Coronavirus live updates: Daily COVID-19 count in India lowest in 54 days

Coronavirus India Live Updates:  India’s  Covid-19 death toll went passed the 3-lakh mark on Monday after 4,454 people died due to the virus in the last 24 hours. This makes India only the third country after the United States and Brazil to record more than 3,00,000 fatalities.

However, fresh infections dipped to 2,22,315 on Monday, the lowest since April 15. Tamil Nadu continues to be the top contributor with 35,483 new cases. While Maharashtra reported 26,672 cases, Karnataka’s number stood at 25,979.

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Daily COVID-19 count in India lowest in 54 days

India reported 1,27,510 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 54 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 6.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

More than 19 crore vaccine doses administered in country: Centre

Cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19.84 crores (19,84,43,550) as per the 8 pm provisional report, states the Union Health Ministry. (ANI)

“Pfizer, Moderna Won’t Sell Shots To Us. They Said…”: Arvind Kejriwal

US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna have said they won’t sell vaccines directly to Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, stressing that vaccine manufacturers have made it clear “they will deal with the central government”. Vaccine rollout for the 18-44 age group was paused in Delhi on Saturday due to the shortage of doses. 

Uttarakhand government extends Covid curfew till June 1

The Covid-19 curfew in the state extended till June 1. Shops selling essential commodities to remain open from 8am-11am. On May 28, the public will be free to travel between 8 am and 12 pm to buy essential commodities, Cabinet minister Subodh Uniyal informed. (ANI)

SC seeks Centre’s response on compensation to Covid victims’ kin

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of those who have died from coronavirus. A vacation bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah also asked the Centre to place before it the ICMR guidelines on issuance of death certificates for Covid-19 victims, saying there should be uniform policy for issuing such documents.

The apex court was hearing two separate pleas seeking directions to the Centre and states to provide compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the families of coronavirus victims as provisioned under the Disaster Management Act of 2005, and a uniform policy for issuance of death certificates. The bench said unless there was a uniform policy for issuance of any official document or death certificate stating that the cause of death was Covid, the kin of the victims would not be able to claim benefits of any compensation scheme, if given. (PTI)

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