India's COVID-19 death toll rises to 16,475 as total cases reach 548,318

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-29 13:10:03|Editor: huaxia

NEW DELHI, June 29 (Xinhua) -- India's federal health ministry said Monday morning that 380 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 19,459 more positive cases, were reported across the country, taking the number of deaths to 16,475 and total cases to 548,318.

According to officials, 321,723 people have so far been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.

"The number of active cases in the country right now is 210,120," reads the health ministry's information.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers of all states via video conference on June 16 and June 17 to chalk out the strategy to help the country come out of the coronavirus lockdown. Enditem