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Coronavirus India Updates: 1,752 new cases recorded in 24 hours — highest single-day rise

Coronavirus India Updates: 1,752 new cases recorded in 24 hours — highest single-day rise

Coronavirus India Latest News Updates: With 1,752 new positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its highest single-day spike in cases on Friday, taking the country's tally to 23,452. While the death toll stood at 723, as many as 4,813 persons have been cured and discharged so far. Earlier today, in a press briefing, the Health Ministry said that no new cases were reported in 15 districts in the last 28 days.

The govt, meanwhile, said the lockdown announced by PM Narendra Modi was a timely step, without which there would have been an estimated one lakh COVID-19 cases in India by now. Officials said the virus outbreak is under control in the country and credited a robust surveillance network along with implementation of the lockdown and other containment measures for it.

More than 2.7 million people have been reported to be infected by the virus globally and 190,985 have died, according to John Hopkins tally. The US leads the chart with 869,000 cases and 49,954 deaths. The next worst-affected countries are Italy on 25,549 deaths, Spain on 22,157 and France on 21,856.

(Inputs from theindianexpress.com)

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