New Delhi: In an astounding jump, India recorded the highest-ever single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. A total of 8,909 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours while the number of deaths stands at 217. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,07,615, including 5,815 deaths.Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest News: Anguished Over Maharashtra Govt’s Decision, Passenger Associations Plan to Approach PM Modi For Travel Approval
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1. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded its single-day spike of 1,298 fresh cases that took the COVID-19 tally in Delhi to over 22,000. Also Read - India vs Germany Live Streaming: Preview, Prediction, Where to Watch IND vs GER Hockey Bronze Medal Match: All You Need to Know About Tokyo Olympics 2020
2. West Bengal registered the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with 396 people testing positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, the state health department said.
Ten persons died due to the disease since Monday evening, raising the death toll in the state to 263, it said.
3. The Punjab and Haryana High court on Tuesday imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on a couple after learning that they did not wear masks during their marriage function.
While pursuing the photographs of the couple attached with the petition, the court observed that the duo was not wearing masks.
4. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday directed officials to conduct the exams of universities, postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown, in July.
The same pattern will be followed for B Tech, MBA and polytechnic courses.
5. The US will be ready to ship the first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week, President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a conference call, the White House said. Donald Trump spoke with PM Modi on Tuesday and “the two leaders discussed the G-7 (summit), the COVID-19 response, and regional security issues”, it said.
(With Agency Inputs)