Record single-day spike of 49,000 COVID cases in India, tally reaches 12,87,945

Srinagar: With the highest single-day spike of more than 49,000 fresh COVID cases in 24 hours, India’s overall COVID tally has mounted to 12,87,945 infections.

The COVID related deaths in the country has also crossed the 30,000 mark.

According to the data showed by the Health Ministry of India, India recorded 49,310 fresh COVID infections with 740 fresh deaths, the overall toll reached 30,601.

But the recovery rate stood at 63.45 per cent with as many as 8,17,209 cured, which is almost twice the number of active patients at 4,40,135.

With the cases rising all over the country, India is now adding one lakh cases every three days and the highest spike was reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 3,47,502 cases and 12,854 fatalities, followed by Tamil Nadu with total 1,92,964 cases, and 3,232 deaths.

With cases of COVID rising at a fast clip in India, the Central and state governments have implemented a series of steps aimed at curbing the threat.

In wake of the COVID outbreak, recent research published by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said that at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year due to the COVID closing the childcare and early education facilities.

Earlier on July 21, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chief Shekhar C Mande asserted that airborne transmission of COVID is indeed a “distinct possibility” and advised people to wear masks even in enclosed spaces.


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