The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that over 28,000 fresh cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the country during the past 24 hours ending Monday morning.
According to the ministry, 28,701 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours that has taken the country’s COVID-19 case count beyond 8.78 lakh-mark. It is the biggest single-day surge in cases reported in the country so far.
Also, at least 500 fresh deaths due to the deadly virus have been reported during this period. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the country now stands at 23,174.
Of the 8,78,254 cases of COVID-19, 3.01 lakh are active cases, whereas 5.53 lakh have been cured and discharged, the ministry’s latest data suggests.
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra (7,827), Tamil Nadu (4,244), Karnataka (2,627), Andhra Pradesh (1,933) and Delhi (1,573) were the top five states that reported the highest number of fresh infections.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 1,03,813 active cases and 10,289 deaths. In total, Maharashtra has registered over 2.5 lakh of the total number of cases registered in India.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**||Total Confirmed cases*|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||70||93||0||163|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||234||245||0||479|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||4355||5979||179||10513|
|Cases being reassigned to states||2358||2358|
The ministry’s data showed that the recovery rate in Delhi is improving. The national capital now has 19,155 active cases and nearly 90,000 people have recovered after getting infected. Over 3,300 people have died from coronavirus in Delhi.
Tamil Nadu, with 46,972 cases and 1,966 deaths, is also among the worst-affected state in India.
Other states that are at risk include Andhra Pradesh with over 13,000 active cases and 328 deaths and Karnataka with over 22,000 active cases and 684 deaths.
According to ICMR, over 1.18 crore samples have been tested for coronavirus in India till July 12 and 2,19,103 samples were tested on Sunday.