India's COVID-19 tally breaches 15 lakh mark

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India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 15 lakh mark on Wednesday with more than 45,000 cases reported for the 7th consecutive day.


So far, India has recorded 15,31,669 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The number of active cases in the country stands at 5,09,447 while 9,88,030 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Meanwhile, 768 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 34,193.

As per the ministry, Maharashtra -- the worst affected state from the virus -- has 1,47,896 active cases and 13,883 deaths. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has a total of 54,896 active cases and 3,571 deaths. Delhi has a total of 10,994 active cases and 3,853 deaths.

However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.

India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 64.5 percent. Globally, there have been over 1.68 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 6.58 lakh people have died so far. 



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