New Delhi: The coronavirus recovery rate in India has notched up to 31.15%, however, the rising number of cases remains a major concern for the state and central governments. The country witnessed 3,604 fresh cases today, following which the tally climbed to 70,756. The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,293 as 87 deaths were reported from across the country. Also Read - Prince Charles Says he Feels Lucky After Coronavirus Recovery
On the other hand, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the US topped 80,000, reaching 80,087. A total of 1,344,512 cases have been reported in the country, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news agency reported. Hardest-hit New York state reported 26,682 fatalities among 337,055 cases. Also Read - 'Unlock 1': Thermal Screening at Entrance, No Physical Offering | Here's SOP For Religious Places Ahead of Opening on June 8
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the other hand, called for a ‘balanced strategy’ to fight the COVID-19 crisis. While interacting with the chief ministers of all states and UTs for the fifth time via video conferencing, PM sought inputs from states on the way forward in tackling the pandemic.
Indian Railways Back on Track
Meanwhile, Indian Railways are back on track from today as 15 pairs of ‘special air-conditioned’ trains will depart from New Delhi to several parts of the country amid lockdown. Unlike Shramik Special, the AC trains will resume on Rajdhani routes only, with full capacity. Railway ministry had said that trains will run from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
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