Tally nears 5.5 lakh

With fresh 19, 459 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus cases inched towards 5.5 lakh mark on Monday. The death toll, on the other hand, reached 16,475 after fresh 380 fatalities in a day. Of the total 5,48,318 cases, 2,10,120 are said to be active and a 3,21,723 patients have been cured of deadly disease. “The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent amongst COVID-19 patients,” the Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, 1,70,560 samples were tested yesterday. “The total number of samples tested, up to June 28 is 83,98,362,” the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement.
India, the fourth worst hit among 213 countries is close on the heels of Russia, which is behind the most-affected US and Brazil.