India’s COVID tally past 13 lakh-mark; death toll at 31,358

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New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw a jump of 48,916 in the last 24 hours, rising the total number to 13,36,861, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll stands at 31,358 with 757 new fatalities being reported during this period.

So far, 8,49,431 patients have recovered all over the country. With this, the recovery rate also improves to 63.53 per cent.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 3,57,117 coronavirus cases followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,99,749 and Delhi with 1,28,389 positive cases.

The other worst affected states includes Gujarat (53,549) Uttar Pradesh (60,771), West Bengal (53,973) and Rajasthan (34,178).

In terms of fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 13,132 deaths, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 3,777 while another 1,10,931 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to July 24 with 4,20,898 samples being tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, the flight operations at the Kolkata airport will remain suspended over the weekend, amid COVID19 induced lockdown

-RJV