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
deaths'. 

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
Andhra Pradesh 2301 3048 80 5429
Arunachal Pradesh 57 4 0 61
Assam 1881 1432 6 3319
Bihar 2681 3266 36 5983
Chandigarh 41 286 5 332
Chhattisgarh 945 447 6 1398
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 28 2 0 30
Delhi 20871 12731 1085 34687
Goa 350 67 0 417
Gujarat 5546 15101 1385 22032
Haryana 3644 2260 64 5968
Himachal Pradesh 184 280 6 470
Jammu and Kashmir 2702 1820 52 4574
Jharkhand 961 630 8 1599
Karnataka 3196 2977 72 6245
Kerala 1258 968 18 2244
Ladakh 80 54 1 135
Madhya Pradesh 2768 7042 431 10241
Maharashtra 47980 46078 3590 97648
Manipur 293 73 0 366
Meghalaya 25 18 1 44
Mizoram 101 1 0 102
Nagaland 106 22 0 128
Odisha 1023 2354 9 3386
Puducherry 88 67 2 157
Punjab 569 2259 59 2887
Rajasthan 2798 8775 265 11838
Sikkim 12 2 0 14
Tamil Nadu 17662 20705 349 38716
Telangana 2162 1993 165 4320
Tripura 634 278 1 913
Uttarakhand 786 842 15 1643
Uttar Pradesh 4451 7292 345 12088
West Bengal 5338 3988 442 9768
Cases being reassigned to states 8315     8315
Total# 141842 147195 8498 297535


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