India records highest single-day spike of 20,000 COVID-19 cases

Elias Hubbard
June 29, 2020

Over 3 lakh patients have recovered, while over 2 lakh cases are now active, government data shows. The capital, Delhi, has almost 80,000 Covid-19 cases and is mobilizing resources to provide extra space and medical personnel to quarantine and treat the infected.

According to the Health Ministry data, 410 deaths were recorded in a day taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,095.

The number of novel coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million on Sunday morning, Johns Hopkins data shows. Delhi is followed by Tamil Nadu with 78,335 confirmed cases, of which, 1,025 have died, 44,094 have recovered and 33,216 are active cases. 2,108 people have recovered, and there have been 23 deaths.

India has recorded over five lakh confirmed cases since the outbreak began in China in December previous year.

Chhattisgarh has registered 13 deaths, Jharkhand 12, Puducherry 10, Assam and Himachal Pradesh nine each, Chandigarh six, Goa two and Meghalaya, Tripura, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one fatality each, according to the Health Ministry. The state recorded 1,087 new cases on June 27.

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

Amid rising number of cases, the Karnataka government has enforced full lockdown every Sunday from July 5.

Mumbai recorded 1,402 new positive cases on Saturday, reaching 74,252.

India continued to be the fourth worst hit among 213 countries, with 2,03,051 active cases and 16,095 deaths. The US, which has reported the most cases of any country at more than 2.5 million, had managed to slow the spread of the virus in May, only to see it expand in recent weeks to rural areas and other places that were previously unaffected.

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