By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: June 11, 2020, 11:44:03 am
Coronavirus India LIVE news updates: With 12,375 fresh cases registered within a span of 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India rose to 287,155 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India continued to remain the fifth worst-affected country after the US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK.
For the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19 in India, the number of ‘recovered’ cases exceeded the number of ‘active’ cases on Wednesday. “As many as 5,991 patients were cured of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of patients recovered to 140,979, while the total number of active cases is now 138,069. For the first time, the total number of recovered patients has exceeded the active cases. The recovery rate now stands at 48.88%,” the health ministry had said in a statement.
Globally, as many as 7,458,993 people have been infected while 419,020 have died so far. The United States is by far the hardest-hit country, in terms of both confirmed infections and deaths. The total death toll in the country could hit the grim figure of 200,000 by September and expecting a dramatic decrease in positive cases will be “wishful thinking”, an eminent Indian-American professor has warned.
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India recorded the highest single-day spike of 12,375 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 287,155, figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show. With as many as 388 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll has also increased to 8,107. Of the total cases, 138,069 are active, while 140,979 have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 94,041 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (36,841) and Delhi (32,810).
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Coronavirus has infected over two million people overall in the United States, and in the past 24 hours has caused 1,082 fatalities in the country, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University Wednesday. The world’s leading economic power is by far the country most affected by the pandemic, both in terms of the number of reported deaths — 112,833 — and the number of diagnosed cases, which stood at 2,000,464. The US continues to record around 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day and is struggling to come down from that plateau as the level of infection wax and wane in different parts of the country.