India records biggest single-day jump; 4,213 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

India records biggest single-day jump; 4,213 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

In biggest single-day jump, India saw over 4,000 fresh cases of novel coronavirus. While the total number of cases has climbed to 67,152, the death toll has reached 2,206.

New Delhi: India recorded the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients with 4,213 new cases in the last 24 hours and 97 deaths, which takes the total to 67,152 cases so far, Union Health Ministry said this morning.

The total number of deaths in India linked to one of the most contagious illness the world has seen in recent decades has soared to 2,206.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have another video conference with state Chief Ministers at 3 pm today. The meeting will be the fifth since the lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus started on March 25.

Sources indicated that the discussion will be held on the easing of the lockdown, which is expected to end on May 17 and the areas where restrictions might be eased.

The Centre has already made it clear that the lifting of the lockdown will be phased and done slowly over a period but not in containment and hot spot zones.

No coronavirus case has been reported in 10 states and Union territories in the last 24 hours and the recovery rate has increased to over 30 per cent, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, even as the COVID-19 deaths rose to 2,109 and the number of cases to 62,939. 

Mr Vardhan asserted that India was moving fast on the path of success in the fight against the pandemic.

Source: NDTV