Corona Updates You Must Track: Nearly 10,000 New Cases In 24 Hours, More Recoveries Than Active Cases For A Second Day
India added nearly 10,000 new cases to its COVID-19 tally which now stands at 2.86 lakh. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai continue to lead the surge
While the big cities continue to report a spike in COVID-19 cases, the number of recoveries across India has overtaken the number of active cases, for the second consecutive day. India’s COVID-19 count is now at 2.86 lakh with 1.37 lakh active cases and 1.41 lakh recoveries. The death toll has climbed to 8,102. Globally, the coronavirus tally has reached 74.58 lakh cases with 37.78 lakh recoveries and 4.19 lakh deaths.
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India cases and toll: According to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s COVID-19 tally stood at 2.86 lakh cases on Thursday morning. A total of 9,996 fresh cases were added to the tally in the last 24 hours while 357 deaths during the same period took the death toll to 8,102. As of now, India has 1.37 lakh active cases, majority being in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. For a second consecutive day, the number of recoveries (1.41 lakh) overtook the active cases.
Delhi COVID-19 count surges: At 32,810 confirmed cases so far, Delhi’s COVID-19 count is showing no signs of a let-up. On Thursday morning, the capital had 19,581 active cases, 12,245 recoveries and 984 deaths. Delhi recorded more than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who recently tested negative for the infection, will step out and assess stadia, hotels and banquet halls that can be converted into temporary COVID-19 facilities.
Chennai COVID-19 deaths under-reported? The number of COVID-19 fatalities could have been under-reported in Chennai. According to various news reports, nearly 200 deaths may not have been added to the state’s death toll. According to a report in The Times of India, at least 460 people died due to the virus in Chennai till 8 June whereas the official count is 224. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered an audit to check the discrepancy. The state has so far reported 36,841 confirmed cases; of these 17,182 are active cases, 19,333 people have recovered while 326 lost the battle.
Where Mumbai stands: While the doubling time for the infection has significantly increased in Mumbai, the city’s death toll continues to climb. On Wednesday, Mumbai reported 97 deaths due to COVID-19, a record ever since the pandemic struck its shores. Mumbai alone has reported 52,667 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,857 deaths. Maharashtra is now inching towards the 1-lakh mark. By Thursday morning, the state’s tally stood at 94,041 cases with 46,086 active cases, 44,517 recoveries and 3,438 deaths.
Global corona update: The United States, which has been worst-hit by the pandemic in terms of number of cases, could see close to 2 lakh deaths due to coronavirus by September. This estimate was provided by Harvard’s Global Health Institute head Ashish Jha during an interview with CNN on Wednesday. The US has reported 20.66 lakh confirmed cases so far with 1.15 lakh deaths, according to worldometer, a website that tracks global data on COVID-19.
Brazil, which is next only to the US in terms of coronavirus count, reported 32,913 new cases and 1,274 deaths in the last 24 hours, reported Reuters. The country has recorded 7.72 lakh confirmed COVID-19 cases and 39,680 deaths so far.