Coronavirus cases in India cross 6 lakh mark; death toll at 17834
A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a resident during a medical campaign for the coronavirus disease at a slum area in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Zee Media Bureau :
As India entered its second phase of Unlock after the coronavirus outbreak, the number infections surpassed 600,000 mark on Thursday (June 2, 2020). As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data India's coronavirus cases stand at 6,04,641 including 2,26,947 active cases, 3,59,860 cured/discharged/migrated and 17834 deaths.
The country reported as many as 434 deaths and 19,148 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, recovery rate saw a steady improvement rising to 59.51 percent.
The western state of Maharashtra reported a record jump of 5,537 coronavirus infections on Wednesday with the total tally at 180298 which includes 93154 recovered cases and 8053 deaths.
Meanwhile, Assam is facing fresh challenges to protect people from the coronavirus where floods and landslides killed 57 people this week and more than 1.5 million were forced to flee their homes.
According to medical research body ICMR data, over 90.5 lakh samples have been tested so far across India for coronavirus as of July 1 and over 2.2 lakh samples were tested for COVID on Wednesday alone.
An easing phase called 'Unlock 2' was announced by the Indian government on Monday, allowing more economic activities to resume.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday also reviewed India's preparations for vaccinating its population against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available.