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Coronavirus June 11 Highlights: UP, Delhi, Telangana want Railway isolation coaches as cases inch closer to 3 lakh

With nearly 10,000 fresh cases registered within a span of 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India rose to 286,579 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2020 8:48:21 am
South Central Railways recruitment, COVID ward railways, covid doctors, doctors jobs, 12th pass jobs, employment news, rrb ntpc, indianrailways.gov.in, railway jobs, Telangana and Delhi have requested for 60 and 10 coaches respectively. (Express photo by Arul Horizon)

As coronavirus cases across India show a steep rise, states have put forward their requisitions of isolation coaches from the Indian Railways. While Telangana and Delhi have requested for 60 and 10 coaches respectively, Uttar Pradesh has asked for a total of 240 coaches at 24 locations across the state.

The ICMR on Thursday said with Covid-19 prevalence as low as less than 1% in small districts in a large country like India, the nation is “definitely” not in the community transmission phase. Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal too put to rest questions on community transmission in Delhi saying, “If we get caught in grammar and let go of field action, we will suffer.” With nearly 10,000 fresh cases registered within a span of 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India rose to 286,579 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India continued to remain the fifth worst-affected country after the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK.

Globally, as many as 7,357,794 people have been infected while 416,116 have died so far. The United States is by far the hardest-hit country, in terms of both confirmed infections and deaths. The total death toll in the country could hit the grim figure of 200,000 by September and expecting a dramatic decrease in positive cases will be a “wishful thinking”, an eminent Indian-American professor has warned.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Updates: India's tally crosses 2.85 lakh, death toll at 8,102. Over 7 billion infected worldwide. Follow LIVE updates. Read in Tamil here

01:41 (IST)12 Jun 2020
BMC plans 9,000 beds with oxygen support for patients by month-end

To save more lives and reduce dependence on intensive care units (ICUs) and ventilators, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided ready at least 9,000 oxygen-supported beds by June 30 for coronavirus-afflicted patients experiencing breathlessness.

At least 10 per cent of Covid-19 patients, civic officials said, require oxygen support during treatment. Currently, Mumbai has 5,496 oxygen-equipped beds across public and private hospitals and at its jumbo facilities, like MMRDA grounds and NSCI Dome. Of them 71 per cent are already occupied, officials said. Read more here

00:45 (IST)12 Jun 2020
Tamil Nadu: Those tested in Chennai to be quarantined with family

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,875 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 38,716. Among these, Chennai reported 1,407 positive cases, with the city’s total now 27,398.

Tamil Nadu recorded 23 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 349. Twenty of them had succumbed due to co-morbidities.

On Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu touched 17,659. Till date, 23,981 men, 14,718 women and 17 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. Read more

23:57 (IST)11 Jun 2020
EU to ease virus travel bans from July 1, but not to all

The European Union on Thursday announced plans to ease a ban on nonessential travel to the continent, with foreign students, non-EU nationals who normally live in Europe and certain highly skilled workers likely to be exempt from the coronavirus restrictions from July 1.

After the virus began spreading throughout Europe in March, the EU gradually extended a ban on all nonessential travel into the 27 member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland until June 15.

23:48 (IST)11 Jun 2020
418 new cases of coronavirus found in Pune district; 11 die

Pune district reported 418 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 10,812 on Thursday, while 11 more patients succumbed to the infection, a health official said. He said the death toll reached 460 in the district with 11 more patients succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours. "Of the 418 cases, 292 were reported from Pune Municipal Corporation limits (city areas), which now has 8,893 patients. Also, 207 patients were discharged from hospitals," the official said. With 97 fresh cases in Pimpri Chinchwad, the COVID-19 count there now stands at 1015, he said. The number of positive cases in rural and Pune cantonment board areas has increased to 904, he said. PTI 

22:46 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Unlock 1.0 diary, day 3

