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42 new cases in Rajasthan; total tally at 343

A total of six deaths have been reported due to coronavirus in the state out of which two are from Bhilwara, one in Bikaner, and one each in Jaipur, Alwar and Kota.

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Jaipur, April 7 : Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 343 in the state, said health officials.

Bikaner reported three new cases which include a 13-year-old boy, the second is 35-year-old female and third is 15-year-old male who are all family members of a positive case who was in contact with Tablighi Jamaat. Overall, Bikaner had 13 new cases on Tuesday.

Jaisalmer had 6 new cases reported in evening which were in the age group of 17 to 85. They are all positive Tablighi Jamati contacts. On Tuesday morning, the city registered seven cases — all of them tested positive after contact with a corona patient.

Jodhpur had 9 new cases while Banswara has seven new cases, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.

Rajasthan has witnessed a steep rise in cases in the last few days. Till Saturday, the state had reported 200 cases which has touched 343 in just four days. The state crossed the 100-mark on April 1, said health officials.

Singh also instructed that all Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani Medical Officers and compounders of the state will work under the Medical and Health Department till the issuance of further orders.

It will help in the work being done for the prevention of coronavirus, he said.

Also, the police headquarters has decided to reinstate suspended policemen (from constables to police inspectors) in the state amid lockdown when police is engaged in different tasks including maintaining law and order, distributing food, providing security to medical teams going for screening in different areas and taking suspects to hospitals for isolation.

Director General of Police Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday issued guidelines for restoring suspended policemen.

It has been clarified in these guidelines that the suspension will not be resumed in cases of ACB, cases of criminal tendency and serious cases such as custody deaths. Only police personnel suspended for more than 6 months of normal service will be reinstated, he said.

A total of six deaths have been reported due to coronavirus in the state out of which two are from Bhilwara, one in Bikaner, and one each in Jaipur, Alwar and Kota.

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Coronavirus: Guard at Delhi Covid hospital dies of infection

In Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), a mess worker and a staff member died from the coronavirus infection.

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New Delhi, May 28 : A security guard at Delhi government’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, a dedicated hospital for Covid cases, died of the infection on Thursday, the hospital said.

In a statement, the Hospital said the “deepest sympathies go out to the family of the deceased”.

The death of the guard came as several health workers have tested positive for the infection since the outbreak.

In Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), a mess worker and a staff member died from the coronavirus infection.

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Delhi reports 1,024 new cases in 24 hrs, tally crosses 16k mark

It is the first time since the outbreak of the infection that the cases reported in a day has crossed the 1,000-mark.

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New Delhi, May 28 : The coronavirus cases count in the national capital witnessed a record jump of 1,024 in a day, taking the total tally to 16,281 while the death tally has reached 316, the Delhi Health Department said on Thursday.

Out of the total cases, 8,470 were active, it said.

As per the Delhi Health reports, 13 new deaths were added in the tally, taking the total Covid toll in the national capital to 316.

The Health report said that the cumulative death figures refer to fatalities where the primary cause of death was found to be the infection, as per the report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of case sheets received from various hospitals.

“Total 1,024 new cases were reported and the positive cases in the city reached 16,281. At least 7,495 patients have recovered from coronavirus so far in Delhi while 8,470 cases are active,” the Health Department said.

It is the first time since the outbreak of the infection that the cases reported in a day has crossed the 1,000-mark.

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Delhi witnesses light rains, heat wave abates

However, the heat wave intensified between May 24 and 27 with the mercury making new records.

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New Delhi, May 28 : The national capital on Thursday evening witnessed some relief from the rising mercury with light rains and dust and thunderstorm with no heat wave witnessed in the day.

According to the weather office, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded a maximum of 40.3 degrees Celsius, normal for the season, down by 5 notches from Wednesday.

The Palam Observatory recorded the maximum temperature at 41.8 degrees Celsius, down from 47.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

“Heat wave abated from Delhi,” the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

The IMD said the observatories at Lodhi Road and Ayanagar recorded their respective maximums at 38.4 degrees Celsius and 40.4 degrees Celsius, below the season’s average.

It said the weather changed due to the effect of the easterly winds.

The IMD predicted thunderstorms along with lightning, hail, squall/gusty winds likely over the Delhi-NCR region during May 28 and June 1.

According to the Skymet, pre-monsoon rains are expected between May 29 and June 1. “Temperatures to drop further,” it said.

The national capital on May 23 witnessed maximum temperature at 46.2 degrees celsius — new highest for season — with the weather office predicting severe heat waves in the coming days.

However, the heat wave intensified between May 24 and 27 with the mercury making new records.

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