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© Provided by Firstpost Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Rajasthan registers 9,271 COVID-19 cases after 171 more test positive; toll stands at 201

12:35 (IST)

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Gilead Sciences granted marketing authorisation for remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment in India

India’s drug regulator has granted US pharma giant Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for its anti-viral drug remdesivir for “restricted emergency use” on hospitalised Covid-19 patients in view of the crisis posed by the pandemic.

The approval process for remdesivir was accelerated in view of the emergency situation and the unmet need for medicines in light of the coronavirus outbreak, a source in the know of the developments told PTI.

12:30 (IST)

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How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) pandemic, believed to have been triggered by the transmission of the virus from animals to humans, has brought into sharp focus zoonotic diseases that are spread by animals forced to move out of their natural habitats that are increasingly being destroyed, say experts.

Destruction of forests for growing crops, urban expansion, and building road networks and a parallel intensification of wildlife trade has resulted in ecological conditions and movement of wild animals, which are reservoirs of some viruses or bacteria, towards human settlements. This, in turn, results in the emergence of new pathogens, they say.

The COVID-19 pandemic “is likely a global effect of natural habitat destruction combined with the effects of globalisation,” says Maria Cristina Rulli, professor at the department of civil and environmental engineering at Politecnico di Milano, who has worked extensively on the links between Ebola virus disease outbreaks and forest destruction in Africa.

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12:20 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Rajasthan Latest Updates

Rajasthan reports 9,271 COVID-19 cases with 201 deaths

Rajasthan registered 171 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the state till 10.30 am on Tuesday, according to the state health department. With this, the total positive cases stood at 9,271 while the toll was at 201. 

11:56 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Andhra Pradesh Latest Updates

Andhra Pradesh reports 3,791 COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 115 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh taking the state’s overall count to 3,791. 

11:49 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Delhi Latest Updates

13 people test COVID-19 positive at Anil Baijal’s office

Meanwhile, 13 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office on Tuesday.

11:47 (IST)

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PM asks industry leaders to emerge as ‘champions of indigenous inspiration’: PM 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the current situation as ‘rise to the occassion’ and asked the industry leaders to come out as ‘champions of indigenous inspiration’.

11:38 (IST)

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Govt’s decision to boost economy is planned and integrated: PM 

We have taken decisions which will help the country in the long run. Reforms are not random, decisions are systemic, planned, integrated, inter-connected and futuristic process, said Narendra Modi.

11:32 (IST)

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India producing 3 lakh PPE kits in one day: Narendra Modi 

Within three months, India has developed an industry of personal protective equipments (PPE), said Narendra Modi on Tuesday, adding “India is developing 3 lakh PPE kits in a day.”

11:29 (IST)

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Rs 200 cr of purchases made by govt: PM 

At least Rs 200 crore of purchases made by the Indian government, said Narendra Modi, adding, “global tenders have been removed to boost small-scale industries.”

11:25 (IST)

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Enhancing economy top priority: Narendra Modi 

Strengthening economy one of top priorities alongside fighting coronavirus, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. “Have taken decisions that will help country in long run,” said Modi. 

11:20 (IST)

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Over Rs 53,000 cr assistance given to poor and migrant workers: PM 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that over Rs 53,000 crore of financial assistance have been given under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme of free ration to poor and migrant workers. 

11:16 (IST)

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Intent, inclusion, investment, infrastructure and innovation will propel economic growth: PM

Intent, inclusion, investment, infrastructure and innovation is required to bring economic growth back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at CII’s annual session on Tuesday. 

11:13 (IST)

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Confident India to get it growth back: Narendra Modi

I trust India’s capabilities to tackle the coronavirus crisis. I trust India’s talent and technology, India’s innovation and intellect. I trust our farmers, SMEs, and entrepreneurs. That is why I say yes, India will get its growth back, said Modi on Tuesday.

