Lockdown, Day 40: Up and up and upIndia recorded its highest jump yet, with 2,644 fresh cases and 83 casualties reported in the last 24 hours. The spike took India's case count to just over 40,000.
In what would have been the final day of Lockdown 2.0, states including Jharkhand and Maharashtra have made it clear they would not provide any relaxation over the next two weeks, even as the Centre has made provisions to slowly get the economy back on track.
The silver lining in India's death cloud, however, is the country's low fatality rate of 3.3%, which is almost as low as South Korea and China.
Here are the latest updates from today...
COUNT SO FAR
|58 new cases in Andhra Pradesh, total cases now 1,583|
|31 new cases in Rajasthan, state tally up to 2,803|
|27 new cases in Nashik, district total now 360|
|19 new cases in Ladakh, UT's total tally up to 41|
|Seven new cases in Haryana, total now 421|
|Five new cases in Karnataka, total now 606|
|Two new cases in Odisha, state total now 159|
LIFE & HEALTH
|India's 33% fatality rate as low as South Korea's|
|CRPF'S Delhi HQ sealed|
|Maharashtra to not ease lockdown in Mumbai, Pune|
|Stranded labourers get free intra state travel in Karnataka for three days|
|KEM hospital trials BioCon's Itolizumab drug|
ECONOMY & BUSINESS
|Bajaj Auto reverses pay cut decision|
|FPIs pull out Rs 15,403 crore in April|
|Jet fuel price cut 23%, costs 1/3rd of petrol, diesel|
|Berkshire posts record Q1 net loss of $50 billion|
|American deaths up by 1,435 in 24 hours|
|Mexico's cases rise by 1,349 to bring tally to 22,088|
|Germany reports 793 cases, taking tally to 1,62,496|
|China reports 14 new cases, 12 of which are asymptomatic|
|France extends state of emergency till July 24|