New Delhi: India’s coronavirus related death count recorded a massive jump of over 2,000 in the last 24 hours while the number of new COVID-19 cases reported is 10,974.

A lion’s share of the total casualties on Tuesday (June 16) came from Maharashtra and Delhi. Most of these deaths were unreported earlier.

The COVID-19 toll in India inched towards 12,000 on Wednesday after 2,003 patients lost their lives to the viral infection in the past 24 hours. This takes the mortality rate of the nation to 3.36%.

The total tally of coronavirus cases jumped to 3,54,065 including 1,86,935 cured cases and 11,903 deaths. The recovery rate is at 52.79%, as per the latest Union health ministry data.

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It took four days to hit the 3.5-lakh mark after crossing 3 lakh on June 13. More than 10,000 new cases have been emerging every day for over a week now.

More active cases have been reported from Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, north eastern states and other parts of the country as well.

However, India's overall recoveries exceeded the total active coronavirus cases on Wednesday after 1,86,935 patients were cured of the infectious disease. Of the total 3,54,065 confirmed cases, there are 1,55,227 active cases, according to the health ministry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, held the first round of video conference with chief ministers of all states and Union Territories and discussed the situation of coronavirus pandemic in the country. PM Modi emphasised on the importance of usage of mask/face cover, without which no one should venture out.