Added on : 2020-06-07 09:48:44
India today reported the highest single-day spike of 9,971 new Covid-19 cases and 287 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,46,628. The figures include 1,20,406 active cases, 1,19,293 cured/discharged and migrated and 6,929 deaths. India's top four metropolitian clusters, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, account for nearly half of the nationwide Covid-19 tally, which saw a record surge of almost 10,000 yesterday. These four have a similar share in the death toll, which is fast approaching the 7,000-mark. After including three other major urban clusters hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ahmedabad, Indore and Pune, the seven of them together account for 60 per cent of overall confirmed cases and more than 80 per cent of the deaths across India, as per the latest data disclosed by various states and union territories.