In a first, COVID-19 recoveries in India surpass active cases

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Delhi on Wednesday reported 1,366 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with the total number of cases rising to 31,309.

In its morning 8 AM update, the Union Health Ministry said the number of active cases in the country has risen to 1,33,632, while the total number of people having recovered has now risen to 1,35,205.

While total active cases stand at 1.33 lakh, total recoveries are now at 1.35 lakh.

On June 3, the city witnessed the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases at 1,513. It overtook Spain on Sunday, and is just 13,000 short of the United Kingdom tally of 2,90,581, according to data by Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

A total of 1,366 new cases have been reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 276. Most of the countries with a high case load have more recovered cases than active cases.

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The total number of people killed by the deadly coronavirus infection in the national capital rose to 905 on Wednesday. The state's stay-at-home order ended on May 15, and its cases have increased 115 percent since then, leading a former state health chief to warn Arizona may need new social distancing measures or field hospitals, reports Reuters.

The Delhi government has also decided to make oxygen facility available on all hospital beds in designated COVID-19 government hospitals, considering the "surge" in cases.

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday held a review meeting with officers of the Health department, DGHS, CDMOs and medical directors of Dedicated Delhi Government Hospitals for COVID-19, to review the status of COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

Maharashtra with 90,787 cases is the worst-affected state by the disease, followed by Tamil Nadu with 34,914 cases.

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