India Reports Record 22,000 Virus Cases In A Single Day

Gulf Today|July 05, 2020

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India Reports Record 22,000 Virus Cases In A Single Day
India reported its highest single-day spike, with 22,771 new cases recorded on Saturday morning. The country’s overall count has hit 6,48,315, including 18,655 deaths.
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Delhi with 94,000 cases is the second highest, next to Maharashtra, where the bulk of 192,000 plus cases are in Mumbai.

Officials at the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday also expressed concern that COVID-19 cases are rising rather fast in the southern states, which were initially seen safer.

While Tamil Nadu was the second or third worst-affected state for sometime now, there had been a surge in neighbouring states Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala.

Pakistan’s coronavirus recovery rate reached 55.5 per cent ater 11,471 recoveries were recorded across the country over the past 24 hours.

According to the government’s COVID-19 portal, these recoveries were the highest single-day jump in the country. The recoveries in Punjab stand at 42,854, Sindh 50,908, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 15,520, Islamabad 8,610, Balochistan 5,331, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,185, and Azad Jammu Kashmir 686.

The government has expressed satisfaction that the coronavirus situation in Pakistan would not worsen during the current month as was earlier feared.

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July 05, 2020