Coronavirus India Updates: India Overtakes Russia With Nearly 7 Lakh Covid-19 Cases
A worker with Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) from India’s National Rural Health Mission, middle, talks to people as she conducts a door-to-door survey on the coronavirus in New Delhi, India. (Photographer T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: India Overtakes Russia With Nearly 7 Lakh Covid-19 Cases

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India’s coronavirus curve showed so signs of flattening on Monday with numbers reaching close to the 7-lakh mark.

The country added nearly 25,000 Covid-19 cases in just 24 hours to peg the total tally at nearly 6.97 lakh, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 6.

Globally, India’s pace of increase is one of the highest, now the country with third highest cases surpassing Russia with 6.8 lakh cases. It is now directly behind Brazil which has roughly 10 lakh more cases. U.S. has recorded the most number of cases so far with their tally at 28,80,130.

Key Numbers:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 6,97,413
  • Active cases: 2,53,287
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 4,24,433
  • Deaths: 19,693
  • New cases in a day: 24,248
  • One-day recoveries: 15,350
  • One-day deaths: 425

This is the second day of more than 24,000 cases.

Global Update

The World Health Organization reported a one-day high in global coronavirus infections over the weekend, while Iran and Indonesia reported their deadliest days yet. Mexico overtook France with the fifth-deadliest outbreak, while Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is in a state of emergency. Australia’s two most-populous states will close their shared border as authorities battle to contain a spike in cases.

Globally, total confirmed cases crossed 11.4 million while over 533,000 people have died.

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Goa Government To Widen Scope Of Covid-19 Testing As Cases Rise

The Goa government plans to expand the scope of Covid-19 testing in the state by designating special teams at the primary health centres and community health centres to collect samples of suspected coronavirus patients, health minister Vishwajit Rane has said.

Currently, samples for Covid-19 testing are collected only at the district hospitals in Margao (South Goa) and Mapusa (North Goa), and the sub-district hospital in Ponda (North Goa).

Goa reported 77 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total count to 1,761. There have been seven deaths so far due to the disease in the coastal state.

"After deliberations with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, we have taken a decision to recruit new teams on a contractual basis to designate them at the primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs), and they will report to the respective health officers," Rane said.

They will be dedicatedly working to collect samples and co-ordinate with the testing centres, the minister said in a statement issued on Sunday evening.

Source: PTI

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