New Delhi: With the highest single-day spike of 19,906 cases and 410 fatalities, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 5,28,859 and the death toll reached 16,095. Of the total cases, 2,03,051 active cases and 3,09,713 cured/discharged. The recovery rate, on the other hand, stood at above 58 per cent. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extension News: State Extends Suspension of Bus Services Till July 31
Meanwhile, the samples tested in the last 24 hours have increased to 2,31,095 taking the total cumulative number of samples tested, as on date, to 82,27,802. India now has 1,026 diagnostic labs dedicated to Covid-19. This includes 741 in the government sector and 285 private labs,” the health ministry had said in a statement. Also Read - 'Humanity is Still Alive': Telangana Doctor Drives Tractor to Transport COVID Victim's Body, Wins Praise
It had also said that eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of active Covid-19 cases and also accounted for 87 per cent deaths due to the viral infection. Also Read - Shilpa Shetty's Yoga Tips to Beat Lockdown Muscle Stress
“It was mentioned that presently eight states – Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal – contribute 85.5 percent active case load and 87 percent total deaths in India,” the statement read.
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A recovery rate of 84.04 per cent from COVID-19 in Agra has been achieved after a multi-pronged attack on the virus, with a sustained focus on over 60 containment and buffer zones. In the past 24 hours, 12 new cases increased the tally to 1,196, while the number of patients discharged rose to 1,009 after 18 were sent home on Saturday following recovery. The number of deaths was 85. District Magistrate P.N. Singh said the number of active cases now was 103. So far 21,113 samples have been collected.
Central teams comprising epidemiologists, public health experts and a senior joint secretary level officer have been formed to aid the COVID-19 hit states in their fight against the pandemic. Another central team is visiting Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana to take stock of Covid-19 situation in these states.
With the highest single-day jump of 1,087 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Telangana’s tally crossed 13,000, overtaking Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. With 13,436 cases, Telangana has now climbed to the eighth position in the list of states with most cases.
25,00,419 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 1,25,000 deaths reported in the US according to Johns Hopkins University, said AFP news agency.
S Pangnyu Phom, Nagaland Health Minister inaugurated the BSL-2 Lab at CIHSR, Dimapur yesterday. “The lab will enhance COVID-19 testing capacity & help test other diseases in the long run,” said the minister.
Complete lockdown will be enforced in Guwahati city from 7 pm 28th June for 14 days. Instructions have been issued by the government. Lockdown will be implemented very strictly in view of COVID-19 pandemic, said Munna Prasad Gupta, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati.