BS Web Team | New Delhi, Last Updated on July 13, 2020, 11:49 AM
Coronavirus update: India has recorded 29,108 new cases in a day — the biggest spike in daily cases so far — taking its total number of Covid-19 cases to 879,466. The country’s death toll stands at 23,187. Maharashtra has seen a spike of 7,827 cases, while Delhi has added 1,573 cases to its tally in the past 24 hours. Karnataka’s caseloads are rising at the fastest pace in the country right now.
Several states reported their highest single-day spike on Sunday. Among them was Gujarat, where the tally rose by 879 to reach 41,897. West Bengal’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 30,000-mark with record 1,560 new cases reported from different parts of the state, according to a bulletin issued by the state health department. A new daily record of 1,933 cases pushed the coronavirus tally in Andhra Pradesh to 29,168 on Sunday. Several state authorities are now getting ready to reimpose lockdown for varying periods in more cities, including in Bengaluru and Pune, while there appeared to be an improvement in the situation in the national capital.
Coronavirus world update: At over 230,000, another record increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported by the World Health Organization in a 24-hour period. As many as 13,041,698 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 around the world so far. While more than 7,588,094 have recovered, 571,660 have died, according to Worldometer.
Country-wise, the United States remains the most affected. It has recorded over 50,000 cases in a day and now has 3,413,995 coronavirus cases and 137,782 deaths. Brazil has 1,866,176 cases, and 72,151 deaths, while India is the third-worst-hit with 879,466 cases and 23,187 deaths.
Amit Sadh tests negative for COVID-19
Actor Amit Sadh on Monday said he has tested negative for coronavirus and thanked his fans for their prayers. On Sunday, Sadh tweeted that though he was feeling “perfectly fine”, he would be undergoing a precautionary COVID-19 test, a day after megastar Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan tested coronavirus positive. Abhishek, 44, and Sadh were spotted together earlier this month, dubbing for their show “Breathe: Into The Shadows”. “Thank you for your prayers and concerns. This is the only time I say happily I am negative. To all people battling this, my prayers and thoughts continue. Love you. Togetherness is the only strength,” Sadh, 37, posted on Twitter on Monday.