India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 lakh; death toll 23,727
   Date :15-Jul-2020

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WITH 28,498 fresh cases recorded in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally sprinted past nine lakh on Tuesday, just three days after it crossed the eight-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 9,06,752 and the death toll mounted to 23,727 with 553 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am on Tuesday showed. Of the total instances of the infection, the number of recoveries stood at 5,71,459, leaving 3,11,565 cases active. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners. “Thus, around 63.02 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.
The march of coronavirus infection in the country has picked up pace with the number of cases increasing by more than 26,000 for the fifth consecutive day. It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh and just 56 days more to go past the nine-lakh mark. Of the 553 deaths reported in 24 hours, 193 are from Maharashtra, 73 from Karnataka, 66 from Tamil Nadu, 40 from Delhi, 37 from Andhra Pradesh, 24 from West Bengal, 21 from Uttar Pradesh, 17 from Bihar, 15 from Rajasthan, 10 each from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Telangana has reported nine fatalities followed by Jammu and Kashmir eight, Haryana seven, Odisha six, Punjab five, Jharkhand and Goa three each, Kerala and Uttarakhand two each, while Assam and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have recorded one death each. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 1,20,92,503 swab samples have been tested up to July 13 of which 2,86,247 were tested on Monday.
Of the total deaths, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 10,482 fatalities followed by Delhi with 3,411 deaths, Gujarat 2,055, Tamil Nadu 2,032, West Bengal 956, Uttar Pradesh 955, Karnataka 757, Madhya Pradesh 663 and Rajasthan 525. The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 2,60,924 followed by Tamil Nadu at 1,42,798, Delhi at 1,13,740, Gujarat at 42,722, Karnataka at 41,581, Uttar Pradesh at 38,130 and Telangana at 36,221.