Record 12,881 new infections in last 24 hrs take India's COVID-19 tally to 3.66 lakh; death toll at 12,237
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a record spike of 12,881 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus cases in the country reached 3,66,946, while the death toll in the country also rose to 12,237 after 334 new fatalities were recorded in the same span of time, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday morning.
Of the total, 3,66,946 cases, 1,60,384 are active cases, while 1,94,325 people have been cured of the deadly pathogen and discharged from the hospitals from across the country. With this the recovery rate in the country also improved further.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state with the total cases in the state reaching 1,16,752, while the death toll rose to 5,651 after 114 fatalities were recorded during the last 24 hours. The southern state of Tamil Nadu, also crossed the 50,000-mark and reached 50,193 after 2,174 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the state also rose to 576.
Meanwhile, the current hotspot, Delhi remains to be the third worst-hit state. Delhi during the last 24 hours witnessed the highest single-day spike of 2,414 COVID-19 cases taking the total toll to 47,102. 67 fatalities were recorded on Wednesday in Delhi, taking the total death toll to 1904. As many as 510 patients have recovered/discharged/migrated in Delhi, taking the total number of recovered/discharged/migrated patients to 17,457.
Check state-wise list here:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||11||33||0||44|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||45||12||0||57|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2427||2914||65||5406|
|Cases being reassigned to states||8703||8703|
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said that the discipline showed by the citizens during the coronavirus pandemic has helped the government a lot in stopping the exponential growth the deadly virus in the country. He also attributed the timely measures taken by the government in stopping the spread of the virus.
"The number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 till now is more than the number of active cases in the country. Also, at present, ventilator and ICU care are needed for very few patients across the country," the Prime Minister said as reported by news agency ANI.
Posted By: Talib Khan