 24,60,85,649 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September . It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on 4 May.

The 3,403 new fatalities include 1,915 from Maharashtra, 358 from Tamil Nadu, 194 each from Karnataka and Kerala.

A total of 3,63,079 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,03,748 from Maharashtra, 32,485 from Karnataka, 28,528 from Tamil Nadu, 24,748 from Delhi, 21,597 from Uttar Pradesh, 16,642 from West Bengal, 15,367 from Punjab and 13,285 from Chhattisgarh.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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