COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Highest single-day spike in several states; MP, UP announce house-to-house survey

The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.

Published: 27th June 2020 07:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2020 08:27 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects sample for COVID-19 tests.

A health worker collects sample for COVID-19 tests. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

A record single-day spike in COVID-19 cases was reported in several states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal as the country-wide tally rose by nearly 20,000 on Sunday.

Tightening their containment strategy, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh announced a door-to-door survey joining other states and union territories, including Delhi, Goa and Odisha, while a 14-day lockdown began from Sunday evening in Guwahati in Assam.

The Union Health Ministry said the number of cases in India was 5,28,859 and recoveries exceeded active COVID cases by over one lakh, stressing that "graded, preemptive and proactive" steps taken by it along with the states and union territories are showing "encouraging results".

"Around 58.56 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said.

With the country witnessing a surge of 3,38,324 infections from June 1 as the lockdown restrictions eased, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people have to remain more vigilant in the "unlock" period and cautioned that failure to follow COVID-19 norms will put at risk their lives and those of others.

02:13 Jun 29

Tamil Nadu reports first child death due to COVID-19

01:45 Jun 29

COVID-19: Highest single-day spike in several states; MP, UP announce house-to-house survey

The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data. (READ MORE)

01:11 Jun 29

Coronavirus outbreak: Containment zones rise to 421 in Delhi after re-mapping

The death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 2,623 with 65 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. (READ MORE)

12:47 Jun 29

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple in Vizag closes as staff tests positive for COVID-19

Four staff members, including two sweepers, one musician and an official of the Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple and a priest of Ambika Bagh temple tested positive for the virus. (READ MORE)

12:45 Jun 29

Haryana BJP MLA Subhash Sudha tests positive for coronavirus

Sudha's family members have been quarantined and an exercise was on to trace those with whom the legislator may have come into contact during the past few days. (READ MORE)

11:40 Jun 28

COVID-19 cases in Telangana cross 14,000 mark, state has fourth highest active cases in country

COVID-19 cases crossed 14,000 mark in Telangana on Sunday, as the state recorded 983 new cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 14,419. (READ MORE)

11:36 Jun 28

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy undergoes COVID-19 test after office personnel infected with virus

Earlier on Saturday, a clerk at the Chief Minister's Office had tested positive for the virus following which the office was shut down for two days and disinfected. (READ MORE)

11:03 Jun 28

221 new COVID1-9 positive cases and 7 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today

10:58 Jun 28

Tamil Nadu reports highest single day spike of 3,940 new COVID-19 cases

Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported a record single day spike of nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases, pushing the overall tally beyond 82,000 while 54 fatalities were reported. (READ MORE)

10:00 Jun 28

Defying lockdown norms, a few men were seen playing football in Chennai

09:58 Jun 28

Madhya Pradesh coronavirus update

Madhya Pradesh (221 new cases, seven more deaths and 113 patients recover over last 24 hours)

Total Positive Cases: 13186

Active Positive Cases: 2545

Recovered: 10084

Deaths: 557

09:57 Jun 28

Bengal coronavirus update

Total positive case till date: 17,283

Active Positive Cases: 5,451

Death: 639

Discharged: 11,193

Total tests: 4,68,906

09:35 Jun 28

All-India private school body writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking funds to pay staff salaries

Faced with financial problems due to lockdown, an all-India organisation of private schools on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to allot funds to the institutes for paying salaries to their staff and meet other expenses for five months. (READ MORE)

09:14 Jun 28

Coronavirus Daily Numbers


Total Positive Cases: 5216

Recovered: 3526

Deaths: 133


Total Positive Cases: 13,828

Recovered: 8917

Deaths: 223

Himachal Pradesh

Total Positive Cases: 902

Recovered: 515

Deaths: 7


Total Positive Cases: 431

Recovered: 336

Deaths: 6

09:13 Jun 28
08:55 Jun 28

Maharashtra reports biggest single-day spike of 5,493 coronavirus cases; 156 new deaths

