India has registered 28,701 new coronavirus cases on Sunday while the death toll reached 23,174 with 500 new fatalities taking the nation’s overall tally to 8, 78,254, The jump in the new patients in the last 24 hours – 28,701 cases – is the country’s biggest single-day surge since the beginning of the pandemic.
The country has recorded over two lakh cases in 10 days.
In last 24 hours India’s recovery rate has reached 63.01 per cent, while 3, 01,609 active cases are still under medical attention, whereas 19,235 persons were discharged, taking total recovered numbers to 5, 34,620.
Till July 12, 1, 18, 06,256 samples had been tested for COVID-19 according to the ICMR, among which 2, 19,103 samples were tested on Sunday.
Mumbai became the first city in India to confirm over 50,000 coronavirus cases. As many as 1,311 people tested positive for novel virus in the city in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra increased to 88,528. The state also recorded the highest number of fatalities related to COVID-19. Over 3,000 lost their lives due to infection in Maharashtra.
The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu were on a sharp rise. Over 1,500 people tested positive in last 24 hours, bringing the COVID19 tally in the state to 33,229. Tamil Nadu recorded most number of coronavirus cases after Maharashtra.
Delhi also witnessed a huge jump in daily coronavirus count. At least 1,007 fresh cases were detected in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital rose to 29,943. With 17 fatalities on Monday, the death toll in the state jumped to 824.
Despite the huge number of cases, home minister Amit Shah sounded optimistic, saying India was on a strong pedestal in the fight against Covid-19. The government has indicated Parliament’s monsoon session could be held by September if the situation improves further.
Mr Shah said “Today India is leading a successful fight in managing the pandemic in the country. At a time when the health services of even the most developed countries were collapsing under its impact, the whole world was concerned how India would fight this pandemic. But today the most successful fight against this pandemic has been fought in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,”
– Davinder Panesar, NMTV News