Record 15k+ cases in one day take India’s corona tally past 4L

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India crossed the grim milestone of four lakh Covid cases on Saturday with a record of 15,203 people testing positive for the virus, taking the country’s caseload to 4,10,923. While it took 109 days to add the first one lakh cases, the last one lakh cases came in just eight days.
With 377 fresh deaths, India also crossed the 13,000-mark, taking the country’s cumulative toll to 13,183.
Significantly, while 25% of the country’s cases were added in the last eight days, the same period accounted for 32.6% of the nation’s fatalities.
With 3,630 fresh cases, Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike, as did Maharashtra with 3,874 patients. Delhi reported 77 deaths, taking the city’s total toll to 2,112.
On the positive side, 2,27,705 people across the country have recovered from the virus, which translates into a recovery rate of 55.4%.
Maharashtra's cumulative caseload is now 1,28,205. With 160 fresh deaths, the state’s total toll is 5,894. Though Mumbai, with 1,190 new cases, accounted for less than a third of the state’s fresh cases on Saturday, it accounted for 85% of the state’s casualties with 136 deaths.
With 38 fresh casualties, Tamil Nadu crossed the 700-mark, taking the state’s cumulative toll to 704, which does not include more than 200 casualties in Chennai that are yet to make it to the state register. As Chennai and three neighbouring districts remained under an intensive lockdown for the second day, 2,396 fresh cases were reported across Tamil Nadu, taking the state’s tally to 56,845. While strict enforcement by civic agencies and police forcing people in Chennai to stay indoors after 2pm, authorities in other parts of the state complained that people from the state capital were taking the infection into the amber and green regions.
Though Gujarat registered its second-highest daily tally of 539 cases (the highest of 540 being a day ago), its toll of 20 deaths on Saturday was the lowest in the last 22 days. On another positive note, 534 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s total to 18,702, which translates into a 70% recovery rate. Though, with 1,639 deaths, Gujarat ranks number three in fatalities in the country, the number of patients discharged has increased from 42.5% of the total caseload 30 days ago to 70% now. Gujarat’s total caseload is 26,737.
Rajasthan reported the second-highest spike with 381 fresh cases, taking the state’s caseload to 14,537. The highest single-day spike was reported on June 9 with 369 cases. With four more fresh deaths, the state’s toll has climbed to 337.
With 491 fresh cases, Andhra Pradesh recorded its biggest single-day spike, as did Manipur with 96 cases. With five fresh deaths, Andhra crossed the 100-mark, taking the toll to 101.
Kerala witnessed the second-highest daily spike with 127 new cases.

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