Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases In India Cross 23 Lakh-Mark

New Delhi: 

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India has logged 60,963 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours with 834 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning. The total number of cases in the country has now shot up to 23,29,638 with 46,091 deaths. A total of 16,39,599 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 70.37 per cent, the ministry said today.

The country's COVID-19 mortality rate dropped below 2 per cent for the first time since the first lockdown, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday evening. The announcement came after a virtual conference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers of 10 of the worst affected states.

India's mortality rate has fallen to 1.99 per cent, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. 

9 Deaths, 1,897 More COVID-19 Cases In Telangana
 
As many as 1,897 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths were reported in Telangana on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 84,544 in the state, said the State government on Wednesday.
 
Out of the total number of COVID-19 cases, 61,294 recoveries and 654 deaths have been reported so far. The active number of cases in the state stands at 22,596, it added.
 
As many as 60,963 new coronavirus cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to over 23 lakhs, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

China Eases Travel Restrictions For Europeans
 
China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
 
Almost all foreign nationals were forbidden from entering the country when Beijing imposed the measures in March, even those with Chinese work or residence permits or family living in the country.
 
But this week China said it would relax some of the bureaucratic requirements for Europeans hoping to re-enter.
 
The new rules will allow European passport holders from 36 countries -- including France, Germany and the UK -- with a valid residence permit to apply for a Chinese visa without an invitation letter, according to a notice by the Chinese embassy in Berlin published Wednesday.