The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 507 people have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the country in the past 24 hours ending Wednesday morning. This is the biggest single-day surge in the COVID-19 deaths so far that has taken the death toll due to the deadly virus to 17,400.
Also, 18,653 fresh cases of the virus were reported during this period that has taken the country’s COVID-19 case count to 5,85,493.
The number of active cases stands at 2,20,114, while 3,47,978 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, according to the ministry’s data.
“Thus, around 59.43 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.
Of the 507 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 245 are from Maharashtra, 62 from Delhi, 60 from Tamil Nadu, 25 from Uttar Pradesh, 20 from Karnataka, 19 from Gujarat, 15 from West Bengal, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, seven each from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, six each from Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, five from Bihar, four from Haryana, two each from Kerala, Odisha, Puducherry and Uttarakhand, and one each in Assam and Himachal Pradesh.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**||Total Confirmed cases*|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||47||50||0||97|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||131||82||0||213|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||2674||4722||101||7497|
|Cases being reassigned to states||6915||6915|
The country had recorded a massive spike of 2,003 deaths on June 17 following a data reconciliation exercise carried out by states and UTs which brought to the fore large number of fatalities previously reported in Maharashtra and Delhi which were not attributed to COVID-19.