Bhubaneswar: With over 18000 new cases in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 5 lakh-mark on Saturday.
As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 508953 by Saturday morning. The total number includes 197387 active cases and 15685 deaths while 295881 people have been recovered from the viral infection. The country has reported 384 deaths in the last 24 hours and the death rate stands at 3.1 per cent.
Despite rising cases, the silver lining has been the recovery rate, as more than 10000 patients have cured since yesterday and the recovery rate has further improved to 58 per cent.
While India reported 4 lakh cases on June 21, it took only 6 days to cross the 5 lakh mark. In the current month, the country added more than 3 lakh cases. In fact, the country has added more than 3 lakh cases during the Unlock 1.0 period which had made effective from 1st of June.
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. Total cases crossed one lakh on 19th May, two lakh on 3rd June, 3 lakh in 13 June and 4 lakh mark on 21st June.
Maharastra has remained the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has crossed 1.5 lakh including 65844 active cases and 7106 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Delhi and Tamilnadu with 77240 and 74622 confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, as many as 220479 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which over 18 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 79,96,707 samples till the 27th of June with a positivity rate of 6.2 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.