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Coronavirus Cases In India Rise To 2.46 Lakh, Highest Spike Ever

Following the ICMR’s website, over 45 lakh COVID-19 tests have been performed in India as of Saturday and in 24 hours, 1.37 lakh tests have been conducted



MUMBAI| The total cases of coronavirus in India rose to 2,46,628 according to latest figures released by the health ministry today. The death toll stood at 6,929. In the past 24 hours, 9,971 fresh COVID-19 cases and 287 fatalities were reported. Health Ministry’s figures showed that there were 1,20,406 active cases in the country while 1,19,292 have recovered.

Following the Medical research body, ICMR’s website, over 45 lakh COVID-19 tests have been performed in India as of Saturday and in 24 hours, 1.37 lakh tests have been conducted.

According to the health ministry data updated today morning, Maharashtra has so far reported 82,968 coronavirus cases, followed Tamil Nadu with 30,152, Delhi with 27,654, Gujarat 19,592 and Rajasthan with 10,331.

The state-wise record Andaman and Nicobar Islands has 33, Andhra Pradesh with 4510, Arunachal Pradesh has 47, Assam with 2397, Bihar has 4915 COVID-19 cases.

Followed by Chandigarh 309, Chhattisgarh 923, Dadar Nagar Haveli 19, Delhi 27,654, Goa 267, Gujarat 19,592, Haryana 3,952, Himachal Pradesh 400, Jammu and Kashmir 3,467, Jharkhand 1,000, Karnataka 5,213, Kerala 1,807, Ladakh 99, Madhya Pradesh 9,228, Maharashtra 82,968, Manipur 157, Meghalaya 33, Mizoram 24, Nagaland 107, Odisha 2,781, Puducherry 99, Punjab 2,515, Rajasthan 10,331, Sikkim 7, Tamil Nadu 30,152, Telangana 3,496, Tripura 747, Uttarakhand 1,303, Uttar Pradesh 9,733, West Bengal 7,738 cases.

Following the unlock 1 there would be relaxation from June 8 in the country including the opening of shopping malls, restaurants and religious places, even as strict restrictions would remain in place till June 30 in the country’s worst-hit areas.

Shopping malls located outside containment zones will be allowed to open, barring cinema halls, gaming arcades and children play areas in these establishments.

Globally, the total number of cases stood at 68.55 lakh while the death toll has increased to 3.98 lakh, according to Johns Hopkins University.

With over 19 lakh cases and over 1.09 lakh deaths, the US remained the worst affected country. India is after the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK.

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