05 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally jumps to 6.73 lakh; over 19,000 dead
Written bySiddhant PandeyIndia
India on Saturday reported over 24,000 coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 6.73 lakh. Over 600 more fatalities also took the death toll past 19,200.
At least eight states independently reported their biggest spikes: Maharashtra (7,074 new infections), Karnataka (1,839), Assam (1,202), West Bengal (743), Rajasthan (480), Madhya Pradesh (307), Kerala (240), Goa (108).
Here are more details.
Health Ministry confirms 6,48,315 COVID-19 cases, 18,655 deaths
According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 6,68,791 cases and 19,284 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities).
With the addition of 4,999 cases the Centre has yet to assign to states, the tally reaches 6,73,790.
How India's worst-hit states fared on Saturday
Maharashtra: 2,00,064 total cases, 8,671 deaths, 1,08,082 recoveries.
Tamil Nadu: 1,07,001 total cases, 1,450 deaths, 60,592 recoveries.
Delhi: 97,200 total cases, 3,004 deaths, 68,256 recoveries.
Gujarat: 35,398 total cases, 1,927 deaths, 25,414 recoveries.
Uttar Pradesh: 26,554 total cases, 773 deaths, 18,154 recoveries.
Telangana: 22,312 total cases, 288 deaths, 11,537 recoveries.
Karnataka: 21,549 total cases, 335 deaths, 9,244 recoveries.
Maharashtra reports over 7,000 new cases; Bengal's tally reaches 21,231
Maharashtra saw a record single-day spike of 7,074 new cases.
West Bengal reported the highest spike of 743 new cases, bringing the total to 21,231. 736 patients have died while 14,166 have recovered.
With 1,839 new cases, Karnataka saw a record spike.
Madhya Pradesh saw its biggest spike yet as 307 new cases took the total to 14,604, including 598 deaths and 11,234 recoveries.
480 new cases in Rajasthan; Assam reports over 1,200 cases
Rajasthan reported a record spike of 480 fresh cases.
Assam saw the biggest spike of 1,202 new cases. The state's total now stands at 11,001, including 14 deaths. A whopping 416 more patients were discharged taking the total number of recoveries.
Goa's COVID-19 tally rose by a record 108 cases, reaching 1,684. Six patients have died and 825 have recovered.
240 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala
Kerala also saw a record spike of 240 cases. The state now has 5,204 cases, including 25 deaths (excluding the death of a Mahe native in Kannur) and 3,048 recoveries.
Tamil Nadu reports over 4,000 cases for third straight day
Tamil Nadu reported over 4,000 cases for the third straight day. 4,280 more people tested positive in the state.
Delhi reported 2,505 new COVID-19 cases and a staggering 81 more deaths.
Telangana reported 1,850 new cases: the second-biggest single-day spike.
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh reported massive spikes of 765, 712, and 757 new cases respectively.