India recorded its highest-ever single day increase of 4,820 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with Gujarat accounting for 1,057 of them.
The Gujarat numbers spiked after its Health Department announced that 709 “super-spreaders” were found positive, besides the 348 infections recorded in the past 24 hours.
Over 6,500 samples of “super-spreaders,” including vegetable vendors and grocery shop owners were tested.
According to data from the State Health Departments, India has 90,582 cumulative cases, and 54,531 active ones.
With 30 municipal areas accounting for almost 80% of the country’s COVID-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry asked States and Union Territories to focus not just on containment zones but also buffer zones around them to break the chain of transmission.