Tribal women are enacting a street play on Covid-19 to spread awareness about the deadly virus among mostly illiterate tea garden workers in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. The awareness campaign through the street play gains significance as many migrant workers from the area are scheduled to return from other states. The play ‘Corona Bhagao Desh Bachao’ (ward off Covid-19, save the country) has been written by Maxima Toppo in Hindi and Sadri languages and is being enacted by other local women in the Gairkata tea estate. While one woman dons the role of the novel coronavirus, others act as doctors and policemen. For other remarkable stories on Day 4 of India's Unlockdown, read here

22:34 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Eighteen more people test positive for coronavirus in Tripura

Eighteen more people tested positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Thursday. With these patients, Tripura crossed 900-mark of coronavirus patients. All of these patients were said to have got recent travel history. Fourteen among them hail from Sepahijala district alone while the rest from South Tripura, Gomati and Dhalai districts.

The state now has 916 cases, out of which 638 are active cases. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted: "Out of 1430 samples tested for #COVID19, 18 people found #POSITIVE. All of them have travel history. The count includes : Sepahijala Dist:14 West, South, Gomati and Dhalai Dist 1 each. #TripuraCOVID19Count". Earlier today, the state government discharged 39 COVID-19 patients from a COVID care centre set up at Bhagat Singh Youth Hostel after they achieved full recovery.

22:23 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Gondia first district in state with zero active Covid cases

Even as the number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra is set to cross the one lakh mark, tribal dominated Gondia district has become the first with zero active cases. Of 69 cases – mainly migrants from Mumbai, Thane and Ahmedabad, who were returning to Gondia – the last one tested negative and was discharged. On Thursday, there were zero active cases in the district.

Known as the ‘rice city’ due to the abundance of rice mills in the area, the district is surrounded by hills and forests and has a population of 14 lakh. Dr Shyam Nimgade, District Health Officer of Gondia, which is in the Nagpur division, told The Indian Express that there has not been a single case of local infection so far.

“After the phase-wise lifting of the lockdown, we started reporting cases of coronavirus disease. The first case was a month ago, when a nurse returned from Mumbai to Gondia. By mid-May, we had 100 people who had returned from Mumbai and Ahmedabad,” Dr Nimgade said. Read full story here

22:10 (IST)11 Jun 2020
SC to hear issues arising out of treatment of Covid patients and disposal of dead bodies

Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance of issues arising out of treatment of Covid patients and disposal of dead bodies. Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan to hear matter tomorrow.

21:42 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Gurgaon: Police inspector among 6 dead in coronavirus today

A 57-year-old inspector with Gurgaon Police's Summons Branch died due to Coronavirus last night. Officials say he was due to retire next month. The district has recorded 6 covid deaths today, and 191 cases. 2,737 people have tested positive so far, 19 have succumbed.

21:40 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Bengaluru now has 113 active containment zones

Bengaluru now has 113 active containment zones. 17 fresh Covid cases were confirmed in the city today. Total active cases: 258

21:27 (IST)11 Jun 2020
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally nears 10,000

West Bengal on Thursday reported 440 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total to 9,768, the state health department said in its daily bulletin. Ten people died due to the infection during the day in different districts, raising the toll to 442, it said. Of the total fresh cases reported on Thursday, 117 were from Kolkata, it added.

Nine of the total deaths during the day happened due to co-morbidities, the health department said, adding that the state has so far witnessed 297 such fatalities. The active cases now stand at 5,338, it said. Since Wednesday, 209 people have been discharged from different hospitals in the state. (PTI)

21:25 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Punjab CM orders stricter lockdown on weekends, public holidays

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Thursday ordered stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays, even as his state mulls stringent curbs, including mandatory testing certification, for those coming from Delhi.  The decision to tighten the curbs on weekends and holidays has been taken amid apprehensions of COVID-19 reaching the community spread stage in Punjab and projections indicating that the peak in the state was still two months away. (PTI)

21:09 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Surgeons led by Indian-origin doctor perform first known US lung transplant for coronavirus patient

Surgeons led by an Indian-origin doctor have performed a double-lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged by COVID-19, a surgery believed to be the first of its kind in the US since the pandemic began.  Northwestern Medicine in Chicago said the recipient is a Hispanic woman in her 20s. The patient spent six weeks in the COVID ICU on a ventilator and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life support machine that does the work of the heart and lungs, the hospital said. By early June, the patient's lungs showed irreversible damage. The lung transplant team listed her for a double-lung transplant, and 48 hours later, performed the life-saving procedure a the hospital. (PTI)

20:43 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Delhi records 1,877 cases in a single day

Delhi records 1,877 cases in a single day.

