India recorded highest COVID-19 cases in a single day on May 20
Guwahati: With 5,600 COVID-19 patients, the nation recorded the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, the total number of confirmed cases stood at 1,12359.
According to the Union health ministry’s update on Wednesday, there was a 40% increase in recovery rates among those who tested positive for coronavirus. This is in comparison to 7% which was the rate when the lockdown was first declared on March 25. The ministry also stated that there is a decrease in the need for hospital staff for patients.
However, on the same day, the total number of cases across the country rose by more than 5,600. Till Thursday morning, India has witnessed 3,435 COVID-19 deaths.
As of Wednesday, India had 67,241 active cases, of which 6.9 % either require intensive care unit treatment or ventilator, oxygen support, while 45,900 have been cured so far.
More than 2.5 million tests were conducted in the country out of which more than 1,00,000 tests were conducted in the last two days itself, revealed an ICMR data. Moreover, in a mere span of two weeks, COVID-19 cases have doubled from 49,391 to 1,12,359.