India COVID tally touches 4.26 lakh; Delhi overtakes Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu in new casesJune 22, 2020
India registered 15,372 new positive COVID cases on Sunday taking the total case load to 4,26,397. Currently, there are 1,74467 active cases. With 445 deaths reported yesterday the country’s total fatality count is now at 13,699, according to Union Health Ministry. As many as 2,37,321 people have been recovered so far.
Maharashtra’s total COVID cases now stand at 1,32,025. With 1,242 new infections reported in the past 24 hours, the confirmed cases in Mumbai surged to 66,507 on Monday.
Delhi recorded an increased spike of 3,000 new cases, taking the capital’s total tally nearly 60,000 reaching 59,746 overtaking that of Tamil Nadu (59,377).
A central government panel set up for a complete overhaul of the COVID19 containment strategy in Delhi, recommending a fresh delineation of containment zones in the capital following strict monitoring and regulation of activities in and out the containment zones.
Tamil Nadu also reported a spike of 2,532 fresh cases on Sunday. Of these, Chennai recorded 1,493 cases, putting the city’s tally at 41,172.
The World Health Organization reported the largest single-day increase in COVID cases on Sunday with more than 1,83,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. The UN health agency said Brazil led the numbers with 54,771 new cases and the U.S. next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in from India. Experts said rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as a broader infection.
Overall in the pandemic, WHO reported 87,08,008 cases with 4,61,715 deaths worldwide. With 2,356,715 cases the U.S leads the total infections followed by Brazil (1,086,990) and Russia (584,680).