Coronavirus: India touches 6-lakh-mark in positive cases

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Coronavirus: India touches 6-lakh-mark in positive cases
Coronavirus: India touches 6-lakh-mark in positive cases

New Delhi : The total number of positive coronavirus cases in India has touched 6-lakh-mark with over 19,000 cases being registered in less than 24 hours. 434 people have lost their lives in the same duration of time, taking the total toll of deaths to 17,834, the Union health ministry data showed at 8 am.

The total number of active cases in the country stands at 2,26,947, while 3,59,859 patients have recovered from the infection.

The recovery rate in India has improved to 59.43 per cent. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the country with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and senior officials of their ministries, officials said.

Apart from Vardhan, others who attended the meeting included top officials of the health and home ministries.

In last 12 days, India has recorded more than 2 lakh cases with Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu contributing the most.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and warned that people have become careless in the Unlock 1 with reports showing that people have not been maintaining social distance and were ditching masks in public places.

The second phase of 'Unlock' also came into force from Wednesday after the month-long ‘Unlock 1’, a graded exit from the national lockdown imposed on March 25, ended on Tuesday.