Breaking News Updates June 27, 2021: India recorded a fresh spike of 48,698 COVID-19 cases and 1,183 deaths on Saturday. While the fresh cases are on a downward trend, concerns of the new highly transmissible Delta Plus variant are growing with the strain being reported in several states. Delhi is easing more restrictions as part of its Unlock process from today. Gyms, yoga institutes will be opening today and the guest limit on weddings has been increased. Meanwhile, PM Modi will address the nation in his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat at 11 am today. This live blog has been closed and updates to it are no longer available.Also Read - Covishield, Covaxin Work Against Alpha-Beta-Gamma-Delta Variants; Results Against Delta Plus in 7-10 Days: DG-ICMR

Live Updates

  • 10:52 PM IST

    Telangana reports 748 new COVID cases, 1,492 recoveries, and 8 deaths today.

    Active cases: 14,302
    Total recoveries: 6,02,676
    Death toll: 3,635

  • 10:16 PM IST

    Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram starts Sputnik V trial run for the general public, reports ANI.

  • 9:18 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 746 new COVID-19 cases, 1,295 recoveries and 13 deaths today.

    Active cases: 8,582
    Total recoveries: 6,94,082
    Death toll: 15,396

  • 8:31 PM IST

    West Bengal reports 1,836 new COVID-19 cases, 2,022 recoveries, and 29 deaths today.

    Active cases: 21,884
    Total recoveries: 14,55,453
    Death toll: 17,612

  • 8:03 PM IST

    Odisha: Sambalpur University former Vice-Chancellor Dhurba Raj Nayak murdered over Rs 100, says police.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Deepika Kumari wins gold medal in the women’s individual recurve event at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Paris. Earlier today, she won gold in the women’s team and mixed team event as well.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Kerala reports 10,905 new COVID-19 cases, 12,351 recoveries and 62 deaths today.

    Active cases: 99,591
    Death toll: 12,879

  • 6:00 PM IST

    We’ve decided to contest 100 seats in the upcoming UP election. Party has begun the selection process of candidates. We are in alliance with Om Prakash Rajbhar’s Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha and nobody else: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

  • 5:00 PM IST

    Delhi reports 89 new COVID cases, 285 recoveries and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 1,568
    Total recoveries: 14,07,401
    Death toll: 24,965
    Positivity rate: 0.12%

  • 4:41 PM IST

    Andhra Pradesh reports 4,250 new COVID-19 cases, 5,570 recoveries and 33 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 44,773
    Total recoveries: 18,79,872
    Death toll: 12,599