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Covid-19: Largest single day spike in India coronavirus cases – News

PM Modi announced a lockdown across the country in March.

India had it largest spike in coronavirus, Covid-19, cases in a day on Saturday.

There was an increase of 525 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day. Total number of positive cases rose to 3,072 in the country (including 2,784 active cases, 213 cured/discharged/migrated people and 75 deaths), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today.

Earlier, the Centre  said the number of coronavirus cases rose to 2,902 in the country, out of which 1,023 positive cases have links to Tableeghi Jamaat from 17 states.

Nearly 22,000 members of the Jamaat and their contacts have been quarantined so far, it added.

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry, said there have been 601 positive coronavirus cases and 12 deaths reported since Friday.

The official added that it is conducting rigorous contact tracing of the coronavirus cases linked to the Jamaat members. “We are hopeful that our combined efforts will ensure a successful lockdown and we will be able to break the COVID2019 chain”, said the MHA official.

The Centre reiterated that its officials are conducting rigorous surveillance and contact tracing across the country. The MHA said the Home Secretary has asked state chief secretaries to solve the problems related to the movement of goods in the agriculture sector supply chain.

“Our 24×7 operational control room is working with state & UT governments round the clock to solve ground level issuesa Funds worth Rs. 11,092 crores have been released to states”, said the MHA.

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