Covid-19: Single-day spike of 19,459 cases takes India's tally to 5,48,318
Monday, 29 June 2020 () A single-day spike of 19,459 Covid-19 cases took India's tally to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data. This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The country has seen a surge of 3,57,783 infections from June 1 till date.
In the ending ceremony of Jagannath Rath Yatra attendees were seen flouting social distancing norms amid increasing number of coronavirus infection cases. The annual, 13 days Jagannath Rath Yatra has ended with 'rasagulla' offers to goddess lakshmi by lord Jagannath on July 04. After denying it earlier, the Supreme Court has given permission to organise the annual Rath Yatra on June 22. As instructed, the procession has to be organised in a limited way without public attendance and only the servitors who have tested negative for COVID-19 can participate in the festival. Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the auspicious festivals in India.
President Donald Trump said during July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C. Saturday that the U.S. has made a "lot of progress" in its fight against the pandemic even as two large states posted record increases in COVID-19 cases.
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