Worst single-day jump of 52,123 Covid cases into India

New Delhi, July 30

COVID-19 cases into India crossed the 50,000 mark into a single day for the first time, pushing the virus tally to 15,83,792, while the recoveries went past 10 lakh on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.          

The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections into a span of 24-hours, while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease into a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal 

There are 5,28,242 active cases of coronavirus infection into the country presently.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients was recorded at 64.44 per cent, while the fatality rate was at 2.21 pc.

The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

The number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 18-million mark into the country.   According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,81,90,382 samples have been tested up to July 29 with 4,46,642 samples being tested on Wednesday. 

Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal 

       

Of the 775 fresh deaths, 298 are from Maharashtra, 92 from Karnataka, 82 from Tamil Nadu, 65 from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from West Bengal, 33 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 from Delhi, 25 from Punjab, 24 from Gujarat, 15 Jammu and Kashmir, 13 from Madhya Pradesh, 12 from Telangana.         

Nine fatalities have been reported each from Bihar and Jharkhand, seven from Haryana, six from Rajasthan, five from Odisha, four from Assam, three from Goa, two each from Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh and one each from Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands 

Of the total 34,968 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra has reported the maximum at 14,463, followed by 3,907 into Delhi, 3,741 into Tamil Nadu, 2,396 into Gujarat, 2,147 into Karnataka, 1,530 into Uttar Pradesh, 1,490 into West Bengal, 1,213 into Andhra Pradesh and 843 into Madhya Pradesh.

So far, 650 people have died of COVID-19 into Rajasthan, 492 into Telangana, 413 into Haryana, 361 into Punjab, 348 into Jammu and Kashmir, 278 into Bihar, 159 into Odisha, 98 into Jharkhand, 92 into Assam, 72 into Uttarakhand and 68 into Kerala.

Puducherry has registered 47 deaths, Chhattisgarh 48, Goa 39, Tripura 21, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh 14 each, Ladakh six, Meghalaya and Nagaland five each, Arunachal Pradesh three, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands two each and Sikkim one.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is the subject to further verification and reconciliation. PTI