Maharashtra reported the biggest single-day spike of 5,493 COVID-19 cases so far on Sunday, which took the tally of patients in the state to 1,64,626. (READ MORE)

08:45 Jun 28

127 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir

08:37 Jun 28

West Bengal reports highest single-day spike of 572 COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 17,000-mark

Kolkata reported seven fatalities and Howrah, Purba Burdwan and Murshidabad one each, it said, adding that all the patients died due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental. (READ MORE)

08:16 Jun 28

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking cancellation of remaining Class 10 Rajasthan state board exams

The Supreme Court on Sunday in an urgent hearing dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the remaining two Class 10 examinations scheduled to be held on June 29-30, to be conducted by the board of secondary education of Rajasthan, said a lawyer appearing for the state government. (READ MORE)

08:09 Jun 28

17 Karnataka students who wrote SSLC exam with COVID-19 positive student, test negative

It came as a big relief when 17 students who wrote the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams along with a student who was infected with coronavirus, tested negative for the virus. (READ MORE)

07:50 Jun 28

Karnataka reporting more than 1000 cases in a single day for the first time

07:49 Jun 28
06:54 Jun 28

Final semester exams postponed in Punjab universities till July 15

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made the announcement while responding to concerns expressed by students and parents on the conduct of examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The final decision on the subject will, however, be subject to the new directions/guidelines expected to be released by the University Grants Commission (UGC) any time, a state government release said. 

06:42 Jun 28

Six more ITBP men test positive for coronavirus

6 more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. There are total 90 active cases & 223 have recovered till date: ITBP 

06:41 Jun 28

COVID update from Dharavi

13 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 2245. Death toll stands at 81: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation 

06:40 Jun 28

Himachal Pradesh COVID tally

Total number of COVID19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh are 902 including 367 active cases, 515 recoveries and 7 deaths: State Health Department 

06:39 Jun 28

Delhi reports 2889 new cases, tally crosses 83,000

06:39 Jun 28

Bengal not included in migrants' job scheme as TMC govt didn't give data: FM

Criticising the TMC dispensation in West Bengal for allegedly opposing pro-people policies of the Centre, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the state could not be made a beneficiary of the 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan', as it had not provided any data on migrant labourers. Addressing a virtual rally for the people of Bengal, the Union finance minister also slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "her reluctance to allow Shramik Special train services in the state". 

06:13 Jun 28

Manipur CM announced extension of lockdown

06:12 Jun 28

Tamil Nadu records 3940 cases in a new high

06:11 Jun 28

Door-to-door survey under 'Kill Corona' drive from July 1 in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a 'Kill Corona' campaign from July 1 to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Under the campaign, door-to-door survey will be conducted and tests would also be done on citizens for other diseases, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said during a virtual review meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday. 

06:01 Jun 28

Kerala reports 113 new cases in last 24 hours

06:00 Jun 28

Intense lockdown skyrockets vegetable prices in Chennai markets 

As Chennai went under an intense lockdown on Sunday, prices of vegetables in the retail markets doubled with tomato, potato and onions burning a hole in the customer's pockets. To add to the woes, over the last 20 days, prices of vegetables like beans, cluster beans and coriander have also increased.  


05:47 Jun 28
05:17 Jun 28

Telangana govt may reimpose lockdown in Hyderabad

04:54 Jun 28

COVID update from Maharashtra

50 prisoners of Akola jail in Maharashtra test positive for COVID19: Health officials

04:34 Jun 28

Another DMK MLA tests positive for coronavirus

DMK Gingee MLA KS Masthan, tested positive for COVID-19,has been admitted at Dr Rela medical institute at Chrompet in Chennai.  

