Record 1-day surge in COVID-19 cases, recovery rate hovers around 63-pc mark

With a record 32,695 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India’s total coronavirus cases reached 968,876, according to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The only good news was the fact that in the last 24 hours, 20,783 patients were declared cured, taking the country’s coronavirus recovery rate to 63.25 percent.

The death toll went up to 24915, including 606 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

As per the Ministry, Maharashtra – the worst-affected state – has a total of 275640 COVID-19 cases and 10928 fatalities. Tamil Nadu has a tally of 151820 cases and 2167 deaths due to COVID-19 while Delhi reported a total of 116993 cases and 3487 deaths due to COVID-19.

As per the information provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) a total of 1.27 crore samples have been tested in India for coronavirus till July 15, including 3.24 lakh on Wednesday.

Of the 606 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 233 are from Maharashtra, 86 from Karnataka, 68 from Tamil Nadu, 44 from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from Delhi, 29 from Uttar Pradesh, 20 from West Bengal, 11 each from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana, 10 from Gujarat and nine from Madhya Pradesh.