This Article is From Jun 10, 2020

Coronavirus Recoveries Overtake Active Cases In India For First Time: 10 Points

Coronavirus Cases, India: This is the eighth consecutive day that the country registered over 9,000 cases in a single day.

Coronavirus Cases, India: More than 7,000 patients have died so far.

New Delhi: India's coronavirus tally soared to 2,76,583 this morning with 9,985 new patients recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of those who have recovered overtook the active COVID-19 cases in the country for the first time. A total of 1,35,206 patients have recovered so far; nearly 1.33 lakh are still taking treatment for the highly contagious disease. Of the total cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,745 patients have died; 279 patients died in the last 24 hours. The country, which has tested nearly 5 million people so far, ranks fifth in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases, after the United States, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. This is the eighth consecutive day that India registered over 9,000 cases in a single day.

Here are the top 10 developments on coronavirus cases in India:

  1. There has been no community transmission in Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, state's Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said. The state stands at 90,000 cases, way ahead of the 84,000-plus cases in China where the pandemic originated in Wuhan city in December.

  2. Mumbai, the country's financial, art and entertainment capital, crossed 51,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday - around 700 more than China's Wuhan.

  3. Delhi, which has reported the third highest number of coronavirus cases in India with over 30,000 patients, will record nearly 5 lakh cases by the end of July, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters on Tuesday. By then it will need 80,000 beds compared with its current capacity of nearly 9,000. To tackle the pandemic, the government has decided to increase beds in 22 private hospitals by more than double.

  4. In Tamil Nadu, DMK MLA J Anbazhagan, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in a Chennai hospital this morning. Anbazhagan, 61 was admitted to hospital on June 2 over "severe acute respiratory distress" and had tested positive for COVID-19 at the time. The state has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in India. He is the first legislator in the country to die of COVID-19. 

  5. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tested negative for coronavirus on Tuesday, a day after he went into self-isolation. 

  6. In Kerala, the number of those under surveillance has crossed the two lakh-mark for the first time. Most people are isolated at their homes, nearly 1,900 are recovering at the hospital. The southern state has been praised for its tackling of the pandemic.

  7. The rise in the number of cases come as restrictions are eased across the country. Places of worship, malls opened earlier this week after the government released guidelines. 

  8. The World Health Organization said that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency. 

  9. A top WHO official - Maria Van Kerkhove - on Tuesday clarified her remarks that transmission of the new coronavirus from asymptomatic carriers was "very rare", citing a "misunderstanding". "Comprehensive studies on transmission from asymptomatic individuals are difficult to conduct, but the available evidence from contact tracing reported by member states suggests that asymptomatically-infected individuals are much less likely to transmit the virus than those who develop symptoms," she tweeted.

  10. Globally, over 7 million people have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic; nearly 4 lakh have died. 

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