New Delhi: India on Friday (June 19) reported the highest single-day spike of 13,586 new COVID-19 cases and 336 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,80,532, including 1,63,248 active cases, 2,04,711 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,573 deaths, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

The Centre has pitched for a unified strategy for Delhi and its satellite cities to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while the city government ramped up COVID-19 diagnosis by commencing testing through the rapid antigen method.

With 2,877 fresh instances, the total number of coronavirus cases reached 49,979, while the death toll climbed to 1,969. The national capital now has 26,669 active cases. The satellites cities of Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad have nearly 7,630 cases and together reported 142 deaths.

Haryana has emerged as a concern as it is the fastest growing state in India’s 10 most affected states. Bihar, on the other hand, offers a glimmer of hope as its cases have slowed down. Once growing very rapidly, the state’s growth rate is now below 3%.

Meanwhile, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases tops to over 8.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4,53,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases stood at 84,63,533, while the fatalities increased to 453,268. With 21,89,128 cases and 1,18,421 deaths, the US continues with the world's highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 9,78,142 infections, followed by Russia (5,60,321), India (3,66,946) and the UK (3,01,935).