India's Covid-19 positivity rate at 6.73 per cent, Punjab lowest

Henrietta Brewer
July 6, 2020

According to the country's health ministry, over 24,000 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in India to 697,258.

India has overtaken Russian Federation with the world's third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at almost 700,000, according to the latest data, as the outbreak shows no sign of slowing. That suggests that around 2.5 million people in Spain have been infected so far.

Maharashtra's epicentre, Mumbai, reported 1,311 new cases and 69 deaths, taking total number of cases to 84,125 including 55,883 recoveries and 4,896 deaths, as reported by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. 62,778 people have been discharged, and 1,510 people have died due to the disease.

But its death rate per 10,000 people is still a low 0.15, compared with 3.97 in the United States and 6.65 in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.

The move came after hundreds over new cases emerged across the state, which had previously been praised for reining in its outbreak.

The number of positive patients registered in the last two weeks is at least 39 per cent of the total number of patients.

"There are 21 states and UTs with a recovery rate more than the national average", it had stated. 8,422 have recovered and 232 deaths have been reported.

As per figures given by the Pune Zilla Parishad's Health Department till the night of July 4, there were 10,379 (excluding the overnight surge) active positive cases in various hospitals across the district of whom 7,667 cases were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Pune city, 1,992 in Pimpri-Chinchwad and 720 in Pune's rural areas.

People living in A Marina along Spain's northern coast in the province of Lugo were banned from leaving the area from yesterday until Friday, two days before regional elections on July 12.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of 2,06,619 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,11,151), Delhi (99,444), Gujarat (36,037), Uttar Pradesh (27,707), Telangana (23,902) and Karnataka (23,474).

Delhi, India's capital, leads the country in new COVID-19 cases, according to the BBC, with a lack of testing and contract tracing playing a small role in the massive caseload. The state capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, on Monday instated a new lockdown that shut down public transportation and allowed only pharmacies to remain open.

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