Record 40,425 new COVID-19 cases, 681 fatalities take India's tally past 11 lakh, death toll over 27,000 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 40,425 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, biggest single-day spike ever, India's tally on Monday crossed the 11 lakh mark, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 681 fatalities were reported during the same period.
According to the latest information available at the Union Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus has affected 11,18,043 people and claimed the lives of 27,497 in India so far. The active number of coronavirus cases stands at 3,90,459 while 7,00,087 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
In just three days, the coronavirus tally in India has crossed the 11 lakh-mark. On July 17, the country has crossed the grim mark of 10 lakh coronavirus cases and now in just three days, the number of cases have increased to 11 lakh.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 3.10 lakh cases and over 11,000 deaths while Tamil Nadu is the second worst affected with over 1.70 coronavirus cases and 2,400 deaths. The national capital Delhi has reported 1.22 lakh coronavirus cases and over 3,600 deaths while Karnataka has emerged as a new hotspot of coronavirus and has reported more than 63,000 cases and over 1,300 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||58||145||0||203|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||189||414||2||605|
|Jammu and Kashmir||5844||7811||244||13899|
Amid the alarming rise in coronavirus cases, the Centre on Sunday noted that India's COVID-19 case fatality rate is "progressively falling", adding that there are 29 states and union territories with a case fatality rate (CFR) lower than India's average, with five of them having a CFR of zero and 14 having fatality rate of less than 1 per cent.
The central government also said that the state and UT governments have ramped up testing and hospital infrastructure by combining public and private sector efforts.
"At the ground level, frontline health workers like ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and ANMs (Auxiliary Nursing Midwives) have done a commendable job of managing the migrant population and to enhance awareness at the community level," the Centre said.
"As a result, there are 29 States and UTs with CFR lower than India's average. This shows commendable work done by public health apparatus of the country," it added.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma