Coronavirus cases in India surge to 308993; death toll at 8884


India on Saturday (June 13, 2020) recorded more than 11,000 cases in the last 24 hours for the very first time since the outbreak making it the highest jump recorded in a day. The total tally crossed 3 lakh on Saturday and the death toll was at 8884.

India on Saturday (June 13, 2020) recorded more than 11,000 cases in the last 24 hours for the very first time since the outbreak making it the highest jump recorded in a day. The total tally crossed 3 lakh on Saturday and the death toll was at 8884. 
As per the Ministry of Health data, 11458 news cases and 386 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours since Friday 8 am taking the total tally to 308993 which includes 145779 active cases, 154329 recovered cases, 1 migrant patient, and 8884 deaths.
Maharashtra, the state with the most number of confirmed cases has reported 97,648 cases. The state also witnessed 150 coronavirus-related deaths during the same time and its Covid-19 death toll is now 3,590.
With the highest single-day spike of 2,137 COVID-19 cases on Friday, the total tally in Delhi crossed the 36,000-mark as the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,214. According to a health bulletin of the Delhi health department, 71 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the first time that over 2,000 cases have been reported in a day in Delhi. The previous biggest jump in fresh cases at 1,877 was recorded on Thursday.
Looking at the horrific situation in the capital, the Supreme Court today tore into the Delhi government over the "sorry state of affairs" for treatment of COVID-19 patients at its hospitals, calling the situation in the national capital "horrendous, horrific and pathetic".
On the handling of the bodies of COVID-19 victims by states, the SC said there was "no proper adherence to the guidelines" of the health ministry and the hospitals are not giving "due care and concern to the dead bodies". 




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