India’s corona count sees massive jump, new medicine cuts risk of death

India’s coronavirus related death count recorded a massive jump of over 2000 in the last 24 hours while the number of new COVID-19 cases reported is 10974.

The total tally of coronavirus cases jumped to 3,54,065 including 1,86,935 cured cases and 11,903 deaths. The recovery rate is at 52.79%, as per the latest Union Health Ministry data.

More than 3.5 lakh people have been infected by the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus in India, with the total number of deaths nearing the 12,000-mark.
India reported the single largest spike in one-day deaths — at 2,003 — as Delhi and Maharashtra revised their back-logged data. India added nearly 11,000 cases in the 24 hours preceding the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on June 17, taking the total tally to 3,54,065.

On the first day yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with 21 States and Union Territories through video conferencing. During his interaction, the Prime Minister observed that timely decisions taken to combat the pandemic have been effective in containing its spread in the country. He said, its early preparedness approach helped the country to chalk out measures to save many lives.

Modi said, when India’s fight against COVID-19 will be analysed in the future, the time will be remembered for how the Centre and States worked together to fight the pandemic.

The Prime Minister said, they have presented an example for cooperative federalism to the world. Modi said that even a single loss of life due to coronavirus is saddening and the nation should not lower it’s guard even during the unlock.

He urged every citizen to strictly follow all necessary precautions including wearing mask, maintaining Do Gaj ki Doori and washing hands regularly with soap. Modi said, they have tried to save each and every life.

Meanwhile, a drug trial in the United Kingdom showed on Tuesday that giving low doses of the generic steroid drug dexamethasone to coronavirus patients reduced death rates by around a third among those severely ill. Some scientists called it a breakthrough in the fight against the coronavirus.