Over 83,000 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally past 39 lakh; death toll over 68,000 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Friday reported a spike of 83,341 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking the country's tally near 40 lakh, said the Union Health Ministry, adding that 1,096 fatalities were reported during the same period.
According to the information provided by the Union Health Ministry, the coronavirus tally in India has reached 39,36,748 which includes 8,31,124 active cases while 68,472 have succumbed to the highly contagious pathogen.
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Meanwhile, 30,37,152 people have recovered from the deadly infection, taking the country's recovery rate to 77.14 per cent.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||352||2823||48|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||294||2154||2|
|Jammu and Kashmir||8441||30759||743|
(The information mentioned above has been taken from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
The coronavirus cases have been rising at an alarming rate in India, especially after the country entered the unlock stage. Currently, India is the third worst affected country after the United States of America (USA) and Brazil.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on Saturday asserted that the situation is under control in India, saying the number of recoveries is 3.5 times than that of the number of active coronavirus cases.
The Union Health Ministry also said that Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh accounted for 70 per cent of the total COVID-19 deaths in India while five states -- Maharashtra (24.77 pc), Andhra Pradesh (12.64 pc), Karnataka (11.58 pc), Uttar Pradesh (6.92 pc) and Tamil Nadu (6.42 pc) -- accounted for 62 per cent of the total active cases in the country.
"Over the past three weeks (August 13-19, August 20-26 and August 27-September 2), Andhra Pradesh recorded a decrease in fatalities by 4.5 per cent, Maharashtra recorded a 11.5 per cent decrease and Tamil Nadu showed a 18.2 per cent decrease in fatalities," Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.
"On the other hand, Karnataka recorded a 9.6 per cent increase in fatalities over this period while Delhi recorded a 50 per cent surge in fatalities over the past three weeks," he added.
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