22,000 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

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22,000 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours: Union Health Ministry
22,000 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

July 04, 2020 (New Delhi)   India’s COVID-19 tally saw the biggest increase of 22,771 cases in 24 hours. With this, the total tally reached 6,48,315 in India and the death count rose to 18,655, says the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry.

So, far, the number of recoveries stands at 3,94,226 and the active cases of deadly infection remain at 2,35,433. The recovery rate has further improved to 60.8 percent. There has been a surge of 4,57,780 COVID-19 cases from June 1 till date.

Maharashtra, as usual, recorded the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Rajasthan.  

Maharashtra’s total tally of coronavirus reached to 1,92,990 so far. More than 6,000 cases have been recorded in Mumbai. The Maximum city’s recovery rate is 18 percent, but the spike in the number of cases is a worry. The Shiv Sena government is now focussing on the categorization of patients to address the high number of deaths.

Neighboring Karnataka on Friday reported its biggest single-day spike of 1,694 new cases, taking the total number of infections in the state to 19,710. The state also recorded 21 fatalities pushing the number of deaths to 293. The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded on July 2 with 1,502 cases.

The COVID-19 count in Tamil Nadu, the second-worst coronavirus hit the state in the country, crossed the one lakh-mark yesterday after 4,329 people in the southern state tested positive for the highly infectious virus in a day. With an addition of 64, the state’s death count stood at 1,385, government data said.

Delhi — which had reported its highest single-day spike so far of 3,947 cases last week — has COVID-19 tally of over 94,000. The national capital has reported 2,923 COVID-19-related deaths so far.

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