Delhi on Tuesday reported 623 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in two and a half months, and 62 more deaths, while the positivity rate fell below one percent for the second consecutive day. This is the third day that the daily deaths in the city remained below 100. On April 12, the figure was 72.
Delhi on Monday had reported 648 fresh COVID-19 cases and 86 more deaths, while the positivity rate was 0.99 per cent.
On Sunday, Delhi had recorded 946 COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths and the positivity rate stood at 1.25 percent, according to a health department bulletin.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 variant first found in India will henceforth be referred to as the “Delta variant”, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday.
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The Jharkhand government on Tuesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 10 with some easing, an official said.
This is the fourth time that the curbs, first imposed on April 22 for a week, were extended. The ongoing measures to contain coronavirus surge were scheduled to end on June 3.
“The Health Safety Week now stands extended till June 10. Some relaxations have been given, including the opening of all shops in 15 districts from 6 am to 2 pm with certain conditions,” the official said.
Continuing its support to India to fight the COVID-19 surge, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine has been sent to India as Russia is committed to help Indian friends in these difficult times.
“Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India,” replied Mr Lavrov to ANI query regarding Sputnik V during a press conference after the BRICS meeting.
“Russia is committed to help our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID-19),” he added.