Coronavirus tally in India inched closer to 3.7 lakh-mark on Thursday while the total fatalities in the country touched 12,237. The country reported its highest single-day spike of 12881 new COVID-19 cases and 334 deaths the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 3,66,946 on Thursday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 62,49,668 samples have been tested till June 17 of which 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Of the total coronavirus cases, 1,60,384 are active cases while 1,94,325 individuals have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. The death toll has mounted to 12,237 while one person has migrated to another country, according to the data released by the Health Ministry. The government on Thursday said that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 52.95% and the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%.
Here’s what you should know
- With the number of COVID-19 cases crossing 3.67 lakh and a death toll of over 12,200, India has now become the fourth worst-affected nation from the virus and also the biggest epicentre of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Asia.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a consultation with chief ministers of all states to discuss ways to control the spread of the virus. He made it clear that the lockdown will not be imposed again and a period of unlocking has begun.
- The central government still keeps denying that community transmission is taking place in India.
- More than 8.2 million cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, and fears spike globally of a second wave of the virus, as new cases force renewed lockdown measures from China to Germany.