India’s infection tally has risen to 256,611 with 9,983 new positive coronavirus cases in one day. According to the latest reports from the Union health ministry, India registered 206 fatalities until Monday morning, while the total death toll reached 7,134 so far.
This came hours after India beat Spain in the number of positive cases while the country is now in 5th place among the worst-corona hit countries’ tally. In a most alarming scenario, this has been the fifth day in a row that the country has reported more than 9,000 Covid-19 cases in a single day.
On the positive side, India’s recovery rate has surged to 48.3 per cent while Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has confirmed that the number of testings were ramped up with 47,74,434 samples tested so far. Meanwhile, the government has decided to open malls, worship places and restaurants as a part of Unlock 1.0 with criticism from health experts and oppositions over triggering more cases.