A health worker collects swab sample from a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Patna railway station.
A health worker collects swab sample from a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Patna railway station.(PTI)

Highlights: Jharkhand adds 703 new cases to state's Covid-19 tally

  • India recorded 1,65,553 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase in 46 days. Data released by the union health ministry shows the number of recoveries continued to outnumber the number of daily cases for the sixteenth consecutive day.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 12:27 AM IST

India recorded 165,553 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the lowest daily increase in 46 days. Data released by the Union health ministry shows the number of recoveries continued to outnumber the number of daily cases for the 17th consecutive day, after 276,309 people recovered from the coronavirus disease. According to the health ministry, the country is witnessing a downswing of the second wave of Covid-19 and they believe it will be sustained even when restrictions are significantly relaxed all over.


As focus shifts from the virus to those it afflicted, both states and the Centre are being asked to ensure families of those who lost earning members are provided for. And on Saturday, the central government announced measures to help families who lost earning members due to Covid-19.


In Vietnam, a hybrid Covid-variant has been detected, the country's health minister told reporters on Saturday. This new variant is reportedly a mix of the double mutant variant, first detected in India, and the Kent variant, first detected in the UK. France’s Pasteur Institute published a study that found the Pfizer Covid-19 jab to be less effective against the B.1.617 variant.

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  • MAY 30, 2021 11:53 PM IST

    Jharkhand adds 703 new cases to state's Covid-19 tally

  • MAY 30, 2021 11:44 PM IST

    Assam reports 3,245 new Covid-19 cases, 55 deaths

  • MAY 30, 2021 11:23 PM IST

    Bihar reports 1,475 new Covid-19 infections, 52 deaths

    Bihar reported 1,475 new coronavirus disease cases in the last 24 hours. The state's death toll reached over 5,100 after 52 deaths on logged on Sunday, reported PTI.

  • MAY 30, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 4.82 million

    The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 4,823,795 as of Sunday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

  • MAY 30, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    1655 new Covid-19 cases, 4521 discharges, and 37 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh today

    1655 new Covid-19 cases, 4521 discharges, and 37 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh today

    Case tally 9,69,300

    Active cases 39,261

  • MAY 30, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Covid-19: Britain reports 3,240 cases and six deaths on Sunday

    Britain reported 3,240 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, a drop from 3,398 cases the previous day, and six deaths within 28 days of a positive test compared with seven on Saturday.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:57 PM IST

    West Bengal reports 11,284 new Covid-19 cases

    West Bengal reports 11,284 new Covid-19 cases, 18,642 recoveries, and 142 deaths today; active cases at 94,898.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray extends lockdown-like curbs by 15 days

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray extends lockdown-like curbs by 15 days. in some districts more curbs will be imposed, while in some they will be relaxed. I appeal to political parties to not pressurise government for unlocking certain activities. We are unwillingly extending the lockdown. We are ramping up the health infrastructure. The unlocking will be done in graded manner, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    Govt chalked out program to help orphaned children: Uddhav Thackeray

    The second wave was bigger than expected. We have witnessed more number of deaths. The government has chalked out a program to help the orphaned children, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Lockdown has helped us in containing spread of coronavirus: Uddhav Thackeray

    Lockdown has helped us in containing the spread of the coronavirus. Each one of us need to decide to keep our village, tehsil, district Covid 19 -free. Agriculture related establishments will remain open as the kharif season is about to begin, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    We have decided not to hold class 10 exams: Uddhav Thackeray

    We have decided to not hold class 10 exams. We are taking a review to decide on class 12 exams. We are waiting for the centre to take a call on it. I am requesting the PM to take a uniform decision related to class 12 exams. We expect center to guide us on class 12 exams as the policy should be same for all the states. Revolutionary measures need to be taken in education to enable students to carry on their studies online: Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    Constituted task force of doctors in view of potential Covid-19 3rd wave, says Thackeray

    We have constituted a task force of paediatric doctors as part of preparedness of the potential Covid-19 third wave. We have plan to vaccinate all our eligible people, but the availability of the jabs is a challenge before us. We will resume the vaccination drive for age group 18-44 years soon, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    Demand of oxygen went up during this wave, says Thackeray

    The demand of oxygen went up to 1700 metric tonnes during this wave against our own production of 1300MT. We have 3000 patients of mucormycosis in the state, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    Some of Maharashtra districts witnessing rise in Covid-19 cases: Uddhav Thackeray

    The recovery rate and the CFR is better than that of the peak of the first wave. Some of the Maharashtra districts are witnessing rise in the cases, especially rural parts. The transmission rate of the strain in the second wave is rapid. The time taken for the recovery is more than that in first wave, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Covid-19 cases are still near the peak of first wave: Uddhav Thackeray

    The restrictions are imposed by us unwillingly. Covid-19 cases have gone down significantly over the last few days. The cases are still near the peak of the first wave. The drop in Covid-19 cases is still not as expected: Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Distributed foodgrains and financial help to construction, domestic workers: Uddhav Thackeray

    While fighting against Covid-19 pandemic, we have distributed 2.74 lakh metric tonnes foodgrains, disbursed 155 crore to construction workers and 34.42 lakh to domestic workers, says Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae intensified our challenge of Covid 19 pandemic: Uddhav Thackeray

    Cyclone Tauktae intensified our challenge of Covid 19 pandemic we have been fighting with. The NDRF norms for compensation for the natural calamities need to be changed, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.

