At the out set of the coronavirus history itself, Maharashtra has the highest cases in India with 1,01,141, followed by Tamil Nadu with 40,698 and Delhi with 36,824.
According to the Health Department report, Tamil Nadu’s tally has crossed 40,000 with 1,982 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. Chennai continues to be the COVID-19 hotspot in the state with 71 per cent of the cases in Tamil Nadu being reported from the city.
From this morning, India’s recovery rate stood at 49.94 per cent. So far, 1,54,330 people have recovered, the Health Ministry has said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an interaction with Chief Ministers of various states next week to discuss the coronavirus situation. The relaxations will be discussed in this meeting. The online meeting will be held on June 16 and 17.
In New Delhi, the Government estimated that there will be 5.5 lakh cases by July 31. Particularly, Delhi on Friday recorded its highest single-day spike with 2,137 new cases. This is the first time that new cases in the capital crossed the 2,000-mark in 24 hours.