Covid-19 deaths in July down by 44%, says Delhi govt

The national capital recorded 605 deaths due to the Covid-19 between 1 July and 12 July, as against 1,089 fatalities recorded during the same period in June, amounting to a decrease of 44%. The Delhi government’s Covid-19 hospitals also saw a 58% reduction in death rates, going down from 361 deaths in early June to 154 in early July.

Delhi is now at the 10th position among states and Union Territories as the number of active cases are drastically decreasing. Until Saturday, Delhi had been 8th on the list and 2nd a few days before that. The total number of cases has climbed to 1,30,606 after 1,075 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, and the death toll has risen to 3,827 with 21 fresh fatalities. However, the recovery rate in the national capital has also risen to 87.95%. The number of active cases is 11,904 right now.

Nationwide, 48,661 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of cases in India to 13,85,522. India has reported over 48 thousand cases for the last three days. The death toll now stands at 32,063 after the country reported 705 new deaths. However, over 36,145 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day so far. The current number of recovered patients stands at 8,85,577 across India, while active cases have increased to 4,67,882.

Among neighbouring states, Uttar Pradesh recorded its highest singleday spike of 3,246 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state›s tally to 66,988. As many as 39 more people died due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 1,426. Meanwhile, Haryana reported 3 more Covid-19 fatalities which took the death toll to 392 while the total caseload climbed to 31,332 with 794 fresh instances of the viral infection. Active cases in the state currently stand at 6,556, while 24,384 have been discharged following recovery. The state’s recovery rate is 77% currently.

Himachal Pradesh rose to 2,136 Covid-19 cases, with 929 active cases in the state. Although 1,178 people have recovered from the viral infection, 12 people have lost their lives to the virus. Around 15 patients have also migrated from the state so far.

Maharashtra reported 9,431 more coronavirus-positive cases in the past 24 hours due to which the total tally rose to 3,75,799 in the state. The fatality count also rose to 13, 656 with 267 deaths. On the other hand, a total of 6,044 patients have been cured so far, taking the recovery numbers to 2,13,238 patients. The state has 1,48,601 active cases currently.

Further south, Andhra Pradesh reported 7,627 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state is now at 96,298, including 48,956 active cases. 46,301 people have been discharged from different hospitals too, but 1,041 people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the state. Meanwhile, Telangana reported 1,593 more Covid-19 cases, eight deaths and 998 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The state has reached 54,059 including 12,264 active cases. While 41,332 recoveries have been reported in the state so far, the death count stands at 463.

Karnataka also reported 5,199 new Covid-19 cases and 82 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state shoot up to 96,141. The number includes 58,417 active cases and 1,878 deaths. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu registered a spike of 6,986 fresh infections and 85 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the case count to 2,13,723 and death toll to 3,494. On the brighter side, as many as 1,56,526 individuals have recuperated from the disease, even though there are 53,703 active cases in the state. The neighbouring state of Kerala also recorded 927 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the number of active cases in the state to 9,655. Recoveries were also recorded, with 689 patients being discharged, taking total recoveries in Kerala to 9,302.

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