India reports highest single-day spike of 24,879 Covid-19 cases


A boy and a man wear facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus while riding with their family on a motorbike in Amritsar on July 8, 2020. (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images)
A boy and a man wear facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus while riding with their family on a motorbike in Amritsar on July 8, 2020. (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images)

THE total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India have reached 767,296 on Thursday (9) with 24,879 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Out of the total number of cases, 269,789 are still active. The death toll has also increased to 21,129, with 487 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

The recoveries, however, have also increased to 476,378. The total recovery rate of the nation now stands at 62 per cent. According to data from the ministry of health, 267,061 tests were conducted on Wednesday (8).

In terms of states, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by the Covid-19 virus. The total number of cases reported in the state has reached 223,724. The death tally has gone up to 9,448. Total 91,084 cases are still active.

Cases in Tamil Nadu have increased to 122,350. The death toll in the state has reached 1,700. Out of the total, active cases are numbered at 46,483 whereas 74,167 have been reported cured.

In Delhi, the cases have increased to a total of 104,864. A total of 2,033 new cases were added to the tally from the nation’s capital. The death toll in Delhi is 3,213 and 78,199 have been cured of the disease.

India continues to be the third worst-hit nation in the world that has been impacted by the virus. India crossed Russia in terms of total cases to replace them for the third place last week.

The total cases in the US are nearing three million whereas Brazil, the second country with the highest cases, has over 1.6 million total coronavirus victims.