306 more casualties take India COVID-19 toll to 13,254

Workers wearing protective face masks sit inside a shop selling iron pipes at a wholesale iron market, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India on 15 June.
Workers wearing protective face masks sit inside a shop selling iron pipes at a wholesale iron market, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India on 15 June.Reuters
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India may be set to further relax the nationwide lockdown, but it has recorded 681 deaths due to novel coronavirus, including 306 between Saturday and Sunday and 375 deaths in the previous 24-hour cycle. India’s death toll now stands at 13,254.

Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, India recorded 1,69,451 active cases. In the last 24 hours, it witnessed record 15,413 new cases compared with 14,516 a day earlier.

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With Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal recording significant new cases with each passing day, India’s total corona cases as of Sunday stood at 4,10,461.

Maharashtra has the highest 58,068 active cases. Delhi has 23,340 cases, and Tamil Nadu 24,825 active cases as of Sunday morning, according to Health Ministry data.

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On Saturday night, the Delhi government said that the city had seen 3,630 new cases.

Globally, there have been 8,525,042 confirmed cases, including 456,973 deaths, according to the last update by the World Health Organization. However, WorldoMeter puts the total corona cases at 8,921,385 and global death count at 466,848.

India now has 2,27,755 recoveries, which is more than the number of active cases.

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