COVID-19: India Just 50,000 Cases Behind Russia

2 Jul, 2020 09:25 IST|Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: India which ranks fourth recording the highest COVID-19 cases in the world is now just roughly 50,000 coronavirus cases behind Russia which is the third-worst affected country due to coronavirus.

India's coronavirus cases crossed 6-lakh mark with 90 per cent of fresh cases reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

India witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases with 19,684 new cases reported in the past 24 hours on Wednesday. With this, coronavirus cases in the country rose to 6,05,068.

India reported 434 deaths on July 1. With this, COVID-19 deaths rose to 17,837. A total of 3,59,671 people were completely recovered and discharged from hospitals till date.

By Wednesday night, Maharashtra reported 5,537 COVID-19 cases, 3,882 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu 3,882 followed by Delhi with 2,442 fresh cases.

There is a huge spike in the number of cases reporting across the country amid gradual lockdown relaxations.

Lockdown was imposed in India from March, and now the central government is lifting restrictions in a phased manner, which has led to the further spread of the virus.

On June 29, the government had announced Unlock 2.0 guidelines in all areas and the lockdown has been extended till July 31 in all containment zones.

As per Unlock 2 guidelines, schools, colleges, coaching centres and temples will remain closed until July 31. Along with educational institutions, metro services, cinema halls, gyms and swimming pools will also remain closed until July 31.

India has found out a vaccine COVAXIN, the first indigenous vaccine for COVID-19, which is now under human clinical trials and is expected to be available for usage this month.

Even Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has created an inactivated vaccine from a strain of the infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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