India records 19,459 more COVID-19 cases, 380 deaths


India saw a surge of about 3.5 lakh infections from June 1 till date.

India's total number of positive cases stand at 5,28,859 including 2,03,051 active cases, 3,09,713 cured/discharged/migrated and 16,095 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The recovery rate of patients improved slightly to 54.62 per cent on Saturday from 53.39 per cent on Friday. With the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases with over 83,077 infections and 2,623 fatalities., the state now has 27,847 active cases.

Maharashtra so far has reported 1,52,765 cases, including 7,106 deaths in contrast to Meghalaya which has 47 cases and one death, the least in the country.

It is the eighth day overall this month that no new deaths have been reported within the previous 24 hours.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said there was no need for panic about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and all arrangements are in place to offer treatment to the poor. "In fact, we need to show more stringent discipline", he said. State Govt is taking measures to ensure every COVID patient gets best treatment, said Dr Sudhakar K, State Minister.

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Officials said the count of containment zones is expected to jump further as the authorities in some districts were yet to complete the task of redrawing such areas following the Centre's directions.

Meanwhile, 1,70,560 samples were tested yesterday.

In a detailed presentation by K Shivaji, the chairman of the Empowered Group-10, the GoM was briefed that the stipulated redressal time on COVID-19 public grievances was brought down from the usual 60 days for normal public grievances to three days.

In Karnataka, Bengaluru police said criminal cases will be filed against those flouting face mask and social distancing rules and public can call police in case someone refuses to follow the COVID-19 preventive norms in the city.

2,31,095 samples were tested yesterday and the total number of samples tested up to 27 June is 82,27,802, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).