July 03, 2020 (New Delhi) India’s COVID-19 tally saw the biggest increase of 20,903 cases in 24 hours. With this, the total tally reached 6,25,544 in India and the death count rose to 18,213, says the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry.
So, far, the number of recoveries stands at 3,79,892 and the active cases of deadly infection remain at 2,27,439. The recovery rate has risen to 60.7 percent.
Maharashtra, as usual, recorded the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Rajasthan.
Maharashtra has recorded 1,86,626 infections in the last 24 hours. 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. Authorities blame the hike in the number of cases is along expected lines of easing lockdown restrictions. Mumbai also has a high fatality rate due to a pandemic outbreak. The Shiv Sena government is now focussing on the categorization of patients to address the high number of deaths.
Karnataka too recorded the highest cases crossing the 18000-mark in the preceding 24 hours. The number of cases in Bengaluru has seen a sharp rise in recent days. To curb the rising cases, Karnataka’s Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa extended the lockdown in the state for two weeks until July 15.
Tamil Nadu witnessed 4,343 fresh cases in a day, with the state’s coronavirus tally touching 98,392. Chennai contains 63.6 percent of the total cases in the state.