As India entered ‘Unlock-2’ from today with more relaxations in lockdown curbs, the country today reported 18,653 new cases in past 24 horus, taking the tally to 5,85,493. The death toll rose to 17,400 today after 507 new fatalities. It was the eighth day in a row that over 15,000 cases have been reported daily in the country.
According to health ministry’s figures. the number of active cases stands at 2,20,114, while 3,47,978 people have recovered. The recovery rate has improved to 59.43% while the gap between recovered and active patients has widened to 1.27 lakh.
India has so far recorded 5,85,493 lakh cases, which includes 17,400 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 59.4 percent. ‘Unlock 2.0’, guidelines for which were issued earlier, begins today.
Globally, there have been over 1.03 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.06 lakh people have died so far.