5,318 new COVID-19 cases push Maharashtra's count to 1.59 lakh

Grant Boone
June 28, 2020

The death toll has climbed to 15,685. He explained about the serological survey and the increasing capacity for enhanced per-day testing through various tests.

Delhi, Chennai, Thane, Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Ahmedabad and Faridabad are 10 cities and districts that contributed to 54.47 per cent of the total caseload reported till Thursday, a health ministry official said.

Since hitting the 1 lakh-mark, it took India a fortnight to cross 2 lakh cases by June 3.

"The graded, pre-emptive and pro-active steps taken by the Government of India along with the states and UTs for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 are showing encouraging results", it said in a statement.

"The number of active cases in the country right now is 197,387", reads the information.

India has reported five lakh COVID-19 cases with the worst single-day jump of 18,552 cases on Saturday. The recovery rate continues to be robust at 58.24 percent.

India had reported its first COVID-19 case from Kerala on January 30.

It recorded a spike of 5,024 fresh cases in last 24 hours.

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A total of 295,881 people in the country have gone on to make a recovery.

In a detailed presentation by K Shivaji, the chairman of the Empowered Group-10, the GoM was briefed that the stipulated redressal time on COVID-19 public grievances was brought down from the usual 60 days for normal public grievances to three days.

Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have registered 12 deaths each, Assam, Puducherry and Himachal Pradesh nine each, Chandigarh six, Goa two and Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry.

More than 70 per cent deaths occurred due to comorbidities, it said.

Tamil Nadu, which is ranked third on India's coronavirus list, has reported 74,622 cases and 957 deaths.

This was the fourth consecutive day when coronavirus infection increased by more than 15,000, while there has been a surge of 3,18,418 infections from June 1 till 27.

Amid a spurt in total coronavirus cases, Assam on Friday announced a "total lockdown" in Guwahati from Monday for the next two weeks.

The numbers are doubling at such a fast rate due to factors such as the high reproduction number of the virus (the number of cases, on average, an infected person will cause during their infectious period), she said.

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