Maharashtra reports record single-day high of 5,024 cases

Grant Boone
June 27, 2020

At this rate, India will surpass Russian Federation in another 10 days.

Jalgaon, another hotspot in north Maharashtra, reported 154 cases, as the total rose to 2,806, including 1,106 active cases.

A staggering 260 cases are a result of community transmission, which is pretty concerning for Victorian residents. This has led to the recovery rate touching 58.24 percent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cumulative total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested up to June 26 with 2,20,479 samples being tested on Friday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic. As new centres emerge, the government will need to expand the scope of testing, as it has done in Delhi. Maharashtra has reported 5,024 fresh cases of COVID-19, while Delhi and Tamil Nadu have reported 3,460 and 3,645 new infections respectively.

More than 758,000 total tests had been done to date on Saturday, an increase of close to 22,000 in the past 24 hours.

Of the total 15,301 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra tops the tally with 6,931 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2,429 deaths, Gujarat with 1,753, Tamil Nadu with 911, Uttar Pradesh with 611, West Bengal with 606, Madhya Pradesh with 542, Rajasthan with 379 and Telangana with 230 deaths. With 44 deaths, the toll reached 4,179. The death toll stands at 15685 with one person migrated outside India, according to the health ministry update at 8 am today.

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More than 70 per cent deaths took place due to comorbidities, it said.

Pune reported an alarming surge of over 1,000 cases, the district's highest single-day increase, as the tally soared to 19,031, according to the Health Department.

South Australia reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday as about 260 people arrived in Adelaide from Mumbai, via Singapore.

Puducherry has recorded 502 COVID-19 cases, Chandigarh has 425, Nagaland has 371 and Arunachal Pradesh has 172.

South Australian Health Minister Stephen Wade is preparing for about five to 10 per cent of returnees to have the virus, as was the case when people arrived from Indonesia in other states.

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