Coronavirus News Updates: Mumbai reports 521 new cases, seven deaths; doubling rate at 720 days

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced that from 23 June to 6 July, all government and private offices will operate with full staffing, shops will remain open till 7 pm and night curfew will be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am.

The Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and it will be symbolic only, informed Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant-governor Manoj Sinha. "However, all the traditional religious rituals shall be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice," Sinha added.

According to the fresh guidelines issued by the Assam government, District magistrates will notify those places in urban areas with more than five percent positivity and those in rural areas with more than 10 percent positivity as containment zones. The guidelines will come into effect at 5 am on 22 June and continue till further orders.

In South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalgiri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Charaideo districts, where the cumulative positive cases over the past 10 days are less than 400, lockdown like conditions have been relaxed and the movement of people is allowed between 5 am to 5 pm daily.

The National Capital reported 89 COVID-19 cases, the lowest this year so far, and 11 deaths on Monday, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.16 percent, according to data shared by the Delhi health department.

This is the first time since 16 February, when 94 people were diagnosed with the disease, that the number of new cases have dropped below the 100 mark. The 11 new fatalities have pushed the toll in the city to 24,925.

More than 47 lakh doses administered so far, on day one of the implementation of "Revised Guidelines for COVID Vaccination", tweeted the Union health ministry at 3.41 pm.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the Central government will be supplying only 15 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses for use in the National Capital in July, and it will take around 16 more months to inoculate the city's entire population at this rate.

The CBSE board on Monday told the Supreme Court that the results of the exams held in 2021 will be declared by 31 July.

The board added that optional exams will be held tentatively between 15 August and 15 September if the situation is conducive, and that disputes will be referred to a committee constituted by the board.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed the Centre for saying that it is unable to pay ex-gratia compensation to families of those who died of COVID-19.

"It is impossible to valuate life, government's compensation is only a small help, but the Modi government is not ready to even do that," he said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in July and August.

Talking to reporters after visiting a vaccination centre, Shah said with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to provide free vaccine against COVID-19 to people aged 18 and above, "we will fast achieve the goal of inoculating almost everyone".

"The central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination in July and August," he added. Shah said from Monday morning, an important journey has started in the fight against COVID-19 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the single-day number of recoveries exceeded the number of new cases for the 39th consecutive day. Additionally, the recovery rate rose to 96.36 percent in the country.

India's COVID-19 caseload rose by 53,256 new cases on Monday, taking the total to 2,88,44,199, the Union Health Ministry said. The active cases stand at 7,02,887.

A staggering 13,59,300 people were administered the coronavirus vaccine in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, in what could be a world record feat in any single province.

As many as 28,917 staff of the Medical and Health Department, 40,000 ASHA workers and 5,000 other staff made the unique feat possible in a marathon 15 hours in 4,589 vaccination centres across the state, Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar said on Sunday night.

Of the total, 12,67,425 people got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85,715 the second dose.

The new policy of India's inoculation strategy in which the Central Government will provide free vaccines against COVID-19 to adults across states will begin today (Monday, 21 June).

Earlier in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre will take over from states, which were supposed to be carrying out about 25 percent of the country's vaccination drive, and continue with its ongoing efforts to inoculate the section of the population that is above 45 years of age, healthcare and frontline workers.

The Centre's new policy came days after Supreme Court slammed the ongoing vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group and called it "arbitrary and irrational"

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 9,361 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 190 fatalities, taking the tally to 59,72,781 and the toll to 1,17,961 while 9,101 patients recovered, the state Health department said.

The overall count of recoveries in Maharashtra now stands at 57,19,457 while the number of active cases is 1,32 241. The case recovery rate in the state now stands at 95.76 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.97 per cent, it said.

On Sunday, 15 cities, including Nagpur, didn't report even a single COVID-19 fatality. Similarly no death due to coronavirus was reported from 12 districts in the state.

Mumbai city reported 747 new cases and 19 deaths, which raised its caseload to 7,20,013 and the toll to 15,298, the department said in a release.

Mumbai division, including the city and its satellite towns, reported 2,643 new cases and 27 deaths, raising the tally to 15,75,866 and the toll to 31,268.

Nashik division reported 828 cases including 549 in Ahmednagar district. Pune division saw 2,180 new infections including 728 in Satara district and 579 in Pune district, as per the department.

Kolhapur division reported 2,823 cases during the day including 725 in Kolhapur district, 761 in Ratnagiri district. Aurangabad division added 204 cases, Latur division 317, Akola division 233, and Nagpur division 133.

Parbhani city in Aurangabad division, Malegaon and Dhule cities in Nashik division reported the lowest one case each in the state.

Bhiwandi-Nizampur city in Mumbai division reported five cases during the day, Jalgaon city in Nashik division three cases, while Chandrapur city in Nagpur division reported six fresh cases, the department said.

Thane, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Ulhasnagar, Mira Bhayander, Palghar district, Vasai Virar, and Raigad district in Mumbai division did not report a single death due to coronavirus during the day, the department said.

Also, no fresh fatality was reported from Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar districts, Jalgaon city, Solapur, Hingoli district, Parbhani, Latur, Nanded district and city, Akola, Solapur, Amravati, Yavatmal district, Washim district, Nagpur, Bhandara and Gondia districts, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts and Chandrapur city.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally is as follows: Positive 59,72,78, deaths 1,17,961, recoveries 57,19,457, active 1,32,241, total tests 3,95,14,858, tests today 2,01,938.

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