India now has world’s fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases

June 12, 2020 10:38 pm0 commentsViews: 36

Slum dwellers being checked by medics amid nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus at Vallabh Nagar locality, in Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh. (Photo courtesy: ANI)

(TibetanReview.net, Jun12’20) – India has for the first time reported a record more than 10,000 Covid-19 infections in a single day and the country has become the fourth highest in the number of total cases, overtaking the United Kingdom. The country also has the 11th most number of deaths from the pandemic.

The country’s recovery rate is around 49.47 per cent and the number of recoveries has been more than the active cases for the third consecutive day, reported timesofindia.com Jun 12.

India’s Ministry of Health reported109,956 new cases, the highest ever thus far, and 396 new deaths during the past 24 hours as of Jun 12 at 8AM (GMT+5:30), taking their totals to 297,535 cases and 8,498 deaths.

The seven worst hit states with more than 10,000 cases were led by Maharashtra with a total of 97,648 cases after 3,607 fresh cases were reported in the past 24 hours, followed by Tamil Nadu with 38,716 (↑1,875) cases, Delhi with 34,687 (↑1,877) cases, Gujarat with 22,032 (↑511) cases, Uttar Pradesh 12,088 (↑478), Rajasthan 11,838 (↑238), Madhya Pradesh 10,241 (↑1,920).

Below them were 14 states/Union Territories with more than 1,000 cases, namely West Bengal 9,768 (↑440), Karnataka 6,245 (↑204), Bihar 5,983 (↑273), Haryana 5,968 (↑389), Andhra Pradesh 5,429 (↑160), Jammu & Kashmir 4,574 (↑67), Telangana 4,320 (↑209), Odisha 3,386 (↑136), Assam 3,319 (↑227),Punjab 2,887 (↑82), Kerala 2,244 (↑83), Uttarakhand 1,643 (↑81), Jharkhand 1,599 (↑110), and Chattisgarh 1,398 (↑136).

And then there were nine other states/ Union Territories with more than 100 cases, namely Tripura 913 (↑18), Himachal Pradesh 470 (↑19), Goa 417 (↑30), ), Manipur 366 (↑55), Chandigarh 332 (↑5), Puducherry 157 (↑30), Ladakh 135 (↑20), Nagaland 128 (↑0), and Mizoram 102 (↑9).

Four states/Union Territories with less than 100 cases included Arunachal Pradesh 61 (↑4), Meghalaya 44 (↑0), Andaman and Nicobar Islands 38 (↑4), and Sikkim 14 (↑1).

Lakshadweep and Dadra Nagar Haveli  remain the only State/Union Territory without any Covid-19 case.

Maharashtra also had the most number of deaths at 3,590 (↑152), followed by Gujarat 1,385 (↑38), Delhi 1,085 (↑101), Madhya Pradesh 431 (↑4), West Bengal 442 (↑10), Tamil Nadu 349 (↑23), Uttar Pradesh 345 (↑24), Rajasthan 265 (↑6), Telangana 165 (↑9), Andhra Pradesh 80 (↑2), Karnataka 72 (↑3), Punjab 59 (↑4), Jammu & Kashmir 52 (↑1), Bihar 36 ↑3), Haryana 64 (↑12), Kerala 18 (↑0), Uttarakhand 15 (↑0), Odisha 9 (↑0), Jharkhand 8 (↑0), Chattisgarh 6 (↑0), Himachal Pradesh 6 (↑0), Chandigarh 5 (↑0), Assam 6 (↑2), Ladakh 1 (↑0), Meghalaya 1 (↑0), and Tripura 1 (↑1).

Nine States/ Union Territory with Covid-19 cases have reported no deaths so far.

(Source: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/)

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Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain said Jun 12 that the lockdown will not be extended after the current one comes to an end on Jun 30.

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Across the world the total number of Covid-19 cases surged close to the 7.5 million mark to reach 7,526,784 while a total of 421,695 had died as of Jun 12 at 2:03:27 PM (GMT-4), according to the Dashboard maintained by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

There were 129,435 new cases and 4,586 new deaths during the preceding 24 hours or so across 188 countries and regions.

The countries with the most number of reported Covid-19 cases thus far were US (2,023,347), Brazil (802,828), Russia (510,761), India (297,535), UK (292,860), Spain (242,707), Italy (236,142), … China (84,217).

The countries with the most number of Covid-19 deaths were US (113,820), UK (41,364), Brazil (40,919), Italy (34,167), France (29,349), Spain (27,136), Mexico (15,944), Belgium (9,636), Germany (8,772), Iran (8,584), India (8,498) … China (4,638).

(Source: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html)

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