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Covid-19 updates: West Bengal logs 3,519 new cases, 78 deaths in last 24hrs

The active cases in India have further declined to 973,158 and constitute nearly 3.49% of the caseload while the overall recoveries have climbed to 28,162,947. On Monday, daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily infections for the 32nd consecutive day.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 11:51 PM IST

India on Monday recorded 70,421 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 3,921 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 29,510,410 and 374,305 respectively, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard.

The active cases have further declined to 973,158 and constitute nearly 3.49% of the caseload while the overall recoveries have climbed to 28,162,947. On Monday, daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily infections for the 32nd consecutive day.

As the cases in India are witnessing a declining trend, many states and Union territories (UTs) have started easing their lockdown or Covid-19 restrictions with a view to revive their economy.

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a slew of relaxations under the phased unlock process in the national capital. Markets and shopping malls, which were earlier allowed to open on an odd-even basis will now open every day from 8 am to 10 pm, Kejriwal said, adding restaurants will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity.

In Tamil Nadu, the lockdown has been extended for another week till June 21 with relaxations in 27 districts including the state capital Chennai. According to the latest guidelines, beauty parlours, salons and spas, public parks, shops and liquor shops are allowed to open in these 27 districts from today. However, restrictions will not be eased 11 districts, seven in western and four in Cauvery delta regions.

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Karnataka has started its phased unlocking process from today in 19 districts. Autos and taxis are allowed to ply with maximum of two passengers, home delivery of food from hotels and restaurants is allowed. Industries can operate with 50% work force. However, the existing lockdown rules will continue for 11 districts including Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Mysuru as they have a high positivity rate.

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Meanwhile, a total of 253,195,048 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease in the country till now of which 3,484,239 were inoculated in the last 24 hours. Of these, 3,103,522 received the first dose while 380,717 received both doses.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:16 PM

    West Bengal reports 3,519 new Covid-19 cases, 78 deaths

    West Bengal reported 3,519 new cases of Covid-19 and 78 fresh fatalities as the state's tally reached 1,464,776 and the death toll rose to 16,974, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:02 PM

    Tamil Nadu reports 12,772 new Covid-19 cases, active caseload at 136,884

    With 12,772 new Covid-19 cases and 254 deaths in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu's tally reached 2,366,493 and the death toll rose to 29,801, according to a bulletin from the state government. The active caseload stands at 136,884.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:32 PM

    Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 3.5 million doses administered today

    More than 258 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far in the country, of which over 3.5 million doses were administered today, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:57 PM

    Himachal Pradesh reports 326 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 326 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, Himachal Pradesh's tally reached 198,876 and the death toll climbed to 3,382, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:06 PM

    Rajasthan reports 277 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths

    Rajasthan reported 277 new cases of the coronavirus on the day and 20 more fatalities, reports PTI citing a state official.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:10 PM

    Karnataka logs 6,835 new Covid-19 cases, 120 more deaths

    With 6,835 new Covid-19 cases and 120 deaths, Karnataka's tally reached 2,771,969 cases and the death toll climbed to 33,033, a bulletin from the state health department showed.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:54 PM

    Over 1,500 new Covid-19 cases in Telangana, tally at 604,800

    Telangana recorded 1,511 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the state's tally reached 604,880 while the death toll climbed to 3,496, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:52 PM

    Goa logs 253 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 253 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths in last 24 hours, Goa's tally reached 162,721 and the death toll climbed to 2,937, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:50 PM

    Kerala records over 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, 161 deaths, CM hints at region-wise restrictions

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state has recorded 7,719 new Covid-19 cases and 161 deaths. Active caseload stands at 113,817, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:41 PM

    Andhra Pradesh reports over 4,500 new Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths in last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh reported 4,549 new Covid-19 cases and 59 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stands at 80,013 reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:21 PM

    Novavax Covid-19 vaccine found 90% effective in UK phase 3 trials, says company

    US company Novavax said its Covid-19 vaccine has demonstrated an efficacy of 90.4% in phase 3 trials in UK, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:14 PM

