July 05, 2020 (New Delhi) India’s COVID-19 tally saw a record high on Sunday of 24,850771 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total tally reached 6,73,175 in India and the death count rose to 19,268, says the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry.
Seven states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam, and Bihar — have contributed to around 78 percent of the fresh new cases reported in the last 24 hours. This is the ninth consecutive day that India’s coronavirus infections increased by more than 18,000.
India is now a few hundred cases behind Russia which is the third most affected nation from coronavirus.
India also witnessed 613 deaths during the last 24-hour period,
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.
The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra — the worst-hit state in the country — crossed the two lakh-mark with 7,074 new cases on Saturday. The state has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in India, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat.
Neighboring Karnataka, meanwhile, has announced a total lockdown on Sundays. The southern state on Saturday reported its biggest single-day spike of 1,839 new cases and 42 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections in the state to 21,549, and the death count to 335, the Health department said. A whopping 1,172 cases of these cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone; while 24 of the 42 deaths were from the capital city.
Delhi recorded 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases yesterday, taking the tally in the city to over 97,000, while the death count from the disease mounted to 3,004, authorities said. The COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital has declined to 10. 58 percent after rising to nearly 37 percent.
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.