04:19 Jun 28

Meghalaya records first false-positive COVID-19 death


03:45 Jun 28

Uttar Pradesh reports 606 new cases in last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 606 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6,679 active cases, 14,808 patients have been discharged so far and 660 patients have succumbed to the infection: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad 

03:44 Jun 28

Door-to-door survey preps in Chennai

03:34 Jun 28
03:30 Jun 28

Minister in Bihar government tests positive for coronavirus

A minister of Bihar Government tests positive for COVID19 and is under quarantine in Katihar. Two days ago, he held a meeting at the state secretariat.  


03:21 Jun 28

Ban exams, online tests are discriminatory: Kapil Sibal

Universities should not conduct exams amid COVID-19 pandemic, online tests discriminatory. With a big part of academic year lost due to COVID pandemic, Class 10 board exams should not be held next year: Ex-HRD minister Kapil Sibal  

03:19 Jun 28

Case against Baba Ramdev in Jaipur

03:18 Jun 28

Shopping malls to reopen in Gurugram and Faridabad from July 1

Shopping malls will re-open in Gurugram and Faridabad districts from July 1 following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by the central government: Haryana Government 

03:17 Jun 28

Spike in domestic violence and suicide cases seen in Ludhiana during lockdown

Suicide and domestic violence cases have increased during lockdown in Ludhiana, Punjab. Sixty suicide cases and 850 complaints of domestic violence were reported before lockdown this year. During lockdown, 100 cases of suicide and 1500 domestic complaints have been registered: DCP Akhil Chaudhary  

03:15 Jun 28

813 new cases in AP take state tally past 13000

It is the highest number of cases reported on a single day till now. In all 25,778 samples were tested of which 755 cases were reported locally, 50 from those who returned from other states, and 8 among those who returned from other countries.  


02:36 Jun 28

Biggest plasma therapy centre to come up in Maharashtra: CM

01:54 Jun 28

There is no community transmission in Dehi: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that remarks made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in early June about the national capital reaching 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases by the end of July had created "fear" among people and he expressed confidence that the stage will not be reached. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

12:42 Jun 28

TN govt issues procurement order for Remdesvir, Enoxaparin vials

TN govt issues procurement order for 42,500 Remdesvir (100 mg) vials of Enoxaparin (40 mg) injection medicines.

12:24 Jun 28

WATCH | Chennai corporation workers disinfecting Madipakkam streets

12:22 Jun 28

Former Gujarat CM tests positive for coronavirus

A former chief minister of Gujarat has tested positive for coronavirus, his aide said on Sunday. He was suffering from fever for last three-four days and was quarantined at his home in Gandhinagar under doctor's guidance, he said. "He tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and was shifted to a private hospital on Sunday morning on the advice of his doctor," the aide said.

12:15 Jun 28

We have to be more cautious during unlock phase, follow norms, says PM Modi

Modi while assuring India is doing everything in power to fight the coronavirus said 'people are commonly talking about one thing- when will 2020 end. They feel it has been a year of many challenges. There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we've always overcome them. We've emerged stronger after challenges.


12:14 Jun 28

Odisha reports 264 new cases

12:05 Jun 28

Maharasthra CM to address state at 1.30 pm on lockdown

11:26 Jun 28

COVID-19 containment zones now 417 in Delhi; nearly 2.45 lakh people screened so far

The number of COVID-19 containment zones in Delhi has risen to 417 after re-mapping of such areas, while around 2.45 lakh people have been screened in a mammoth exercise to check the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital, officials said on Sunday. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:27 Jun 28

Buses, autorickshaws ply on roads as Kerala govt suspends lockdown on Sundays

10:25 Jun 28

82 lakh samples tested up to June 27

10:24 Jun 28

Barber shops, salons reopen in Mumbai

10:14 Jun 28

India reports highest single-day spike of 19,906 new cases

410 deaths and highest single-day spike of 19,906 new #COVID19 cases in last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 5,28,859 including 2,03,051 active cases, 3,09,713 cured/discharged/migrated & 16,095 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

01:27 Jun 28

Apple growers in Shimla face lockdown woes

01:26 Jun 28

246 new cases in Assam

246 COVID-19 cases reported in Assam yesterday, as of 11:45 PM. Total number of cases in the state is now at 7,165, including 4,814 discharged, 2,338 active cases & 10 deaths: Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Health Minister.

