With 11,500 new cases, India’s Tally climbs to 3.32 lakh

Five states account for 70% of India's total cases


Bhubaneswar: With over 11500 fresh cases since yesterday, India’s COVID-19 tally has further climbed to 3.32 lakh including more than 9500 deaths.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 332424 by Saturday morning. The total number includes 153106 active cases and 9520 deaths while 169798 people have been recovered from the viral infection.

As many as 7419 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours taking the recovery rate to 51 per cent. However, 325 people have reportedly died of the infection yesterday, but the death rate has remained unchanged at 2.8 per cent.

Meanwhile, as many as 115519 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which nearly 10 thousand samples were found to be positive. With this, the country has tested total 57,74,133 samples till 15th of June with a positivity rate of 5. 7 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Maharastra has remained the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has climbed to 1.07 lakh including 53030 active cases and 3950 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu, Delhi, Gujarat and UP with 44661, 41,182, 23544 and 13615 confirmed cases. These five states account for almost 70 per cent of India’s total number of cases.

Global COVID-19 tally has climbed to 79 lakh including more than 4.33 lakh deaths as on Monday morning, according to the data released by the US-based John Hopkins University.

The United States has remained the worst affected country in the world with over 2 million cases and 1.15 lakh deaths. The USA is followed by Brazil with 8.67 lakh cases and 43332 deaths and Russia with 5.28 lakh confirmed cases and 6938 deaths.

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