India’s single-day Covid-19 spike crosses another grim milestone, 260 fatalities in 24 hours

National capital Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 1,500 new cases of the coronavirus disease, its highest single-day spike.
A view of the Lajpat Rai electronics market near Red Fort in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
A view of the Lajpat Rai electronics market near Red Fort in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

India on Thursday recorded 9,304 new cases of coronavirus disease Covid-19 in the last 24 hours (between Wednesday and Thursday), taking the overall tally to 2,16,919.

According to the update posted on the Union heath ministry website, the number of active cases in country are 1,06,737, and 1,04,106 have been cured or discharged.

The death toll due to Covid-19 stands at 6,075. The country saw 260 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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Badly-hit states and union territories such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi continued to contribute to the rising tally, while new cases continued to surface in several eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim.

Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala also figured among the states where more people tested positive for Covid-19.

India is the seventh worst-hit nation by the Covid-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy. India’s tally had crossed the two-lakh mark on Tuesday night with nearly 1 lakh new cases having emerged in a span of 15 days. The first Covid-19 case in India was detected on January 30.

The health ministry said on Wednesday that the number of Covid-19 tests across the country has crossed the 40 lakh-mark, while the daily testing capacity has been ramped up to 1.4 lakh through 480 government and 208 private laboratories.

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National capital Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 1,500 new cases of the coronavirus disease, its highest single-day spike. With 1,513 new cases in the last 24 hours (between Tuesday and Wednesdy), the total number of cases in Delhi is 23,645.

A five-member committee has been constituted by the Delhi government to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure and look into overall preparedness of hospitals to battle Covid-19.

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