COVID-19 cases in India cross 6 lakh

New Delhi: India's coronavirus tally has crossed the six lakh-mark after more than 19,000 new infections and 434 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. More than 3.5 lakh patients have recovered so far.

The country's average positivity rate stood at 8.34 per cent this morning; recovery rate stood at 59.51 per cent.

Around 90 per cent of total infections in India are from ten states -- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka.

The spike comes amid a gradual relaxation of the restrictions imposed since March. On Monday, the government had announced 'Unlock 2', where the containment zones will remain under lockdown. Asianet Online