India a 'ticking time bomb': Over 10,000 coronavirus cases recorded in biggest one-day spike
In India, the current case tally stands at 2,97,535, while the death toll has risen to 8,498 with a record single-day spike of 396 fatalities. The country has surpassed the UK, in terms of COVID-19 cases, to become the fourth worst affected country in the world.
India has recorded over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day for the first time, taking the tally to 2,97,535, while the death toll rose to 8,498 with a record single-day spike of 396 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Friday. The country has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the fourth worst affected country in the world.
India registered 10,956 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am.
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(As on 12 June, 2020, 08:00 AM)
▶️ Confirmed cases: 297,535
▶️ Active cases: 141,842
▶️ Cured/Discharged/Migrated: 147,195
▶️ Deaths: 8,498#IndiaFightsCorona#StayHome #StaySafe @ICMRDELHI
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The spike in cases comes as the government moved ahead with the reopening of restaurants, shopping centres and places of worship in most of India after a lockdown of more than two months. Subways, hotels and schools remain closed. The number of recoveries in the country are more than the active novel coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day.
The number of active cases stands at 1,41,842, while 1,47,194 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. "Thus, around 49.47 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
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State-wise details of Total Confirmed #COVID19 cases
(till 12 June, 2020, 08:00 AM)
➡️States with 1-450 confirmed cases
➡️States with 451-5000 confirmed cases
➡️States with 5000+ confirmed cases
➡️Total no. of confirmed cases so far
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INDIA 'SITTING ON A TICKING TIME BOMB'
Dr Harjit Singh Bhatti, president of the Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum said India was "sitting on a ticking time bomb".
"Unless and until the government increases its spending on healthcare, things won't change. A lot of people will die," he said, adding: "But if some strong policy decisions are made not only in Delhi but across India, we can minimise the damage."