Asia Today: India to survey 29 million New Delhi residents


India's health ministry Wednesday morning reported 465 new deaths and 15,968 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 14,476 and total cases to 456,183.

At more than 456,000 confirmed coronavirus cases so far, India is the fourth worst hit country in the world, behind the United States, Brazil and Russian Federation, according to a Reuters tally. Delhi witnessed the surge of 3,788 cases with 64 deaths and Tamil Nadu recorded 2,865 cases with 33 fatalities in last 24 hours.

The number of confirmed cases included foreigners.

Police will be deployed to enforce physical distancing and prevent the mixing of the population inside more than 200 containment zones in the capital, where large clusters of cases have been confirmed. 4,779 have recovered and 129 deaths have been reported.

Kerala also reported the highest single-day spike of 152 cases pushing the infection count to 3,603, officials said.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country. Data shows that the total number of people recovered 2,58,684. Chandigarh has recorded 418 COVID-19 cases, Puducherry 402, Nagaland 330, Arunachal Pradesh 148 and Mizoram has 142 cases.

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The western state of Maharashtra remains the most-affected in India, accounting for 139,010 cases - around a third of the total.

Yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed that a total of 73,52,911 samples were tested till June 23, and 2,15,195 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Till now, 4,01,648 tests have been conducted, the bulletin said.

In many countries, official data includes only deaths reported in hospitals, not those in homes or nursing homes.

MELBOURNE, Australia - Australia has recorded its first death from COVID-19 in a month, increasing the national toll from the new coronavirus to 103. The mortality rate stands at 3.11 per cent.

- Australian health workers plan to go door-to-door to test more than 100,000 residents in a coronavirus hot spot in suburban Melbourne that is threatening to undo the nation's success in battling the virus.