India’s COVID-19 positive cases have crossed the 4.5 lakh mark (456,552) and the death toll has reached 14,483.
The country touched its new biggest single-day rise with 16,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
Now the country has 183,414 active cases and 258,600 got discharged.
With over 10,500 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, the country’s overall recovery rate stands at 56.70 percent.
In another update, ICMR launched the 1000th COVID-19 laboratory.
Now, the country has 730 labs in government hospitals and remaining 270 under the private sector.
The number of RT-PCR tests for virus detection crossed 75.5 lakh mark as of June 23,2020.
Rise Across Cities
Maharashtra continues with rising number of COVID-19 cases, currently at 139,010, followed by Delhi (66,602) and Tamil Nadu (64,603), among others.
The country’s capital reported new single-day hike at 4,000 in the last 24 hours.
As per the government records, Delhi saw around 45,768 cases since the first week of June 2020.
“The disease is spreading very fast. The government agencies are doing everything possible to check it, but people do not act more responsibly in following social distancing norms and wear masks,” said a senior health official.
The official further informed that the direct contacts of COVID-19 patients are roaming out among general public.
On an average, around 50 people are dying in Delhi per day since a week.
With that, the number of deaths in the capital has skyrocketed to 2,301 from 523 reported at the start of this month.
With that rate of rise, Delhi stands next to Maharashtra for the number of COVID-19 deaths.
On account of the rising positive cases, many states are mulling over imposing zonal-wise lockdown measures.
Bengaluru is likely to go on a complete shutdown after consulting with the stakeholders.
Chennai city authorities are also thinking of a quarantine strategy to restrict at least 7-8 lakh population to homes, to contain transmission.
Tamil Nadu also witnessed a new highest single-day rise with 2,700 cases in the last 24 hours, thus reporting overall positive cases at 62,087 as of today.
Coming to the financial capital, Mumbai alone accounts to around 55 percent of the cases in Maharashtra.
Similarly, Ahmedabad alone accounts for more than 70 percent of the total cases in Gujarat.
Madhya Pradesh’s Indore stands as the seventh worst-affected city in the country with 10,241 cases.
Coming to Rajasthan, Jaipur alone accounts for 21 percent of the state’s overall tally. Jodhpur is next in the list from Rajasthan.
Overall, there is a rising rate across all states with even remote areas of the country reporting daily spikes.