Healthcare workers check the blood pressure of a sanitary worker during a free general health checkup camp, amid the fifth phase of nationwide lockdown, at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada, Saturday, June 06, 2020. Photo: PTI
India reported just under 10,000 new cases again on Sunday, for the fourth day in a row, after the total number of confirmed cases in the country surpassed Italy. According to the health ministry, there are now 2,46,627 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, of which 1,20,406 are active as of Saturday morning. The ministry also reported that there have been 6,929 deaths due to the viral infection, while 1,19,292 people have been cured/discharged or have migrated. The confirmed cases include foreigners.
Of the 287 deaths reported since Saturday morning, 120 were from Maharashtra, 53 from Delhi, 29 from Gujarat, 19 from Tamil Nadu, 17 from West Bengal, 15 from Madhya Pradesh, 13 from Rajasthan, 10 from Telangana, three from Jammu and Kashmir, two each from Karnataka, Punjab and Chhattisgarh and one each from Kerala and Bihar.
The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 82,968, followed by Tamil Nadu at 30,152, Delhi at 27,654, Gujarat at 19,592, Rajasthan at 10,331, Uttar Pradesh at 9,733 and Madhya Pradesh at 9,228. The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 7,738 in West Bengal, 5,213 in Karnataka, 4,915 in Bihar and 4,510 in Andhra Pradesh. It has risen to 3,952 in Haryana, 3,467 in Jammu and Kashmir, 3,496 in Telangana and 2,781 in Odisha. Punjab has reported 2,515 coronavirus infections so far, while Assam has 2,397 cases. A total of 1,807 people have been infected with the virus in Kerala and 1,303 in Uttarakhand.
Of the total 6,929 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 2,969 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,219 deaths, Delhi with 761, Madhya Pradesh with 399, West Bengal with 383, Uttar Pradesh with 257, Tamil Nadu with 251, Rajasthan with 231, Telangana with 123 and Andhra Pradesh with 73 deaths. The death toll reached 59 in Karnataka and 50 in Punjab.
Independent trackers are reporting a slightly higher tally than the health ministry. According to Worldometer, India has 247,040 confirmed cases and that 6,946 people have died because of COVID-19.
Across the world, there have now been 6,898,613 confirmed cases around the world as of Friday morning.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, the global death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 399,832. Another 3,087,714 people have recovered from the disease.
In many countries, official data includes only deaths reported in hospitals, not those in homes or nursing homes.
The US has recorded 1,920,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. Brazil is in second place with 672,846 cases, followed by Russia (458,102) and the UK (286,294).
The US has also recorded the highest death toll, which has now crossed one lakh. The country has reported 109,802 fatalities so far. The death toll has also been high in the UK (40,548), Brazil (35,930), Italy (33,846), France (29,145) and Spain (27,135).
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