Monday, July 6, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic: COVID-19 cases register yet another big jump in India

New Delhi: Even as Unlock 2 gets underway in the country, the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase at an alarming rate.

India recorded a spike of 18,522 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country.

Maharashtra has 1,69,883 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (86,224) and Delhi (85,161) cases totalling 3,41,268 cases out of 5,66,840.

A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients.

According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.

With a spike of 5,257 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,69,883 cases, including 7,610 deaths.

Tamil Nadu is at the second spot with 86,224 confirmed cases, of which, 1,141 people have died, 47,749 have recovered and 37,334 are active.

Delhi with a total of 85,161 cases, including 2,680 deaths and 56,235 recoveries.

States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 31,938 cases and 1,827 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (22,828), Rajasthan (17,660), Madhya Pradesh (13,370), West Bengal (17,907), Haryana (14,210), Karnataka (14,295), Andhra Pradesh (13,891) and Telangana (15,394) cases.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the government sector and 287 private labs. More than 1,50,000 samples are being tested everyday. The number of samples tested in the last 24 hours has increased to 2,10,292.

Meanwhile, the global death toll due to COVID-19 crossed 5-lakh mark, as the total number of cases crossed the 10-million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, the total number of cases increased to 10,199,798, while the fatalities increased to 502,947, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Increasing graph of coronavirus infections in India:

June 30: 18522

June 29: 19459

June 28: 19095

June 27: 18552

June 26: 17296

June 25: 16922

June 24: 15968

June 23: 14933

June 22: 14821

June 21: 15413

June 20: 14516

June 19: 13586

June 18   12881

June 17   10974

June 16   10667

June 15   11502

June 14   11929

June 13   11458

June 12   10956

June 11    9996

June 10    9985

June  9     9987

June  8     9983

June  7     9971

June  6     9887

June  5     9851

June  4     9304

June  3     8909

June  2     8171

June  1    8392

May 31    8380

May 30    7964

May 29    7466

May 28    6566

May 27    6387

May 26    6535

May 25    6977

May 24    6767

May 23    6654

May 22    6088

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