India's COVID-19 Cases Spike By More Than 11,500 for Third Straight Day

The death toll rose to 9,520, with 325 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi: India saw a jump of 11,502 novel coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Monday, taking the total number of infections to over 3.32 lakh, while the toll rose to 9,520 with 325 more deaths, the health ministry said.

There are 1,53,106 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while 1,69,797 people have recovered and a patient has migrated, according to the ministry data updated in the morning.

Therefore, 51.07% of the patients have recovered so far, an official said. Though official spokespersons have been highlighting the Indian recovery rate, they do not mention that the global recovery rate is also the same or slightly better.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,32,424 with 11,502 new infections in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US, Brazil and Russia.

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Pakistan reports over 5,000 new cases, tally crosses 140,000-mark

Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases reached 144,676 after 5,248 new infections were detected, while 97 more people have succumbed to the coronavirus, pushing the death toll to 2,729, the health ministry said on Monday.

According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 29,085 tests were done in the last 24 hours taking the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the country to 897,650.

Out of the total 144,676 infections, Punjab reported 54,138 cases, Sindh 53,805, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 18,013, Islamabad 8,569, Balochistan 8,177, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,129 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 647.

The ministry said that 97 more patients died in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 2,729 and another 53,721 have recovered.

Minister for planning Asad Umar warned on Sunday that the number of patients could reach upto 1.2 million by the end of July.

Resurgence in Beijing

Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 36 new cases for June 14. This was the same as a day earlier and the city’s highest daily infection count since late March.

The recent outbreak has been traced to a major wholesale food market, Xinfadi, which accounts for 80% of Beijing’s farm produce supply sourced both domestically and from overseas.

As three other provinces reported new cases linked to the Beijing cluster, several provinces warned their residents against non-essential travel to the capital and implemented isolation protocols for travellers from parts of Beijing with heightened levels of risk.

(With agency inputs)