COVID-19: India’s Case Tally Nears 2 Lakh; 72,300 Cases in Maha

India's recovery rate stands at 48.07 percent, with 95,527 COVID-19 patients having been cured or discharged, the Health Ministry said in its briefing on Tuesday, 2 June, as India's coronavirus tally surged to over 1.98 lakh with 8,171 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the country stands at 5,598, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

"The fatality rate in our country is 2.82 percent, one of the lowest in the word," Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said in a briefing on Tuesday, adding that 73 percent of COVID-19 deaths in India are of people with co-morbidities.

Meanwhile, as many as 2,287 new COVID-19 cases and 103 deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday, taking the tally in the state to 72,300 and death toll to 2,465.

  • The ICMR said on Tuesday that 1.20 lakh samples are being tested for COVID-19 on an average everyday.
  • 13 people in Delhi L-G Anil Baijal’s office and six state government officials have tested positive for COVID-19, sources cited by PTI said on Tuesday
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a mobile app to track the vacancy of hospital beds.
  • After four phases of lockdown, Monday marked the first day of ‘Unlock 1’, with significant relaxations being implemented in a phased manner

415 New COVID-19 Cases in Gujarat

With 415 new COVID-19 cases, Gujarat's tally rose to 17,632 on Tuesday, with the death toll at 1,092, PTI reported.

2,287 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra; Tally Rises to 72,300

As many as 2,287 new COVID-19 cases and 103 deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday, taking the tally in the state to 72,300 and death toll to 2,465.

Delhi Govt's Decision to Seal Its Borders Holds Weight: Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday that the Delhi government's decision to seal its borders holds weight, PTI reported.

On Monday, Delhi CM Kejriwal had said that the borders of the national capital would be sealed for a week, and sought feedback from citizens regarding any further decision.

4,155 Shramik Trains Operationalised, 57 Lakh Passengers Transported Till Tuesday

Till 10 am on Tuesday, the Indian Railways had operationalised 4,155 'shramik' special trains across the country till and transported more than 57 lakh passengers to their home states, reported ANI.

The train services for stranded migrant workers were started on 1 May.

86 New COVID-19 Cases in Kerala, Tally Rises to 1,412

As many as 86 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Tuesday, taking the tally in the state to 1,412, including 774 active cases.

1,091 New Cases of COVID-19 in TN, Tally Rises to 24,586

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 1,091 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally in the state to 24,586.

1,513 COVID-19 Cases in Assam, 324 Discharged

Assam has recorded 1,513 COVID-19 cases so far, including 1,182 active cases, four deaths and 324 patients who have been discharged, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Recovery Rate at 48.07%, Fatality Rate at 2.82%

India's recovery rate stands at 48.07 percent, with 95,527 COVID-19 patients having been cured or discharged, the Health Ministry said in its briefing on Tuesday.

"The fatality rate in our country is 2.82 percent, one of the lowest in the word," Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said in a briefing on Tuesday, adding that 73 percent of COVID-19 deaths in India are of people with co-morbidities.

“One in every two COVID-19 deaths in India has been of senior citizens who constitute 10 percent of our total population,” Agarwal said, adding there’s been no under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths in India, with states doing causality assessment and attributing the cause of death accordingly.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday that 1.20 lakh samples are being tested for COVID-19 on an average everyday. "At present, there are 476 government and 205 private labs testing for the virus," an ICMR representative said.

"“Instead of the use of the word ‘community transmission’, we need to understand the extent of the spread of the disease. We are far from the peak. Our measures to curtail the disease are effective. India has been very good in the reduction in mortality.”" - Nivedita Gupta, ICMR, as quoted by ANI

'Four Steps Ahead of Coronavirus': Arvind Kejriwal

"We are four steps ahead of coronavirus. Cases of coronavirus are increasing in Delhi but we have made all the arrangements for beds, ICUs and ventilators," ANI quoted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as saying.

"However, there have been instances where people are complaining of shortage of beds and medical facilities, so clearly there is gap in information as even today around 4100 beds are still vacant," he added.

Total 675 COVID Cases in Jharkhand

"Till date, 675 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand including 296 recoveries, 374 active cases and 5 deaths," ANI quoted State Health Department as saying.

Over 8,000 Cases in One Day

One more time, India records over 8,000 cases in 24 hours. The total number of cases reaches 1,98,706, according to the Union Health Ministry. Active cases toll is at 97,581.

Global COVID-19 Tally Over 62 Lakh

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the world, as of the morning of Tuesday, 2 June, reached 62,65,496 according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

Global death tally stood at 3,75,526.

Checking at Delhi-Gurugram Border 

A day after CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the borders of Delhi will remain sealed for one week, police check vehicles at Delhi-Gurugram border.

Only essentials services will be allowed into the city for 7 days.

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