India sees highest single-day spike of 19,906 COVID-19 cases

Daniel Fowler
June 28, 2020

Over 3 lakh patients have recovered, while over 2 lakh cases are now active, government data shows. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.

More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, half of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally on Sunday based on official sources.

- In Tamil Nadu, 78,335 people have tested coronavirus positive till date, of which 33,213 are under treatment. A total of 15,685 people have died from the disease there, including 385 in the 24 hours since the previous update.

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A total of 3,09,712 patients have been cured of COVID-19 so far with 13,832 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, it said.

India has recorded over five lakh confirmed cases since the outbreak began in China in December past year. Punjab has reported 5,056 novel coronavirus infections so far, while Kerala has 4,071 cases.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)", the ministry said, adding that 7,839 cases are being reassigned to states. In contrast, it took 60 days for the state to record its first 20,000 cases by May 9. 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. "As some people could not get beds due to the shortage, the death count started rising", Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. 796 new cases were reported on June 27. The death toll touched 7,273 with 167 more deaths reported across districts, on the day. That number has increased steadily, day-by-day since June 22, when 14,821 new cases were logged. Of these, 2,03,051 are active cases and 16,095 are deaths linked to the infectious virus.

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