Health & Wellness

COVID-19: India Sees Drop In Daily Toll, Centre About Compensation To Victims

BP World Bureau | Jun 20 2021 10:59:35 AM
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NEW DELHI: India has reported 58,419 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, seeing a downward trend in the number of cases. 1,576 people have died in 24 hours. 

There are 2,98,81,965 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 7,29,243 are active cases, 2,87,66,009 people recovered and 3,86,713 people died. 

Union health ministry reported that the daily toll reported on June 20th is the lowest since March 30th this year. 

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that cumulative COVID-19 testing figures stand at 391,019,083.

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The central government informed the Supreme Court that Rs 4 lakh compensation cannot be paid to people who died due to COVID-19, arguing that the disaster relief fund would be fully exhausted. 

A PIL was filed in the court seeking "minimum standards of relief" and ex-gratia payment to those who died due to COVID-19. 

Centre argued that the disaster management law mandating compensation applies only to natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, cyclones, drought, etc.

Read: Centre Releases Guidelines For COVID-19 Management In Children 

District Collectors are processing insurance claims. Since COVID-19 is still going on, the types and standards of relief will differ.