With 28,498 fresh infections, India crosses nine lakh mark in COVID cases

Srinaagr: India on Tuesday crossed the mark of nine lakh with 28,498 fresh COVID infections, 553 fatalities and 23,727 deaths reported all over the country. At present, of the total 9,06,752, active cases stand at 3,11,565 and recoveries at 5,71,460.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.02% and the recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.01%:3.99% now.

With 2,60,924 cases and 10,482 casualties, Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, followed by Tamil Nadu with total 1,42,798 cases, including 2,032 deaths. Delhi stands at third position with a total tally of 1,13,740 cases and 3,411 deaths.

Keeping in view the worst situation of Maharashtra, section 144 has been imposed in Pune city in wake of the 10-day lockdown, which begins on Tuesday and would continue till July 23.

In Jammu and Kashmir, total number of positive cases are 10,827 and 190 deaths have been reported so far.

As the overall number of global COVID-19 cases headed towards 13 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the situation is actually ‘getting worse’.


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