India records highest single-day COVID-19 cases

Elias Hubbard
June 29, 2020

In one of the biggest jump in COVID-19 cases so far, 18,552 new cases and 384 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra have climbed to 1,59,133 while Delhi's tally stands at 80,188.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 82,27,802 samples have been tested up to June 27 and 2,31,095 samples have been tested on Saturday.

Delhi, Chennai, Thane, Mumbai, Palghar, Pune, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Ahmedabad and Faridabad are 10 cities and districts that have contributed to 54.47 per cent of the total cases in the country.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 13,436 in Telangana, 13,427 in Haryana, 12,965 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,285 in Andhra Pradesh and 11,923 in Karnataka.

On Friday alone, 2,20,479 samples were tested, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic. As many as 2,95,881 people have been cured/discharged/migrated, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a latest update on Saturday.

The coronavirus has hit India's densely populated cities particularly hard. 44,094 people have recovered, and 1,025 people have died due to the disease. There has been a surge of 3,38,324 infections from June 1 till date.

Tamil Nadu, which has been unable to contain the spread of coronavirus, reported 3,645 new cases, taking the state's total to 74,622 out of which 32,305 are active cases. Mumbai accounted for the bulk with 105 deaths, reaching a toll of 4,284. During the period from March 30 to June 24, the Empowered Group disposed of 93.84% of the 77,307 grievances received by the Central Ministries and 63.11% of the 53,130 grievances pertaining to the State governments, he said. 46 deaths reported over the last 24 hours, total fatalities are now 957.

India has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases among 10 nations worst-hit by coronavirus.

With a spike of 6,368 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst hit state in the country.

Puducherry has recorded 619 COVID-19 cases, Chandigarh has 428, Nagaland has 387 and Arunachal Pradesh 177 and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have also reported 177 COVID-19 cases.

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