NEW DELHI: More than 500 coronavirus cases were registered in India on Sunday for the fourth consecutive day even as the government announced a massive ramp up of its testing facilities. The number of deaths in the country also rose to 124 with 27 casualties in the last 24 hours.
Here is a look at the lastest updates on the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) from India and around the world —
Highest single-day casualty of 27 takes Indias corona toll to 124
Indias Covid-19 death toll crossed the 100-mark and reached 124 on Sunday night after registering 27 fresh deaths — the highest single-day casualty since the outbreak — in the last 24 hours. With 13 deaths, the toll in Maharashtra, the worst affected state, stood at 45 – which is 36% of the nations casualties. Mumbai is the worst affected with 30 of the 45 deaths in Maharashtra coming from there.
More than 500 cases registered in a day for the 4th consecutive day
For the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, India registered an increase of 500-plus cases. With 553 news cases, the total number of cases has crossed the 4000-mark at 4218. Maharashtra tops the chart with 748 cases, 113 of which were reported on Sunday.
Corona testing shifts into top gear
In a massive ramp up of testing for Covid-19, the government plans to double every three days the number of samples tested through RT-PCR process – considered mandatory for accurate results – by government laboratories. The scope of testing is going to be further widened by a number of other tests, including those used for tuberculosis along with the newly-sanctioned rapid antibody tests for diagnosis of suspected cases.
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