11:10 (IST)

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India inching closer to get economic growth back: PM 

11:06 (IST)

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PM begins inaugural address at CII’s annual session 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the inaugural address at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) annual session on Tuesday. He will give the speech to mark 125 years of the CII. The prime minister will share his vision on ‘Getting Growth Back’. 

10:49 (IST)

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Global COVID-19 cases now at 62.6 lakh

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the world stand at 62.6 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University CSSE. This figure includes COVID-19 patients who have recovered and the overall global death toll which stands at 3.75 lakh.

With over 17.8 lakh reported cases till date, the United States is the worst-affected country in the world. The US is followed by Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom and Spain.

10:42 (IST)

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Rupee slips 6 paise to 75.60 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee depreciated 6 paise to 75.60 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday as strengthening American currency and sustained rise in crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiment even as domestic equities opened on a positive note.

Forex traders said, while firm start of the equity market and foreign fund inflows supported the rupee, factors like strong dollar, US-China tensions and Moody’s downgrade of India’s sovereign credit rating dragged down the local unit.

The rupee opened weak at 75.57 at the interbank forex market and then fell further to 75.60, down 6 paise over its last close. It had settled at 75.54 against the US dollar on Monday.

10:31 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in China Latest Update

Chinese doctor succumbs to COVID-19 after 4 months of treatment

A state media outlet says a Chinese doctor has died from COVID-19 after four months of treatment. Internet news site The Paper said word of Hu Weifeng’s death was received from a hospital source Tuesday morning. If confirmed, it would mark the first reported fatality from the disease in China in weeks.

No new deaths were registered Tuesday by the central government’s National Health Commission, whose reports cover events occurring over the previous 24 hours.

10:20 (IST)

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Modi to deliver speech on ‘Getting Growth Back’ at 11 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address on ‘Getting Growth Back’ via a virtual online meeting at the annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister’s address comes at a time when companies are resuming operations after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed relaxations amid lockdown.

The CII, which is an industry association in India, works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

10:13 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in China Latest Update

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.”

But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.

10:08 (IST)

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China reports 15 new cases; Wuhan registers zero asymptomatic case for first time

China has reported 15 new coronavirus cases while Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19, where over nine million people have been tested in the last few weeks has not registered any asymptomatic case for the first time, the health authority said on Tuesday.

According to China’s National Health Commission (NHC), five imported cases and 10 asymptomatic cases were reported in the country on Monday. So far, 371 asymptomatic cases, including 39 from overseas, were still under medical observation, it said.

10:02 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Tripura Latest Update

102 new COVID-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 423

The number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura rose to 423, with 102 people testing positive for coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. They said 173 people have recovered from COVID-19 and have been discharged from hospital.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb urged people of the state to follow government instructions and cooperate with authorities as the number of COVID-19 cases are rising. He said all the 102 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have a travel history.

09:54 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Maharashtra Latest Update

Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally crosses 40,000 mark; toll now at 1,319

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai crossed the 40,000-mark yesterday, with 1,413 more people testing positive for coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The latest case count in the country’s financial capital now stands at 40,887, it said, adding that 40 more people succumbed to the viral infection, taking the death toll to 1,319 in the last 24 hours.

09:49 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Bihar Latest Update

No more quarantine for those returning to Bihar, says report

The Bihar government has announced that migrant workers returning to the state will no longer be registered or quarantined from Tuesday, The Indian Express reports.

“Foreign experts have concluded that home quarantine is the best quarantine,” Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi also told The Indian Express. “Yet, we have run quarantine centres giving migrants all kinds of facilities, including reimbursement of train and bus fare and necessary items kit worth Rs 1,000.”

09:41 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Pakistan Latest Update

Pakistan PM defends lifting lockdown, urges nation to ‘live with the virus’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan cited economic losses to justify his government’s decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to “live with the virus.” Pakistan has rolled back almost all shutdown measures, primarily to avert an economic meltdown. The country would open to tourism but cinemas, theatres and schools remain closed, reports Reuters.

