New Delhi (NVI): The number of coronavirus cases in India reached 11,18,043 after 40,425 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike so far, Union Health Ministry said.
In addition to this, this is the first time that COVID-19 cases crossed the 40,000-mark in a single day.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the country stood at 27,497 with 681 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.
As many as 7,00,086 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far.
With 3,10,455 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,70,693 cases and Delhi with 1,22,793 positive cases.
The other worst affected states are Uttar Pradesh (49,247), Gujarat (48,355) West Bengal (42,487) and Rajasthan (29,434).
In terms of deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 10,695 fatalities, ministry said.
The death toll in the national capital surged to 3,628 while another 1,03,134 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.
According to ICMR, as many as 1,40,47,908 samples tested up to July 19, of these 2,56,039 samples were tested yesterday.
Apart from this, the Health Ministry said that India’s case fatality rate (CFR) is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world.