With record spike of 10,956 new cases and 396 deaths, India's COVID-19 tally nears 3 lakh-mark; death toll at 8,498
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With spike of 10,956 cases, highest number of cases recorded in a span of 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 2,97,535 on Friday. The death toll also reached 8,498 with a spike of 396 fatalities, highest in a day, in the same period of time, according to the latest data provided by the Union Health Ministry.
Of the total 2,97,535 cases, 1,41,842 are active cases, while 1,47,194 people have been cured or discharged from the hospitals. The recovery rate also improved from 49 per cent to 49.47 per cent.
With the latest spike in cases, India surpassed United Kingdom to become the fourth worst-hit nation in the world affected by the coronavirus. The UK has 2,91,588 cases of coronavirus so far. India is now preceded only by Russia, Brazil and the US. Russia currently has 4.93 lakh cases and Brazil 7.72 lakh, while the US has more than 20 lakh cases making it the worst-hit nation in the world.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-affected state. The state recorded 3,607 and 152 deaths in last 24-hours taking its tally to 97,648 cases and 3,590 deaths. In Maharashtra, Mumbai has witnessed the maximum number of COVID-19 infections, with the city's tally reaching 53,985 cases and 1,952 deaths.
Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu is the second worst-hit Indian state. Tamil Nadu, during the last 24 hours recorded 1,875 new cases and 23 deaths taking the total toll to 38,716 and 349 deaths so far. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu CM has also denied reports of underreporting of deaths in the state and said that 'there was no ground to conceal deaths and nobody can hide
The national Capital, Delhi, remains to be the third worst-hit state. Delhi on Thursday recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,877 fresh cases taking the COVID-19 tally to 34,687. The death toll in the national capital also crossed the 1,000-mark and reached 1,085.
Here is the state-wise list coronavirus cases and deaths in India:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||5||33||0||38|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||28||2||0||30|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2702||1820||52||4574|
|Cases being reassigned to states||8315||8315|
With cases nearing 3-lakh mark, 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 now UK.
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 nine days the tally stood at 2,97,535 cases which will, most probably, reach the 3 lakh-mark by tomorrow, taking just 10 days to cross the milestone.
Posted By: Talib Khan