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Former Delhi minister, Yechury’s son die of Covid-19

New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s 34 year-old son and former Delhi minister and senior Congress leader AK Walia died on April 22 after contracting Covid-19.

Walia was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

The 72 year-old was a doctor by profession and was elected to the Delhi Assembly four times. He was the minister of Health, Urban Development, and Land and Building in former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit’s cabinet.

Ashish Yechury, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital, people close to the family added, describing his sudden death at 5.30 am after a two-week battle with the disease as a shock.

Ashish, who studied at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, worked in several publications, including the Times of India in Delhi, before moving to Pune.

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Coronavirus cases in US surpass 2 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington: The US tally Of Covid-19 cases crossed the 20 lakh mark and the death toll stood at 1.12 lakh, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 2,000,464, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) showed in its latest update.

In Arizona, three weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey lifted his stay-at-home order, there has been a big spike in the number of coronavirus cases with lawmakers and medical professionals warning there might not be enough emergency room beds to handle what could be a big influx of new cases, NBC news reported.

New York state, the epicentre of the pandemic in the US, remains the hardest-hit with 380,156 cases and 30,542 fatalities.

Other states with over 100,000 cases include New Jersey, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts, the CSSE data showed.

The number of new infections around the US rose three per cent in the first week of June — the first increase after five weeks of declines, according to an analysis of data from the COVID Tracking Project.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington estimates 145,728 Covid-19 deaths in the US by August. In the worst-case scenario, that number is likely to reach as high as 166,000.

Worldwide, the pandemic has infected over 7.2 million people and killed over 410,000, according to Johns Hopkins.

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