Photos: India crosses 5 lakh Covid cases, death toll rises to 16,101

On June 27, India registered its worst single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, recording just over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus disease to push the country’s tally to 529,485. Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai are the three worst-hit cities in the country, accounting for nearly 40% of all cases. The number of active cases stands at 203,051 while 309,712 people have been discharged from hospitals across the country, taking the recovery rate to 58.56%.

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A resident gives nasopharyngeal swab sample for Covid-19 Ag rapid antigen testing, at the SDMC Primary School in Govindpuri, New Delhi on June 24. India registered its worst single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, recording over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus disease to push the country’s tally to 529,485, data complied by covid19india.org and cross-checked by HT showed on June 27. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Phoro)

A resident gives nasopharyngeal swab sample for Covid-19 Ag rapid antigen testing, at the SDMC Primary School in Govindpuri, New Delhi on June 24. India registered its worst single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, recording over 20,000 cases of the coronavirus disease to push the country’s tally to 529,485, data complied by covid19india.org and cross-checked by HT showed on June 27. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Phoro)

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An ASHA worker conducts house-to-house Covid-19 screening at Karol Bagh, New Delhi on June 26. The screening exercise involves checking people for signs of flu such as fever, sore throat, cough and asking them about their travel history to map the virus. The aim is to identify people with Covid-like symptoms, create a comprehensive database and then get them tested. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

An ASHA worker conducts house-to-house Covid-19 screening at Karol Bagh, New Delhi on June 26. The screening exercise involves checking people for signs of flu such as fever, sore throat, cough and asking them about their travel history to map the virus. The aim is to identify people with Covid-like symptoms, create a comprehensive database and then get them tested. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A municipal worker sprays disinfectant to sanitize a slum area to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kolkata on June 26. According to a report by HT, India has added 92,573 Covid-19 cases since June 20 and more than 3.18 lakhs since June 1. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

A municipal worker sprays disinfectant to sanitize a slum area to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kolkata on June 26. According to a report by HT, India has added 92,573 Covid-19 cases since June 20 and more than 3.18 lakhs since June 1. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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A road is seen blocked in a containment area after a rise of COVID-19 infection cases in Chennai on June 24. Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai are the three worst-hit cities in the country, accounting for nearly 40% of all cases. (Arun SANKAR / AFP)

A road is seen blocked in a containment area after a rise of COVID-19 infection cases in Chennai on June 24. Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai are the three worst-hit cities in the country, accounting for nearly 40% of all cases. (Arun SANKAR / AFP)

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Volunteers seen setting up the Covid-19 care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas Bhati Mines facility in Chattarpur, New Delhi on June 26. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have reported more than 60% of all cases in the country highlighting how the spread of the virus has been centred on a handful of hot spot areas. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Volunteers seen setting up the Covid-19 care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas Bhati Mines facility in Chattarpur, New Delhi on June 26. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have reported more than 60% of all cases in the country highlighting how the spread of the virus has been centred on a handful of hot spot areas. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A policeman stands guard at a barricaded commercial street in Bangalore on June 25. There were 14,229 Covid-19 patients who were declared cured in a single day, data showed on June 27. Since June 13, the number of cured patients has been more than the active cases in the country. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

A policeman stands guard at a barricaded commercial street in Bangalore on June 25. There were 14,229 Covid-19 patients who were declared cured in a single day, data showed on June 27. Since June 13, the number of cured patients has been more than the active cases in the country. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

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A health worker carrying tubes of samples collected from people for the COVID-19 test at Gomti Nagar in Lucknow on June 26. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to June 27 is 82,27,802, while the number of samples tested just on June 27 stands at 2,31,095. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

A health worker carrying tubes of samples collected from people for the COVID-19 test at Gomti Nagar in Lucknow on June 26. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to June 27 is 82,27,802, while the number of samples tested just on June 27 stands at 2,31,095. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

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Family members and crematorium staff at the funeral of a person who succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Nigambodh Ghat, Delhi. According to a HT report, the number of active cases stands at 203,051 while 309,712 people have been discharged from hospitals across the country, taking the recovery rate to 58.56%. (Sonu Mehta / HT PHOTO)

Family members and crematorium staff at the funeral of a person who succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Nigambodh Ghat, Delhi. According to a HT report, the number of active cases stands at 203,051 while 309,712 people have been discharged from hospitals across the country, taking the recovery rate to 58.56%. (Sonu Mehta / HT PHOTO)

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