COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS| With over 70,000 cases, Delhi edges past Mumbai to become India's worst-affected city

Authorities have also planned to use Aarogya Setu app coupled with an IT-driven tool to boost surveillance and contact tracing in COVID-affected areas in Delhi.

Published: 23rd June 2020 07:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2020 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

Workers carry cardboard beds after assembling as they prepare a facility that can accommodate more than ten thousand COVID-19 patients at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in the Chattarpur area of New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By Online Desk

India reported its highest single-day spike in cases with 15, 968 new cases to take the total to 4,56,183, according to health ministry data on Tuesday morning. 465 new deaths were also reported

The total tally includes 183022 active cases, 258685 cured/discharged/migrated & 14476 deaths.

The Centre on Tuesday maintained that the number of infections per lakh population was among the lowest in the world with the Health ministry crediting the low COVID-19 mortality rate to timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management. The ministry also said that the recovery rate has steadily improved and it was nearly 57 per cent.

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