LIVE: Punjab reports 1,907 Covid-19 cases, 79 deaths
- India has a total of 28.69 million Covid-19 cases and the death toll stands at 344,082.
The worldwide cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) increased to more than 172 million as mutated variants continued to cause rapid spread of the virus, news agency Bloomberg reported. The death toll was above 3.7 million as of Saturday morning, it also reported.
In India, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) gave a nod to the Serum Institue of India to manufacture the Russian vaccine Sputnik V for examination, test and analysis.
Meanwhile, a government study found that the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 which was first detected in India was the primary cause behind the unprecedented surge during the second wave.
India has a total of 28.69 million Covid-19 cases and the death toll stands at 344,082.
In the United States, New Jersey ended its 15-month public health emergency in what Governor Phil Murphy called a “decisive step on the path toward normalcy.” In California, more than 70% of adults have been administered with at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of full reopening on June 15.
New York planned to let school districts waive the mask mandate for students’ outdoor activities next week.
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JUN 05, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Gujarat records 996 new cases, 15 deaths
JUN 05, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Punjab reports 1,907 Covid-19 cases, 79 deaths
Punjab reported 1,907 cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally of active cases to 2,44,54. 79 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 15,009, according to the state health bulletin.
JUN 05, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reports 818 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths
JUN 05, 2021 09:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 21,410 new coronavirus cases, takes tally to 2.2 million
JUN 05, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Telangana logs 2,070 new Covid-19 infections
JUN 05, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Chandigarh reports 98 new Covid-19 cases; active caseload at 925
JUN 05, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Manipur reports 717 new coronavirus cases; active caseload at 9,016
JUN 05, 2021 07:09 PM IST
Goa logs 567 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths
JUN 05, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 10,373 new coronavirus cases, 80 deaths
JUN 05, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Kerala reports 17,328 new Covid-19 cases, 209 deaths
Kerala on Saturday reported 17,328 new Covid-19 cases and 209 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the state currently stand at 167,638, reported ANI.
JUN 05, 2021 05:42 PM IST
UK's infection rate on a rise, logs 6,238 new Covid-19 cases
The UK reported 6,238 new coronavirus cases on Friday as England's R number or infection rate continues to rise. 11 new deaths due to the virus were reported in the UK, as per the government's latest data, reported PTI.
JUN 05, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Daily recoveries continue to exceed daily Covid-19 cases: Health ministry
JUN 05, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Over 1.65 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses available with states, UTs: Health ministry
The Union health ministry on Saturday said more than 1.65 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and Union territories.
JUN 05, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Under new unlock rules in Delhi, liquor shops to open from June 7 on odd-even basis; Gyms, theatres, restaurants, salons to remain closed
The Delhi government on Saturday said under the new unlock rules liquor shops in Delhi will open from Monday, June 7 on odd-even basis and revenue services like registry will also be functional. However, restaurants, bars, even if in markets or malls will remains closed. Gyms, spas, salons, parlours and cinema halls will too remain closed, the government said.
JUN 05, 2021 03:29 PM IST
646 doctors died in second wave of Covid-19: IMA
JUN 05, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Delhi reports around 400 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate falls to 0.5%: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the Capital reported about 400 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the positivity rate dropped to 0.5 per cent.
JUN 05, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Russia logs 9,145 new Covid-19 infections
Russia on Saturday registered 9,145 new Covid-19 infections, taking the tally to 5,117,274, reported Reuters.
JUN 05, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Taiwan adds over 500 new Covid-19 cases to its tally
Taiwan on Saturday reported 511 new Covid-19 cases, including 35 cases from the recent days that authorities try to readjust to the infection count following delay in test results, reported Reuters.
JUN 05, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Odisha logs 7,395 new Covid-19 cases, tally surpasses 8-lakh mark
Odisha's Covid-19 infection count breach the 8-lakh mark after it added 7,395 new cases on Saturday. The state reported 40 deaths due to the disease, pushing to toll to nearly 3,000, reported PTI.
JUN 05, 2021 12:54 PM IST
2 genome sequencing labs to be set up for identifying Covid variants: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said two genome sequencing labs will be set up for detection of new Covid-19 variants, if there exists any.
JUN 05, 2021 12:05 PM IST
Puducherry logs 613 new Covid-19 cases
Puducherry on Saturday reported 613 new Covid-19 cases that took the total infection count to 1,08,439, reported PTI.
JUN 05, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 14
Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended for another week. It will now remain in effect till June 14.
JUN 05, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Delhi to see further relaxation in lockdown?
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to announce further lockdown relaxations from the next week amid a dip in the city's daily Covid-19 case count, officials said on Saturday. Kejriwal will address a briefing at 12pm, where is expected to make the announcement.
JUN 05, 2021 09:32 AM IST
India's Covid-19 tally climbs to 28.6 million
India's Covid-19 tally climbs to 28,694,879 after 120,529 people tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The death toll is at 344,082.
JUN 05, 2021 08:34 AM IST
China approves Sinovac for kids
China has authorised the emergency use of Sinovac’s coronavirus vaccine for children aged between 3 and 17, Sinovac Chairman Yin Weidong told China Central Television.
JUN 05, 2021 06:41 AM IST
Brazil approves imports of Covid-19 vaccines Sputnik V, Covaxin
Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday voted to approve imports of Russia's Sputnik V and India's Covaxin Covid-19 vaccines, but with conditions on both.
The 4-1 vote by Anvisa's board follows rulings in April to reject Brazilian states' request for Sputnik V due to a lack of data guaranteeing its safety, quality and effectiveness, and in March to reject Covaxin because it did not meet Anvisa's manufacturing standards, news agency Reuters reported.