Record 5,611 cases in last 24 hours take India's COVID-19 tally to 1,06,750, death toll tops 3,300-mark
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Day after crossing the undesirable mark of 1 lakh COVID-19 cases, India on Wednesday recorded 5,611 new infections taking the total of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,06,750. The latest spurt is the highest single day spike in terms of cases recorded from across the country. The death toll also reached 3,303 after 140 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the data provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, of the total 1,06,750 cases, 61,149 were active cases, while 42,297 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital from across the country.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected state, as the number of cases in Maharashtra reached 37,136 with 1,325 deaths so far. Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu becomes the second worst-hit state after spurt in cases in last few days. The total cases in the southern state stands at 12,448. However, the death rate in Tamil Nadu is comparatively low to other top five states. The death toll in Tamil Nadu stands at 84.
Meanwhile, Gujarat is at number three on the list with 12,140 cases and 719 deaths, followed by the national capital which crossed the 10,000-mark recently and reached 10,554 with 168 deaths.
Here’s the state-wise tally of coronavirus cases and deaths in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1317||653||17|
|Cases being reassigned to states||1096|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||106750#||42298||3303|
However, amid the rising cases, the health ministry on Tuesday said that despite the spurt in cases, the recovery rate of the coronavirus patients in the country has also improved significantly. According to the health ministry the recovery rate in the country currently stands at 38.73 per cent. The mortality rate of COVID-19 cases also stands at 3.1 per cent.
The country had reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on January 30 when a medical student from Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, tested positive in Thrissur, and it had on Tuesday crossed the 1-lakh mark after 111 days. The troublesome mark was reached a day after the fourth phase of lockdown kicked in across the country, and came with several relaxations like restarting of market complexes, autos, taxis and inter-state buses in various parts of the country.
Posted By: Talib Khan