On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,268 deaths. Maharashtra being the worst affected state recorded over 2 lakh confirmed cases. According to Ministry of Health, total confirmed cases in Maharashtra is 2,00,064. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to July 4 is 97,89,066 of which 2,48,934 samples were tested on July 04.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter's residence in Delhi on July 05. Ramvilas Paswan's son Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan was also present. "Today is the birthday of Ram Vilas Paswan. I come here to congratulate him. We also discussed 2-3 matters of Madhya Pradesh," Chouhan told media persons.
Indian Meteorological Department, Senior Scientist, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani on July 05 said that Delhi received good rainfall today and this spell will remain for few days. On July 7-8 Delhi may receives heavy rain and the temperature will not go up.
COVID-19 cases continue to surge in India. Tamil Nadu reported highest single-day spike of 2532 coronavirus cases with 53 deaths. National capital recorded fresh 3000 cases, taking the total number of cases to 59,746. Death toll rose to 2175 after 63 deaths were reported today, meanwhile recoveries till date stand at 33,013. Numbers also had a slight rise in Mumbai's Dharavi after 12 fresh cases were reported taking the total number to 2170 in the area. Rajasthan, West Bengal and Haryana recorded around 400 fresh cases each.
Residents of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi queued up outside the slum after the government announced that they will be making arrangements to send the migrant workers to their hometowns. Everyday migrants come in large numbers on the streets to board buses arranged by the authorities and send them to the respective stations to catch homebound trains. Social distancing norms were flouted as they failed to maintain an arm distance.
Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai on July 05 leaving trees uprooted near the Bandra in Mumbai. Despite several warnings issued by Mumbai Police, people were also seen at sea shore. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore.
Fishermen living at the coast in Mumbai's Colaba seek help from local administration fearing water-logging in their houses due to incessant rainfall. High tides were also witnessed today at the coast. A local said, "From past 3 days it's raining heavily. We're scared for our safety; we live in low lying areas. Admin should help us." Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore.
High tide was observed at Mumbai's Marine Drive as heavy rain lashed the city on July 05. According to IMD, Mumbai and its sub-urban areas have received extreme rainfall during last 24 hours. As per weather forecast, intense to very intense spell of rainfall is very likely during next few hours on July 05.
In Tamil Nadu, at least four people died allegedly due to suffocation after entering a sewage tank to clean it. The incident took place at a house in Secarakudy area of Thoothukudi district on July 02. Thoothukudi's Superintendent of Police, Jayakumar inspected the spot. The investigation has been started in the case.
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