The world’s tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has crossed the 15-million mark, according to private aggregator Worldometers.info.
- The death toll was over 630,000.
- There were nearly 5.4 million active cases.
- About 1 per cent of them remained serious / critical.
- The United States (4.1 mln cases), Brazil (2.2 mln) and India remained the most-affected countries.
- The three countries were the only ones to have recorded more than 100,000 new cases in the last seven days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
- US President Donald Trump shifted his stance to note that the pandemic was worsening and urged citizens to put on masks June 22, 2020.
- India’s tally was over 1.2 million, according to the Union health ministry.
- Among them, 426,167 cases were active.
- The death toll was at 29,861.
- Maharashtra led the tally with 337,607 cases, 137,282 among which were active.
- Mumbai, neighbouring Thane and Pune remained the worst affetced, according to private aggregator Covid19indi.org.
- Tamil Nadu followed with a tally of 186,492.
- Nearly half its cases were in capital Chennai.
- Delhi had the third-highest case load at 126,323 — the most for a city.
- Its rate of adding new cases has though dipped recently.
- Sero surveys will be undertaken in the national capital every month, state health minister Satyendra Jain said June 22.
- 22.86 per cent of those surveyed earlier (in June and July) were found to be exposed to COVID-19.
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