Nearly 10,000 new cases, 273 deaths in last 24 hours


Bhubaneswar: For the consecutive second day India has added over 9000 new cases taking the tally to  2.26 lakh as on Friday morning. With this India is now the 7th worst affected country in the world just behind Italy.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 226770 by Thursday morning. The total number includes 110960 active cases and 6348 deaths while 109462 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

India has reported as many as 9851 new confirmed cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours. However, the silver lining is the country has reported With 5355 recoveries in the last 24 hours, improving the recovery rate to  48 per cent while death rate remains unchanged at 2.8 per cent.

The situation in Maharastra has remained critical as total number of cases has touched 77793 including 2710 deaths by Thursday morning. Tamilnadu and Delhi are at the second and third spot with 27256 and 25004 cases respectively.

Meanwhile, as many as 143661 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which 8909 samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 43,86,379 samples till 5th   of June with a positivity rate of 5 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Global Tally climbs to 66.32 lakh

Meanwhile, worldwide COVID-19 tally has climbed to 66.32 lakh including 391136 fatalities and 28.69 lakh recoveries. According to the data released by the US-based John Hopkins University, the USA has remained the worst affected country with 18.72 lakh confirmed cases and 1.08 lakh deaths. USA is followed by Brazil with 6.14 lakh confirmed cases and 34021 deaths.

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