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Near 35K new cases Friday take India's COVID-19 tally to over 1 Millilon

During the last 24 hours, 3,33,228 samples were tested, as the testing lab network continues to expand

Friday July 17, 2020 11:11 AM, IANS

India Corona News July 17

New Delhi: Within three days India recorded more than one lakh cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) taking the tally over one million mark with over 25,000 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry data revealed on Friday.

India recorded its highest spike of 34,956 Covid-19 cases and 687 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 10,03,832 cases with a death toll of 25,602 fatalities across the country due to the pandemic.

Within three days from Tuesday (July 14) till Friday, the total number of new cases reached over a lakh. On July 14, India crossed the tally of nine lakh cases.

"India Corona Recovery Rate"

According to Health Ministry data, as many as 6,35,757 patients have recovered, almost twice the number of active patients at 3,42,473. The rate of recovery has touched 63.33 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.

During the last 24 hours, 3,33,228 samples were tested, as the testing lab network continues to expand. So far, more than 1,206 labs have enabled people to undergo coronavirus tests.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 2,84,281 cases and 11,194 casualties followed by Tamil Nadu with total 1,56,369 cases, including 2,236 deaths.

With 1,652 new coronavirus cases and 58 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capitals total Covid-19 tally rose to 1,18,645 cases and 3,545 deaths.

"India Statewise Corona Update Today"

States with more than 10,000 cases included Gujarat (44,552), Uttar Pradesh (45,481), Rajasthan (27,174), Madhya Pradesh (20,378), West Bengal (36,117), Haryana (24,002), Karnataka (51,422), Andhra Pradesh (38,044), Telangana (41,018), Assam (19,754), Jammu and Kashmir (12,156), Kerala (10,275), Odisha (15,392) and Bihar (21,764).

On the global front, the overall number of Covid-19 cases has topped 13.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 5,89,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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