Nearly 50 thousand cases reported
New Delhi, Jul 26
Delhi recorded a 44 per cent decline in the number of Covid deaths in early July as compared to early June, the Delhi Government said Sunday. The city recorded 605 deaths due to the disease between July 1 and 12 while 1,089 fatalities were recorded during the same period in June, according to an analysis carried out by the Health Department.
Sikkim Government on Sunday extended its lockdown till August 1. Earlier in the day, the State also reported its first Covid-19 death — a 74-year-old with comorbidities from East Sikkim. “A 74-year-old male from Rongli, East Sikkim passed away this morning, in the Covid-19 wing of STNM hospital. He had comorbidities & was suffering from hypertension & diabetes,” said a tweet from the official account of the Sikkim Government’s Information & Public Relations Department.
With daily coronavirus cases (48,661) coming close to 50,000 for the third consecutive day, the total number of coronavirus infections in India rose to 13,85,522 on Sunday. The toll rose to 32,063 with 705 deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, India has over 4.6 lakh active cases, while 8.8 lakh people have recovered. More high-risk areas were brought under lockdown on Saturday for varying periods, including weekends, by States in a bid to check the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in India.
Globally, nearly 16 million people have been infected and 6.4 lakh people have succumbed to the virus. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, saying he believes “the vicious virus” may have entered the country, State media reported Sunday.