Total Indian coronavirus cases cross 500,000

2020-06-27 at 08:10

India’s total of coronavirus cases crossed 500,000 yesterday after the country reported its highest single-day spike of over 17,000 cases.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, with over 5,000 new cases, reached an aggregate of 152,765, while West Bengal and Tamil Nadu also reported their biggest single day COVID-19 numbers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said Uttar Pradesh, with a population size the same as four European countries badly hit by the coronavirus, had only a fraction of their death count because of efforts to fight COVID-19.

He “said England, France, Italy and Spain – these countries at one time had conquered the world and were the biggest powers of the world, but if you add up the populations of all these countries, but in India, UP alone has 240 crore.

How effective UP has been can be seen from the fact that the four European nations together had 130,000 deaths due to COVID-19. But in UP, the number of deaths is 600”.

Delhi, which is grappling with the shortage of COVID-19 beds, reported 3,460 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The national capital’s coronavirus total reached 77,240 yesterday.

2,326 people were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, which took the total of recoveries to 47,091.

With an addition of 63, the death count stood at 2,492.