COVID cases go north, India records 49,310 infections in 24 hours

The total number of cases stands at 12,87,945, while the death toll has mounted to 30,601

Health working checking a resident in a Mumbai locality. Photo: PTI

India saw a record single-day spike of 49,310 COVID-19 cases taking the country’s virus tally to 12,87,945 on Friday (July 24), while the recoveries surged to 8,17,208, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The death toll mounted to 30,601 with 740 new fatalities reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. Presently, there are 4,40,135 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country. Thus, around 63.45 per cent people have recovered so far.

The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners. Of the 740 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 298 are from Maharashtra, 97 from Karnataka, 88 are from Tamil Nadu, 61 from Andhra Pradesh, 34 from West Bengal, 28 from Gujarat, 26 each from Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, 11 from Rajasthan,10 from Madhya Pradesh and nine each from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana. Punjab has reported eight fatalities followed by Assam, Odisha and Haryana with six deaths each, Kerala five, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Puducherry three each, while Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Goa have registered a fatality each.

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