Coronavirus updates | Daily case count in India remains below one lakh mark

India reported 80,834 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest after 71 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 4.25%, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

With the fresh cases, the country’s tally of cases has climbed to 2,94,39,989.   The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,70,384 with 3,303 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national and State levels here. A list of State Helpline numbers is available as well.

Here are the latest updates:

WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

The head of the World Health Organisation has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them faster.”

“The challenge, I said to the G-7 leaders, was that to truly end the pandemic, our goal must be to vaccinate at least 70% of the world’s population by the time the G-7 meets again in Germany next year,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at the summit in southwest England.

“To do that, we need 11 billion doses,” Tedros said, adding that it was “essential” for countries to temporarily waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines. – AP

Goa govt extends COVID-19 curfew till June 21

The Goa government on Saturday announced extension of the coronavirus-induced "curfew" in the state till June 21 with some more relaxations.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the curfew will be extended upto 7 am on June 21.

"Shops, including in panchayat and municipal markets, may open between 7 am to 3 pm. Marriage function with upto 50 persons have been permitted…," he said on Twitter late in the evening.

"Detailed order will be issued by District Collectors,” he said. – PTI

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