COVID-19: Recoveries Surpass Number of Active Cases in India


India on Wednesday (June 10) reported a spike of 9,985 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 count to 2,76,583, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. There were 133,632 active cases, while recovered patients so far stood at 135,205.

Out of the total 7,745 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 3,289 deaths, followed by Gujarat with 1,313, Delhi with 905, Madhya Pradesh with 420, West Bengal with 415, Tamil Nadu with 307, Uttar Pradesh with 301, Rajasthan with 255 and Telangana with 148 deaths.

A total of 2,61,079 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the national capital till Tuesday, it added. More than 9,000 new cases have been emerging every day for over a week now. It overtook Spain on Sunday, and is just 13,000 short of the United Kingdom tally of 2,90,581, according to data by Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. The death toll due to the infection stands at 14,000 and confirmed cases have crossed 120,000, reports Reuters. The recovery rate has increased to 48.9 per cent.

With 276,583 cases, India is now the fifth country most affected by the pandemic, since the first case was reported in January-end.

Globally, more than 72 lakh people have tested positive globally for the novel coronavirus ever since its emergence in China last December, while nearly 34 lakh have recovered so far.

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Ladakh has 103 COVID-19 cases, Arunachal Pradesh has 51, Mizoram has 42, Meghalaya 36 while Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 33 infections so far.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government will implement Delhi Lieutenant Governor's order on reservation of hospitals for Delhiites.

Delhi government hospitals and private facilities here were also directed on Tuesday to prominently display information about the availability of beds on a flex board at their main gates.

Delhi: The national capital has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases. The state has 8985 positive cases of Covid-19 till Wednesday morning.

The teams will undertake visit to the cities mentioned within the next one week to review public health measures being undertaken for COVID-19.