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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: With 22,252 cases in last 24 hours, infections cross 7-lakh mark; death toll at 20,160

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: With 22,252 cases in last 24 hours, infections cross 7-lakh mark; death toll at 20,160
Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Dilli Haat in New Delhi has reopened for public after the lockdown. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 7 lakh-mark on Tuesday with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 20,160 deaths, 2,59,557 active cases, and 4,39,948 people have been treated and discharged so far, according to the Ministry of Health. The country has now overtaken Russia to become the third worst hit nation in the world, only after US and Brazil.

With no let-up in coronavirus cases in India, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development on Monday announced that the final-year exams in universities across the country would be conducted by September-end this year. Opening up possibilities of conducting the examination in multiple mode, the ministry said that universities could conduct these in online, offline or blended mode. The students unable to appear in the final-year exams would get another chance as the universities would conduct special exams when feasible, it added.

Globally, the total number of coronavirus cases have crossed 11 million while deaths stand at 5.3 lakh, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 1,00,000-mark on Monday, making the national capital the first city in the country to surpass the grim milestone. However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said a drop in the number of daily cases and declining positivity rate indicated an improvement in the situation. A host of ASI-protected monuments in Delhi, including Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, were reopened on Monday for visitors on Monday after being shut for over three months due to the COVID-19 crisis.