COVID-19: India Reports 15,968 New Cases, 465 Deaths

24 Jun, 2020 13:35 IST|Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: India witnessed the highest single-day spike by reporting 15,968 positive COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, June 24.This is the highest single-day spike reported in India since January after the COVID-19 virus broke out in the country.

As per the bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 15,968 cases and 465 deaths on Wednesday morning, with this the total number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 4,50,000.

With the 15,968 cases reported today, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed up to 2,58,685 and currently, there are 1,83,022 active cases.
A total of 2,58,685 have been cured and discharged from the hospitals till date. The death toll rose to 14,476 with the 465 new fatalities.

Around 56.71 per cent of the coronavirus patients have recovered from the virus so far.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country also includes foreigners.

Out of the 465 new deaths reported,  Maharashtra accounted for he highest with 248 while 68 deaths were reported in Delhi, 39 in Tamil Nadu, 26 in Gujarat, 19 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 in West Bengal, nine each in Haryana and Rajasthan followed by eight each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Four deaths each were registred in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, three in Telangana and two deaths each were reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Uttarakhand.

According to the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR), 2,15,195 people have undergone COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours and a total of 73,52,911 tests have been conducted so far.

Worldwide, 93.59 lakh people have been infected with this pandemic and 4.79 lakh people have died. The US tops the list with the highest COVID-19 count at 24.42 lakh cases, followed by Brazil with 11.51 lakh cases while there are  5.99 lakh positive cases in Russia. India ranked fourth in the list of countries with the highest number of corona cases.

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