India COVID-19 cases cross 6 lakh mark; 1 lakh cases added in just 5 days
It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in India to reach one lakh, while just 44 days more to go past the six-lakh mark. The death toll has neared 18,000.
India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union Health Ministry data. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach one lakh, while just 44 days more to go past the six-lakh mark.
The country's COVID-19 caseload increased to 6,04,641 on Thursday, while 434 persons have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. This comes after an easing phase called "Unlock 2" was announced on Monday, allowing more economic activities to resume even as some densely populated containment zones stay under lockdown.
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19,148 new #COVID19 cases in India in the last 24 hours, as on 2 July, 2020, 8 AM. Statewise distribution in the map????????#StaySafe #IndiaWillWin
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State-wise details of Total Confirmed #COVID19 cases
(till 2 July, 2020, 08:00 AM)
➡️States with 1-950 confirmed cases
➡️States with 951-9500 confirmed cases
➡️States with 9500+ confirmed cases
➡️Total no. of confirmed cases so far
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With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 3,59, 859 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,26,947 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country. "Thus, around 59.52 per cent of patients have recovered so far," an official said. The total number of confirmed cases included foreigners.
This is the sixth consecutive day when coronavirus infections increased by more than 18,000. There has been a surge of 4,14,106 COVID-19 cases from June 1 till date.
According to the ICMR, the number of tests for detection of the disease crossed the nine million mark on Thursday.
A cumulative total of 90,56,173 samples have been tested up to July 1 while 2,29,588 samples have been tested on Wednesday, the apex health research body said.
Of the 434 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 198 are from Maharashtra, 63 from Tamil Nadu, 61 from Delhi, 21 each from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, 15 from West Bengal, and rest from other states.
Of the total 17,834 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 8,053 fatalities followed by Delhi with 2,803 deaths, Gujarat with 1,867, Tamil Nadu with 1,264, and so on.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases at 1,80,298, followed by Tamil Nadu at 94,049, Delhi at 89,802, Gujarat at 33,232, and so on, according to the Ministry data.