India registers 9,987 new COVID-19 cases in 24 Hours, Death toll at 7,466

India has so far registered 2,66,598 COVID-19 cases with 7,466 fatalities. There are 1,29,917 active cases while 1,29,214 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 88,528 with 3,169 fatalities, according to Health Ministry.

Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 33,229 Covid-19 cases and 286 deaths, followed by Delhi with 29,943 cases and 874 deaths, Gujarat – 20,545 cases and 1,280 fatalities.

A total of 49,16,116 samples have been tested as on June 9, of which 1,41,682 samples have been tested in last 24 hours, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

The World Health Organization on Monday said that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening around the globe, even as the situation in Europe is improving.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.”

“With almost 7M COVID19 cases & 400K deaths globally, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal. We urge active: -surveillance to ensure the virus does not rebound -finding, isolating, testing & caring for every case -tracing & quarantining every contact,” Tedros said.