COVID-19 toll at 1.91 lakh; India seventh most affected in the WorldJune 1, 2020
As India enters a new phase of ‘Unlock 1.0’ completing the 4th phase of the lockdown the nation saw yet another spike in its COVID numbers with 8,392 new cases reported on June 1. With 230 deaths seen in the last 24 hours, the total deaths reported in the country rose to 5,394, according to the Union Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country now at 1,90,535 include 93,322 active cases, while 91,819 has been cured.
With 65,168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (21,184) and Delhi (18,549). Maharashtra has reported 2,197 COVID-19 deaths so far. As many as 28,081 patients have recovered in the state.
With 21,184 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu remains the second worst-affected state in the country. The state has seen 416 deaths so far. As many as 8,075 patients have recovered in the state.
The State governments came out with varied guidelines, under Unlock 1.0 including on allowing inter-State travel. States like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana extended the lockdown till June 30 with several relaxations.
Globally 6,267,488 COVID cases have been reported so far. The United States has reported the highest number of infections with 17,88,762 cases and has seen 1,04,356 deaths so far, according to Johns Hopkins University tally. The second highest infection rate is marked by Brazil (514,992) followed by Russia (405,843). India, which started with a linear growth trajectory in terms of total cases and deaths initially, is now the seventh most affected country in the world with a sudden spike in the count of positive cases.