The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 55,078 fresh COVID-19 cases
were reported in the country in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the country’s COVID-19 case count beyond 16 lakh to 16.38 lakh.
It is the biggest single-day spike in cases ever since the pandemic began.
35,747 COVID-19 deaths so far
The ministry also informed that 779 fresh fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours.
The addition of the deaths reported on Thursday has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 35,747.
The surge in daily COVID-19 cases remained above 50,000 for the second consecutive day.
In fact, the last 1 lakh coronavirus cases have been recorded in the last two days.
5.45 lakh active COVID-19 cases
There are 5,45,318 active COVID-19 cases in the country.
Over 10.57 lakh people have recovered from the viral infection so far.
The recovery rate rose to 64.54 percent while the fatality rate dropped further to 2.18 percent.
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According to the ICMR, 1,88,32,970 samples have been tested up to July 30.
Interestingly, 6,42,588 samples were tested on Thursday.
779 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours
Of the 779 deaths reported on Friday, 266 are from Maharashtra, 97 from Tamil Nadu, and 83 from Karnataka. Sixty-eight deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh and 57 deaths from Uttar Pradesh.
West Bengal registered 46 deaths, Delhi 29, Gujarat 22, Jammu and
Kashmir 17, Madhya Pradesh 14 Rajasthan, and Telangana recorded 13 deaths each.
Ten fatalities have been reported from Odisha, nine from Punjab, five from
Jharkhand, and four each from Bihar, Haryana, Manipur, and Uttarakhand.
Three deaths each have been reported from Goa and Chhattisgarh, and two each from Assam, Andaman and
Nicobar Islands, and Kerala. Ladakh and Puducherry recorded one fatality each.
Unlock 3 from August 1
At a time when the COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, the Centre has asked the state governments to implement the Unlock 3 guidelines.
Under Unlock 3, gyms and yoga institutes will reopen and there will be no night curfew.
However, schools, colleges, and cinema halls will continue to remain closed.
Similarly, the prohibition on any form of the large congregation will continue till August 31.
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