Coronavirus: India reports highest single-day spike with 13,586 cases, tally crosses 3.8 lakh
India reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the overall infection tally over 3.8 lakh.
According to the latest health ministry data, the country has recorded 13,586 cases, taking the total number of cases registered in the country to 3,80,532.
In the past 24 hours, 336 coronavirus-related deaths were reported as well. India’s overall death toll due to coronavirus now stands at 12,573.
While cases keep rising, the governments said that the recovery rate in India is improving. It may be noted that over 2 lakh people have recovered after contracting the deadly virus while 1,63,248 are active cases.
Maharashtra has so far recorded over 1,20,504 cases and continues to be the worst-affected state in terms of both deaths and numbers. The state has recorded over 5,700 deaths since the pandemic hit.
Delhi, too, has seen a sharp spike in cases and is just 21 short of reaching 50,000 cases. Out of Delhi’s total case tally, over 21,000 are active cases. The national capital has recorded 1,969 deaths due to Covid-19.
Cases in Tamil Nadu have crossed the 52,000-mark and the state has more than 28,000 active cases. In view of the rising number of cases, the state government has reimposed a strict lockdown in four districts including Chennai till June 30.
As cases continue to rise in India, the government seems to have realized the importance of ramping up testing infrastructure.
On Thursday, the government came out with an expansive strategy to increase testing in the country. A government has also launched the first mobile laboratory for coronavirus testing and diagnosis.