India records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases of over 17,000

The data updated Friday morning by the Health Ministry showed the daily COVID-19 cases increased by the highest ever 17,296 cases so far, taking the country’s total tally to 4,90,401.

India on Friday recorded the highest single day surge in fresh COVID-19 cases of over 17,000, taking the country’s total tally to 4,90,401. It is for seven days in a row that the country registered over 14,000 cases and witnessed a surge of 2,99,866 infections from June 1.
 
The data updated Friday morning by the Health Ministry showed the daily COVID-19 cases increased by the highest ever 17,296 cases so far.
 
With this, the number of active cases is 1,89, 463 while 2,85,636 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated figure at 8 am. According to an health ministry official, around 58.24 percent of patients have recovered so far and the total number of confirmed cases include foreigners as well.
 
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities reported Friday morning. Among the 407 new deaths, 192 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 45 in Tamil Nadu, 18 in Gujarat, 15 each in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Punjab, six in Karnataka, five in Telangana, four in Rajasthan and two in Jammu and Kashmir. Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have reported one COVID-19 fatality each in the last 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.
 
According to the data, more than 70 per cent of deaths took place due to ‘comorbidities’.
In the meantime, as per reports from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 77,76,228 samples have been tested till June 25 with 2,15,446 samples being tested on Thursday.
 
The ministry data showed that Maharashtra reported the highest number of positive cases at 1,47,741; followed by Delhi at 73,780; Tamil Nadu at 70,977; Gujarat at 29,520; Uttar Pradesh at 20,193; Rajasthan at 16,296 and West Bengal at 15,648.
 
The number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 12,596 in Madhya Pradesh; 12,463 in Haryana; 11,364 in Telangana; 10,884 in Andhra Pradesh and 10,560 in Karnataka.
For Northeast, the highest number of cases is reported from Assam at 6,321 followed by 1,290 in Tripura and1,056 in Manipur.
First Published:June 26, 2020, 2:17 p.m.