India’s COVID tally crosses 15 lakh; death toll 34,193

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a jump of 48,513 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 15,31,669, Union Health Ministry said.

The death toll due to the virus rose to 34,193 with 768 new fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

So far, 9,88,029 patients have recovered all over the country. With this, India’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 64.5 percent.

In Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases increased to 3,91,440, followed by Tamil Nadu with 2,27,688 cases and Delhi with 1,32,275 positive cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 14,165.

The death toll in the national capital rose to 3,881, while 1,17,507 patients in Delhi have recovered so far, the healthy ministry data shows.

The other worst affected states are Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, lockdown in West Bengal for select days has been extended for till 31 August, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced yesterday, adding there will be no lockdown on special occasions.

-RJV