New Delhi, June 7: India on Sunday crossed the COVID-19 tally of Spain, as it has reached 2,46,628 coronavirus cases, data from the Union Health Ministry showed this morning.
India now is ranked fifth in the world in terms of coronavirus cases, after the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK. Amid rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the government in the second phase of unlock has allowed the opening of malls, restaurants and religious places with precautions from Monday June 8. Intra and inter-state movement of non-containment zone people and goods has also been allowed.
6,929 people have died of the highly contagious infection.
Maharashtra tops the charts in terms of total confirmed cases, active cases, recoveries and deaths. With 2,739 new cases in the state in the last 24 hours, the Maharashtra’s virus case count reached 82,968. Tamil Nadu has the second-highest number of virus cases after Maharashtra, with 30,152 cases on Saturday. New Delhi recorded 1,320 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking its tally to 27,654 while the number of deaths climbed to 761.
All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Dr Randeep Guleria, in said coronavirus cases in India could peak in two to three months but he maintained that there is no community transmission at the national level.