COVID-19 death count in India crosses 16,000

2020-06-29 at 06:52

India recorded its biggest surge in the number of coronavirus cases in 24 hours for a second consecutive day with 19,906 new patients, taking the total to 528,859 infections.

The Health Ministry of India said 410 COVID-19-related deaths were also reported during the period, taking the total number of casualties due to the virus to 16,095.

India is the fourth worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russia.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao yesterday said Hyderabad should be placed under lockdown once again to slow the spread of coronavirus, a team of medical experts have recommended and a decision will be taken in three to four days.

The Chief Minister, said there was no need for panic about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and all arrangements are in place to offer treatment to the poor.

Hyderabad has reported a surge in coronavirus cases, crossing the 10,000 mark, as the government relaxed some of curbs introduced in March as part of a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 2,889 fresh coronavirus cases yesterday, taking the tally in the city over the 83,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease increased to 2,623.