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COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 15 lakh

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  • 48,513 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours
  • Total case count crosses 15.31 lakh
  • 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours
  • India’s death toll touches 34,193

India has reported 48,513 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With the addition of the fresh cases, the COVID-19 case count in the country has crossed the 15 lakh-mark and touched 15,31,669.

Also, 768 deaths were reported due to the deadly virus on Tuesday. With this, the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country has jumped to 34,193.

9.88 lakh people have recovered

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 9.88 lakh people have recovered from the viral infection. This has taken the recovery rate in India to 64.50 per cent. 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 3.91 lakh cases of the virus and 14,165 deaths.

Interestingly, India’s financial capital Mumbai which evolved as a COVID-19 hotspot reported the lowest surge in cases on Tuesday. It reported only 717 fresh cases taking the city’s tally to 1.10 lakh.

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Tamil Nadu recorded 6,972 fresh cases of the virus that has taken the state’s tally to 2.27 lakh. National capital Delhi reported 1,056 cases taking the tally to 1.32 lakh. The death toll in Delhi has surged to 3,881 with 28 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Two other states that have over 1 lakh cases are Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Maharashtra, Karnataka report over 100 deaths

As far as the 768 deaths on Tuesday are concerned, Maharashtra alone has reported 282 deaths. It is followed by the southern state of Karnataka that has reported 102 deaths. Tamil Nadu has reported 88 deaths and Andhra Pradesh has reported 58 deaths.

This apart, Uttar Pradesh has reported 41 deaths, followed by West Bengal with 38 deaths. Delhi has reported 28 deaths, whereas Gujarat has reported 24 deaths.

Punjab has reported 18 deaths, while Bihar has reported 16 deaths due to the deadly virus. The western state of Rajasthan that is going through a political turmoil has reported 13 deaths. Jammu and Kashmir have reported 12 deaths, whereas Madhya Pradesh has reported 10 deaths.

All other states and union territories have reported less than 10 deaths.

 

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