Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 10 lakh mark
Total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths.
New Delhi: With the highest single-day spike of 34,956 cases, and 687 deaths, India's COVID-19 positive cases tally crossed the 10-lakh mark on Friday (July 17), according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
The total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths, according to the ministry.
According to the latest data from the ministry, Maharashtra -- the worst-affected state from the infection -- has a total of 2,84,281 COVID-19 cases and 11,194 fatalities.
Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 8,641 COVID-19 cases – the highest ever in a single day since the state recorded its first case on March 9.
Mumbai, meanwhile, recorded 1,476 cases, taking its total count to 97,950. With 56 new deaths, 5,523 people in the city have died due to the virus till now.
While Tamil Nadu recorded 68 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 2167. As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 47,340.
In some good news, Delhi recorded 1,652 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 1,18,645 while the death toll in the pandemic rose to 3,545, the state health department said.
The national capital recorded 58 casualties in the last 24 hours.
It was for the sixth consecutive day that the number of new cases in Delhi stayed below 2,000.
The Indian Council of Medical Research has asked all States and Union Territories to apply to obtain district-wise login credentials for data entry of testing data into the ICMR portal.