India sees highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases

12 Jul 2020 17:33, Somoy English Desk
India sees highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases
A health worker collects sample for COVID-19 test from a resident while others wait in the queue at a residential area of Pandu In Guwahati, India's northeastern state of Assam, July 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Stringer)

India has reported the highest single- day spike in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday with the detection of 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 849,553.
India's federal health ministry reported 551 new deaths from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 22,674.
This is said to be the highest single day spike in the number of fresh cases in the country so far.
So far 534,621 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement, according to the ministry.
"The number of active cases in the country right now is 292,258, according to the ministry.
The country has entered "Unlock 2.0" phase, though restrictions remain in full force inside the COVID-19 containment zones.
Last week the country's civil aviation watchdog -- the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that commercial international flights to and from India shall remain suspended until July 31.
On Thursday, the government of Uttar Pradesh, the country's biggest state in terms of population, decided to impose a weekend lockdown from Friday night till Monday morning, to cut the chain of transmissions of COVID-19.


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