With spike of 54,736 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 17 lakh mark

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With the spike of 54,736 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally breached the 17 lakh mark on Sunday.

 

With this latest spike, the total cases in the country stand at 17,50,724. 

Meanwhile, 853 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the fatalities count to 37,364.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,67,730. Meanwhile, 11,45,630 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

As per the data provided by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra -- the worst affected state from the infection -- has a total of 1,49,214 active cases and 15,316 deaths. A total of 4,31,719 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the state up to Saturday, as per the state health department.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 60,580 active cases and 4,034 deaths. In Delhi, the total cases rose to 1,36,716, including 1,22,131 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 3,989 deaths. There are 10,596 active cases in the national capital.

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to August 1 is 1,98,21,831 including 4,63,172 samples tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday.

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.

 

 

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