COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 32,695 cases

By Rajan Nath -- July 16, 2020 10:21 am -- Updated:July 16, 2020 10:29 am

India reported the highest single-day spike of 32,695 COVID-19 cases and 606 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Thursday morning. The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 9,68,876 out of which 3,31,146 are active cases, 6,12,815 have been cured and discharged while 24,915 have succumbed to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that 1,27,39,490 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 15 out of which 3,26,826 samples were tested on Wednesday. The government of India said that the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.24 percent. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.09% : 3.91% now.

Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected state with reporting 233 deaths on Wednesday. The state reported 7,975 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. India’s coronavirus tally as well as an addition to active cases in July so far is close to the figures of the entire month of June.

The coronavirus cases in India have been rising with a pace ever since the government of India announced Unlock 1 providing relaxations in the restrictions imposed during the lockdown.

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A worst-case scenario projection that an IISc team said that India will be having around 35 lakh coronavirus cases by September 1. The study was based on the current national trend.

-PTC News

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