11:59 Jun 27

31 Assam cops test COVID-19 positive

11:59 Jun 27

WATCH | Karnataka news bulletin

11:28 Jun 27

57 new cases in Chhattisgarh today

57 COVID-19 cases and 52 discharged reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,602, including 652 active cases, 1,937 discharged, & 13 deaths: State Health Department

11:12 Jun 27

Update from Karnataka

  • Karnataka Government issues an order, directing private hospitals not to deny treatment to patients with COVID-19 and COVID-19 like symptoms.
  • "Non-compliance of this order will attract punishment under sections of Disaster Management Act 2005," the order reads.
11:09 Jun 27

Arunachal bars entry of returnees for two days

10:56 Jun 27
10:55 Jun 27

Update from Bhubaneswar

10:37 Jun 27

Karnataka's new quarantine rule

People coming from Maharashtra will be placed in seven-day institutional quarantine followed by seven-day home quarantine in Karnataka. People coming from other states will need to undergo 14-day home quarantine.
10:36 Jun 27

Lockdown in Madurai for three days

Madurai District Collector issues an order for complete lockdown from June 27 to 6 AM of June 29 in the district; milk delivery, hospitals, pharmacies and other emergency services to be allowed.

10:25 Jun 27
10:24 Jun 27

Latest Haryana tally

543 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of positive cases to 13,427. A total of 8472 people have recovered/discharged till date. The total death toll rises to 218

10:24 Jun 27

45 new cases in Jharkhand

45 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases to 2,339 including 1,724 recoveries.
10:23 Jun 27

Lockdown relaxed in Haryana

Except in containment areas, all type of activities will be allowed in Dehradun between 5 AM and 8 PM every day from June 29, says Dehradun the District Magistrate in an order.

09:45 Jun 27

Bengal registers 521 new cases

West Bengal records 521 new COVID-19 positive cases and 13 deaths, taking the total number of cases in the State to 16,711 and death toll to 629. Number of active cases stands at 5,293.

09:29 Jun 27
08:59 Jun 27

284 new cases in Rajasthan today

284 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths have been reported in .Rajasthan today. Total number of cases stand at 16944 including 3186 active cases and 391 deaths

08:58 Jun 27

More recoveries in Mumbai than new cases

08:32 Jun 27

With 5,318 new cases, Maharashtra breaks records of one-day spike

  • Maharashtra on Saturday registered the highest-ever single-day spike of 5,318 new COVID-19 cases, state Health department said. The state's total case count now stands at 1,59,133.
  • With 167 deaths, the fatality count has gone up to 7,273, it said. Of the 167 deaths, 86 people died in the last 48 hours. Saturday's spike in cases has surpassed the record 5,024 detections recorded on Friday.
  • With 4,430 patientsbeing dischargedin the day, the number of the recovered cases mounted to 84,245, a Health official said. A total of 8,96,874 people have beentested so far.
08:29 Jun 27

615 new cases in Gujarat

In the last 24 hours, 18 deaths and 615 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Gujarat. State tally rises to 30,773 including 22,417 cured/discharged and 1790 deaths.

08:27 Jun 27

Shah, Kejriwal visit Delhi COVID-19 care facility

08:27 Jun 27

Three new cases in Chandigarh

Three new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chandigarh today, taking the total number of cases to 427. There are 86 active cases and 335 patients have been cured till date.

