India added 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections in one day, the highest in 224 days, while active cases rose to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days, according to data shared by the Ministry of Health of the Union. The death toll rose to 4,83,790 with 327 recent deaths, according to the data.
A total of 1,65,553 infections were reported on May 29 of last year. Active cases comprise 1.66 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 96.98 percent, the ministry said. There has been an increase of 1,18,442 cases in the number of active COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span.
Here are the latest updates:
# Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says there is no intention to impose the blockade from now on. “We do not want to impose confinement, we will not do it if he wears masks. There is no intention of confinement from now on,” says Kejriwal.
# Maharashtra: Out of 500 railway workshop workers in the Mahalaxmi area, a total of 62 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four days. Sample testing of other workers is underway, says Western Railway PRO.
# Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Tests Negative for COVID-19
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has recovered from COVID and is back in public service. The CM had tested positive on January 4 and had isolated himself at home. He had mild symptoms. “I am back in your service after recovering from Corona,” Kejriwal said in a Hindi tweet on Sunday morning. Kejriwal had tested positive a day after holding a rally in Dehradun on January 3.
# More than 400 staff members in Parliament test positive for COVID-19.
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country at 4:30 pm today, sources from the Government of Israel say, ANI reports.
# India reports 1,59,632 new COVID cases, 40,863 recoveries and 327 deaths in the last 24 hours
Daily positivity rate: 10.21%
Active cases: 5,90,611
Total recoveries: 3,44,53,603
Death toll: 4.83,790
# Chennai sees a complete lockdown today in light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
# The weekend closure will not be imposed, for now, says the mayor of Mumbai
# Haryana: So far, around 50 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19. “In light of that, we have decided to impose some restrictions, including shutting down the OPD service as of Monday. We encourage chronic patients to take prescriptions only online,” says Dr. Ishwar Singh, PGIMS, Rohtak.
First published: IS