Positive cases mount to 673165, death toll 19268
New Delhi, July 5: India’s case count owing to the ‘millennium scourge’ mounted to 6,73,165, just 7000 behind Russia’s 6,80,283 cases, as the peninsular nation reported whopping 24,850 new cases in the past 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, 613 deaths were also recorded in the same time period, taking the pandemic fatalities count to 19,268.
The recovery front tends to show an upward tick with total recoveries from Covid contagion across the country reaching four lakh as 14,856 patients were cured and discharged in the past 24 hours. The current recovery rate stands at 60.77 per cent.
The testing facility has also been increased in the country with the number of Covid labs reaching 1100, after 13 more were added in the past one day, further speeding up the testing.
As per the ICMR, till Saturday, 9789066 samples have been tested for the virus across the nation.
The highest recovery rate in the country is of Chandigarh at 85.9 per cent, followed by Ladakh at 82.2 per cent, Uttarakhand 80.9 per cent, Chattisgarh 80.6 per cent, Rajasthan 80.1 per cent, Mizoram 79.3 per cent, Tripura 77.7 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 76.9 per cent, Jharkhand 74.2 per cent and Bihar at 74.2 per cent.
Maharashtra, the worst pandemic hit state in India has clocked over two lakh infections taking the tally at 2,00,064, while the death toll reached 8671. Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray launched a virtual bed allocation and ambulance booking application while asserting that breaking the COVID-19 transmission chain is the government’s priority.
Tamil Nadu, which is at the second spot, now has 1,07,001 confirmed cases, and deaths in the state have reached 11450. Meanwhile, yet another Legislator of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu tested positive for Novel Coronavirus. MLA Amman Arjunan’s samples returned positive today and he was being treated at the ESI hospital, Coimbatore.
The National Capital, after registering a spike of 2,505 fresh infections, now houses 97,200 confirmed cases, while its fatalities count has reached 3004. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the number of Covid patients requiring hospitalisation in Delhi is decreasing, while more are being cured at home. According to him, at present, there are 9900 Covid beds free in the capital.
Gujarat’s tally stood at 35312, as 712 fresh cases were added and death toll too mounted to 1925.