The death toll is nearing 7,000, even as the recovery rate remained at close to 48%. Cases have steadily risen, doubling every 17 days, among the fastest in countries with the most infections.
Here are the latest update:
11.40 am | India
India is still at risk, says WHO expert
COVID-19 has not “exploded” in India, but the risk of it happening remains as the country moves towards exiting the lockdown that was imposed in March to contain the disease, according to a top WHO expert.
WHO Health Emergencies Programme executive director Michael Ryan said on June 5 the doubling time of cases in India was about three weeks at this stage. So the direction of travel of the epidemic was not exponential but it was still growing, he said.
11.20 am | Puducherry
5 JIPMER doctors among 12 new cases in Puducherry
Puducherry has registered 12 new COVID-19 cases, resulting in the tally of active cases in the UT to reach 70.
The new cases include five doctors from JIPMER.
The total number of COViD-19 cases in Puducherry is now 119, of which 49 people have been discharged. – Dinesh Kumar
11.10 am | India
Record single-day spike of 9,971 COVID-19 cases; death toll 6,929: Health ministry
India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday, with 9,971 new infections taking the country’s tally to 2,46,628, while the death toll rose to 6,929, according to the Union Health Ministry.
India registered 287 deaths in the last 24 hours since Saturday morning.
India had raced past Spain on Saturday to become the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, only the U.S., Brazil, Russia and the UK are ahead of it.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,20,406, according to the Health Ministry. – PTI
10.45 am | Daman and Diu
Adherence to lockdown keep Daman, Diu coronavirus-free
The Daman and Diu districts of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli have not reported any COVID-19 case so far, and the administration has attributed this to strict implementation of the lockdown orders and commitment of ‘corona warriors’
There are nearly 2.5 lakh industrial workers in Daman and Diu, which are also quite popular among tourists, the Union Territory’s administrator Praful Patel said on Sunday.
Despite bordering Gujarat and being close to Maharashtra, two of the worst affected states, Daman and Diu have remained free of the viral disease so far because public followed the lockdown guidelines, he said.
While Dadra and Nagar Haveli has reported 19 COVID-19 cases, there has been no case so far in Daman and Diu. – PTI
10.30 am | India
IOC says Unlock 1.0 to revive fuel sales soon
Weeks after the coronavirus lockdown led to fuel sales nosediving to record lows, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s largest oil firm, sees demand returning with the resumption of economic activities.
The company said though it is on track to spend the approved capital expenditure for 2020-21, it has “critically examined all capex proposals for rationalisation of cost and time frame.”
“The company is also conscious of the costs and has also undertaken rationalisation measures in this direction,” it said without giving details. – PTI
March 24 to May 30, 2020 will be a time that won’t be easy for Indians to forget. The intense lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic tested the resilience of the nation, its systems and its people.
Uthenge Hum is a video by Virtual Bharat in association with The Hindu, that captures India in the midst of this unprecedented lockdown.
10 am | Odisha
75 new cases in Odisha
Odisha reported 75 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the State’s tally to 2,856, said officials on Sunday.
With 1,716 persons having already recovered, the total number of active cases now stand at 1,129.
Eight persons have so far died of COVID-19 in the State. – Satyasundar Barik
9.30 am | Brazil
Brazil removes COVID-19 data from public view, hiding soaring death toll
Brazil removed from public view months of its COVID-19 data on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world’s second-largest coronavirus outbreak.
Brazil’s Health Ministry removed the data from a website that had documented the epidemic over time and by state and municipality.
The ministry also stopped giving a total count of confirmed cases, which have shot past 6,72,000 more than anywhere outside the United States or a total death toll, which passed Italy this week, nearing 36,000 by Saturday.
9 am | Delhi
1,320 new virus cases in Delhi
A total of 1,320 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 27,654. Also, 53 more deaths have been reported taking the total to 761. All the deaths did not happen in the past 24 hours.
Of the total cases, 10,664 people have recovered and there are 16,229 active cases. As per the government, there are 4,412 (51%) vacant beds in hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has issued a guideline for “clinical management protocol for adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection”.
8.30 am | France
France reports 31 more coronavirus deaths, total at 29,142
France’s coronavirus death toll, the fifth-highest in the world, rose more slowly on Saturday, while the number of people in intensive care continued to fall, government data showed.
Guests wearing face masks visit the Chateau de Versailles as the palace is reopened to the public since its closure on March 13, 2020 due to COVID-19 in Versailles, France.
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The number of deaths from the COVID-19 disease increased by 31, or 0.1%, from the previous day to reach 29,142, according to data posted on the government’s website.
That compared with 46 deaths, or a 0.2% rise, reported on Friday.
8 am | China
China reports six new COVID-19 cases, five asymptomatic cases
China reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, three more than the previous day.
Five of the new cases, recorded by late Saturday, involved travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website.
One locally transmitted case was found in the southern island province of Hainan.