3,947 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi; tally over 66,000

3,947 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi; tally over 66,000

3,947 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi; tally over 66,000

- The United Nations chief is criticizing the total lack of global coordination in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bihar, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.

India's coronavirus count stood at 4,40,215 on Tuesday, while with 2,48,190 COVID-19 patients cured so far, the recovery rate has further improved to 55.77% among patients. Of these, 1,86,514 patients are still under treatment. Till now, 39,313 people have recovered, while 2,301 have succumbed to the deadly disease.

This is the biggest single day spike in terms of new COVID-19 cases in the country so far.

Delhi has 70,390 cases and 2,365 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu with 67,468 cases with 866 deaths.

Another 6,531 people have died in the state, nearly half of India's total.

There are now 1,86,514 active and 2,71,696 recoveries. On June 21, the increase was of 15,413 cases; 14,821 cases on June 22; 14,933 cases on June 23; and 15,968 cases on June 24.

- South Korea has reported 28 additional cases of the coronavirus, as the country is struggling to suppress a resurgence of the virus, mostly around the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths from among 83,430 cases of COVID-19 since the virus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late past year. 497 new cases were reported on June 24.

As cases continue to surge, the World Health Organization has called for a rapid scaling up of production of the steroid dexamethasone, after British clinical trials found it had life-saving potential for critically-ill coronavirus patients.

Worldwide, at least 9,225,413 people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus infection, 4,970,253 have recovered, and 475,066 people have died. The state reported 891 new patients on June 24. The total number of cases stands at 6,236 and death toll at 87. More than 7.5 million tests were conducted in the country by Wednesday.

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