India records highest COVID cases of 14k new records in single-day

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India records highest COVID cases of 14k new records in single-day
India records highest COVID cases of 14k new records in single-day

India records highest COVID cases on Friday recording a spike of 14,516 new cases in a single day on Friday alone.

The spike takes the nations’ total coronavirus case to 3.95 lakh, the fourth worst-hit nation in the world, just below Russia, Brazil, and worst-hit the US.

In the last 24-hours, 375 people succeed in the novel coronavirus mounting the death toll to 12,948, according to Health Ministry data. The government has also tested the highest number of samples in 24-hours, at 1,89,869 people tested.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned the Americas as half of the world-COVID count of 150,000 new cases in a single day was from the two Americas.

Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told: “The world is in a new and dangerous phase. The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.”

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India records highest COVID cases of 14k new records in single-day

Emergencies expert at WHO, Mike Ryan warned against easing lockdown restrictions, which has been the case lately. Ryan urged a data-driven approach to reopen as that a potential second wave can be averted.

“Exiting lockdowns must be done carefully, in a step-wise manner, and must be driven by the data. If don’t know where it is the chances are the virus will surprise you,” he said, Reuters reports.

Global COVID-19 counts have touched 8 million and is steadily racing towards the next million. Over 460k people globally have succumbed to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins tally. 4.25 people have recovered from the disease.