08:26 Jun 27

Mumbai gyms gear up for post-COVID world

08:26 Jun 27
08:25 Jun 27

Recovered cases exceed active cases by huge margin

The recovered cases have exceeded the active cases by 98,493 as of today. While the number of active cases stands at 1,97,387, the number of cured cases is 2,95,880. With this encouraging status, the recovery rate is touching 58.13% amongst COVID-19 patients: Ministry of Health.
08:24 Jun 27

25 new cases in Manipur

Manipur reports 25 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1,092 including 432 recoveries
08:24 Jun 27

100 new cases in Punjab

100 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths have been reported in Punjab today. Total number of cases stands at 5056 and death toll is at 128: Department of Information & Public Relations, Govt of Punjab.
08:23 Jun 27

Latest Himachal tally

Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 874 in Himachal Pradesh; active cases stand at 356: State Health Department
08:23 Jun 27

66 new cases in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand records 66 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 2,791: State Health Department.
08:22 Jun 27

News from Rajasthan

Bhilwada District Collector imposes a fine of Rs 6,26,600 on a person who invited more than 50 people in his son's marriage ceremony on June 13. Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 and one person has died due to the disease after attending the function.
08:22 Jun 27

Puducherry CM's latest statement

Yesterday one of the staff working at Chief Minister Office tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately ordered closure of office and sanitization is being done. I request everyone to not come to my office for at least two days. I've also informed the speaker about it: Puducherry CM.

08:21 Jun 27

News from Delhi

Council of Ministers has approved the proposal of Delhi Health and Family Department to make 450 beds of under constriction Burari Hospital as fully functional COVID-19 hospital in shortest possible time in a phased manner (150 beds in one week).

08:21 Jun 27

204 new cases in J&K

204 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 13 from Jammu division and 191 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases stands at 6966 including 2648 actives cases, 4255 recoveries and 93 deaths.

08:20 Jun 27

Tamil Nadu orders fresh stock of medicines

08:19 Jun 27

News from Punjab

08:19 Jun 27

Special trains within Tamil Nadu cancelled till July 15

08:18 Jun 27

Sunday lockdowns back in Karnataka

08:01 Jun 27

More than 10,000 new cases in Maharashtra in last 48 hours

07:38 Jun 27

WATCH | Karnataka: Out patient department services resume after unlock 1.0 | Unlock Series

07:34 Jun 27
07:20 Jun 27

West Bengal tally at 16711

In a steady rise 521 fresh cases take West Bengal tally to 16711.

  • Fresh cases- 521
  • Deaths-13
  • Discharged- 254
  • Active cases- 5293
  • Total Deaths-629
07:15 Jun 27

Tharoor writes to EAM seeking return of 26 stranded Indian fishermen

07:14 Jun 27

Delhi COVID-19 cases breach 80000-mark

Delhi recorded 2948 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the national capital past 80000.

  • Total cases- 80188
  • Deaths in a day- 66
  • Active cases- 28329
  • Tests in a day- 19180
  • Recovered- 2210
06:56 Jun 27

WATCH | This Kerala based Yoga trainer goes digital to teach amid pandamic

06:55 Jun 27

FIR against Ramdev over Patanjali's COVID drug claim

In another jolt to yoga guru Ramdev, an FIR has been lodged here against him, Patanjali Ayurved CEO Acharya Balkrishna and three others for allegedly making misleading claims that the herbal medicine company has found a cure for COVID-19 called Coronil. The complaint was filed at Jyoti Nagar police station in Jaipur on Friday. (READ MORE)

06:24 Jun 27

Shah, Kejriwal visist COVID care centre

06:05 Jun 27

Massive surge in cases and deaths in Tamil Nadu

New high in positive cases and deaths in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

  • Today’s positive cases 3,713 (Total 78,335)
  • Chennai 1,929 (Total 51,699)
  • Discharged 2,737 (Total 44,094)
  • Death 68 (Total 1,025)
  • Samples tested today 34,805 (So far 10,77,454)
    05:54 Jun 27

    195 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala

    05:49 Jun 27

    SSLC student found positive while writing exam with 17 others

    A 16-year-old student was found to be positive for COVID-19 while writing his SSLC exam at Mallipattana government high school in Arkalgud taluk in Hassan district on Saturday. (READ MORE)

    05:28 Jun 27

    Traffic police management centre in Bengaluru closed

    05:22 Jun 27

    '8 states contributed 85 per cent COVID-19 caseload, 87 per cent deaths'

    Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of the active COVID-19 caseload and 87 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease in India, according to the Union Health Ministry. (READ MORE)

    05:22 Jun 27

    UP to launch door-to-door screening in Noida, five other districts

    With the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, especially in Meerut division comprising Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad of NCR along with four other districts, the state government is set to launch a door-to-door screening of people. (READ MORE)

    05:08 Jun 27

    Congress MLA from Maharashtra tests COVID-19 positive

    A Congress MLA from Nanded district of Maharashtra tested coronavirus positive on Saturday morning, a top district official said. He was found infected days after a senior minister from Nanded recovered from the infection. (READ MORE)

    04:16 Jun 27

    With Chennai's COVID positivity rate at 25%, experts say testing needs to be ramped up

    Even as Covid cases in the city continues to spike up rapidly, testing has remained stagnant, reveals data from Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC). A simple comparison of details shows, while the total positivity rate in the city jumped by a whopping 19.35% from May 1 to June 19, the number of samples being tested increased only by about 2,000. (READ MORE)

    04:06 Jun 27

    Third batch of Indians, who were stranded in Pakistan, return home

    04:05 Jun 27

    One more CRPF personnel succumbs to COVID

    A 44-year-old CRPF personnel died due to COVID19- in Delhi. He was also suffering from kidney disease. "Total count of COVID-19 cases in CRPF reaches 1046 including 8 deaths," said Central Reserve Police Force.

    04:01 Jun 27

    Karnataka govt converts Kanteerava indoor stadium into COVID treatment centre

    03:26 Jun 27

    Individuals have societal responsibility to end the outbreak: Fauci

    America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said that individuals have a societal responsibility to end the coronavirus outbreak as the US set another single-day record, surpassing 40,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time. (READ MORE)

    03:10 Jun 27

    DU postpones the OBE for final year students

    Delhi University postpones the 'OBE' Open Book Examinations of Final year students for 10 days, scheduled to start from July 1st.

    03:03 Jun 27

    MP CM visits Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala

    02:56 Jun 27

    Global COVID count tops 9.4 million, death toll surpasses 480,000

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has risen by over 177,000 in the past 24 hours to 9.4 million and the death toll has topped 480,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

    02:42 Jun 27

    Are Madurai markets turning into another cluster?


    Between June 14 and 15, 13 people associated with the wholesale market at Paravai and the Mattuthavani fruit market tested positive for Covid-19. Ten days on, the district administration and the health officials are yet to be forthcoming with actual data.(READ MORE)

    02:24 Jun 27

    Andhra conducted 8.16 lakh tests till date

    02:23 Jun 27

    Biggest spike in Andhra with 796 cases, 11 deaths

    Andhra Pradesh saw its highest single-day COVID-19 spike with 796 cases as the tally in the state surged past the 12,000 mark on Saturday. (READ MORE)

    02:12 Jun 27

    Kerala govt suspends total lockdown on Sundays

    02:03 Jun 27

    DMK MLA Arasu tests positive for coronavirus

    DMK legislator R.T. Arasu has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted for treatment in a private hospital here. Arasu representing the Cheyyur assembly constituency is the second lawmaker from DMK party to be infected with the virus.

    01:52 Jun 27

    Senior TV journalist Velmurugan succumbs to coronavirus in Chennai


    01:30 Jun 27

    Vande Bharat Mission: Air India to run repatriation flights between India and Australia

    01:28 Jun 27

    14-day institutional quarantine for people coming to slums in Bhubaneswar

    Faced with a new wave of local cases with potential threat to the slums, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday went for stricter control measures, announcing compulsory 14-day institutional quarantine for those returning to the city slums from other Covid hotspots of the State.

    01:25 Jun 27
    01:11 Jun 27

    Delhi CM Kejriwal says five weapons helped deal with COVID-19 in the capital

    1. Increasing bed capacity in hospitals
    2. Large scale testing and isolation
    3. Pulse oximeter
    4. Plasma Therapy
    5. Surveys and screening

    12:56 Jun 27

    Pakistan announces reopening of Kartarpur Corridor on June 29

    Pakistan had shut Kartarpur Corridor for an indefinite period from March 16 keeping the spread of COVID-19 in mind.