09:30 (IST)

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225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID-19 plan

More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a 2.5 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19 and launch an economic recovery from the pandemic, especially for hard-hit developing and middle-income countries.

They said in a letter that these poor and middle-income countries, which represent nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population and approximately one-third of global GDP, demand immediate action. Over 100 countries have approached the International Monetary Fund for help a, they said, and more are expected to do so.

09:22 (IST)

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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu remain worst-hit

India has 97,581 active cases, while 95,526 people have recovered. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, with 70,013 cases and 2,362 deaths. This is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has 23,495 cases and 184 deaths, and Delhi, with 20,834 cases and 523 deaths.

09:17 (IST)

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India reports 8,171 new cases, 204 deaths in past 24 hours

India reports 8,171 new cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,98,706. As many as 204 more deaths were also reported in this period, taking the overall toll to 5,598, according to the latest update by the health ministry.

09:12 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Maharashtra Latest Update

1,508 Mumbai Police personnel contract COVID-19

A total of 1,508 Mumbai Police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus so far. Of them, 227 are officers, while 1281 are personnel, reports News18. Apart from that, 74 SRPF personnel stationed in Mumbai, have also tested positive. One death was reported yesterday, taking the total death toll among Mumbai Police personnel to 17.

09:03 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Rajasthan Latest Update

13 test positive for COVID-19 in Jodhpur dairy plant

Thirteen people at the Saras dairy plant in Jodhpur test positive for the coronavirus, ANI reports. The plant’s Managing Director says: “They were contractual workers and used to work in the garden where waste water of dairy is utilised. They had not come in contact with packaging or milk.”

08:48 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in West Bengal Latest Update

With COVID-19 tests rising in Bengal, results getting delayed, say officials

As the number of tests to confirm whether one is infected by novel coronavirus has increased manifold in West Bengal, results are also getting delayed under pressure, raising the chances of its transmission, officials of state health department said on Monday.

Sample tests have been conducted in the state on war footing and with migrant labourers returning to West Bengal, such clinical examinations have been expedited, they said. Currently, there are 41 laboratories in West Bengal involved in conducting tests of samples to determine COVID-19 infection

08:43 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in India Latest Update

India’s drug regulator grants Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for remdesivir

India’s drug regulator has granted US pharma giant Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for its anti-viral drug remdesivir for “restricted emergency use” on hospitalised COVID-19 patients in view of the crisis posed by the pandemic.

The approval process for remdesivir was accelerated in view of the emergency situation and the unmet need for medicines in light of the coronavirus outbreak, a source in the know of the developments told PTI.

08:35 (IST)

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India may operate special flight from South Africa to bring home stranded citizens

Indian nationals, who have been stranded in South Africa and the neighbouring Kingdom of Lesotho due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will have the opportunity to get back home as India on Monday announced plans to operate a special flight later this month.

The Indian High Commission announced that as part of the Vande Bharat Mission’s Phase 3, Air India is planning a flight from Johannesburg to Delhi and Mumbai on June 18, subject to approval from the government or South Africa.

08:14 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Delhi Latest Updates

Visuals of police personnel checking vehicles at Delhi-Noida border

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the National Capital borders will be sealed for the next one week and only essential services will be exempted. 

08:10 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Mizoram Latest Updates 

12 fresh COVID-19 cases emerge in Mizoram 

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga​ on Tuesday said that 12 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Zoram Medical College. On Monday, the state government extended the lockdown for another month till 30 June.

The decision was taken after continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, especially its neighbouring northeastern states and the return of a large number of stranded people from other states. 

08:03 (IST)

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Passengers arrive at New Delhi railway station 

07:56 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in India Latest Updates 

Number of COVID-19 cases cross 1.9 lakh nationwide

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus cases crossed 1.9 lakh nationwide with the toll reaching 5,394 after a record single-day spike of 230. The number of people testing COVID-19 positive was nearly 8,400 on Monday. 

