The COVID-19 tally of India rose past 2.66 lakh cases with 9,987 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. As on Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID infection in India stood at 2,66,598.
The country, which is now marked as the fifth worst-hit nation globally, has 1,296,60 active cases presently, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meanwhile, a nearly equal numbers of 1,28,786 patients have been cured and discharged so far. With 331 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total COVID related fatalities in India touched 7,471.
With a total of 88,528 confirmed cases, Maharashtra remained the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu (33,229) and Delhi (29,943). According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, the state has reported 3,169 related deaths so far. As many as 40,975 patients have recovered in the state.
With as many as 1,007 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours, the total number of cases in the National capital state rose to 29,943 yesterday. Meanwhile, lockdown in West Bengal has been extended till June 30, announced the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The state has 8,613 confirmed cases and 4,743 active cases and has reported 405 deaths so far.
As a part of India’s decision to unlock the nation from the lockdown several malls, temples and restaurants had been re-opened in various parts of the country yesterday.
“Although the situation in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva. “More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far,” he said.
Globally, the US remains to be the worst affected country with 2 million cases followed by Brazil (711K), Russia(477K), UK (287K) and India.
In the meantime, Iran appears to be re-emerging with a recent spike in infection rates from the COVID19 pandemic in the Middle East region. The confirmed cases in the nation have now surpassed 173,000, reports IANS.