445 Coronavirus Deaths In India In 24 Hours In Biggest One-Day Jump


Coronavirus India: There has been a steady improvement in the recovery rate.

New Delhi:
India has over 4.25 lakh coronavirus cases, recording the biggest single-day jump of 445 deaths amid renewed concerns over the rapid rise in new infections in the country. The spike in cases has taken the country’s tally to 4,25,282 while the death count rose to 13,699, according to the Union Health Ministry data this morning. 14,821 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. However, there has been a steady improvement in the recovery rate with 55.77 per cent of the COVID-19 patients being declared virus-free. The number of recoveries stood at 2,37,196. Delhi has overtaken Tamil Nadu to become the state with the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the country after Maharashtra. India has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases among 10 nations worst-hit by coronavirus.

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus:

  1. Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday, where it was decided to hold more “robust” contact tracing, revamp the entire containment zone strategy and strengthen medical services in areas most affected by the virus. Every death should be reported to the centre, the Delhi government was told.

  2. The coronavirus cases in Delhi has neared the 60,000-mark, with  59,746 cases. 3,000 people tested positive on Sunday.  All coronavirus patients in Delhi will have to go to COVID-19 care centres and those who have facilities at home and have no co-morbidity can avail home isolation in the capital, the centre said, hours after the Delhi government issued a revised order on home quarantine.

  3. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, added 3,870 new cases on Sunday taking its total tally to 1,32,075. The state also registered 101 deaths with the total deaths rising to 6,170. Capital Mumbai’s total tally is at 66,488 but the city’s doubling rate has gone up to 34 days. Maharashtra now has over 60,000 active cases and recovery rate is at 49.78 per cent.

  4. In a single-day high in Tamil Nadu, 2,352 people have tested positive and 53 people have died across the state. For the fifth day, the 24-hour coronavirus tally has crossed 2,000. 59,377 people have tested positive so far in Tamil Nadu, with 25,863 active cases

  5. Capital Chennai’s tally crossed 40,000 accounting for 69 per cent of cases in the state. Chennai and parts of three adjoining districts are under a total lockdown till June 30.

  6. Tamil Nadu tops the state with the highest number of samples tested so far (7,71,263), followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. Delhi is on the eighth spot, with 3,20,370 samples tested till Sunday.

  7. A big spike in coronavirus was reported in Telangana as well, with 730 fresh cases in a single day, taking the state’s total tally to 7,802. At Osmania General Hospital in state capital Hyderabad, 30 postgraduate doctors have boycotted duties for two days in a row, complaining of burnout and work overload. This comes less than two weeks after doctors at Telangana’s only COVID-19 treatment hospital went on a strike, demanding decentralisation.

  8. The coronavirus tally in Karnataka crossed the 9,000-mark with 453 new  cases being reported on Sunday. The state has reported 9,150 cases so far. Five more deaths took the death count due to COVID-19 in the
    state to 137.

  9. Kerala too has been seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Sunday saw the highest single-day spike in Kerala with 133 new cases, of which 80 returned from other countries and 43 from other states. Nine cases are being seen as local transmission.

  10. The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.68 lakh people globally since it emerged in China late last year. Over 89.44 lakh people have been infected with the highly contagious virus. The United States recorded another 305 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed on Sunday. It marked the 11th consecutive day in which the daily count from the virus has been fewer than 1,000, and the third time the count  has been under 400 since the pandemic seemed to peak in mid-April.

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