COVID-19 Tally Over 7.93 lakh In India With A Spike In New Cases
India has recorded more than two lakh COVID-19 cases since July 1
India has recorded 26,506 new cases of the COVID-19 in the highest jump so far. With 475 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country’s death toll now stands at 21,604 as per the health ministry’s dashboard. The number of COVID-19 cases has now risen up to 793,802.
India has recorded more than two lakh COVID-19 cases since July 1. Moreover, there have been over 20,000 infections every day since July 3. However, on the positive side, 19,135 COVID-19 patients were cured between Thursday and Friday morning. This has propelled the number of those sent home from hospitals to 495,512. With that, India’s recovery rate is at 62.42%.
“This is a result of focussed attention on effective surveillance through house-to-house contact tracing, early detection, and isolation as well as timely and effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases,” the Centre said in a release.
Union health ministry stated that India has one of the lowest deaths in the world. The country has a fatality rate of 2.75%. Moreover, it also stated that 85% of India’s COVID-19 deaths are patients over the age of 45 years. It has also said 49 districts across India account for 80% of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state with more than 2.30 lakh cases and 9,667 deaths. Tamil Nadu has 126,581 Covid-19 cases and 1,765 deaths, while Delhi has reported 107,051 infections and 3,258 deaths to date.
In recent times, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal have announced lockdowns once again to contain the spread of COVID-19. Uttar Pradesh has implemented a 55-hour lockdown from 10 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday. Additionally,
five districts, including Patna, in Bihar, will go under lockdown from Saturday after more than a month as the state’s Covid-19 count neared 14,000.