19:49 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Three test positive for coronavirus in Andaman & Nicobar; total count jumps to 5

Three more persons tested positive for novel coronavirus in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the total count of confirmed cases in the Union Territory to five on Thursday, officials said. The newly infected persons are family members of the returnee from Chennai by a flight on June 7, who had tested positive four days back. They have been admitted to G B Pant hospital here, where the man is undergoing treatment, the sources said. (PTI)

19:45 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Nepal reports 250 new COVID-19 cases

Nepal on Thursday reported 250 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total count to 4,614.  According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases include 20 women. However, 187 infected people, including 8 women, have been discharged after successful treatment. With this, only 63 active corona patients have been added in the country in a single day, it said. There are currently 3,738 active COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country. Till date, 15 people have died of coronavirus in Nepal. (PTI)

19:40 (IST)11 Jun 2020
New York City Mayor announces schemes to boost economy hit by Covid-19

New York City announces schemes to boost economy, especially for the small producers hit hard by the pandemic.

19:09 (IST)11 Jun 2020
UP asks for 240 isolation coaches in 24 locations

As coronavirus cases across India show a steep rise, states have put forward their requisitions of isolation coaches from the Indian Railways. While Telangana and Delhi have requested for 60 and 10 coaches respectively, Uttar Pradesh has asked for a total of 240 coaches at 24 locations across the state.

18:52 (IST)11 Jun 2020
Himachal has 179 active cases, 262 recoveries.

Himachal Pradesh has reported 458 COVID-19 positive cases till now including 179 active cases, 262 recoveries, and 6 deaths, said State Health Department.

18:49 (IST)11 Jun 2020
COVID-19: India's tour of Sri Lanka called off

India's tour to Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to take place later this month, has become the latest series to be postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said International Cricket Council.

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Coronavirus India News Live Updates:

The Parliament may go for a hybrid monsoon session, with some members being physically present in the House and others attending on a virtual platform, sources said. In other news, due to a surge in coronavirus cases, Rajasthan on Wednesday sealed its borders with other states for a week.

The expected surge in novel coronavirus cases following relaxations in the nationwide lockdown looks set to begin soon, with several states showing upward deviations from their trendlines in the last few days.

Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana reported an unusually high number of new cases on Sunday; Uttar Pradesh has seen two big jumps in the last three days; Assam and Tripura have been growing at over 10 per cent every day for more than a week now; and Karnataka has risen swiftly in the last few days to make an entry into the list of top 10 states with the largest caseloads.

Other states like West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Kerala have also been adding a large number of cases every day. Tamil Nadu and Delhi, which have the country’s second and third highest caseloads respectively, have been reporting between 1,300 and 1,500 cases each every day.

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Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the source of Covid-19 infection in 50 per cent of the cases in the national capital was unknown, adding that it was up to the Centre to declare whether the city had entered the community transmission phase.

The health minister also indicated that the assessment of the local administration points towards the “third stage of spread”. “Director AIIMS Randeep Guleria has said (there has been community transmission) but Centre has not yet confirmed it,” Jain said.

So, what is community transmission?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), community transmission “is evidenced by the inability to relate confirmed cases through chains of transmission for a large number of cases, or by increasing positive tests through sentinel samples (routine systematic testing of respiratory samples from established laboratories)”.

In other words, community transmission or spread is said to be taking place when the source of the contagion is not known, i.e. when one is unable to trace an infection back to a carrier who has travelled in an affected area, or through contact with a person who has the disease.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine latest update: While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of Covid-19, there seems to be a prestige battle going on between the US and China over which country can immunise its citizens first.

Just days after President Donald Trump said the US had already produced two million doses that are “ready to go” if they “check out for safety”, China recently claimed that the country could have a Covid-19 vaccine as early as autumn.

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