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With 84 Cases, Kerala Sees Its Highest Single-day Spike; 79 of Them from Outside State

Kerala had been very successful in curbing the spread of the virus, but incoming travellers have triggered a wave of fresh infections.

Kochi| Kerala reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 84 new infections reported today. Of the new cases, 79 patients are people who have recently come back to the state.

An increase of more than 300 infections of COVID-19 in last one week has assured that Kerala is now growing at a rate faster than the national average.

Kerala had been very successful in curbing the spread of the virus, but incoming travellers from within the country, and abroad, have triggered a wave of fresh infections.

In the last one week, the total number of confirmed infections in the state has gone up from 666 to 1,003. It means the current doubling time for the state is just below 12 days. The national doubling time of total infections right now is 14 days.

In mid-May, Kerala’s doubling time was considerably over 100 days. On many days during this time, the state did not record even a single new infection. Over 90% of the infected people had already recovered from the virus. And the state had seen just 3 deaths, the lowest case-fatality ratio among states with notable caseloads.

The total cases in India surged to 158,333 including over 67,000 cured/discharged or migrated and 4,531 deaths amid lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In the past 24 hours, 194 casualties were recorded, second-highest in a day so far.

6,387 cases new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra, the worst affected state by the virus, recorded 56,948 cases and over 1,792 deaths. The state recorded over 2,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

Across the country, at least 67,692 patients have cured so far the recovery rate stood at 42%.

Currently, there are over 86,110 active COVID-19 patients in the country.

India is the 10th worst-affected country in terms of the total number of COVID-19 cases, overtaking China and Iran.

(Inputs from Indian Express)

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