Published On: Wed, Jul 1st, 2020

Record 507 COVID-19 deaths in single day in India; 18,653 new cases

New Delhi: With 507 people succumbing to coronavirus in a day, the highest so far, India”s COVID-19 death toll rose to 17,400 while the total tally climbed to 5,85,493 after 18,653 new cases were reported on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country recorded more than 4 lakh Covid-19 cases and over 12,000 deaths from the virus in June alone.

The number of active cases stands at 2,20,114 ,while 3,47,978 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data at 8 am.

“Thus, around 59.43 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.

Of the 507 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 245 are from Maharashtra, 62 from Delhi, 60 from Tamil Nadu, 25 from Uttar Pradesh, 20 from Karnataka, 19 from Gujarat, 15 from West Bengal, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, seven each from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, six each from Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, five from Bihar, four from Haryana, two each from Kerala, Odisha, Puducherry and Uttarakhand and one each in Assam and Himachal Pradesh.

The country recorded more than 4 lakh Covid-19 cases and over 12,000 deaths from the virus in June alone, which was by far the worst month of the outbreak in the country.

While the number of cases was 2.7 times higher than those reported during the previous month of May, the number of deaths was 2.8 times higher.

In May, India had reported just over 1.5 lakh cases and 4,267 deaths.

The Indian Council of Medical Research said that a total number of 86,26,585 tested up to June 30 of which 2,17,931 samples were tested on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over negligence in maintaining social distance and wearing masks

Inputs with PTI

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