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Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally breaches 9 lakh mark; recovery rate increases

India is the third worst-affected country in the world with 9.06 lakh coronavirus cases and 23,727 deaths

Coronavirus Indias COVID-19 tally breaches 9 lakh mark recovery rate increases
New Delhi, First Published Jul 14, 2020, 11:48 AM IST
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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 case tally crossed the 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases and 553 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The total positive cases stand at 9,06,752 including 3,11,565 active cases, 5,71,460 cured/discharged/migrated and 23,727 deaths, according to the latest update from the ministry of health and family welfare.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.02% while the recovery deaths ratio is 96.01%:3.99%, stated the government of India.

The worst-hit state in the country, Maharashtra on Monday (July 13) registered 6,497 new COVID-19 cases taking its total patient count to 2,60,924. With 193 deaths, the total fatalities in the state stand at 10,482.

Mumbai, meanwhile, registered 1,158 cases taking its total patient count to 94,146. With 47 deaths, the total death count in Mumbai stands at 5,335.

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573.

Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths Monday, putting the state toll at 2,032. Fifty-nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state also discharged 3,035 patients following treatment putting the number of discharged patients at 92,567.

Delhi recorded 1,246 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the city's tally to over 1.13 lakh, while the number of deaths due to the disease climbed to 3,411, authorities said. This is the third consecutive day when the national capital has recorded fresh cases in the range of 1,000-2,000.

India tested 1,20,92,503 samples tested for COVID19 till 13 July, of these 2,86,247 samples were tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took stock of the financial sector which has been hit hard by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

He also reviewed the progress of a host of measures announced under the Rs 20-lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package to stimulate the economy and help the MSME sector and poor sections of society.

According to PTI, PM Modi has been taking review meetings on various aspects of the economy.

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