India has reported 75,760 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours and the COVID-19 tally crossed 33-lakh mark on Thursday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). With 1,023 new deaths, the cumulative deaths have reached 60,472.
A total of 33,10,235 coronavirus cases have been reported in the country so far, including 7,25,991 active cases, 25,23,772 cured/discharged/migrated.
Maharashtra reported 14,718 new cases and 355 deaths today. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 7,33,568 including 5,31,563 recoveries and 23,444 deaths. The number of active cases are 1,78,234, as per the Maharashtra Health department.
Tamil Nadu reported 5,981 new cases of coronavirus, 5,870 recoveries, and 109 deaths. In Delhi, 22 deaths and 1,840 COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 1,67,604 including 13,208 active cases, 1,50,027 recoveries, and 4,369 deaths, as per the Delhi’s Health Department.
The testing speed in the country is also scoring a new high by each passing day. Indian has tested nearly 3.9 crore tests so far, with more than nine lakh coronavirus tests performed in the last 24 hours.
“A focus on the standard of care protocol as described in the clinical management protocol has led to a decline in the nation’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR). At present, it is at 1.83 per cent. 10 states/UTs are faring better in terms of the Recovery Rate (RR) than the national average,” said the Health Ministry official.
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Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours reported 92 deaths and 10,621 new cases of COVID-19.
The total number of COVID19 cases in the state is now 3,93,090 including 94,209 active cases, 2,95,248 recoveries and 3,633 deaths, as per media bulletin released by state COVID nodal officer.
In the last 24 hours, 61,300 samples were tested in the state. 10,621 of them are detected COVID positive. With this, total cases in the state increase to 3,93,090. Of them; 94,209 are active.
Assam reported 2,036 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the tally to 98,807, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state’s coronavirus deaths climbed to 278 with four fatalities since Wednesday, he said.
The deaths were reported from Baksa, Dibrugarh, Darrang and Kamrup Metropolitan districts. Of the new infections, 481 were recorded in Kamrup Metropolitan, 146 in Jorhat, 129 in Dibrugarh and 110 in Hailakandi, he said.
Assam now has 19,219 active cases, while 79,307 people have recovered from the disease so far. The state has conducted 21,06,836 tests thus far, the minister said.
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus. The Minister said on Twitter that he had initial symptoms for the virus following which he got himself tested.
“On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine and with the advice of doctors, I have isolated myself at home. I request that all of you, who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please get yourself checked,” Singh said in a roughly translated tweeted.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday held video conference with the chief secretaries and health secretaries of nine states and one union territory and urged them to proactively limit COVID transmission and keep the mortality below one per cent.
The states which attended the meeting were Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country followed by Tamil Nadu. These nine states and Jammu and Kashmir account for 89 per cent of deaths of the total fatalities in the country in the last two weeks.