Coronavirus India Updates: India Cases Top 4.5 Lakh As Fresh Cases Mount
Over 4.5 lakh people have been infected by the deadly Covid-19 virus in India reported the highest number of new cases in the span of a day.
The country added nearly 16,000 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally to 4,56,183, according to Health Ministry’s 8 a.m update on June 24. However, over 2.5 lakh of these cases have been declared as “cured/discharged”.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 4,56,183
- Active cases: 1,83,022
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 2,58,685
- Deaths: 14,476
Authorities reported 15,968 new cases, 465 deaths and 10,495 recoveries in the 24 hours preceding the update.
Beijing reported fewer additional local coronavirus infections, in a further sign that a recent outbreak is coming under control. The government last week declared that the peak has passed for the recent outbreak in the capital, the country’s worst since Wuhan, the city where the pathogen first appeared.
Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert, told Congress he was seeing a “disturbing surge” of cases.
Globally total cases passed 9.1 million while deaths topped 474,000.
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