July 11, 2020 (New Delhi) India’s COVID-19 tally touched 8,20,916 with the biggest single-day increase of 27,114, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. The country also witnessed 519 deaths during the period, taking the total number of death count to 22,123.
So, far, the number of recoveries stands at 5,15,386 and the active cases of deadly infection remain at 2,35,433. The recovery rate has further improved to 62.78 percent.
Maharashtra — the worst-hit state — registered a record single-day jump of 7,862 new cases taking the state’s tally to 238,461. Active cases in the state are at 95,647. The state witnessed its sharpest rise in daily cases on a day the state government announced a 10-day long lockdown in Pune district from July 13. Thane has also extended the lockdown till July 19.
Delhi recorded 2,089 novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its COVID-19 tally to over 1.09 lakh. The city, however, has strengthened its recovery rate to more than 77%, which means that 3 out every 4 patients have recovered. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the national capital has mounted to 3,300 with 42 fatalities in the last 24 hours, authorities said.
Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai accounts for 58.2 per cent of the cases in the state. While Chennai has seen a dip in the number of cases, Madurai has seen a five-fold rise in COVID-19 cases in the last 16 days.
A lockdown will be imposed in Uttar Pradesh till Monday morning because of the spiraling COVID-19 cases in the state. Only essential services will be allowed during the lockdown, the state government said. This is the first time the state government is going for a blanket lockdown since the center started lifting the restrictions in May.
Eight states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, and Telangana, account for around 90 percent of the active COVID-19 cases in the country.
The nationwide lockdown in place since late March has gradually been lifted, allowing most activities. Schools, metro trains in cities, cinemas, gyms, and swimming pools remain closed however and international flights are still grounded.