India registers biggest spike yet, records nearly 20,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Fresh cases push tally to 5,28,859; death toll climbs to 16,095

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A medic collects samples during a door-to-door serological survey to analyze the spread of COVID-19, at Paharganj in New                                                                                                                Delhi on June 27, 2020

New Delhi, June 28

A record single-day surge of 19,906 COVID-19 cases pushed India’s tally to 5,28,859 on Sunday, while the death toll rose to 16,095 with 410 persons succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

This is the fifth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000.

There has been a surge of 3,38,324 infections from June 1 till date.

The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data at 8 am.

“Thus, around 58.56 percent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

Of the 410 new deaths reported till Sunday morning, 167 were in Maharashtra, 68 in Tamil Nadu, 66 in Delhi, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in West Bengal, 11 each in Rajasthan and Karnataka, nine in Andhra Pradesh, seven in Haryana, six each in Punjab and Telangana, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Bihar, Odisha, and Puducherry. PTI

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