Record 11,929 new cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 3.20 lakh, death toll tops 9,000 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a spike of 11,929 new cases in the last 24 hours, highest single-day rise ever, the coronavirus tally in India surged to 3,20,922, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Health Ministry also said that 311 new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 9,195.
As per the latest information available at the Health Ministry website, the total number of active coronavirus cases in India is 1,49,348 while the recovery rate has improved to 50.59 per cent as 1,62,379 has been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra continues to the worst-hit state in India with 1.04 lakh cases and almost 4,000 deaths. Tamil Nadu is second worst affected with more than 42,500 cases and nearly 400 deaths while the national capital Delhi is third with almost 39,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,200 fatalities. Gujarat has also emerged as a hotspot and has reported more than 23,000 cases and over 1,400 deaths.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||5||33||0||38|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||33||2||0||35|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2554||2269||55||4878|
|Cases being reassigned to states||7436||7436|
Looking at the worsening situation in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a meeting with all the top officials and discussed the pandemic in the country. In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that during the meet, it was observed that two-thirds of India's COVID-19 infection load are in five states with an overwhelming proportion of cases in big cities.
He also discussed augmentation of testing as well as increasing the number of beds and services specially in the large cities facing challenges to effectively handle the peak surge of daily cases, the statement added.
According to the global real-time COVID-19 data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, India's count of recoveries is now the sixth largest in the world after the US, Brazil, Russia, Italy and Germany.
However, India has also entered the top-ten in terms of the number of deaths. It is now ranked ninth after the US, Brazil, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico and Belgium. While the US has reported more than 1.14 lakh deaths so far, the eighth-ranked Belgium has recorded 9,650 fatalities.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma