India’s COVID-19 Tally crosses 2 lakh : first one lakh in 110 days, second one lakh in just 15 days

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Bhubaneswar: India’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 2 lakh mark on Wednesday morning including  5815 deaths. While It took about 110 days for India to touch the first one lakh mark, the second one lakh came in just 15 days, indicating a sharp climb in COVID-19 transmission in the country.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 207615 by Wednesday morning. The total number includes 101497 active cases and 5815 deaths while 100303 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

India reported its first COVID-19 case on 30th January 2020 when a person from Kerala tested positive with the virus.  The total number of cases crossed the 100-mark on March 15 and 1000-mark on 28 March. On 14th April India’s total cases crossed the 10000-mark and on May 7 total cases crossed the 50-thousand mark and the tally touches one lakh on 19th May.

India has reported as many as 8909 new confirmed cases and 217 deaths in the last 24 hours. With 4777 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has improved to 48 per cent while death rate stands at 2.8 per cent.

The situation in Maharastra has remained grim as total number of cases has touched  72300 by Wednesday morning. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu and Delhi with 24586 and 22132 cases respectively.

Meanwhile, as many as 137158 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which 8909 samples are found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 41,03233 samples till 3rd  of June with a positivity rate of 5 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

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