India’s coronavirus tally rose to 3,20,922 cases today as it recorded the single-day biggest jump of 11,929 new infections in the last 24 hours and 311 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
A total of 9,195 COVID-19 patients have died so far, according to the government.
This is the second consecutive day that India has recorded more than 11,000 new infections in one day.
The country has jumped two positions since last week to become the fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic after the United States, Brazil and Russia.
Over 70,000 new patients and more than 2,000 deaths have been recorded in a week as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat continue to remain the worst-affected states.
With over 1 lakh coronavirus cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-hit state in the country. On Saturday, it recorded 3,493 new patients and 127 deaths. A total of 3,717 people have died in the state so far.
With the third highest number of cases in India, Delhi has logged nearly 38,000 cases so far. The number is likely to cross the 5 lakh-mark by July 31, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said.
Globally, the coronavirus count has crossed the 76 lakh-mark. Nearly 4.2 lakh people have died due to the highly infectious illness. The United States, that has logged over 20 lakh patients so far, has the highest number of cases.
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