Coronavirus Updates: Tally Crosses 2.16 Lakh As India Adds Over 9,300 Cases In 24 Hours
People throng the Nimadganj market after authorities eased restrictions during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide, Japipur. (Source: PTI)

Coronavirus Updates: Tally Crosses 2.16 Lakh As India Adds Over 9,300 Cases In 24 Hours

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Total cases exceeded 2.16 lakh in India with the country reporting its largest new cases spike today, of over 9,300 fresh cases.

India is now directly behind Italy in the list of countries with highest number of people infected. This is at a time when India is set to ‘unlock’ its economy and business activities in most states.

  • Total confirmed cases: 2,16,919
  • Cases in the 24 hours preceding latest update: 9304
  • Total recoveries: 1,04,107
  • Total deaths: 6,075

Data as of June 4, 8 a.m.

The Health Ministry On Tuesday denied allegations of under-reporting Covid-19 related deaths, saying India has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.

However, when looked at the absolute number of deaths, more people have died in India than anywhere else in Asia, excluding Iran, despite enforcing the largest lockdown in the world.

The lockdown will start lifting in phases from June 8 when malls, restaurants and religious places will be allowed to reopen. States and union territories will still have a say in curbing certain activities if deemed necessary.

Global Update

Singapore and China agreed to ease quarantine requirements for business and official travelers as countries in Asia slowly take steps to ease back to normal, while Japan reportedly debates scaling back its Olympics to avoid cancellation. In the U.S., New York reported the lowest daily death toll and hospitalization rate since its outbreak began, leading Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare victory over the virus.

Total cases passed the 6.4-million mark globally while deaths exceeded 383,000.

Track all the news updates on the new coronavirus situation in India here.

State-Wise Breakup

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu added the most number of fresh cases today, contributing to India’s largest one-day spike. A the same time, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan are among the states with the highest test carried out in one day.

Coronavirus Updates: Tally Crosses 2.16 Lakh As India Adds Over 9,300 Cases In 24 Hours

To be sure, the daily jumps reported by states depends on multiple factors such as population, effectiveness of the lockdown, and most directly, the pace of testing. States which are conducting more tests are likely to report more cases compared to those which are conducting fewer tests.

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s website shows that a total of 42,42,718 tests have been done with 1,39,485 of these done within 24 hours.

Coronavirus Updates: Tally Crosses 2.16 Lakh As India Adds Over 9,300 Cases In 24 Hours
Coronavirus Updates: Tally Crosses 2.16 Lakh As India Adds Over 9,300 Cases In 24 Hours

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Total Covid Cases Cross 2.16 Lakh; Over 6,000 Dead

Covid-19 has infected 2,16,919 people in India with 9,304 of them being reported in just 24 hours, according to data made available by the Health Ministry on June 4, at 8 a.m.

  • Active cases: 1,06,737
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,04,107
  • Deaths: 6,075

3,804 have recovered while 260 have died in the last 24 hours.

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Highest Spike Of 1,513 Fresh Covid Cases In Delhi Takes Total To Over 23,000

AA record single-day spike of 1,513 cases took the Covid-19 tally in Delhi past the 23,000-mark on Wednesday and the death toll due to the disease climbed to 606, authorities said.

The previous highest single-day spike of 1,298 cases was recorded on Tuesday.

In a bulletin, the Delhi health department said the death toll due to coronavirus has risen to 606 and the number of cases has mounted to 23,645 in the national capital.

Source: PTI

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