COVID-19 deaths at 30,000 plus makes India sixth highest in fatalities

July 24, 2020 0 By FM

With over 49,310 new positive cases reported in India on Thursday, the country’s COVID-19 tally has risen to 12,87,912. The total active cases reached 4,398,56 and death toll has touched 30,656 as of Thursday night, according to government data. The country reported as many as 740 new deaths on Thursday alone.  With the sheer size of fatalities, India has jumped to the sixth position in the world surpassing Spain and France.   However, the country has also seen its recovery rate rising to the range of 65 to 70%. Around 8,174,00 patients have been recovered in India after infected with SARS CoV-2 virus.  

Maharashtra reported 9,895 new COVID-19 positive cases and 298 deaths on Thursday. The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,47,502 including 1,36,980 active cases, 1,94,253 recovered cases and 12,854 deaths. Tamil Nadu reported 88 deaths and 6,472 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases stand at 1,92,964 including 52,939 active cases, 1,36,793 discharged cases and 3,232 deaths. Delhi reported 1,041 new cases, 1,415 recoveries and 26 deaths yesterday. Kerala added 1,078 new cases to its rapidly increasing COVID-19 tally on Thursday, taking the State’s cumulative number to 16,110.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the central biomedical research body that regulates the testing standards, the country has tested some 1,50,75,369 samples for COVID-19 confirmation till July 22.