With India reporting 9.985 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections crossed the 2.7 lakh-mark to reach 2,76,583 on Wednesday, including 7,745 deaths and 1,35,205 people who have been treated and discharged so far. According to the data on the health ministry website, the number of recoveries crossed the number of active cases in the country by 1,573 on Wednesday.
India has so far recorded 7,471 deaths and 1,29,313 recoveries from Covid 19
Alone Mumbai counted 50000 cases by Tuesday, Delhi has projected an exponential growth in the city’s numbers to 5.5 lakh by July end. Currently, the city has recorded almost 30,000 cases. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the source of Covid-19 infection in 50 per cent of the cases was unknown, adding that it was up to the Centre to declare whether the city had entered the community transfered phase.
Despite the upward trend in total cases, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured that India is better positioned in the fight against COVID-19 compared to other nations, however, adding that there is no space for complacency.
Meanwhile, as the world struggles to flatten the curve of the virus, a Harvard study suggested that the coronavirus hit Wuhan far earlier than reported-a report China dismissed as “incredibly ridiculous”. Almost 72 lakh people worldwide are infected with the virus, including 4,08,482 deaths.