Coronavirus deaths in India in 24 hrs, more than US

Cheryl Sanders
July 7, 2020

After over two months of intense lockdown, the country opened up in a phased manner from June 8 and people are getting used to the new normal.

With this, the country has recorded over 20,000 cases of the infection for the fifth day in a row.

The country has overtaken Russian Federation to become the world's third-worst affected nation by the pandemic. Check your state's restrictions on gathering limits.

According to the bulletin, 71,339 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while the number of active cases stood at 25,038.

The health ministry said 697,358 cases had now been recorded, a rise of 24,000 in the last 24 hours, while Russian Federation has just over 681,000 cases.

- In Tamil Nadu, 1,14,978 people have tested coronavirus positive till date, of which 46,833 are under treatment. On Sunday, 1,80,596 samples were tested and 24,248 fresh positive cases were added to the total count taking the tally to almost 7 lakh cases.

Despite the drastic rise in cases, United Airlines wants to return to India and offer flights between the capital city and its hubs in Newark and San Francisco, according to a July 1 press release. It took 110 days for coronavirus cases in the country to reach one lakh, while just 48 days more to go near the seven lakh-mark. The state reported 193 new cases on July 6.

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".

Jharkhand has registered 19 deaths due to the disease, Chhattisgarh and Assam have reported 14 deaths each, Puducherry has recorded 12, Himachal Pradesh 11, Goa seven, Chandigarh has registered six deaths, and Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one fatality each, according to the ministry.

Mr. Guleria added that in areas of dense population where a high number of cases were reported "some degree of herd immunity possibly has been developed".

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