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Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crosses one lakh-mark

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crosses one lakh-mark

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus as the state breached the one lakh-mark.

The country has jumped two positions since last Sunday to become the fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russian Federation.

According to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, India now has 320,922 confirmed cases, including 9,195 deaths. In just 15 days another 1 lakh cases were reported and in next 10 days the total toll of the awful coronavirus in India crossed the grim milestone of 3 lakh leaving behind UK, Italy and Spain to become the fourth worst hit nation of the world.

As the virus claimed 127 more lives on Friday, the death toll due to the infection jumped to 3,717, the department said in a statement. "A total of 1,62,378 patients, so far, have been cured".

There were 20 more fatalities in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in West Bengal and 10 in Rajasthan. With this, the number of recovered patients has now gone up to 47,796.

An additional 12 deaths have also been recorded, up slightly from the nine deaths reported in the previous summary.

India has 145,779 active cases, and has recorded 8,884 deaths. Tamil Nadu's coronavirus count stands at 40,698 while cases in Delhi reached 36,824. Haryana and Telangana registered eight more coronavirus deaths each, followed by the seven in Madhya Pardesh, three in Bihar.

"For the second time this week, there are fewer than 200 new cases of #COVID19 in Ontario", Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Sunday morning.

Health workers conducting COVID-19 coronavirus testing drive at Dharavi Slum, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus, on June 10, 2020 in Mumbai, India. Despite of the cases increasing, the states are not in a mood to extend the lockdown as it would disrupt all the activities.

On June 13, the ministry said loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) in the list of symptoms of COVID-19.