India’s COVID tally tops 9.3 lakh; death toll at 24,309

New Delhi (NVI): India recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the total number to 9,36,181, Union Health Ministry said.

The death toll in the country stood at 24,309 with 582 new fatalities being reported in the past 24 hours.

As many as 5,92,031 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far. With this, India’s recovery rate stands at 63.23 per cent.

In terms of total number of cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state with 2,67,665 coronavirus cases followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,47,324 and Delhi with 1,15,346 positive cases.

The other worst affected states are Gujarat (43,637) Uttar Pradesh (39,724) West Bengal (32,838) and Rajasthan (25,571).

In terms of deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 10,695 fatalities, ministry said.

The death toll in the national capital surged to 3,446 while another 93,236 patients have recovered so far, healthy ministry data shows.

According to ICMR, it has tested 1,24,12,664 samples COVID-19 till July 14, of these 3,20,161 samples were tested yesterday.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be holding a meeting with her cabinet colleagues today to review the state-wide coronavirus situation.

Apart from this, the Delhi’s Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has started a free ambulance service for COVID-19 patients. A total of 12 ambulances will be stationed in various parts of the national capital.

-RJV