India’s COVID-19 positive cases tally is touching new highs, with 19,000 being a new normal for the single-day rise.
With 19,148 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count crossed the 6-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry confirmed in the latest statement.
Now, the total positive cases are 605,802 with 227,876 active cases and 360,05 cured/discharged/migrated.
With 434 new deaths, India’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 17,855.
Meanwhile, in a new update, the Center informed the Supreme Court that it had blacklisted 2,765 foreign Tablighis who attended the Jamaat meet.
According to the Center, many of them have gone untraceable, and 1,906 lookout circulars have been issues to find them.
Besides, 11 states have also lodged FIRs against those violating lockdown norms.
The Center further informed that all these Tablighis, who traveled to India on a tourist visa, will face prosecution under the Visa Rules and Foreigners Act.
It has also canceled visas of 2,679 foreign Tablighis to date, including 9 overseas citizens holding Indian cards.
Out of these, 227 foreign Tablighis have already left India well before the government issued look-out circulars, the Center told SC.
Worst-hit state Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally has touched 180,298, followed by Tamil Nadu (94,049), Delhi (89,802), Gujarat (33,318) and UP (24,056), among others.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), around 90,56,173 samples were tested so far, with 229,588 on June 30, 2020, alone.