Coronavirus India Live Updates: India records 51,667 Covid-19 cases, 1,329 deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus India Live Updates: The country’s total caseload has risen to over 3,01,34,445, while the death toll nears the 4-lakh mark.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India recorded 51,667 new coronavirus cases and 1,329 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday. With this the country’s total caseload has risen to over 3,01,34,445, while the death toll nears the 4-lakh mark. Meanwhile, the active caseload has dropped to 6.12 lakh.

Daily Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra is witnessing an upward trend after maintaining a trajectory below the 10,000-mark for days even as the state is battling the Delta Plus variant. On Thursday, the number of daily Covid-19 cases neared 10,000-mark as 9844 people found to be infected.

Maharashtra found 10,066 people positive with Covid-19 on Wednesday. There were 10,107 cases of infections in Maharashtra on June 16, since then state cases below the 10,000-mark. There were 8,470 and 6,270 cases of infection on Tuesday and Monday respectively.

This comes amid the Maharashtra government informing the Bombay High Court that more than 2,000 people have fallen victim to fake Covid-19 vaccination camps in Mumbai so far. Five FIRs have been registered so far and the statements of 400 witnesses have been recorded.

Gujarat tells businesses to vaccinate staff or face shutdown

Even as it announced further easing of lockdown restrictions, the Gujarat government on Thursday made it mandatory for “managers, owners and staff of business/ professional establishments” to be vaccinated – by June 30 in 18 cities and towns that remain under night curfew, and by July 10 in the rest of the state. The government warned that “the units” which don’t comply “will be shut down”.

Following a core committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the state government said night curfew would continue in 18 of the 36 cities and towns where the curbs are currently in place.

Only 14% of Covid deaths had insurance cover

While the country reported over 3.91 lakh deaths due to Covid-19 pandemic, only 14 per cent of them – 55,276 deaths – have made insurance claims so far, indicating the poor life insurance penetration in the country.

Out of 55,276 claims intimated to the insurance firms, nearly 88 per cent — 48,484 claims — amounting to Rs 3,593 crore have already been settled, said L Alamelu, Member (non-life), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). On the other hand, insurance companies have settled about 80 per cent — over 15.39 lakh – of health claims exceeding an amount of Rs 15,000 crore as on June 22. Over 19.11 lakh Covid health claims have been reported as on June 22 as far as medical insurance or hospitalisation is concerned, Alamelu said.

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