India’s COVID-19 tally breaches 4 lakh-mark, death toll over 13k

India's coronavirus tally (June 20, as of 9 pm): Confirmed cases: 4,01,417 | Active cases: 1,70,899 | Recovered patients: 2,17,407 | Deceased: 13,061 | Tested: 66,16,496

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Workers spray disinfectant inside a civil hospital campus to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Surat. Photo: PTI

India on Saturday (June 20) breached the 4 lakh-mark when the number of confirmed coronavirs cases in the country touched 4,01,417, while the death toll climbed to 13,061, according to covid19india.org.

As per the numbers on the said website, the active cases in the country stood at 1,70,899, while 2,17,407 patients recovered from the highly contagious infection and about 66,16,496 samples were tested, as of Saturday 9 pm.

In its morning update the Union Health Ministry reported of another record spike of 14,516 COVID-19 cases, pushing the total tally to 3,95,048, with over two lakh instances of the viral infection reported in June.

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The death toll rose to 12,948 with 375 new fatalities. In 24 hours 9,120 COVID-19 patients have been cured taking the number of recoveries to 2,13,830. There were 1,68,269 active cases in the country and one patient has migrated to another country, it stated.

“Thus, around 54.13 per cent of the patients have recovered so far,” an official said. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

From the states

For the ninth day in a row coronavirus cases in the country swelled by over 10,000. From June 1 till June 20 the country recorded 2,04,513 instances of the disease with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh being the top five states that have seen a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

The number of government laboratories has been increased to 715 and private labs to 259, the ministry said, adding the total number of swab samples tested thus far is 66,16,496, of which 1,89,869 were tested in the last 24 hours.

Haryana

Five coronavirus deaths were reported from Haryana on Saturday, all from the worst-affected Gurgaon and Faridabad districts, while the virus count rose to 10,223 with 480 fresh cases, according to a state government bulletin.

Gurgaon reported four deaths and Faridabad district one, according to the state health department’s bulletin.

Gurgaon and Faridabad districts, which fall in the National Capital Region (NCR), now have 59 and 52 COVID-19 fatalities, respectively, according to it. The total fatalities in the state rose to 149.

The state has 4,946 active novel coronavirus cases after 5,128 people recovered from the infection and were discharged from hospitals.

Among the fresh cases, Gurgaon reported 171; Faridabad 97; Sonipat 71; Jhajjar and Ambala six each; Nuh four; Palwal 10; Panchkula and Yamunanagar 13 each; Karnal 21; Bhiwani 20; Rohtak 23; Hisar 15; Jind, Kaithal and Kurukshetra three each; and Fatehabad one.

Punjab

Punjab reported six fatalities due to coronavirus and 120 fresh cases while the death toll in the state now is 98 with the coronavirus tally reaching 3,952, officials said.

Four deaths were reported in Amritsar and one each in Ludhiana and Kapurthala, according to a medical bulletin.

The state has reported 812 fresh COVID-19 cases since June 15.

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Forty-two coronavirus patients were discharged, taking the number of people cured of the infection to 2,678. The state now has 1,176 active COVID-19 cases, the bulletin said.

Five patients are critical and on ventilator support, while 21 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said. So far, 2,35,700 samples have been taken for testing.

Gujarat

Gujarat reported 539 new coronavirus patients which took the tally of cases in the state to 26,737, the health department said.

With 20 COVID-19 patients dying during the day, the death toll due to the pandemic in Gujarat rose to 1,639. 535 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals which took the number of discharged patients in the state to 18,702, it said.

Ahmedabad reported 306 new coronavirus cases during the day. The district has reported 18,564 cases so far. At the same time, 418 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals in Ahmedabad on Saturday, taking the number of recovered patients in the district to 13,185.

Surat reported 103 new cases on Saturday, taking the districts total to 3,057.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 26,737, new cases 539, deaths 1,639, discharged 18,702, active cases 6,396 and people tested so far 3,19,414.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu reported a record single-day spike of 2,396 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, registering over 2,000 infections for a fourth straight day as the overall tally rose to 56,845 in the state, the Health department said.

