Fifty-seven girls who live at a government-run shelter in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past week. This means the institution is now a COVID-19 cluster in a town already battling a high caseload.
All 57 girls have been shifted to COVID-19 hospitals, while staff and those girls not infected have been quarantined and the entire facility has been sealed.
The COVID-19 cases in the national capital neared the 60,000-mark on Sunday with 3,000 more people testing positive, even as worried authorities were mulling steps to make contact tracing more robust to curb the spread of the infection in Delhi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had a meeting Sunday with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the coronavirus situation, where it was decided to hold more “robust” contact tracing, revamp the entire containment zone strategy and strengthen medical services in areas most affected by the virus.
Meanwhile, Brazil on Sunday said it had registered more than 50,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as well as about one million infections, as the second worst-affected country in the world struggles to control the disease, news agency AFP reported.
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US Coronavirus death count rises to 119,959: Report
The United States recorded another 305 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Sunday at 8:30pm (0030 GMT Saturday). It marked the 11th consecutive day in which the daily count from the virus has been fewer than 1,000, and the third time it has been under 400 since the pandemic seemed to peak in mid-April.
But the US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic, with 119,959 deaths out of 2,278,373 official cases.
Top Court hearing on Odisha’s Rath Yatra order amid pandemic today
The Supreme Court will hear today four petitions seeking modification of its earlier order of June 18, which had stayed the “Rath Yatra” in Puri and other places in Odisha keeping in view the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court’s single-judge bench comprising Justice S Ravindra Bhat will hear the matter in chamber hearing at 11 am tomorrow.
A group of residents of a coronavirus containment zone in Delhi attacked policemen and civil volunteers on Sunday following an argument over barricades. According to reports, the incident took place in a containment zone in the national capital’s Naraina area. Some people suffered minor injuries.
The police and the volunteers had gone to distribute food and supplies.
As many as 198 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Assam on Sunday, as per information provided by the State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Health Minister informed that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 5,586, including 2,170 active cases.
So far, 3,404 patients have been discharged after treatment and nine deaths have been reported due to the virus, ANI reported.