COVID-19 Update: Five states account for over 60% of fresh cases in past 24 hours
India has reported its highest ever single-day jump in fresh coronavirus cases
After a slight dip, India reported over 95,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest ever single-day spike, in the past 24 hours and over 1,100 people lost their lives during the same period. With this, the country also saw 72,939 patients getting recovered in a day.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), around 95,735 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the past 24 hours out of which almost 60 per cent of the total cases were reported from the five states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The government’s statement suggested that Maharashtra reported 21.7 per cent of the total cases while Andhra Pradesh contributed 11.8 per cent. Similarly, Tamil Nadu contributed 10.8 per cent followed by 9.4 per cent of Karnataka and 6.4 per cent of Uttar Pradesh.
The data released by the Union Health Ministry suggests that Maharashtra reported 23,577 fresh cases while 380 new deaths were also reported from the state.
Andhra Pradesh contributed 10,418 fresh cases to the total with 74 new deaths. Karnataka reported 9,540 fresh cases and 128 fresh cases. Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported 7,591 and 6,568 fresh cases respectively. The states also reported 65 fresh deaths each.
National capital Delhi also reported 4,039 fresh cases and 20 new deaths.
Apart from that, around 72,939 patients were either recovered, discharged or migrated in the past 24 hours.
As of now, India has a total number of 9,19,018 active cases out of which over 74 per cent of the total cases are active in the five above mentioned states.
“Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh presently contribute 49% of total active cases. Maharashtra is leading this tally with more than 2,50,000 whereas Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh follow with more than 97,000 each,” the statement said.
With the whopping number of cases in the past 24 hours, the total number of cases so far reached 44,65,863 out of which 34,71,783 cases have already been cured. A total number of 75,062 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 so far.