India's coronavirus tally crosses 2 lakh mark— with more than 1 lakh active cases
- The total number of cases stood at 2,07,615, while the toll rose to 5,815 with 217 more deaths
- Around 48.31% of the patients have recovered so far.
- A record single-day spike of 1,298 fresh cases took the COVID-19 tally in Delhi to over 22,000.
- For the third time in a week, Maharashtra recorded 100-plus Covid-19 deaths, including a staggering 74 in Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone.
- West Bengal registered the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (June 2) with 396 people testing positive.
The total number of cases stood at 2,07,615, while the toll rose to 5,815 with 217 more deaths, the Health Ministry said. More than 1,01,497 cases were active, and 1,00,302 people have recovered, while one has migrated.
India now is the seventh worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy with a recovery rate of Around 48.31%.
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Of the total 5,815 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the list with 2,465 deaths followed by 1,092 in Gujarat and 556 in Delhi. More than 70% of the deaths are due to comorbidities— the presence of more than one medical condition.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) official Nivedita Gupta, told reporters, "We are very far away from the peak. Our preventive measures to curb the disease are very effective, and we are better positioned in comparison with other countries. You will get to see the data in a week."
Highest single-day spike of 396 COVID-19 cases in West Bengal
West Bengal registered the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (June 2) with 396 people testing positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, the State Health Department said.
Ten people died due to the disease, raising the death toll in the state to 263. Eight deaths were reported from Kolkata and one each from Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts.
The tally of coronavirus cases rose to 5,772 in the state, while the number of active cases stood at 3,423, the department said in its daily bulletin. The state government maintained that 72 coronavirus-infected patients died due to comorbidities, and COVID-19 in those cases was "incidental". Of the 396 fresh cases, 116 are from the metropolis.
Highest spike of 1,298 COVID cases takes tally to over 22,000 in Delhi
A record single-day spike of 1,298 fresh cases took the COVID-19 tally in Delhi to over 22,000 on Tuesday and the death toll due to the disease mounted to 556, according to the official data. The previous highest spike in fresh cases — 1,295 — was recorded on May 31.
The Delhi health department said the death toll due to coronavirus has risen to 556 in the national capital and the total number of cases has mounted to 22,132.
As many as 9,243 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 12,573 active cases, the Delhi health department said.
COVID death toll in Telangana rises to 92
Four more people died of Covid-19 in Telangana on Tuesday (June 2), pushing the death toll to 92. The deceased include two women, aged 60 and 70 years. A 41-year-old man and another man, aged 42 also died of Covid-19 and comorbidities.
The state has been reporting fatalities on a daily basis for more than two weeks. Meanwhile, the surge in Covid-19 cases also continued on Tuesday with 99 people testing positive. Officials said 87 of them were locals while 12 migrants returning from other states were also found infected.
With the fresh cases, the state's tally rose to 2,891 including 446 migrants, deportees and foreign returnees.
Great Hyderabad continued to be the hotspot with 70 new cases. This includes post-graduate medicos of Osmania Medical College (OMC) who have tested positive.
3rd time in a week, Maha's Covid-19 fatalities cross 100
For the third time in a week, Maharashtra recorded 100-plus Covid-19 deaths, including a staggering 74 in Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone, as the state on Tuesday braced for the double whammy of Cyclone 'Nisarga'.
The state recorded its third-highest death toll of 103 - after 105 notched on May 27 and the highest-ever 116 reached on May 29 - taking the state tally to 2,465.
Tuesday's toll includes a whopping 74 deaths in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone - the worst-hit in the country, besides 2,287 new positive cases recorded in the state.
This comes to roughly one death every 11 minutes, and an average of 95 new cases notched every hour, in the state. Maharashtra has been recording 75-plus fatalities and over 2,000 cases daily for the past eight days continuously, with the previous highest figure of 3,041 infections notched on May 24.
The Health Department said of the total number of cases declared till date, 38,493 37,534 were 'active cases' - increasing by 959 over Monday's 37,534.
Here are the latest number of cases across states as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**||Total Confirmed cases*|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||0||33||0||33|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||3||1||0||4|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1732||953||33||2718|
|36||Cases being reassigned to states||7123||0||0||7123|
(With inputs from wire services)
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