With 32k new cases, Covid numbers cross 10 lakh mark

The country recorded a total of 32,695 Covid-19 cases in the last twenty-four hours which is the biggest singleday jump so far, pushing the total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in India to 10,01,449. The number of deaths stood at 25,582. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal have reported the highest number of cases. India currently stands at the third position, with the US leading the table followed by Brazil.

Maharashtra reported the highest single-day spike of 8,641 new cases of the coronavirus infections. The state tally now stands at 2,84,281. The state recorded 266 fresh deaths; the death toll now stands at 11,194. Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 1,498 fresh cases of the coronavirus infection, with 56 new fatalities. The total number of cases in the city rose to 97,751 with this, with the death toll at 5,520. There are currently 23,694 active cases, 68,537 patients have been discharged so far.

The national capital recorded 1,652 new Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 17,407 and death toll to 3,545. There are 658 containment zones in Delhi. AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said, “The number of Covid-19 cases is increasing in India because of the huge population of our country but, we have a good recovery rate and the mortality rate is also very low.”  

Haryana reported its second highest one-day spike with 696 fresh cases which took the state›s infection tally past the 24,000-mark. Three more deaths were reported due to Covid-19, The total Covid-19 deaths in the state rose to 322 while the number of cases increased to 24,002. Active cases in the state currently are 5,495 while 18,185 have been discharged after recovery.  

Uttar Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus numbers, with 34 fatalities and 2,061 infections pushing the total figures to 1,046 deaths and 43,444 cases. The state now has 15,723 active cases, while 26,675 patients have been discharged after treatment. In the past 24 hours 2,061 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 34 deaths were reported, pushing the total number of cases to 43,444 and deaths to 1,046.

Karnataka breached the 50,000-mark after the biggest single-day spike was recorded of 4,169 fresh cases and a record 104 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The day also saw a record 1,263 patients getting discharged after recovery. 51,422 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 1,032 deaths and 19,729 discharges. Meanwhile, neighbouring state of Kerala reported 722 new cases of coronavirus, the first time that the daily figure crossed 700 in the state. The total number of cases rose to 10,275.

West Bengal too recorded biggest singleday spike in infections with 1,690 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the virus count to 36,117. At least 23 people have succumbed to the infection raising the death toll to 1,023. The number of active COVID-19 cases currently stands at 13,679. In the past 24 hours 735 people have been discharged from hospitals following their recovery. Andhra Pradesh reported 2,593 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the tally of people infected to 38,044. In the last 24 hours, 22,304 samples were tested while 18,159 are active cases.

The total number of discharged persons now stands at 19,393. Forty people died in the state in the last 24 hours and the death toll now stands at 492. 

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