Delhi on Tuesday recorded 623 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally of infections to 14,26,863 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. This is the lowest single-day case count since March 18. The Capital’s toll rose by 62 to 24,299. Its positivity rate reduced to 0.88%.
A plea challenging the Indian Council of Medical Research’s May 4 advisory against repeat of RT-PCR tests on those who tested positive for Covid-19 has been filed in the Delhi High Court.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court temporarily stayed a Delhi High Court order, saying it was unconstitutional to levy Integrated Goods & Services Tax on import of oxygen concentrators by individuals.
India reported 1,27,510 new coronavirus cases during the previous 24 hours on Tuesday. Its total count of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic last year rose to 2,81,75,044. The toll rose by 2,795 to 3,31,895.
The variant first found in India will be called “Delta” in new World Health Organisation system.
Globally, the coronavirus has now infected over 17.01 crore people and killed over 35.38 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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