New Delhi, Jul 15, 2020: India’s total COVID-19 cases reached 9,36,181 which includes 3,19,840 active cases, 5,92,032 cured/discharged/migrated cases while the death toll is at 24,309. In the last 24 hours, 29,429 new coronavirus cases and 582 fatalities were reported, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
The Union Health Ministry emphasised that India has one of the lowest COVID-19 cases per million population in the world with the country’s cases per million population being recorded at 657 while the global average is at 1638.
Also, India’s cases of death per million population is 17.2 while the global average is at 73 making it amongst the lowest in the world.
The lockdown in containment zones in West Bengal has extended till July 19. A comprehensive town-wide lockdown in areas in and around Kolkata, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Coochbehar and Raiganj.
Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ’Nishank’ e-launched Corosure, the world’s most affordable RT-PCR based COVID-19 diagnostic kit developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.
Meghalaya: State closes all entry points into the state from July 24-31, amid prevailing coronavirus situation.
Maharashtra: 7,975 new cases were reported in the state today, taking the total to 2,75,640. Active count at 1,11,801. Recovery rate in the state stands at 55.37%.