The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Aam Aadmi party-led government to take strict action against hospitals that are not providing real time updates on the availability of beds for coronavirus patients.
India on Thursday recorded 16,922 new infections, taking the overall count to 4,73,105. This is by far the biggest single-day rise in the number of new cases. The toll rose to 14,894 with 418 new deaths. Over 2.7 lakh people have recovered so far.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday said the global tally of cases is expected to cross the one-crore mark within next week. So far, the coronavirus has infected over 94 lakh people and claimed 4,82,109 lives so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. However, more than 47 lakh people across the world have recovered.
The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.
These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.