India records highest single-day spike of 40,425 new COVID-19 cases; tally cross 11 lakh
India coronavirus cases crossed 11 lakh mark on Monday (July 20, 2020) with the total cases at 11,18,043 including 3,90,459 active cases, 7,00,087 cured/discharged/migrated & 27,497 deaths as per the Ministry of Health data. Highest single day spike of 40,425 new cases and 681 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health said the 11 most COVID-19 affected countries in the world –the US, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, the UK, Iran, Pakistan, Spain –together reported 8 times more cases and 14 times more deaths than India.
There are?3,73,379 active cases presently in the country. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.
This is the first time that India recorded COVID-19 cases by more than 40,000.
According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,37,91,869 samples have been tested up to July 18 with 3,58,127 samples being tested on Saturday.