New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Saturday witnessed another record spike of 11,458 new infections in last 24 hours taking the total toll of coronavirus cases to 3,08,993 in the country. The death toll also climbed to 8,884 with 386 new fatalities in the same period of time, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Of the total 3,08,993 cases, 1,45,779 are active, while 1,54,329 people have recovered from the deadly contagion and have been discharged from the hospitals. With this the recovery rate in the country further improved to 49.94 per cent from 49.4 per cent yesterday.  

With the cases crossing the grim milestone of 3 lakh, India is now preceded only by the US, Brazil and Russia and ranked fourth on the list of worst-hit nations across the world. Russia currently has 5,11,423 cases and Brazil has 8,29,902 cases, while the US with 21,16,922 cases is the worst-hit nation in the world.

 

The coronavirus cases in the country have been increasing exponentially since May end, when the country entered the list top 10 worst-affected nations. In just 18 days, India became the fourth worst-hit nation leaving behind Italy, Spain and UK. India took only 10 days to reach the 3 lakh-mark after crossing the 2 lakh-mark on June 3.

India crossed the 1 lakh-mark on May 19 taking 111 days after the first case was reported in Kerala on Januray 30, while the 2 lakh-mark was crossed in just 15 days on June 3. Now after 10 days the tally crossed the 3 lakh-mark to reach 3,08,993.

 

Here’s the timeline of cases in India:

January 30 - First case reported in Kerala

April 14 - 10,000+ cases

April 22 - 20,000+ cases

May 3 - 40,000+ cases

May 10 - 60,000+ cases

May 15 - 80,000+ cases

May 19 - 1 lakh+ cases

June 3- 2 lakh + cases

June 13 - 3 lakh + cases

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state accounting for over 1 lakh cases of the total in the country. The total in Maharashtra reached 1,011,41 after 3,493 new patients came to light in last 24 hours. The death toll in the state also rose to 3,717 with 127 new fatalities. 

The southern state of Tamil Nadu with 40,698 cases is the second worst-hit state in the country. Tamil Nadu recorded a record high of 1,982 cases in a single day yesterday. The death toll at 367 in the state is averaging slightly lower than the death toll in other states in the top five list. 

Whereas, the national capital Delhi, has been witnessing record spikes in cases from past few days. Delhi recorded highest single-day spike of 2,137 COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the total COVID-19 toll to 36,824 cases. The death toll also increased to 1,214 after 71 new fatalities were reported in last 24 hours. 

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 5 33 0 38
Andhra Pradesh 2495 3105 80 5680
Arunachal Pradesh 63 4 0 67
Assam 1953 1537 8 3498
Bihar 2480 3587 36 6103
Chandigarh 43 286 5 334
Chhattisgarh 873 550 6 1429
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 28 2 0 30
Delhi 22212 13398 1214 36824
Goa 394 69 0 463
Gujarat 5619 15493 1415 22527
Haryana 3789 2475 70 6334
Himachal Pradesh 183 297 6 486
Jammu and Kashmir 2591 2086 53 4730
Jharkhand 937 672 8 1617
Karnataka 2997 3440 79 6516
Kerala 1303 1000 19 2322
Ladakh 176 62 1 239
Madhya Pradesh 2802 7201 440 10443
Maharashtra 49628 47796 3717 101141
Manipur 308 77 0 385
Meghalaya 21 22 1 44
Mizoram 103 1 0 104
Nagaland 107 49 0 156
Odisha 1014 2474 10 3498
Puducherry 88 67 2 157
Punjab 641 2282 63 2986
Rajasthan 2898 8898 272 12068
Sikkim 61 2 0 63
Tamil Nadu 18284 22047 367 40698
Telangana 2032 2278 174 4484
Tripura 682 278 1 961
Uttarakhand 756 947 21 1724
Uttar Pradesh 4642 7609 365 12616
West Bengal 5587 4206 451 10244
Cases being reassigned to states 7984     7984
Total# 145779 154330 8884 308993

Meanwhile, amid the sharp spike in cases with the country registering over 11,000 cases, the Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the doubling rate in India has improved to 17.4 days from 15.4 days a fortnight ago.

"The doubling rate/time continues to improve and has increased from 3.4 days at the beginning of lockdown to 17.4 days currently," the ministry said.

Posted By: Talib Khan