In one day, India records over 13,500 new Covid-19 cases

Maitri Porecha New Delhi | Updated on June 19, 2020

Up till June 19, the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in India stood at 3,80,532. Of these, 2,04,711 persons (up to 54 per cent) are believed to have recovered while another 12,573 have died.

As on June 18, the number of cases had stood at 3,66,946.

In a single day, between June 18 and 19, India added up to 13,586 new infections. On the previous day (on June 17), the count of new infections in a single day stood at 12,881. On June 16, the number was 10,974.

According to figures shared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), on June 18, up to 1,76,959 samples were tested for Covid-19. This is over 10,000 samples more than the number tested on June 17, which stood at 1,65,412.

Till date, a total of over 64 lakh samples have been tested by ICMR for SARS-CoV2 virus that causes Covid-19.

Maharashtra has the highest burden of Covid-19 with over 1.2 lakh cases recorded till June 18, of which 60,838 persons (50.48 per cent) have been believed to have recovered while another 5,751 have died. Tamil Nadu comes a close second with 52,334 cases, of which 28,641 have recovered and 625 persons have died.

New Delhi comes a close third, with 49,979 confirmed cases, of which 21,341 (43 per cent) have recovered and 1,969 persons have died. While the national capital recorded 2,877 new infections on June 18, those recovered exceeded this number at 3,884 persons, while there were also 65 new deaths.


Published on June 19, 2020

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