India: Total Coronavirus Cases Near 2 Lakh, Death Toll At 5598

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New Delhi: Coronavirus infection in India is nearing the 2-lakh mark with another day of adding more than 8,000 fresh cases.

India reports 8,171 new cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,98,706. As many as 204 more deaths were also reported in this period, taking the overall toll to 5,598, according to the latest update by the health ministry.

India has 97,581 active cases, while 95,526 people have recovered. That means India’s recovery rate now stands at 48.07%.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on June 2 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, with 70,013 cases and 2,362 deaths. This is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has 23,495 cases and 184 deaths, and Delhi, with 20,834 cases and 523 deaths.

India recently surpassed France and Germany in this measure and is now directly behind Italy in the list of countries with highest cases.

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