Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2020

India sees spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 5,48,318

New Delhi: A single-day spike of 19,459 Covid-19 cases took India’s tally to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Health workers arrive to administer a medical camp in a slum in Mumbai, India, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo)

This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The country has seen a surge of 3,57,783 infections from June 1 till date.

The number of active cases stands at 2,10,120, while 3,21,722 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.

“Thus, around 58.67 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count touched 1,64,626 and cases in Delhi have reached 83,077.

The total number of samples tested up to 28 June is 83,98,362 of which 1,70,560 samples were tested yesterday, as per the data provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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