India’s COVID death toll crosses 6000 mark; infection cases touch 2.17 lakh

India’s COVID death toll crosses 6000 mark; infection cases touch  2.17 lakh

As India enters the 72nd day of a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 epidemic on Thursday, the country’s total number of infection-led death has crossed 6000 mark and the aggregate positive cases have touched almost 2,17,000.  

With 9,304 new cases reported in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, India’s total number cases has risen to 2,16,919 and the active cases at present stands at 1,06,658. The country registered 260 new deaths in the past 24 hours. The total deaths touched 6,077 so far marking a fatality rate at 2.8%, the Union Health Ministry confirmed on Thursday.  The recovery of at least 1,04,000 patients, the cure rate has also gone up marginally at 49%.  

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi continue to lead in numbers of COVID cases in India. Maharashtra registered 2,560 coronavirus cases on Wednesday totalling the known reported cases to 74,860. The state alone confirmed 122 out of the total 260 fatalities reported yesterday. With 1,286 new cases in the past 24 hours, the COVID count of Tamil Nadu crossed 25,000-mark on Tuesday to reach 25,872 cases. The infection tally of Delhi rose to 23,645. 606 lives succumbed to the disease in the capital so far.

Globally, the total number of coronavirus cases surpassed 64.32 lakh. The United States has confirmed 28 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 1.07 deaths. Brazil reported 1,349 COVID related deaths in 24-hour period, taking the death toll to 32,548. With 5,84,016 confirmed infections Brazil marks the second-highest caseload worldwide, after the US .