India crosess Italy to become the 6th country with highest COVID-19 cases

The number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached 2.35 lakh as 9,887 new cases are recorded in the last 24 hours.

The number of cases in India has increased to 2.37 lakh overtaking both Italy and China. India now stands at the number 6th worldwide position with the most number of COVID-19 cases. According to data from the state government, the death toll has crossed 6,600. A week ago India took over China’s spot for the ninth position.

With 9,887 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India have touched 2,36,657 on Saturday. Despite the strict lockdown rules and contact tracing, the number of cases in India continues to grow. Delhi is reporting the highest number of cases overtaking Mumbai. The MoHFW has reported 1,14,073 discharged/cured cases in India at the moment. In Tamil Nadu and Delhi, 28,694 and 26,334 cases have been detected so far respectively.

19 states have four digits or bigger tallies which have doubled since May 1. Some of the states where migrant workers movement have been allowed have seen a steep rise in the number of cases. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh have more than 9,000 total confirmed cases.

The central and state governments are currently in the process of easing the lockdown restrictions which has been in place since March 25.

Among other increased COVID-19 affected states are West Bengal which has a total tally of
7,303 cases. Karnataka also registered its highest single-day rise of more than 500 new COVID-19 cases, taking the number to 4,835. Tamil Nadu has 1,438 new cases which increased its tally to 28,694.

India is taking a re-opening approach called ‘Unlock 1’ which is focused on reviving the economy. All activities outside containment zones are to be resumed from June 1 and the guidelines shall remain effective till June 30.

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