India records largest single-day spike of 40,425 COVID cases

The rise in cases has pushed the tally to 11 lakh, just three days after the country recorded 10 lakh cases


India saw a record single-day jump of 40,425 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally past the 11-lakh mark on Monday (July 20), while the total number of recoveries crossed 7 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day. The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 11,18,043.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 11-lakh mark, just three days after it crossed the 10-lakh mark. There are 3,90,459 active cases in the country, while 7,00,086 people have recovered and one person has migrated. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners. This is the fifth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 30,000 and the first time that the single-day spike has crossed the 40,000-mark.

The highest number of cases has been reported by Maharashtra followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

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Both Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu reported single-day spikes of  9,518 and 4,979 cases on Sunday, taking their tally to 3,10, 455 and 1,70,000 respectively.

Karnataka, which is emerging as a hotspot state, clocked in 4,120 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Its total count stands at 63,722.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday urged recovered COVID-19 patients to donated plasma, to help other patients recover.




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