This Article is From Jun 24, 2020

15,968 Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours, 465 Deaths In Biggest 1-Day Jump: 10 Points

This takes the country's coronavirus tally to 456,183 cases and 14,476 deaths

15,968 Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours, 465 Deaths In Biggest 1-Day Jump: 10 Points

India's coronavirus tally soared to 4.56 lakh cases this morning.

New Delhi: India recorded the steepest single-day jump in coronavirus cases and deaths linked to the highly infectious illness as 15,968 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours and 465 patients died, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. This takes the country's coronavirus tally to 456,183 cases and 14,476 deaths. Around 2.58 lakh patients have recovered so far. The recovery rate stood at 56.7 per cent this morning. A total of 2,15,195 samples were tested on Tuesday, which is the highest number of samples tested in a single-day. This takes the total to 73,52,911 samples tested since the beginning of the pandemic.

Here are top 10 developments on coronavirus cases in India:

  1. With 1.39 lakh cases, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state by the pandemic. On Tuesday, it recorded the biggest single day jump in the number of coronavirus-linked deaths as 238 patients died, taking the total to 6,531 deaths.

  2. Delhi recorded the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday after nearly 4,000 new infections were reported in 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 66,602 coronavirus cases. This is the highest number of cases recorded by any state in India in a single day.

  3. Every house in Delhi will be screened by July 6, the Arvind Kejriwal government has said as a part of a new plan to fight COVID-19. The national capital has the second highest number of cases in India.

  4. A cabinet meeting is expected to take place this morning to take stock of the coronavirus situation in the country.

  5. The country's average positivity rate - ratio of positive cases to the number of tests conducted - stood at 7.42 per cent this morning.

  6. Kerala, which has been seeing a steady increase in the COVID-19 cases, logged its highest single-day spike on Tuesday with 141 people testing positive for the virus. Between June 15 to June 22, around 95 per cent of cases are of those who either returned from abroad or from other states, according to the officials. Praised for its handling of the outbreak, Kerala reported the first three cases in India. 

  7. India has one COVID-19 death per lakh population, which is one of the lowest in the world, as against the global average of 6.04, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management for the low mortality rate helped in checking the spread, the government said, news agency PTI reported.

  8. Tamonash Ghosh, a Trinamool Congress MLA, has died in a hospital in West Bengal. The 60-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus last month.

  9. Globally, the coronavirus tally has crossed the 92 lakh-mark since the first case was recorded in China in December. With 23 lakh cases, the United States is the worst-hit country by the pandemic.

  10. Worldwide, around 4.7 lakh deaths linked to coronavirus have been recorded so far. The US has recorded the highest number of deaths (1.2 lakh) followed by Brazil (52,645) and the United Kingdom (43,011).