India surges to third-highest number of global coronavirus cases


Some states are continuing to see a rise in coronavirus patients and continue to enforce restrictions.

From 445 coronavirus COVID-19 cases in March to 97,200 cases in four months till July 4, Delhi is now the third worst-hit region by the pandemic after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

India's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has inched towwards seven lakh-mark, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached six lakh.

With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stand at 4,24,432 in the country, while one patient has migrated.

Delhi recorded 2,505 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally close to the one lakh-mark while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,067, authorities said. Russian Federation now has just over 681,000 cases.

- Karnataka has reported 25,317 coronavirus cases in total, and 14,385 people are under treatment. India is reporting only 19,700 deaths while Russian Federation is just under 10,200, according to Worldometer data.

He said that the number of cases seems to have stabilised in the city, despite the number of tests going up over the past 20 days.

- Kerala has reported a total of 5,579 coronavirus positive patients, of which 2,252 are active. The clampdown came after hundreds of new cases were reported across the state, which had been praised for its action to curtail the pandemic.

Explaining the possible reasons for the drop in cases, Mr. Guleria said: "Once you reach a saturation point and a large number of people get infected and you are strict in contact tracing and isolation, then you do two things: one, you break the chain of transmission; and second, if you have significant number of people who have recovered, they can not spread the disease to someone else, as their chance of reinfection is low". 14,781 people have recovered and 306 have died. The total number of cases now stands at 1,00,823.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Passengers won't be able to fly to India due to government restrictions but the Indian Express reports that United will operate three flights from Delhi to Newark in mid-July.



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