COVID Bulletin June 25: India registers highest single day spike, COVID tally reaches 4.73 lakh
In the last 24 hours, 16,000 COVID cases were traced across India and the fatalities also jumped by 418, according to the Union Health Ministry.
On Thursday, India registered its worst single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 16,000 coronavirus infections were traced that pushed the overall tally to 4.73 lakh. According to the Union Health Ministry, 418 COVID patients died in the past day.
This was the sixth consecutive day when coronavirus cases increased by more than 14,000. On June 20, the country registered an increase of 14,516 cases. On June 21, the increase was 15,413 cases; 14,821 cases on June 22; 14,933 cases on June 23; and 15,968 cases on June 24.
Consequently, India added 92,573 cases since June 20 and ever since Unlock One came into force, that is, June 1, India has registered over 2.82 lakh positive cases.
The health ministry data updated at 8 AM, on Thursday, showed the daily tally increased by the highest-ever 16,922 cases to reach 4, 73,105. The death toll climbed to 14,894 with 418 new fatalities.
However, according to the data, the recovery rate has improved to 57.43 per cent. The number of active cases stands at 1.86 lakh while 2.71 lakh people have recovered.
According to ICMR, a total of 75,60,782 samples have been tested up to June 24 with 2,07,871 samples being tested on Wednesday.
Of the 418 new deaths, 208 were recorded in Maharashtra alone.
Meanwhile, Delhi registered 64 of these deaths, Tamil Nadu 33 and Gujarat 14 deaths.
States with the highest deaths in the last 24 hours: Of the total fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 6,739 deaths followed by Delhi (2,365), Gujarat (1,735), Tamil Nadu (866), Uttar Pradesh (596), West Bengal (591), Madhya Pradesh (534), Rajasthan (375) and Telangana (225).
More than 70 per cent of deaths took place due to comorbidities, the health ministry said.
Worst-hit states: Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,42,900 followed by Delhi at 70,390, Tamil Nadu at 67,468 and Gujarat at 28,943.