Assam reported one more death due to COVID-19 on Saturday, taking the toll in the state to 10, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Almost 100,000 fresh cases have been detected in the country in past six days, showed the data. As per the Ministry of Health data total confirmed cases In India stands at 508953 which includes 197387 active cases, 295881 cured/discharged/migrated, and 15685 deaths.
The lockdown is now restricted only in containment zones across the country and will continue till June 30. 5,196 have recovered and 146 deaths have been reported.
After recording 491 COVID-19 cases in April and 1,216 in May, Dharavi saw only 274 cases and six deaths in the first two weeks of June. There are 65,829 active cases in the State.
"Unlike China, where the pandemic was relatively more concentrated around Wuhan and a few other cities, India has a more diffused spread that makes it a bit more challenging for the healthcare system", he said.More news: Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi’s presidential vote
The gap between the recovered and infected persons is now over one lakh cases.
She said the price of the test has come down and test kits are more easily available, so more cases are being detected.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested up to June 26 with 2,20,479 samples being tested on Friday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tamil Nadu, which is ranked third on India's coronavirus list, has reported 74,622 cases and 957 deaths. So far 4,78,336 samples have been tested for COVID-19 including 19,180 samples tested today.
The recovery rate in India stands at 58.13 percent.More news: Net zero: 40 policy demands made by the government's climate change advisers
Balram Bhragava, the ICMR director general, gave a detailed presentation on the testing strategy.
The virus has particularly hit India's densely populated cities and there are now major concerns for New Delhi which has overtaken Mumbai with almost 80,000 cases.
The number of active cases now stands at 1,97,387 while 2,95,880 people have recovered and one patient has migrated.
When the lockdown started, only 100 laboratories were testing for COVID-19.
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