India registered 16,000 coronavirus cases for first time in a single dayChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 25, 2020
India registered its worst single-day increase in coronavirus cases on Thursday, recording more than 16,000 coronavirus infections, to push the overall tally to 4.73 lakh as the number of fatalities also jumped by 418, the Union Health Ministry said.
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The Health Ministry data updated at 8am on Thursday showed the daily tally increased by the highest ever 16,922 cases to reach 4,73,105, while the total deaths climbed to 14,894 with 418 new fatalities.
However, according to the data, the recovery rate has improved to 57.43 per cent. The number of active cases stands at 1,86,514 while 2,71,696 people have recovered; one patient has migrated.
The total number of confirmed cases included foreigners.
According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 75,60,782 samples have been tested up to June 24 with 2,07,871 samples being tested on Wednesday.
Of the 418 new deaths, 208 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 33 in Tamil Nadu, 25 in Gujarat, 14 in Karnataka, 11 in West Bengal, 10 each in Rajasthan and Haryana, nine in Madhya Pradesh, eight each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, five each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand. ■