COVID in India: Highest single-day spike of 13,586 cases recorded; death toll 12,573
India's COVID-19 cases stand at 3,80,532, of which 2,04,711 have recovered. At least 336 new deaths were reported on Friday morning.
India on Friday added 13,586 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a single day, pushing the tally to 3,80,532, while the death toll rose to 12,573 with 336 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
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(As on 19 June, 2020, 08:00 AM)
▶️ Confirmed cases: 380,532
▶️ Active cases: 163,248
▶️ Cured/Discharged/Migrated: 204,711
▶️ Deaths: 12,573#IndiaFightsCorona#StayHome #StaySafe @ICMRDELHI
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In some positive news, the number of recoveries crossed the two lakh mark and stands at 2,04,710, while there are 1,63,248 total COVID-19 active cases, according to the updated official figure at 8 am. One patient had migrated.
"Thus, around 53.79 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
India registered over 10,000 cases for the eighth day in a row.
Of the 336 new deaths reported till Friday morning, 100 were in Maharashtra, 65 in Delhi, 49 in Tamil Nadu, 31 in Gujarat, 30 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 each in Karnataka and West Bengal, 10 in Rajasthan, six in Jammu and Kashmir, five in Punjab, four each in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, three in Telangana, two in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Assam, Jharkhand and Kerala.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Thursday launched the country's first mobile laboratory for coronavirus testing. It can be deployed in rural areas to help promote last-mile testing access.
The centre has pitched for a unified strategy for Delhi and its satellite cities to tackle the health crisis, while the city government ramped up COVID-19 diagnosis by starting testing through the rapid antigen method. In the national capital, 49,979 cases have been reported so far, with 1,969 deaths.
Mizoram reported no new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, PTI reported citing government sources on Friday. According to a statement by the Department of Information and Public Relations, all 814 samples tested at Zoram Medical College on Thursday reported negative.