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With 28,701 cases in 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count jumps to 8.78 lakh; death toll crosses 23,000-mark

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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
2 Andhra Pradesh 13428 15412 328 29168
3 Arunachal Pradesh 219 138 2 359
4 Assam 5610 10426 35 16071
5 Bihar 5001 11498 143 16642
6 Chandigarh 134 417 8 559
7 Chhattisgarh 887 3153 19 4059
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 234 245 0 479
9 Delhi 19155 89968 3371 112494
10 Goa 952 1487 14 2453
11 Gujarat 10613 29162 2045 41820
12 Haryana 4956 15983 301 21240
13 Himachal Pradesh 273 929 11 1213
14 Jammu and Kashmir 4355 5979 179 10513
15 Jharkhand 1418 2308 30 3756
16 Karnataka 22750 15409 684 38843
17 Kerala 3747 4095 31 7873
18 Ladakh 157 928 1 1086
19 Madhya Pradesh 4103 12876 653 17632
20 Maharashtra 103813 140325 10289 254427
21 Manipur 713 896 0 1609
22 Meghalaya 238 66 2 306
23 Mizoram 81 150 0 231
24 Nagaland 447 327 0 774
25 Odisha 4307 8750 64 13121
26 Puducherry 661 739 18 1418
27 Punjab 2230 5392 199 7821
28 Rajasthan 5779 18103 510 24392
29 Sikkim 72 81 0 153
30 Tamil Nadu 46972 89532 1966 138470
31 Telangana 11833 22482 356 34671
32 Tripura 631 1421 2 2054
33 Uttarakhand 704 2786 47 3537
34 Uttar Pradesh 12208 23334 934 36476
35 West Bengal 10500 18581 932 30013
Cases being reassigned to states 2358 2358
Total 301609 553471 23174 878254

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.

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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.

With 879 new cases,  Guj COVID-19 tally stands at 41,906; death toll at 2,047