    12:46 Jun 27

    JUST IN | Health Ministry issues revised COVID-19 clinical management guidelines

    12:37 Jun 27

    Mental health | COVID-19 triggering panic attacks, depression and suicides, say experts

    According to experts, nervousness, fear of contamination, panic attacks, constant reassurance seeking behaviour, sleep disturbance, excessive worry, feelings of helplessness and probability of an economic slowdown are the major factors leading to depression and anxiety among the people.

    12:35 Jun 27
    12:33 Jun 27

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate is rising: PM Modi

    The PM made this observation while delivering the inaugural address to mark the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Reverend Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan.

    12:25 Jun 27

    COVID-19: Ready to open Kartarpur Corridor from June 29, Pakistan tells India

    12:11 Jun 27

    India much better placed than other countries in people-driven fight against COVID-19: PM Modi

    12:07 Jun 27

    Death toll in Odisha now stands at 18

    11:48 Jun 27

    Coronavirus outbreak: Buildings in slums of north Mumbai to be sealed

    During a visit to north Mumbai, the city top cop attributed the spread of coronavirus infection to the high population density.

    11:30 Jun 27

    Rahul targets Centre, PM for having no plan to defeat COVID-19, as cases surge past five lakh mark

    • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the government has no plan to defeat the pandemic and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surrendered as he refuses to fight coronavirus.
    • "Covid19 is spreading rapidly into new parts of the country. The Government Of India has no plan to defeat it," Gandhi tweeted.
    • Training his guns on Modi, he said, "PM is silent. He has surrendered and is refusing to fight the pandemic."
    11:13 Jun 27
    11:11 Jun 27

    A few global coronavirus updates

    • Colombia calls Venezuela a 'health time-bomb' over COVID-19 outbreak
    • New US coronavirus cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemic
    • UK to stop quarantine for arrivals from low COVID-19 risk countries
    • Mexico reports 5,441 new coronavirus cases, 719 more deaths
    • Buenos Aires tightens lockdown as cases spike
    • Brazil expecting a 'tsunami' of cases in major cities as cases rise in interior areas of the nation

    (Inputs from AP, AFP)

    11:06 Jun 27

    Odisha coronavirus tally reaches 6,350

    10:49 Jun 27

    COVID-19: Tablighis to give Supreme Court copy of their complaint

    The Supreme Court on Friday asked the foreign nationals blacklisted for allegedly participating in the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area in mid March to send the copy of their petition, in which they have challenged the MHA’s order blacklisting them, to the Centre.

    10:40 Jun 27

    WATCH | Why has the Telangana Health department flagged the testing conducted in private labs?

    10:39 Jun 27

    Battling COVID-19: Out of government radar, has Cuttack been left to its fate?

    The BMC has initiated a planned intervention involving dedicated teams and personnel to ensure house-to-house screening in the slums and nothing of the sort is happening in Cuttack.

    10:37 Jun 27

    IN PICS | Containment zones being sanitized in Visakhapatnam

    10:36 Jun 27

    More special trains likely as occupancy rises

    The Railways said that it was monitoring the occupancy of special trains and will shortly operate more trains depending on the COVID-19 situation. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

    10:27 Jun 27

    CM Kejriwal says Delhi has started aggressive COVID-19 testing

    10:17 Jun 27

    Won’t rule out community spread in Karnataka, says minister K Sudhakar

    With an increase in the number of people with neither travel nor contact history testing positive, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar told The New Indian Express that there could be cases of community spread, but it is not very notable.

    10:13 Jun 27

    Coronavirus outbreak: Here is why steroid could be lowering mortality

    An observational research by doctors at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai said methylprednisolone, a glucosteroid, helped them cure six out of seven serious COVID patients who had low oxygenation saturation levels — a sign of the disease’s severity — apart from several other symptoms.

