Covid LIVE: Time for armed forces to help civil administration, says CDS


Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat (Photo: PTI)

Coronavirus live updates: India reported a slight dip in the number of fresh Covid infections and fatalities on Tuesday with 323,144 cases and 2,771 deaths, according to MoHFW. The cumulative caseload stands at 17,636,307 and the death toll from the virus is nearing the 200,000-mark. India now has almost 2.9 million active cases.

Maharashtra reported 48,700 new coronavirus cases and 524 deaths, while Delhi recorded 20,201 cases and 380 deaths.

The six most affected states by complete cases are Maharashtra (4,343,727), Kerala (1,405,655), Karnataka (1,339,201), Uttar Pradesh (1,086,625), Tamil Nadu (1,081,988), and Delhi (1,047,916).

Following a request from the Delhi High Court, the Delhi government has ordered Ashoka Hotel, a five-star facility, to set aside 100 rooms for a Covid Health Centre for judges and judicial officers of the court and their families. The facility will be linked to Primus Hospital in Chanakyapuri.

It comes when families of Covid patients across the national capital are scrambling to receive beds and access to hospital care. The High Court itself has made several observations critical of the Centre and the Delhi government on this issue while hearing pleas on the Covid crisis.

World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 148,466,261 infected by the lethal contagion. While 126,562,652 have retrieved, 3,133,215 have died so far. The United States remains the worst-hit country with 32,872,388, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia. On the other hand, previously seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 2,248,533, followed by the USA (412,529) and Brazil (397,716).

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