Record 17,296 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 4.90 lakh; death toll crosses 15,000-mark | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Friday reported 17,296 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, biggest single-day spike ever, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 407 deaths were reported during the same period. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has increased to 4,90,401 while the death toll has reached 15,301.
The active number of coronavirus cases in India currently stands at 1,89,463 while the recovery rate has improved to 58.24 per cent 2,85,637 people have been cured and dishcharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in India with over 1.47 coronavirus cases and nearly 7,000 deaths while Delhi has reported more than 73,000 COVID cases and over 2,400 fatalities. Nearly 71,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, which is the third worst-hit. Gujarat, meanwhile, is the fourth worst-hit state in India with nearly 30,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,700 fatalities.
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||16||43||0||59|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||123||32||0||155|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2492||3967||90||6549|
|Cases being reassigned to states||8123||8123|
Amid the alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, a team led by Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal will visit Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana between June 26 and 29 to coordinate with the state officials in strengthening COVID-19 management efforts in those areas. The Health Ministry has said that the team will also review the measures undertaken by the states for containment of COVID-19.
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Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has said that it would conduct antigen tests, which would provide results of the COVID-19 tests within an hour, unlike the current waiting period of over 24 hours. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that one lakh antigen test kits will soon be made available in the state.
"Procurement orders have been given. Priority would be given to conduct this test on the frontline COVID-19 workers, such as essential services staff, health workers, police and others," he said.
"It will help the state in finding out whether a person has contracted COVID-19 infection," Tope added.
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