Covid-19 Update: Number of recovered patients in India crosses active cases for first time
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 2,76,583 on June 10 morning
The total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in India is now higher than the number of patients who are undergoing treatment.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 2,76,583, according to official data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the morning today.
Of these, there are 1,33,632 active Covid-19 cases, or patients who are undergoing treatment. The number of patients who have been cured, or have recovered, so far now stands at 1,35,206 - a number higher than the total active cases for the first time.
The number of deaths recorded due to the pandemic stands at 7,745; Maharashtra leads this list with 3,289 deaths followed by Gujarat (1,313) and Delhi (905).
The Health Ministry maintains that nearly 70% of the deaths are due to comorbidities, or pre-existing health conditions like heart disease or hyper-tension even though a person has tested positive for Covid-19.
As has been the trend for several days now, just three states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi - account for over 50% of the total confirmed coronavirus cases in India.
Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases in these three states:
Maharashtra - 90,787
Tamil Nadu - 34,914
Delhi - 31,309
Zero active cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have zero active cases. The Union Territory has reported a total of 33 coronavirus cases; there have been no deaths and all the infected persons have since recovered.
Sikkim has only two active cases. In fact, these are the only two cases that have been confirmed for coronavirus till now.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 50,61,332 samples have been tested till the morning of June 10. The last 24 hours saw 1,45,216 tests being conducted.
Tests for Covid-19 are conducted at 823 government and private labs across the country that report to it, the ICMR said.
No room for complacency, says Dr Harsh Vardhan
Maintaining that there is no space for complacency, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Indians need to be more disciplined in their fight against COVID-19.
The remark came while he was chairing the 16th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on coronavirus through video-conference on Tuesday.
The minister also said as restrictions had been eased and curbs lifted, Indians needed to ensure that they followed the norms of physical distancing, make use of masks and face covers in all public places, adhere to norms of hand hygiene and follow protocols of respiratory etiquette.