    WB govt extends Covid-19 restrictions till July 1, essential services exempted

    The West Bengal government extended Covid-19 related restrictions in the state till July 1, with exemptions for essential services, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 03:56 PM

    No new Covid-19 cases in Dharavi today: BMC

    No new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Dharavi today for the first time since the second wave of the disease hit the city in February 2021, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 03:29 PM

    Delhi reports 131 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hours

    With 131 new Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours, Delhi's caseload reached 1,431,270 and the death toll climbed to 24,839, reports ANI.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 02:33 PM

    India's Covid-19 active caseload falls below 1-million mark after 66 days

    India's Covid-19 active caseload has fallen below the one-million mark after 66 days and currently stands at 973,158, according to the Union health ministry's data.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 02:22 PM

    Karnataka to give 1 lakh ex-gratia to BPL families which have lost an adult to Covid-19

    Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced that every BPL family which have lost an adult to Covid-19 would receive an ex-gratia of 1 lakh.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 01:16 PM

    Uttarakhand extends Covid-19 curfew till June 22

    The Uttarakhand government said on Monday that the ongoing Covid-19 curfew in the state has been extended till June 22 and old guidelines will be followed with some changes. Speaking to news agency ANI, state minister Subodh Uniyal said revenue courts are allowed to open with 20 people, 50 people are allowed to attend weddings as well as funerals and auto-rickshaws such as Vikram can ply.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:23 PM

    Puducherry records 309 new Covid cases, lowest single-day tally since May

    Puducherry on Monday reported 309 new Covid-91 cases, the lowest single day tally since May. Seven more people died due to the viral disease while 686 recovered in the last 24 hours.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:58 AM

    Barber shops open in Delhi's Chanakyapuri area

    Barber shops in Delhi's Chanakyapuri area reopened as the Delhi government began the third phase of the Covid-19 unlock process.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:44 AM

    Ukraine records 420 new Covid-19 cases, lowest single-day tally since 2020

    Ukraine on Monday recorded 420 new Covid-19 disease cases, taking the caseload to 2.22 million. Monday's case count has been the lowest since June 8 last year. The total deaths in the European country have climbed to 51,692 .

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:56 AM

    Covid-19 in Thailand: Series of virus outbreaks threaten export sector, recovery

    A series of Covid-19 disease outbreaks in the factories of Thailand are raising concerns that the country's export sector could be severely affected, which will also weaken the economy. According to news agency Reuters, the virus has been reported in 130 factories including those which are supplying international brands, with over 7,100 cases across 11 provinces.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:23 AM

    Delhi Metro to continue with 50% capacity, standing travel banned

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has said its services in the national capital will continue with 50 per cent seating in accordance with guidelines in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Read more

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:10 AM

    Germany's Covid caseload climbs to over 3.7 million; 549 new cases recorded

    Germany on Monday 549 new Covid-19 disease cases, taking the caseload to 3,715,518, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed. As many as 10 people succumbed to the viral disease on Monday, taking the toll to 89,844.

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:19 AM

    India sees another dip in daily Covid-19 tally with 70,421 new cases

    India on Monday recorded 70,421 cases and 3,921 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the caseload and death toll to 29,510,410 and 374,305 respectively, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. Read more

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:53 AM

    Delhi unlock 3.0: All shops in markets, restaurants open today

    With Covid-19 numbers in Delhi dropping to a three-month low, all market activities have been allowed from Monday, but with certain restrictions as part of the phased unlock plan of the Delhi government. Read more

  • Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:45 AM

    UK records 7,490 new Covid-19 cases, 8 more deaths

    The United Kingdom (UK) recorded nearly 7,500 new Covid-19 disease cases and eight more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload and death toll to 4,565,813 and 127,904 respectively, according to official figures.


    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to make an announcement that the end of Covid-related restrictions will be further delayed due to the rapid rise of infections of the Delta variant of the virus, news agency Reuters reported.

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