Coronavirus LIVE Updates: A single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths was reported in India in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry figures revealed. The Covid-19 tally rose to 22,15,075, including 6,34,945 active cases, 15,35,744 cured/discharged/migrated & 44,386 deaths. India’s coronavirus recoveries crossed the 15 lakh-mark. Infections still remain concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases, it added.
Meanwhile, Australia reported a record number of daily coronavirus deaths today, however, the number of new cases in the country’s virus hotspot dropped to a near two week low. Officials in Victoria state, which is the epicentre of Australia’s second Covid-19 wave, told Reuters that 19 people succumbed to the infection over the past 24 hours. With other states still to report daily new case and death numbers, that already marks the country’s biggest single-day rise in fatalities.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath holds a meeting in Lucknow with the officers of ‘COVID-19 management team-11’.