India records highest daily COVID-19 cases of 24,850

Indian health workers attending to a COVID-19 patient. The country recorded highest single day spike on Sunday

By Xinhua/NAN

India’s Federal health ministry Sunday morning recorded 613 new deaths and 24,850 more positive cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the number of deaths to 19,268 and total cases to 673,165.

This is the highest single-day spike in terms of fresh COVID-19 cases in the country so far.

According to ministry officials, 409,083 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.

“The number of active cases in the country right now is 244,814,” reads the information.

Presently the country has entered Unlock 2.0 phase, though restrictions remain in full force inside the COVID-19 Containment Zones.

On Friday the country’s civil aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced commercial international flights to and from India shall remain suspended until July 31.

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