India reports biggest ever spike in Coronavirus cases

India reports biggest ever spike in Coronavirus cases

A woman COVID-19 patient died in Kerala's Kozhikode.

Worldwide, United States is the worst-hit country due to the pandemic with over 1.6 lakh cases.

The number of new asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus increased to 36 from 28 a day earlier, the NHC said.

According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has reported 1,635 COVID-19 deaths so far. She added that total cases are doubling in 13 days while active cases are doubling in 16 days.

A total of 57,721 patients have recovered so far. The death toll was 111 in Tamil Nadu and 858 in Gujarat.

India is just below Turkey where the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 1,56,827. Delhi's death toll has also increased to 231.

Four Indian states have registered above 10,000 coronavirus cases.

However, at least 3,280 people have recovered since Sunday, taking the recovery rate to around 42 per cent.

On Friday, 6,088 new cases were recorded in the country within the span of 24 hours.

Test results of sixteen more workers who possibly came into contact with the infected employees are expected over the next two days, a senior government official told Reuters.

In Himachal Pradesh, 10 more people tested positive, of which nine had returned from Mumbai and one from Punjab. Nearly half of the complete coronavirus cases - 8,324 patients were released from the hospital after recovery in the state. The Ministry also announced two deaths due to the virus. The total number of deaths in the city is 204 now.

The number of cases in Gujarat rose to 14,063, with 394 new infections. The number of active coronavirus cases rose to 73,560. The state, which had gone down below 20, and did not report even a single new case in a day, now has 847 confirmed infections. There are 1,374 cases in the Kashmir division and 294 in the Jammu division. The fatality rate stands at 2.9 per cent, while the recovery rate has improved to 41.2 per cent. The increase in cases was not due to relaxations in lockdown, but because many Keralites from overseas and other states were returning, Vijayan had said.

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