India became the third worst affected country in the world due to COVID-19 on July 06. The confirmed cases in India will soon cross 7 lakh mark. Maharashtra recorded 5,368 new COVID-19 cases and 204 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 2,11,987 and death toll to 9,026. According to the state health department, mumber of active cases stands at 87,681. Recovery rate among the patients is 54.37%. Being the second worst-hit state in the country, confirmed cases in Tamil Nadu is over 1 lakh. Tamil Nadu reported 61 deaths and 3,827 new COVID-19 positive cases on July 06. The state health department reported that the total number of positive cases stands at 1,14,978 including 46,833 active cases and 1,571 deaths. Being the third most affected state, COVID-19 cases crossed 1 lakh mark in Delhi, with 1379 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases stands at 1,00,823 including 72,088 recovered/discharged/migrated and 25,620 active cases. 48 deaths reported today; the death toll is at 3,115. In the last 24 hours, 933 new COVID-19 positive cases and 24 deaths have been reported in Uttar Pradesh. Where several states in the country are witnessing increase in the COVID-19 cases, Ladkah reported decrease in the number of positive cases. 10 patients were cured and discharged in Ladakh and active case drop to 168. 3 more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. There are total 151 active cases and 273 have recovered till date.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built three bridges near Leh which facilitated Indian Army's tank movement during stand-off along Line of Actual Control (LAC). It will allow movement of tanks and heavy vehicles in Nimmu and Basgo areas of Ladakh. The bridge was built at km 397 on National Highway-1. The third bridge has been constructed in Ule Topo area of Ladakh. While speaking to ANI, a BRO Executive Engineer, B Kishan said, "We built a bridge at km 397 on NH-1. This bridge has been made in a record time of three months. It is capable of carrying any sort of load which will cause no hindrance in the traffic." When asked about frequent Chinese objections to road construction activities in Ladakh sector, he added, "BRO has nothing to do with objections as we do whatever assignment is given to us."
Under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), a Government of India scheme, the Jammu and Kashmir government is constructing ponds in Udhampur's Peroya Jagir. Step was taken to aid villagers in solving water issues. Under the scheme, 7 ponds are being built currently. Project Officer IWMP says, "Construction of 6 ponds completed while the last one is under progress. The project generated employment and will solve water issues here."
One terrorist has been neutralised in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on July 7. The undergoing encounter started in Goosu area of Pulwama in early morning. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. Further details are awaited.