While, close to 92,000 COVID-19 patients were cured of the viral infection. 

07:35 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Arunachal Pradesh Latest Updates 

21 active COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh registered a total of 21 active COVID-19 cases after two more individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said chief minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday. Both of them were asymptomatic positive cases

They are being shifted to COVID-19 care centre, tweeted the chief minister.  

Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: Rajasthan registered 171 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the state till 10.30 am on Tuesday, according to the state health department. With this, the total positive cases stood at 9,271 while the toll was at 201.

We have taken decisions which will help the country in the long run. Reforms are not random, decisions are systemic, planned, integrated, inter-connected and futuristic process, said Narendra Modi.

Intent, inclusion, investment, infrastructure and innovation is required to bring economic growth back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at CII’s annual session on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address on ‘Getting Growth Back’ via a virtual online meeting at the annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at 11 am today. The prime minister’s address comes at a time when companies are resuming operations after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed relaxations amid lockdown.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, with 70,013 cases and 2,362 deaths. This is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has 23,495 cases and 184 deaths, and Delhi, with 20,834 cases and 523 deaths.

India reports 8,171 new cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,98,706. As many as 204 more deaths were also reported in this period, taking the overall toll to 5,598, according to the latest update by the health ministry.

India’s drug regulator has granted US pharma giant Gilead Sciences marketing authorisation for its anti-viral drug remdesivir for ‘restricted emergency use’ on hospitalised COVID-19 patients in view of the crisis posed by the pandemic.

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga​ on Tuesday said that 12 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Zoram Medical College. On Monday, the state government extended the lockdown for another month till 30 June.

The decision was taken after continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, especially its neighbouring northeastern states and the return of a large number of stranded people from other states.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot up to 1,90,535 and the toll rose to 5,394 on Monday as restrictions were eased in many states under the Unlock plan announced by the Centre.

The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus infection came to an end on Sunday and the country entered the first phase of the Unlock plan announced by the Centre, which allows various economic activities to resume.

Many states, in keeping with the Union home ministry’s guidelines, had over the weekend issued orders allowing reopening of shops, markets and resumption of inter-state travel, while continuing with strict restrictions in containment zones.

Toll climbs to 5,394

The COVID-19 toll rose to 5,394 after a record single-day spike of 230 fatalities in the 24 hours since 8 am on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said in its morning update. It showed the number of confirmed cases rising by 8,392 to 1,90,535. According to the health ministry data, the number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered, giving a recovery rate of 48.19 percent.

© Provided by Firstpost Confirmed cases in India climbed to 1,90,535 , toll reached 5,394 on Monday. AP

Globally, close to 43 percent people have recovered so far while nearly six percent have succumbed to the virus.

The health ministry said India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has been improving and the rate of fatality has seen a steady decline to reach 2.83 percent. It said the recovery rate has improved from 11.42 percent on 15 April to 26.59 percent on 3 May and to 38.29 percent on 18 May.

It further said the case fatality rate in India is 2.83 percent, as against 6.19 percent globally. From 3.30 percent on 15 April, India’s COVID-19 fatality rate declined to 3.25 percent on 3 May and came down further to 3.15 percent on 18 May.

“A steady decline can be seen in the case fatality rate in the country. The relatively low death rate is attributed to the continued focus on surveillance, timely case identification and clinical management of the cases,” the ministry said.

In an exclusive interview with News18, home minister Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led a “successful” fight against the coronavirus pandemic with the support of all the state governments.

“Till now, 12.6 persons per lakh population in the country have been affected by COVID-19, which is far better than US, Brazil and other countries. India’s recovery rate is above 42 percent, according to the latest data,” he said.

He also defended the central government’s response to the migrant crisis, saying that the migrant workers hadn’t been sent to their home states immediately after the lockdown began as health systems in rural areas had to be strengthened.

Shah said that 55 lakh migrant workers have been sent back to their native states till now. He added that most migrant workers have now completed their quarantine period and started living with their families.

