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India reports highest single-day spike of 28,701 cases, toll over 23K

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IMAGE: A man donates blood plasma for COVID-19 patients at ILBS hospital in New Delhi. Photograph: ANI Photo

India saw yet another record single-day jump of 28,701 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally to 8,78,254 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 23,174 with 500 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union health ministry data.

IMAGE: Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s mist canon machine spays disinfectants  in Kolkata. Photograph: ANI Photo

The number of recoveries stands at 5,53,470, while there are 3,01,609 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country and one person has migrated, the updated data at 8 am showed.


IMAGE: Union minister for health and family welfare, science and technology and earth sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, visits the 10,200-bedded Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre developed at Radha Soami Satsang Beas, in Chhattarpur, New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo

“Thus, around 63.01 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

IMAGE: A medic sorts samples for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

This was the fourth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country have increased by more than 26,000.

IMAGE: Police personnel wear protections against COVID-19 in Bengaluru. Photograph: ANI Photo

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 1,18,06,256 samples had been tested for COVID-19 till July 12, of these 2,19,103 samples were tested on Sunday.


IMAGE: A health worker collects swab sample of a child for the COVID-19 test at Gardiner Hospital in Patna. Photograph: ANI Photo


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