New Delhi, July 22:
India registered a spike 37,724 new COVID-19 infections during the last 24-hours taking the overall coronavirus cases near 12-lakh mark. According to the Union Health Ministry’s data on Wednesday morning, the coronavirus cases in India stood at 11,92,915.
The death toll in the country also nears the 29,000-mark and reached 28,732 after 648 new fatalities were reported in the country during the last 24 hours.
Of the total, 11,92,915 cases, 4,11,133 are active cases, while 7,53,050 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3,27,031 during the last 24-hours with the addition of 8,369 new cases, while 246 more patients succumbed, including 62 in Mumbai, taking the fatality count in the state to 12,276. A total of 7,188 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recovered cases until now to 1,82,217.
Keeping up the mantra of testing for managing COVID-19, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday crossed the two million mark in samples screened so far while 4,965 fresh cases were added, taking the infection count past the 1.80 lakh mark. It recorded 75 fresh COVID-19 deaths, including that of a 56-day old boy, during the day, taking the death toll to 2,626.
Delhi recorded 1,349 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24-hours, taking the tally in the city to over 1.25 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,690. Twenty-seven fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours. From July 11-19, fresh cases were being reported in the range of 1000-2000 consecutively. The number of fresh cases reported on July 19 stood at 1,211. The active cases tally on Tuesday was 15,288, marginally up from 15,166, the previous day.