 Traffic snarls in some cities as shops, markets open

Meanwhile, several states began easing lockdown restrictions with traffic snarls being reported in some cities.

In Gujarat, life returned to near normal in many parts including in Ahmedabad, the state’s worst coronavirus-hit district, as several restrictions were eased. Roads bustled with traffic as people came out in large numbers to visit markets, which have been allowed to remain open till 7 pm in all areas except in containment and micro-containment zones.

In Ahmedabad, a limited number of city buses also began plying with 50 percent seating capacity to maintain social distancing, while auto rickshaws hit the roads for the first time in ten weeks.

The Ahmedabad civic body has also identified ‘micro-containment zones’, thereby reducing the number of people covered in restricted areas to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier.

In Kolkata, people came out on the streets in large numbers, while traffic snarl was noticed at many places following the lockdown relaxations. Some religious places also reopened for worship by the people, which was also the case in various other states.

In the National Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced reopening of barber shops and salons, among various other relaxations, but said spas will remain closed for now. A complete lockdown in containment zones will continue till 30 June.

© Provided by Firstpost Commuters move through a road in Ahmedabad as shops, markets are opened. AP

Kejriwal also said there will be no restrictions on the number of people travelling in four wheelers, two wheelers, auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and other vehicles in the city.

While all shops in markets have been permitted to function, they can be closed by authorities if social distancing guidelines are not followed, according to a government order.

Fresh orders would be issued later for further relaxations from 8 June as per the guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry.

Kejriwal, however, said Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will be sealed for a week in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the city and sought suggestions from the people by Friday to reopen them.

At the Delhi airport, authorities have set up a dedicated area at the entry point of its parking zone to ensure cabs coming there to pick up passengers are thoroughly sanitised.

While domestic flights have begun in a phased manner, the international flights would be allowed only in the third phase of unlocking, though no dates have been decided so far.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said several factors like restrictions in metro cities and the ban imposed by various countries on the entry of foreigners need to be addressed before resuming international passenger flights.’

Aviation regulator DGCA separately asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant to the extent possible in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. If a flyer has been allotted the middle seat due to a high passenger load, then additional protective equipment like a wrap-around gown must be provided to the passenger in addition to a three-layered face mask and face shield, the DGCA said.

State-wise figures

Even as curbs were eased in many states, the coronavirus numbers continued to rise, with states including Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh reporting new cases and fatalities.

Maharashtra  saw the number of cases rising by 2,361 on Monday to reach 70,013, while the death toll rose by 76 to 2,362, the state health department said. In Nagpur, at least 12 customers of a barber, who is a resident of a containment zone, have been quarantined, after it was found that the barber had tested positive for coronavirus infection.

Mumbai saw an increase of 1,413 new COVID-19 positive cases and 40 deaths, taking the number of confirmed cases 40,877.

More than 100 doctors and nurses from Kerala will join the medical staff at some Mumbai hospitals to help them in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic.

West Bengal reported eight more fatalities to take its death toll to 253, while the number of cases rose to 5,722 after 271 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

In neighbouring Odisha, the number of positive cases rose to 2,104 after a record number of 156 cases were detected during the day. Of these, 153 were detected at various quarantine centres, while three others were found positive during COVID-19 contact tracing.

In Tamil Nadu, 11 more people died of COVID-19 to take the toll to 184, while a record number of 1,162 new cases were detected to take the state’s overall tally to 23,495.

In Kerala, 57 new cases were reported, 55 of whom had come from abroad and other states, taking the state’s infection tally to 1,326. More than 1.39 lakh people are under observation in the state.

Andhra Pradesh reported 105 new cases, while the virus infection hit the state government’s secretariat complex also with two government staff testing positive.

Madhya Pradesh recorded 194 new COVID-19 cases, including 53 from worst-hit Indore, and eight deaths, taking the overall case count to 8,283 and fatalities to 358.

With inputs from PTI

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