The AIMIM leader also alleged that the government had not done proper preparation for the second wave and that it delayed orders for vaccination. These failures have led to a large number of deaths.
In the 24 hour period, around 1,68,902 tests were conducted. So far 3,82,15,492 samples have been administered. Mumbai, the state's capital, reported 530 new cases and 19 deaths, taking the tally to 7,16,190.
Several states have announced relaxations after fall in a number of Covid cases. 3.74 lakh people have succumbed to Covid in the country.
All intra-state local trains, intra-state bus services, Metro Railway and inland water transport will remain closed except for staff special trains for movement of essential services personnel.
The total caseload in Mumbai touched 7,17,108 and the total number of fatalities has been recorded as 15,202. The cumulative number of tests conducted throughout the day was 20,133.
People who would like to visit ASI-protected monuments have to book the tickets online and no offline booking will be allowed, said an ASI official.
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The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 may be evolving further as a new variant with a fresh mutation on the spike protein.
Telangana continued to outnumber the fresh cases as the state registered 2,261 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate has now improved to 95.91 per cent.