Delhi coronavirus cases may climb to more than 5 lakh by the end of July, the government said. (File)
The death count due to coronavirus in India rose to 7,466 and the cases mounted to 2,66,598 on Tuesday. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said India is better positioned in the fight against COVID-19 compared to other countries but there is no space for complacency.
Mumbai, the country's financial, art and entertainment capital, crossed 51,000 coronavirus cases - around 700 more than China's Wuhan, where the global pandemic first surfaced in December. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan is 50,333, including 3,869 fatalities. Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, meanwhile, stands at 90,000 cases, way ahead of the 84,000-plus cases in China.
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the national capital's coronavirus cases may climb to more than 5 lakh by the end of July and it does not have the hospital capacity to handle such an outbreak. The Aam Aadmi Party government said it has decided to increase beds in 22 private hospitals by more than double.Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:
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