By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: June 10, 2020 12:10:20 pm
Coronavirus India LIVE news updates: With India reporting 9,985 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections crossed the 2.7 lakh-mark to reach 2,76,583 on Wednesday, including 7,745 deaths and 1,35,205 people who have been treated and discharged so far. According to the data on the health ministry website, the number of recoveries crossed the number of active cases in the country by 1,573 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, one of DMK’s tallest leaders in the Chennai region, J Anbazhagan died on Wednesday morning at a local hospital weeks after he tested positive for Covid-19. His condition had been critical and he was on ventilator support. Anbazhagan died on his 62nd birthday.
Several states have shown upward deviations from their trendlines in the last few days, indicating a surge in future tally as well. Maharashtra’s Covid-19 caseload has surpassed 90,000 with 120 deaths recorded across the state — the highest so far in a single day, on Tuesday. Mumbai recorded 1,015 new cases with the total tally reaching 51,100. On the other hand, Delhi has projected exponential growth in the city’s numbers to 5.5 lakh by July end. Despite the upward trend in total cases, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured that India is better positioned in the fight against COVID-19 compared to other nations, however, adding that there is no space for complacency.
Meanwhile, Parliament may go for a hybrid monsoon session, with some members being physically present in the House and others attending on a virtual platform, sources said.
Globally, as many as 7,325,401 people have been infected by the pandemic so far, and 413,749 have died. As the world struggles to flatten the curve of the virus, a Harvard study suggested that the coronavirus hit Wuhan far earlier than reported-a report China dismissed as “incredibly ridiculous”.