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Coronavirus India summary: cases, deaths and news - 6 July

A priest wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in front of the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as he collects woods to make a funeral pyre at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fa

Coronavirus live India: latest Covid-19 news -6 July


India Covid-19 update: 02:00 IST on Tuesday 7 July (22:30 CEST on Monday 6 July)

According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University11,520,461 cases have been detected worldwide, with 535,499 deaths and 6,231,052 people recovered.

In India, there have been 697,413 cases confirmed, 19,693 people have died and 424,433 people have recovered from the virus.


A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) care centre for patients is seen inside an indoor sports complex, amidst the spread of the disease, in New Delhi, India, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Delhi’s Covid-19 count crossed the one-lakh mark on Monday, 125 days after the first case of the viral infection was confirmed in the city on March 2.


A worker rests as he builds a High Dependency Unit (HDU) at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) care centre for patients inside an indoor sports complex, amidst the spread of the disease, in New Delhi, India, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

India is reaching saturation point as they continue to add beds to their hospitals.

“A video had gone viral in Meerut. We have registered a case in this regard. We have suspended the licence of the nursing home. Today, we have sealed it also. Strict action will be taken against anybody who will do something like this in this time of crisis,” said Anil Dhingra, District Magistrate, Meerut.

India tallies third-highest coronavirus cases but death rate low

India on Monday overtook Russia to record the world's third-highest number of coronavirus infections at nearly 700,000, even as its hardest-hit state said it will allow hotels to reopen this week.

Health ministry data from the world's second-most populous country showed more than 23,000 new cases on Monday, down slightly from Sunday's record increase of almost 25,000. 

There have been almost 20,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected there in January.

India now trails only the United States and Brazil in the number of COVID-19 cases and it has recorded eight times as many cases as China, where the virus was first identified in late 2019.

But its death rate per 10,000 people is still a low 0.15, compared with 3.97 in the United States and 6.65 in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally. Mainland China stands at 0.03.

Officials said they had reversed a decision to reopen the Taj Mahal, India's most famous tourist attraction, in the city of Agra, on Monday, following a rise in new cases in the area.

Some other monuments in and around the capital New Delhi opened on Monday, albeit with very few visitors. India is pushing ahead with relaxations to its more than two-month lockdown amid grim economic forecasts.

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Dalai Lama offers Covid-19 mantra to celebrate birthday


Recorded in India, the Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras and teachings. 

"Inner World" kicks off with the track "One Of My Favourite Prayers" and continues with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader reciting meditations and sayings with accompanying music.

The record came about when musician Junelle Kunin, a student of the Dalai Lama from New Zealand, contacted him in 2015 with the idea - and much to her surprise he said yes.

"I thought I'd have to try and convince him," she told Reuters in an interview from her home in Auckland.

"That moment of recording him, my goodness I was shaking like a leaf before I went in there," she said.

Kunin did the initial recordings at the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala in India.

Covid-19 stats. for India for the past 24 hours

24,248 coronavirus cases comprising 425 deaths, 15,350 discharges and 8,473 active cases were recorded.

Covid-19 cases: Top 4 states in India


With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit country

India has over-taken Russia with the world's third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing.

Health ministry data on Monday showed more than 23,000 new cases reported in the previous 24 hours, down slightly from Sunday's record increase of almost 25,000.

There have been almost 20,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected there in January.

India is now the world's third worst-affected country, behind only the United States and Brazil.

It has seen eight times the number of cases as China, that has a similar-sized population and is where the virus originated late last year.

India delays Taj Mahal reopening for Covid-19 risks

India has withdrawn a planned reopening of the Taj Mahal, citing the risk of new coronavirus infections spreading in the northern city of Agra from visitors flocking to see the 17th century monument to love.

Local authorities issued a new advisory late on Sunday ordering an extension of lockdown curbs on monuments in and around Agra. The government order did not specify the duration of the lockdown for monuments that have been closed since March.

"In the interest of the public, it has been decided that opening monuments in Agra will not be advisable as of now", the district authorities said in a notice published in Hindi. Agra, one of India's first big clusters of the virus, remains the worst-affected city in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state

Coronavirus live India updates: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live, India-focused coverage of the coronavirus crisis, which has already seen over 11.4 million cases and more than 534,000 deaths registered worldwide, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.


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