India reported a single-day spike of 56,282 new positive cases of coronavirus and 904 deaths in the last 24 hours, as of Thursday morning. Likewise, a total of 46,121 COVID patients in India were declared cured and discharged in the last 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 19,64,537 out of which 5,95,501 are active cases, 13,28,337 have been cured and discharged while 40,699 have died due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 4,68,265 cases of coronavirus out of which 1,46,268 are active cases while 3,05,521 are recovered and 16,476 have died. The state reported a total of 6,165 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, Delhi reported 1076 new cases of coronavirus while a total of 890 COVID patients were declared cured in the last 24 hours. The COVID tally in the national capital stands at 1,40,232 out of which 10,072 are active cases, 1,26,116 have been cured while 4,044 have died so far.
Likewise, Tamil Nadu, which is the second worst-affected state, has reported 5,175 new cases of coronavirus. The state has a total of 2,73,460 cases out of which 54,184 are active cases while 2,14,815 have been cured and 4,461 have died due to the contagion disease.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that “Within 10-20 days, with the help of DRDO, we were able to create 1,000 to 10,000 beds for COVID19 patients. We are ensuring the mental well being of the populace amid pandemic.”