India reports 19,459 new cases and 380 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 410 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s total tally rises to 5,48,318 and toll stands at 16,475. India now stands at number four for Coronavirus cases as per worldometer report.
India registered 38,458 new cases, 794 deaths over the weekend as states continue to re-open, lifting lockdown. India’s COVID-19 cases on Sunday rose by 19,906 to 5,28,859. On Saturday India’s coronavirus case count rose to 5,08,953 with a surge of 18,552 cases.
India’s coronavirus case count mounted to 5,28,859 on Sunday with a spike of nearly 20,000 cases in a day and the toll rose to 16,095 with 410 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry.
Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh announced a door-to-door survey, joining several states and UTs which have opted for the exercise in their efforts to check the surge.
Meanwhile, the Manipur government extended the lockdown in the state till 15 July.
The Union health ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed 19,906 new cases, while 410 persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
The country saw a surge of 3,38,324 infections from 1 June till date as lockdown restrictions were eased. Of the 410 new deaths reported till Sunday morning, 167 were in Maharashtra, 68 in Tamil Nadu, 66 in Delhi, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in West Bengal, 11 each in Rajasthan and Karnataka, nine in Andhra Pradesh, seven in Haryana, six each in Punjab and Telangana, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Bihar, Odisha and Puducherry.
Maharashtra has reported the highest with 7,273 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2,558 deaths, Gujarat with 1,789, Tamil Nadu with 1,025, Uttar Pradesh with 649, West Bengal with 629, Madhya Pradesh with 550, Rajasthan with 391 and Telangana with 243 deaths.
Maharashtra continues to lead the case count with 1,59,133, followed by Delhi at 80,188, Tamil Nadu at 78,335, Gujarat at 30,709, Uttar Pradesh at 21,549, Rajasthan at 16,944 and West Bengal at 16,711, according to the ministry data. The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 13,436 in Telangana, 13,427 in Haryana, 12,965 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,285 in Andhra Pradesh and 11,923 in Karnataka.
The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 82,27,802 samples have been tested up to 27 June and 2,31,095 samples have been tested on Saturday.
India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the government sector and 287 private labs, said the health ministry in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country will have to focus on defeating coronavirus and bolstering the economy as it begins to “unlock”. India has always transformed adversities into stepping stones to success and this year won’t be different.
He said people have to remain more vigilant compared to the lockdown period. “Always remember, if you do not wear a mask, do not observe the two-yard social distancing norms or do not take other precautions, you are putting others at risk besides yourselves, especially the elderly and children at home,” he cautioned in his monthly “Mann ki Baat” radio address.
Restrictions in Maharashtra to continue beyond 30 June.
As per the guardian.com the global coronavirus cases are expected to tip over 10 million on Sunday, marking a major milestone in the spread of the disease that has so far killed almost 500,000 people in seven months.
The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation.