COVID-19 cases surpass 500000 mark in India

Army of women health workers on India's virus front line

COVID-19 cases surpass 500000 mark in India

This is the fifth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

"It was mentioned that presently eight states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - contribute 85.5 per cent of active caseload and 87 per cent of total deaths in India", it said in a statement. The death toll, on the other hand, reached 16,475 after fresh 380 fatalities in a day. There are 305 active cases and 655 personnel have recovered till date, said BSF.

He said people have to remain more vigilant compared to the lockdown period.

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With the further easing of coronavirus-induced curbs in the state, some salons opened in Mumbai on Sunday after a gap of three months while many remained closed due to lack of manpower.

Another central team is now visiting Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana to strengthen ongoing efforts for management of COVID-19, it said.

The 17th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held on Saturday under the chairmanship of Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

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Chouhan said during the 15-day campaign, 2.5 lakh tests will be carried out and 15,000 to 20,000 samples would be collected daily, according to a press release.

On Friday, the first weekday that no deaths had been reported since before lockdown measures were introduced, Ms Sturgeon said she thought Scotland was "not far away" from eliminating Covid-19. The coronavirus tally in Bengaluru stood at 3,314.

According to medical research body ICMR, about 84 lakh samples have been tested up to June 28 and 1.7 lakh were tested on Sunday. The number of government labs has been increased to 726 and private labs have increased to 266, a total of 992.

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