Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2020

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,996 cases, deaths at 357

New Delhi: India recorded the highest single-day spike of 9,996 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 2,86,579, according to the Union Health Ministry.

A security officer controls the queue of migrant workers from West Bengal state waiting to board a bus to catch home bound trains in Kochi, Kerala, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Photo: AP

With as many as 357 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll has increased to 8,102.

Out of the total number of cases, 1,37,448 are active, while 1,41,029 have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra registered the highest spike in daily coronavirus cases while Tamil Nadu saw an explosion on new cases in last 24 hours. Delhi’s coronavirus tally continued to rise sharply even on Wednesday.

The fatalities from coronavirus infection increased to 357 — the highest number of deaths in a day. India’s death due to COVID-19 virus increased 8,102. Maharashtra alone confirmed 149 deaths on Wednesday, biggest single-day surge since outbreak.

The number of active coronavirus cases rose to 137,448, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare. Over 1.40 lakh were recovered from the disease. The number of cured patients surpassed the active COVID-19 patients for the second time.

Maharashtra hit a new milestone by registering 3,235 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours. The state’s COVID-19 tally reached 94,041. Mumbai alone accounted for 52,667 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak. The state also recorded the highest number of deaths on Wednesday — coronavirus had claimed 149 lives in the state on Wednesday.

Delhi continued to add over 1,500 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital stood at 32,810. This was the the second time over 1,500 cases have been reported in a day in Delhi. The deaths from coronavirus infection rose to 984 in the capital.

Tamil Nadu also saw the biggest jump in daily COVID-19 count. The state confirmed 1,927 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 36,841. Tamil Nadu witnessed over 1,500 coronavirus cases for the fourth straight day. The state had the most number of COVID-19 cases after Maharashtra.

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