Highest single-day spike of 14,516 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally to 3,95,048

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 20, 2020, 09:45 AM(IST)

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The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in India was more than the active cases on Saturday.

India has reported the highest single-day spike of 14516 new coronavirus cases and 375 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Total number of positive cases now stands 395048 at including 168269 active cases, 213831 cured, discharged and migrated while 12948 deaths according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in India was more than the active cases on Saturday.

After 2,13,831 patients were cured of the viral infection, the COVID-19 recovery rate across the nation climbed to 54.13 percent. 

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As many as 12948 deaths have been recorded so far, taking the COVID-19 mortality rate to 3.3 percent. 

With 3,137 new positive cases, Delhi reported the highest number of COVID-19 infections in a single day taking the total in the National Capital to 53,116 on Saturday.

The toll climbed to 2,035 after 66 more people succumbed to the viral disease in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Mumbai registered a total of 64,068 COVID-19 infections on Saturday after 1,269 more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 

While the COVID-19 toll in the city reached 3,423 after 114 patients succumbed ot the disease. Of 114 deaths, 55 deaths were recorded between 16-18 June and the remaining 59 were recorded before 15 June.

 

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