India’s COVID-19 tally past 14.35 lakh; death toll at 32,771

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New Delhi (NVI): The number of coronavirus cases in India reached 14,35,453 after 49,931 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump so far, Union Health Ministry said.

In addition to this, this is the first time that India records worst-ever spike with nearly 50,000 cases in a single day.

Meanwhile, the country’s death toll stands at 32,771 with 708 new fatalities being reported during this period.

As many as 9,17,567 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

With 3,75,799 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu with 2,13,723 cases and Delhi with 1,30,606 cases.

The other worst affected states are Uttar Pradesh (66,988), Gujarat (55,822) West Bengal (58,718) and Rajasthan (35,909).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 13,656 deaths, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 3,827 while another 1,14,875 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to ICMR, the total number of Covid-19 samples tested up to July 26 is 1,68,06,803 including 5,15,472 samples tested yesterday.

Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch coronavirus testing facilities of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata today.

-RJV