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India’s COVID-19 case count crosses 6 lakh, death toll climbs to 17,834

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 19,148 fresh cases of novel coronavirus were reported in the country during the past 24 hours ending Thursday morning. The addition of the fresh cases has taken India’s total case count beyond the 6 lakh-mark.

Also, 434 people have succumbed to the deadly virus during this period that has taken the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 17,834.

Out if the total case count of 6,04,641, total active cases in India on Thursday morning stood at 2,26,947, while 3.5 lakh recoveries have been recorded.

The recovery rate is steadily improving to touch nearly 60 per cent. India is the fourth worst-affected country in terms of total cases after the US, Brazil and Russia.

It is for the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus cases have increased by more than 18,000. The country has seen a surge of 4.1 lakh infections.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,80,298 followed by Tamil Nadu at 94,049, Delhi at 89,802 and Gujarat at 33,232, according to the Health Ministry data.

S. No. Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths** Total Confirmed cases*
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 50 50 0 100
2 Andhra Pradesh 8071 6988 193 15252
3 Arunachal Pradesh 128 66 1 195
4 Assam 2719 5851 12 8582
5 Bihar 2233 7946 70 10249
6 Chandigarh 73 367 6 446
7 Chhattisgarh 623 2303 14 2940
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 129 86 0 215
9 Delhi 27007 59992 2803 89802
10 Goa 713 670 4 1387
11 Gujarat 7335 24030 1867 33232
12 Haryana 4202 10499 240 14941
13 Himachal Pradesh 355 614 10 979
14 Jammu and Kashmir 2734 4856 105 7695
15 Jharkhand 575 1931 15 2521
16 Karnataka 8198 8063 253 16514
17 Kerala 2130 2439 24 4593
18 Ladakh 295 694 1 990
19 Madhya Pradesh 2625 10655 581 13861
20 Maharashtra 79091 93154 8053 180298
21 Manipur 681 579 0 1260
22 Meghalaya 9 42 1 52
23 Mizoram 37 123 0 160
24 Nagaland 291 168 0 459
25 Odisha 1938 5353 25 7316
26 Puducherry 430 272 12 714
27 Punjab 1652 3867 149 5668
28 Rajasthan 3317 14574 421 18312
29 Sikkim 48 53 0 101
30 Tamil Nadu 39859 52926 1264 94049
31 Telangana 9008 8082 267 17357
32 Tripura 302 1093 1 1396
33 Uttarakhand 589 2317 41 2947
34 Uttar Pradesh 6709 16629 718 24056
35 West Bengal 5959 12528 683 19170
Cases being reassigned to states 6832 6832
Total 226947 359860 17834 604641

On Wednesday, India recorded the biggest single-day jump of 507 COVID-19 deaths. The data updated at 8 am on Wednesday showed that 18,653 new infections were reported in 24 hours, which took the tally to 5,85,493.

With close to four lakh cases, June was the worst month for the country, which prompted some states to go for varying degrees of lockdown.

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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Manipur and Nagaland are among the states which have extended the lockdown beyond June 30 for varying periods up to July 31 without any more relaxations.

Guj records 620 new COVID-19 cases, total touches 32,643; death toll at 1,848