    09:58 Jun 27

    MGR wholesale vegetable market in Coimbatore to be closed from next week

    09:52 Jun 27

    India records 18,552 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours


    09:17 Jun 27

    Mumbai | Google forms to be issued for recording COVID-19 deaths, says BMC

    There will be a new system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on a Google Form from 01.07.2020. Nodal Officers of the Hospital are directed to ensure death reporting within 48 hours from their hospitals from 01.07.2020 onwards: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. (Inputs from ANI)

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    09:11 Jun 27

    Kerala | More than 1,000 new cases in 8 days; 6 CISF personnel positive

    Kerala reported 100-plus Covid-19 cases for the eighth straight day, adding more than 1,000 persons to the list of active cases during the period. With another four days to complete five months since the first case was reported, on January 30, the state now has 1,849 people under treatment. A total of 150 new cases were reported on Friday.

    08:50 Jun 27

    IN PICS | Vande Bharat Mission continues to bring stranded citizens home

    08:40 Jun 27

    AAP forms 1,100 teams to conduct house-to-house screening, collect data

    The Delhi government has formed at least 1,100 teams to conduct a mega exercise to screen the national capital’s population for COVIDd-19, revenue department officials said on Friday. The process of screening every household, which has to be completed by July 6, has already started in the municipal wards of some districts.


    08:18 Jun 27

    Body of 70-year-old shifted in JCB on suspicion of him being COVID-19 victim in Andhra

    In an inhuman act, the body of a 70-year-old man, who is said to be a COVID-19 victim, was shifted to the burial ground in an earth mover in Palasa on Friday. According to information, the septuagenarian died on Thursday night with suspected symptoms of coronavirus.

    07:59 Jun 27

    GRAPHICS | Global look at coronavirus spread

    07:55 Jun 27

    Lockdown not on cards in Bengaluru, government to ramp up testing

    The State government on Friday reiterated that it has no plans to shut down Bengaluru, and will ramp up testing capacity to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. With the number of cases in the capital increasing, the government has decided to increase the number of tests each day from 4,000 to 7,500, and also have swab testing facilities in all assembly segments in Bengaluru.

    07:42 Jun 27

    WATCH | Tamil Nadu 2nd worst-hit state in India as coronavirus tally nears 75,000

    07:37 Jun 27

    Maharashtra records highest one-day spike in coronavirus cases at 5,024

    Of 175COVID-19 deaths reported on Friday, 91 deaths occurred in the last 48 hours and remaining fatalities had taken place earlier, the health department said.

    07:34 Jun 27

    Decision on complete lockdown across TN after consulting health experts on June 29: CM Palaniswami

    "While COVID death count has drastically risen across the world. Even the developed countries are grappling with the virus. However, the TN government has taken utmost efforts to prevent deaths and have the situation under the control by implementing stringent measures," the CM added.

    07:33 Jun 27

    WATCH | Padayappa dialogue, Master song: Youth light up Chennai COVID-19 care centre

    07:31 Jun 27

    EDITORIAL | More COVID-19 awareness need of the hour

    Should there be Lockdown 5.0 in Andhra Pradesh? With coronavirus cases increasing by the day, some are arguing for it and several others are advocating a partial lockdown.

    07:29 Jun 27

    IN PICS | Joggers out in the capital despite skyrocketing COVID-19 cases

    07:28 Jun 27

    Rajasthan to begin rapid antigen tests to check coronavirus spread

    • The Rajasthan government will soon begin rapid antigen tests on a trial basis for screening coronavirus cases in the state as per guidelines issued by the ICMR.
    • Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot gave this direction to officials during a video conference with medical experts, the statement said.
    • Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Rohit Kumar Singh said the ICMR is sending 200 test kits to Rajasthan for the trial.
    • Gehlot said this will help ramp up coronavirus investigation infrastructure and get quick reports.

    (Inputs from PTI)


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