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Coronavirus News Latest Updates | Over 2.20 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 on June 26, says ICMR

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 5 lakh-mark while the death toll has reached 15,685, according to the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to a data by the Union Health Ministry, 2,99,866 coronavirus cases were recorded from June 1 and June 26. However, the recovery rate is has also improved to 58.24 per cent, the Health Ministry noted.

Delhi and Maharashtra continues to be the two worst-hit states in the country with more than 77,000 and 1.52 lakh coronavirus cases respectively. Looking at the situation, the Home Ministry has said that it will undertake a serological survey to do a comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 and prepare a broad strategy to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Delhi.

Here are the LIVE updates oncoronavirus pandemic:

10:37 am: Of the total 5,08,953 coronavirus cases, 1,97,387 are active cases

9:51 am: Delhi yesterday conducted the highest number of tests in a single day – 21,144. We have increased testing 4 times. Delhi now following the strategy of very aggressive testing and isolation, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

9:46 am: India’s tally has reached 5,08,953 while the death toll 15,685: Health Ministry

9:13 am: Total number of samples tested up to 26 June is 79,96,707. The number of samples tested on 26 June is 2,20,479, says Indian Council of Medical Research

9:00 am:

8:41 am: There will be a new system of reporting COVID-19 deaths on a Google Form from 01.07.2020. Nodal Officers of the Hospital are directed to ensure death reporting within 48 hours from their hospitals from 01.07.2020 onwards, says Mumbai’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

8:06 am: Delhi and Maharashtra continues to be the two worst-hit states in the country with 73,780 and 1,47,741 coronavirus cases respectively

7:41 am: International flights to and from India continue to remain suspended till July 15: Govt

7:24 am: According to a data by the Union Health Ministry, 2,99,866 coronavirus cases were recorded between June 1 and June 26

7:23 am: However, the recovery rate is has also improved to 58.24 per cent as 2,85,637 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals

7:23 am: The active number of coronavirus cases in India is 1,89,463

7:22 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 4,90,401 people and claimed 15,301 lives in India so far

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