India’s COVID-19 cases rose to 3,20,922 as it recorded the single-day biggest jump of 11,929 fresh infections in 24 hours and 311 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. A total of 9,195 coronavirus patients have lost their lives.
There are 1,49,348 active cases while 1,62,378 have been cured/discharged, according to Health Ministry data.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 1,04,568 with 3,830 fatalities.
Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 42,687 Covid-19 cases and 397 deaths, followed by Delhi with 38,958 cases and 1,271 deaths, Gujarat – 23,038 cases and 1,448 fatalities.
A total of 56,58,614 samples have been tested as on June 14 of which 1,51,432 samples have been tested in last 24 hours, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a detailed meeting with senior ministers and officials to review India’s response to Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting reviewed the national level status and preparation in the context of the pandemic. The meeting also took stock of situation in different states and union territories including Delhi. The meeting was attended by the Home Minister, Health Minister, Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Health Secretary, DG ICMR and other related conveners of the Empowered Groups.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the national capital.