COVID-19 Updates: India records highest-ever single-day spike with 9,987 new cases


NEW DELHI | JUNE 09, 2020:

A Health Ministry data revealed that India recorded its highest-ever single-day spike in novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday with 9,987 new cases reported.

With at least 331 corona patient deaths in the last 24 hours in India, the total fatalities stand at 7,466.

India has now become the fifth most corona-affected country as it overtook Spain on Sunday, with its total corona cases at 2,66,598. It is behind the United Kingdom, which has a total of 2,88,834 cases.

Of the total cases, at least 1,29,917 are active whereas 1,29,215 persons have been cured, one patient migrated and discharged, and 7,466 fatalities recorded so far.

Maharashtra's corona cases stood at 88,528, which is more than 33.21 percent of the national tally, followed by Delhi with 29,942, Tamil Nadu with 33,229 and Gujarat with 20,545 cases.

Meanwhile, the global number of COVID-19 cases has increased to over 7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 406,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.


University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in its latest update revealed that till Tuesday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 7,097,717, while the death toll increased to 406,402.

On the other hand, the United States continue to remain the worst affected country with the world's highest number of confirmed cases and deaths at 1,960,642 and 110,990, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of cases, Brazil comes at the second spot with 707,412 infections followed by Russia (476,043), the UK (288,834), India (265,928), Spain (241,717), Italy (235,278), Peru (199,696), France (191,313), Germany (186,109), Iran (173,832), Turkey (171,121), Chile (138,843), Mexico (120,102), Saudi Arabia (105,283), and Pakistan (103,671), the CSSE figures showed.

Regarding fatalities, the UK continues to remain in the second position after the US with 40,680 COVID-19 deaths, which also accounts for the highest number of fatalities in Europe.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Brazil (37,134), Italy (33,964), France (29,212), Spain (27,136) and Mexico (14,053).