India reports 22,771 new coronavirus cases in 24 hrs, recovery rate at 60.80 pc

India’s COVID-19 tally on Saturday touched 6,48,315 with the biggest single-day increase of 22,771 cases, even as the recovery rate improved to 60.80 percent. The country also witnessed 442 deaths during the period, taking the total number of death count to 18,655. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 3,94,226 and one patient has migrated.

There are 2,35,433 active cases of coronavirus presently in the country at present. The centre said that the recovery rate has further improved to 60.80 per cent. This is the second consecutive day when coronavirus cases have increased by more than 20,000. There has been a surge of 4,57,780 COVID-19 cases from June 1 till date.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country with 1,92,990 cases. Out of the total cases in the state, 1,04,687 have recovered from the coronavirus disease and 79,927 are still active. The state has reported a total of 8,376 deaths so far.

Among the states and union territories, the national capital is third in terms of total cases. Delhi’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 94,695. The capital has registered 2,923 deaths, so far and 65,624 have recovered out of it. The tally of active cases stands at 26,148.

Tamil Nadu has reported 1,02,721 total cases of coronavirus and the death tally in the state has grown to 1,385. Out of the total cases in the state, 42,958 are active and 58,378 have recovered.