  • MAY 30, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Indonesia reports 6,115 new Covid-19 cases, 142 more deaths

    The Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 6,115 in the past 24 hours to 1,816,041, with the death toll adding by 142 to 50,404, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 18,600 fresh Covid-19 cases, 402 deaths

    Total Cases: 57,31,815

    New Cases: 18,600

    Deaths: 94,844 (402 deaths today)

    People recovered: 53,62,370 (22,532 today)

    Total tested: 3,48,61,608 (2,52,623 today)

    City: Mumbai

    Total Cases: 7,04,622

    New Cases: 1062

    Deaths: 14,797 (22 deaths today)

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Covid-19: Kerala registers 19,894 new cases; 186 deaths

    Kerala registered 19,894 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total caseload to 24,84,254 while the toll climbed to 8,641 with 186 deaths, according to the state government.

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Karnataka records 20,378 new Covid-19 cases

    Karnataka records 20,378 new Covid-19 cases, 28,053 recoveries and 382 fatalities.

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Meghalaya reports 13 additional Covid-19 fatalities, 742 new cases

    Meghalaya on Sunday recorded 13 more Covid-19 fatalities and 742 new cases raising the death toll to 564 and the active coronavirus tally to 7,496, a senior health official said.

  • MAY 30, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Lockdown extended by 10 days in Telangana

    Lockdown extended by 10 days in Telangana. Relaxation from 6 am to 1 pm, instead of 6 am to 10 am being in force at present.

  • MAY 30, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Kenya extends Covid-19 curfew by 60 days

    Kenya has extended its nightly curfew by 60 days to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

  • MAY 30, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Mumbai mayor finds Covid-19 vaccines stored in normal fridge at hotel

    Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday conducted an inspection at a hotel in suburban Andheri and found several Covid-19 vaccines stored there in a normal fridge, in violation of the laid down norms.

  • MAY 30, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    All monuments, museums to remain closed till June 15

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, all the centrally protected monuments/sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India shall continue to remain closed till 15 June 2021 or until further orders: Union Ministry of Culture.

  • MAY 30, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Delhi reports 946 new Covid-19 cases

    Delhi reports 946 new Covid-19 cases (positivity rate 1.25%), 1803 recoveries, and 78 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 14,25,592

    Active cases 12,100

  • MAY 30, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    UP allows economic activities in zones with less than 600 active Covid-19 cases from June 1

    UP allows economic activities in zones with less than 600 active Covid-19 cases from June 1, curfew to continue on weekends

  • MAY 30, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Bihar to provide 1,500 per month to children orphaned by Covid-19

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced that children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 will be provided 1,500 per month under the Bal Sahayata Yojna till they attain the age of 18, adding that such children will be housed in a child care centre.

  • MAY 30, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM inspects Covid wards in Coimbatore

  • MAY 30, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Must take the Covid-19 vaccine to prevent next surge: WHO

    Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said on Sunday that we have learned from the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic that at no cost can we let our guards down, and must take the Covid-19 vaccine at the first available opportunity. "While we can't predict next surge but we can prevent it, which we must," she added.

  • MAY 30, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    Assam aims to inoculate 30% of the population if vaccines are available: CM

    Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday that Assam plans on inoculating 30% of the population if vaccines are made available to the state, reported news agency PTI.

  • MAY 30, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban from 11 countries. excludes Pakistan

    Saudi Arabia lifted Covid-induced travel ban from 11 countries but excluded Pakistan. Travellers from the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United States, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Japan, will be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia from Sunday, reported ANI.

  • MAY 30, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    PM Modi hails drivers of cryogenic oxygen tanks for saving lakhs of lives

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed drivers of oxygen cryogenic tanks for saving lakhs of lives by working on war footing. The PM raised this point during his latest episode of Mann Ki Baat

  • MAY 30, 2021 10:12 AM IST

    Japan to approve Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    Japan's health ministry panel has approved the use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 12-15, reported ANI. The Japanese government is slated to take a final decision on it in a meeting on Monday.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    India records 165,553 new infections and 3460 deaths in last 24 hours

    The trend of declining number of daily cases continued in India for the 46th day, after the country recorded 1,65,553 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. 3460 deaths have also been reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 3,25,972, as per the health ministry data.

  • MAY 30, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    Thane reports 695 new Covid-19 cases, 52 deaths

    Thane reported 695 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally to 5,15,091. 52 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, reported ANI.

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    Mizoram record 329 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

  • MAY 30, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    UK reports 3,398 new Covid-19 cases

    United Kingdom reported 3,398 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, recording significantly less cases than the 4,182 reported on Friday. 7 fatalities were also reported, the death toll now stands at 127,775, reported ANI.

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