Coronavirus Cases in India Rise to 6412 After a Spike of 547 Cases in Past 12 Hours, Death Toll Jumps to 199
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New Delhi, April 10: The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 6412 on Friday with an increase of 547 new COVID-19 cases in last 12 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Of these, 5709 are active COVID-19 cases while 504 individuals have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. The death toll in India due to the deadly disease has mounted to 199, according to the data released by Health Ministry. Among the affected states in the country, Maharashtra was the worst-hit with 1,135 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (738), Delhi (669), Telangana (442) and Uttar Pradesh (410). When Will Coronavirus End in India?

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On Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the fatality rate of COVID-19 is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza, adding that this pandemic is much more than a health crisis. Speaking at a Mission briefing on COVID-19 from Geneva, the WHO chief said that so far, more than 1.3 million people have been infected, and almost 80,000 people have lost their lives.