Also, 38 people succumbed to the virus, taking the toll in the state to 704. This is the fourth consecutive day the state has recorded over 2,000 COVID-19 cases, the department said in a bulletin.

The government which has been increasing the number of samples tested, said it recorded an all-time high today by testing 33,231 taking the cumulative tally to 8,61,211 till date.

Chennai continued to clock a majority of the cases among districts with 1,254 today, pushing the overall tally to 39,641 till date. As many as 1,045 were discharged across the state on Saturday, taking the number of recoveries to 31,316 in the state. The number of active cases currently stands at 24,822, the bulletin said.

West Bengal

At least 11 more people succumbed to COVID-19 in West Bengal taking the death toll in the state to 540, while 441 fresh cases of infection raised the coronavirus patient count to 13,531, the bulletin released by the state health department said.

All of the 11 deaths were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, it said.

The number of active cases in West Bengal is now 5,126, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, the state recorded the highest number of recovery cases in a single day on Saturday when 562 patients were discharged. The total number of people cured of the disease in the state is 7,865 now, it said.

The total number of samples tested in West Bengal in the last 24 hours is 10,330, the maximum in a day.

Madhya Pradesh

The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 11,724 on Saturday with 142 new patients, including 42 in Indore, coming to light since previous evening.

Six coronavirus patients died during this period, taking the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 501, health officials said.

Indore reported the highest 42 cases, followed by Bhopal which reported 20. Four patients died in Indore and one each in Bhopal and Harda. On the other hand, no new coronavirus case was reported from 25 of 52 districts since Friday evening. Coronavirus cases have been reported from all 52 districts, but five of them did not have any active case on Saturday, officials said.

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There are 1,069 active containment zones in the state at present. On Saturday, 132 persons were discharged from the hospitals after recovery.

Coronavirus figures for MP are as follows: Total cases 11,724, active cases 2,343, new cases 142, death toll 501, recovered 8,880, total number of people tested 2,90,831.

Karnataka

The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka crossed the 3,000 mark on Saturday, as the state reported 416 new infections and nine related deaths, taking the tally to 8,697 and the death toll to 132.

The day also saw 181 patients getting discharged after recovery. After Udupi and Kalaburgi, Bengaluru urban has become the third district to cross the 1,000 cases mark in the number of positive cases.

As of June 20 evening, cumulatively 8,697 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 132 deaths and 5,391 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.

It said that out of 3,170 active cases, 3,096 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 74 are in Intensive Care Units.

A total of 4,93,893 samples were tested so far, out of which 9,833 were tested on Saturday alone, the bulletin said.

So far 4,73,357 samples have been reported as negative, of which 9,019 reported negative today.

Andhra Pradesh

Coronavirus cases went past the 8,000-mark in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as 491 were added anew, taking the total to 8,452, even as the death toll rose to 101 with five fresh casualties.

The latest COVID-19 bulletin said 4,111 patients were discharged in the state so far, leaving 4,240 active cases. In the last 24 hours, 390 AP locals tested positive in the 22,371 tests conducted in the state, the bulletin said.

Another 83 people who came from other states and 18 from abroad also tested positive.

A sentinel surveillance for coronavirus is also being undertaken with 330 people chosen randomly per day in each district and tested. Under this, people are randomly chosen in malls, religious places, construction sites, market yards and tested for the virus.

The Aarogya Setu App is also being extensively used to trace and test people in close proximity of COVID-19 positives.

Kerala

Kerala’s COVID-19 tally breached the 3,000 mark on Saturday with 127 people testing positive for the virus, the highest single day surge.

The infection count in the state has touched 3,039, while 1,450 people are presently under treatment and 1.39 lakh people under observation, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters.

Fifty seven people have recovered today and were discharged from hospitals, he said.

This is the second consecutive day the state is reporting more than a 100 cases.

It was on May 8 that the state had declared that it had flattened the coronavirus curve after reporting a solitary case and just 16 people being under treatment.

Of the positive cases today, 87 had come from abroad and 36 from other states and three were infected through contact. The other infected was a health worker.

(With inputs from agencies)

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