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
Andhra Pradesh 5760 4988 136 10884
Arunachal Pradesh 121 38 1 160
Assam 2279 4033 9 6321
Bihar 1975 6441 57 8473
Chandigarh 88 329 6 423
Chhattisgarh 685 1755 12 2452
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 123 32 0 155
Delhi 26586 44765 2429 73780
Goa 658 335 2 995
Gujarat 6269 21498 1753 29520
Haryana 4885 7380 198 12463
Himachal Pradesh 353 477 9 839
Jammu and Kashmir 2492 3967 90 6549
Jharkhand 645 1605 12 2262
Karnataka 3720 6670 170 10560
Kerala 1761 1943 22 3726
Ladakh 582 358 1 941
Madhya Pradesh 2435 9619 542 12596
Maharashtra 63357 77453 6931 147741
Manipur 702 354 0 1056
Meghalaya 3 42 1 46
Mizoram 115 30 0 145
Nagaland 195 160 0 355
Odisha 1654 4291 17 5962
Puducherry 306 187 9 502
Punjab 1457 3192 120 4769
Rajasthan 3077 12840 379 16296
Sikkim 46 39 0 85
Tamil Nadu 30067 39999 911 70977
Telangana 6446 4688 230 11364
Tripura 270 1019 1 1290
Uttarakhand 897 1758 36 2691
Uttar Pradesh 6463 13119 611 20193
West Bengal 4852 10190 606 15648
Cases being reassigned to states 8123     8123
Total 189463 285637 15301 490401

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.

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.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma