Record 19,906 new cases in last 24 hrs take India's COVID-19 tally to 5.28 lakh; death toll tops 16,000 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India sets new record of the highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases with 19,906 new infections during the last 24 hours. With the latest spike, the total COVID-19 toll of the country reached 5,28,859. The death toll in the country also crossed the 16,000-mark with 410 new fatalities in the same period, according to the data by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday morning.
Of the total 5,28,859 cases, 2,03,051 are active cases, while 3,09,713 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country. With a difference of more than 1 lakh cases between recovered and active cases, the recovery rate in the country also increased to 58.56 per cent.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state. The coronavirus toll in the state reached 1,59,133 after record 5,318 new infections were reported in the state during the last 24 hours. The death toll in Maharashtra also climbed up to 7,273 after 167 new fatalities.
Delhi being the worst-hit city and the second worst-hit state crossed the 80,000-mark and reached 80,188 after 2,948 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the national capital also crossed the 2,500-mark after 66 new fatalities recorded during the last 24 hours.
Authorities in Delhi on Saturday started a mammoth task of conducting a serological survey to comprehensively analyse the spread of COVID-19 as the number of cases in the national capital crossed the 80,000-mark.
The southern state of Tamil Nadu continued to witness a surge in coronavirus cases with the state on Saturday reporting the highest single-day spike of 3,713 cases and 68 fatalities, pushing the infection count to 78,335 and death toll to 1,025. For the third straight day, the state reported over 3,500 cases. With the fresh addition, the number of coronavirus cases reached a whopping 10,867 mark and 114 deaths in three days.
Here's the state-wise list of Coronavirus cases and deaths in the country:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||29||43||0||72|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||122||55||0||177|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2648||4225||93||6966|
|Cases being reassigned to states||7839||7839|
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that eight states – including Delhi and Maharashtra – account for 87 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India and 85.5 per cent of the active coronavirus infection caseload.
According to the Union Home Ministry, the eight states that account for 85 per cent coronavirus cases in India are Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
Posted By: Talib Khan