COVID deaths nearing 18000 mark in India; Total cases close to 6,00,000

July 1, 2020 0 By FM

With 519 new COVID-19 deaths reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the pandemic has so far claimed 17,412 lives in India. Tuesday’s toll was one of the biggest surge in deaths until now. As the country tested 18,634 new positive cases on Tuesday,  India recorded 5,85,474 lakh cases of Covid-19 in all.

With 1,74,761 confirmed cases Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected. Tamil Nadu with 90,167 cases climbed to the second position again on Tuesday putting behind Delhi which as of now has reported a total of 87,360 cases.

The total number of samples tested up to 30th June is 86,26,585, said the ICMR. The apex body also revealed on Tuesday that the PLACID trial testing the efficacy of plasma therapy is still ongoing. The phase 2 study has a sample size of 452, and an interim analysis of 300 patients has not been conducted so far, said the officials.