New Delhi: Marking yet another highest single-day spike, India on Saturday recorded 18,552 fresh infections and 384 deaths, taking the total tally beyond 5,00,000-mark. With the addition of over 18,000 patients in just 24 hours, India’s count of coronavirus cases soared to 5,08, 953, while the death toll zoomed past 15,000– 15,685 to be specific. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Total COVID Cases Cross 2.25 Lakh-mark, 219 Fresh Deaths
“India crosses 5 lakh mark as it reports highest single-day spike of 18552 new COVID-19 cases; 384 deaths in last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 508953 including 197387 active cases, 295881 cured/discharged/migrated & 15685 deaths”, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said today. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown in Ballia District Extended Till July 21
India continued to be the fourth worst hit among 213 countries. It is now less than 2 lakh cases away from Russia, which is in the third spot behind the US and Brazil, respectively.
Total number of samples tested up to 26 June is 79,96,707; the number of samples tested on 26 June is 2,20,479, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Also Read - Asia Cup Postponed to June 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The number of containment zones in Delhi-280 in total thus far-is all set to increase after an exercise to re-map such areas is conducted in the national capital, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying. The re-mapping of containment zones will be done by dividing them into micro clusters for better surveillance and contact-tracing.