India sees highest single-day spike of 19,906 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 5,28,859

Published: Jun 28, 2020, 10:31 IST | PTI | New Delhi

This is the fifth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000

Health workers in protective gear walk in a slum lane to take health details of the residents of a containment zone at Kajupada area, in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI
Health workers in protective gear walk in a slum lane to take health details of the residents of a containment zone at Kajupada area, in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

A record single-day surge of 19,906 COVID-19 cases pushed India's tally to 5,28,859 on Sunday, while the death toll rose to 16,095 with 410 persons succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the fifth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. There has been a surge of 3,38,324 infections from June 1 till date.

The number of active cases stands at 2,03,051, while 3,09,712 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data at 8 am. "Thus, around 58.56 per cent patients have recovered so far," an official said. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.

Of the 410 new deaths reported till Sunday morning, 167 were in Maharashtra, 68 in Tamil Nadu, 66 in Delhi, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in West Bengal, 11 each in Rajasthan and Karnataka, nine in Andhra Pradesh, seven in Haryana, six each in Punjab and Telangana, four in Madhya Pradesh, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Bihar, Odisha and Puducherry.

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