COVID: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases, tally mounts to 9,36,181

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Srinagar: According to the Union Health Ministry data, India has recorded the single-day spike of 29,429 COVID cases, pushing its tally to 9, 36,181 on Wednesday.

With the 582 new fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 24,309.

On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over a lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11. The rate of recovery has touched 63.02 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.

The health ministry data showed that the number of recoveries stands at 5, 92,031, while there are 3, 19,840 active cases, at present in the country. Reports added that so far around 63.24 per cent of patients have recovered.

According to the data, of the 582 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 213 are from Maharashtra, 85 from Karnataka, 67 from Tamil Nadu, 43 from Andhra Pradesh, 35 from Delhi, 28 from Uttar Pradesh, 24 from West Bengal, 14 each from Bihar and Gujarat, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

The latest report shows that Punjab has reported nine fatalities followed by Jammu and Kashmir with eight deaths. India’s northeastern states Assam reported four, Jharkhand three, Chandigarh two while Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Kerala and Uttarakhand have one death each.

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