The accused, identified as Manish Vinodrao Joshi (33) and Gopal Gyaniprasad Sharma (34), were arrested on Friday, he said.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 357 more people succumbing to the viral disease on Saturday as well as over 24,000 fresh cases, according to the latest bulletin issued by the city health department.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 last year, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
The Delhi High Court on Saturday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to coordinate on the issue of making medical oxygen available to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, observing that citizens cannot be left to die.
With the Covid-19 situation remaining grim in Delhi despite a mini-lockdown, the city government may consider extending it by some more days, sources said on Saturday
As many as 357 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by Delhi health dept.
Patel, 64, who also holds the health portfolio, was admitted to the U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre here after testing positive.
Around 100 coronavirus-infected patients are already receiving treatment at the emergency department. This is in addition to more than 800 patients who are already admitted at various centres of AIIMS, said the officials of the premier hospital.
The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 1,66,10,481, with 25,52,940 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 1,89,544. A total of 13,83,79,832 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.
Amid the spiraling COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, the Gurdwara Samiti of Indirapuram here is providing oxygen cylinders to help patients at a time when the life-saving gas is in short supply.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that a 1200-bed hospital will be set up by DRDO in Gandhinagar at helipad ground in collaboration with Tata Trust.
Delhi recorded as many as 24,331 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 9.80 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 13,541.
BJP MLA Ramesh Diwakar has passed away due to Covid-19 infection. Ramesh represented Auraiya Sadar in the UP Legislative Assembly.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's office has expressed regret for the live telecast of PM-CMs private conversation on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting with Chief Ministers of states that are worst-hit by Covid-19.
The government is also planning to assign the Indian Air Force to airlift in oxygen containers and equipment from friendly nations.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that there is a huge shortage of oxygen and sought PM Modi's guidance to deal with the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
With the Covid-19 cases mounting in Tamil Nadu and the state recording 12,652 fresh cases on Thursday and 59 deaths, the Chennai region continues to be the worst hit with 3,780 fresh cases and 33 of the 59 deaths recorded in the city.
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