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|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||129||86||0||215|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||2734||4856||105||7695|
|Cases being reassigned to states||6832||6832|
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.
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.