India COVID-19 tally at 2.36 lakh; New cases close to 10000 on Friday

June 6, 2020 0 By FM

Even as India is gearing up to a phased release of lockdown, it continued seeing exponential growth in new cases of COVID infection day by day. The country reported 9887 new cases on Friday continuing the march of 9000 plus per day range of the past one week. The total COVID cases reported in the country rose to 2,36,207 on Friday with 294 new fatalities. The total number of deaths due to the infection has now risen to  6,607 in the country.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths at 139 yesterday with Mumbai alone reporting 54 deaths. India is currently having 1,15,942 active COVID patients. However, over 1,14,072 patients were cured of the disease so far. 

The COVID cases in Kerala which is the first state to report the infection and later widely appreciated for effectively curbing the infection is currently facing a serious spike in COVID candidates. The state, for the first time, reported over 100 cases yesterday reaching 111 positive cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,699.

The IMA has warned the Kerala state government against the opening of religious places of worship and malls in the state as part of Unlock1.0, pointing out that this may increase the number of cases with unknown sources and may even lead to community transmission, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

In Maharashtra, 2,436 people were diagnosed positive with the infection on Friday. The state’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 80,000-mark and is now at 80,229. About 2,849 patients have lost lives to the infection in the state.

Tamil Nadu also recorded a steep rise in COVID-19 tally with 1,438 cases reported on Friday. The state’s coronavirus count increased to 28,694 on Saturday.

With 26,335 cases Delhi continues to be among the highly affected states. The capital confirmed 58 fatalities on Friday.

Gujarat too saw a big leap in COVID-19 count as over 500 people had tested positive in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 19,094