Coronavirus updates for June 11

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

India now has the fourth-highest cases of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the world with more than 297,000 positive cases, and the death toll surpassing the 8,000-mark. India's case count is now only lower than that of the US, Russia, and Brazil.

ICMR said that India has not yet reached the community transmission stage. The medical research body said that the prevalence of the novel coronavirus is low, with the country's case per lakh population among the lowest in the world. The Health Ministry has also stated that India's recovery rate is now at 49.2 percent.

With a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, states are doubling down in their efforts to contain the spread. Punjab has ordered stricter lockdown to be observed on the weekends and public holidays. Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Delhi have asked for Indian Railways' isolation coaches. Kerala has decided to postpone Sabarimala festival scheduled for June 19.

According to Worldometer, more than 7.5 million people have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, 10 countries account for nearly 75 percent of the new cases. WHO also said that the infection is fast accelerating across Africa as the continent suffers from a shortage of test kits.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Edited by Suman Singh


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