As Cases Breach 2L Milestone, Govt Says ‘India Far Away From Peak'

Millennium Post Delhi|June 03, 2020

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As Cases Breach 2L Milestone, Govt Says ‘India Far Away From Peak'
‘Our Covid-19 fatality rate of 2.82% amongst the lowest in the world’

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday crossed the 2-lakh mark of COVID-19 cases after the country reported over 8,000 fresh cases for the third consecutive day. According to the updates provided by the states, India recorded a total of 2,01,997 cases out of which 96,788 have recovered while 99,571 are active cases and 5,638 have died due to the infection.

However, in a most recent update, the Union Health Ministry placed the total number of cases at 1,98,706 and the death toll at 5,598. As per the ministry, 95,527 people have recovered from the infection.

Notably, the IMCR has conducted 39,66,075 tests and its testing labs capacities have been increased to 681 that includes 476 government diagnostic centres and 205 private labs. In the last 24 hours, the IMCR has tested 1,28,868 samples.

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June 03, 2020