The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 52,123 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases recorded in the country ever since the pandemic began.
The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 15.83 lakh.
Death toll nearing 35,000
The ministry’s latest data updated on Thursday provides that 775 people succumbed to the deadly infection in a day. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken the country’s coronavirus death toll to 34,968.
10.20 lakh people have defeated coronavirus
There are over 5.28 lakh active cases of the virus in the country, whereas 10.20 lakh have recovered. In fact, 32,553 people have recovered from the viral infection. Notably, the figure also includes foreigners who have availed treatment in India.
Maharashtra worst-affected state
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with over 1.46 lakh active cases. It is followed by Karnataka with 67,456 active cases. Andhra Pradesh comes third with 63,771 active cases and Tamil Nadu is fourth on the list with 57,490 active cases.
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Notably, there are five states that have reported over 1 lakh coronavirus cases. These include—Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
775 deaths in a day
Of the 775 fresh deaths, 298 are from Maharashtra, 92 from Karnataka and 82 from Tamil Nadu. Sixty-five cases are from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from West Bengal and 33 from Uttar Pradesh.
Twenty-six fatalities are from Delhi, 25 from Punjab, 24 from Gujarat, and 15 from Jammu and Kashmir. Madhya Pradesh has reported 13 deaths, whereas Telangana recorded 12 deaths.
Nine fatalities have been reported each from Bihar and Jharkhand, and seven deaths have been reported from Haryana.
Six deaths are from Rajasthan, five from Odisha, four from Assam, and three from Goa. Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh have reported two deaths each.
One death has been reported each from Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Over 1.81 samples tested
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has stated that over 1.81 crore samples have been tested in the country for coronavirus till July 29. It also informed that 4.46 lakh samples were tested on Wednesday.
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