India’s COVID-19 tally past 8 lakh-mark; death toll at 22,123

New Delhi (NVI): India registered the highest single-day spike of 27,114 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number to 8,20,916, Union Health Ministry said.

The death toll in the country stood at 22,123 with 519 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

As many as 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far. With this, the total recovery rate stands at 62.7 per cent.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 2,38,461, followed by Delhi with 1,09,140 cases, and Tamil Nadu with 1,30,261 cases.

Other states with high corona cases are Gujarat (40,069), Uttar Pradesh (33,700), Rajasthan (23,174) and West Bengal (27,109).

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 9,893, followed by 2,022 in Gujarat and 1,829 in Tamil Nadu.

The death toll in the national capital rose to 33,00, while 84,694 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the health ministry data shows.

Meanwhile, 1,13,07,002 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 10. Out of these 2,82,511 samples were tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Apart from this, lockdown restrictions have been announced in Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Pune, amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

-RJV