With the highest single day spike of 15,968 cases and 465 deaths in the last 24 hours,India’s COVID-19 count reached 4,56,183 on Wednesday.According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW),14,476 deaths have been recorded due to the infection so far in the country. As the number of active cases stood at 1,83,022 ,there has been an improvement in the recovery rate.There are 2,56,685 cured patients and India’s recovery rate is now 56.70%.The health ministry said on Tuesday that India has one of the lowest deaths per-lakh population in the world a citing report by the World Health Organisation(WHO).
Most of India’s Covid-19 cases came from Maharashtra,Delhi,Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, which have seen a steady rise in the number of infections and deaths.Maharashtra has recorded 1,39,010 Covid-19 cases and 6,531 deaths.Delhi ,the second worst-affected,with 66,602 infections with more than 40% of these recorded in the last 10 days and 2,301 fatalities. On June 23, Maharashtra had reported its highest single-day jump in fatalities with 248 deaths, even as Mumbai, the worst-hit Indian city, recorded 824 new cases.
In Tamil Nadu, which has enforced a lockdown in its worst-hit districts, 64,603 infections have been witnessed and 833 people have succumbed in the southern state.Gujarat also has seen a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases and has recorded 28,371 patients and 1,710 deaths so far.