Friday, September 18, 2020

    COVID-19 Cases: India crosses 3 lakh as country records 11,458 new infections

    The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 3,08,993 after a record jump of 11,458 cases in last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced.


    Ajay Nirmal
    Graduated from Mumbai University, Ajay brings in the latest news across sports, tech, and world news. Ajay loves talking on tech, latest news, and events.

    The coronavirus pandemic in India crossed another grim milestone of 3-lakh cases. The states witnessed a record jump in daily COVID-19 count in the last 24 hours. For the first time, over 11,000 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a day across the country. India‘s COVID-19 tally surged to 308,993. Maharashtra became the first state to record over 1 lakh coronavirus cases. The western state accounted for a third of India’s COVID-19 count. India took 10 days to hit 3-lakh mark after crossing 2 lakh cases on June 2.

    The deadly Novel Virus claimed 389 lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 8,886 in India. In a first, Delhi recorded 129 fatalities on Friday, higher than that of Maharashtra.

    There were 145,779 active coronavirus cases in the country. Over 1.5 lakh were recovered from the disease, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare.

    Maharashtra saw the biggest jump in daily coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. At least 3,493 people tested positive for the infection. The total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra stood at 101,141. With 129 fatalities on Friday, the toll in the state increased to 3,717.

    Delhi also witnessed the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 count on Friday. For the first time, more than 2,000 fresh cases were reported in a single day. Delhi’s COVID-19 count zoomed to 36,824. The number deaths were on a steady rise in Delhi. Coronavirus killed 1,214 in the capital, third highest in the country.

    Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to confirm 40,000 coronavirus cases. At least 1,982 diagnosed positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

    Gujarat added 495 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to 22,527. The state reported the second highest deaths related to COVID-19 infection in the country. At least 1,415 Coronavirus Patients succumbed to death in the state. 

    The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheybreyesus said that vigilance was required worldwide against the “very dangerous virus” even in regions where it appeared to be on the wane.

    “Our fear is although it is declining in Europe it is increasing in other parts of the world. Even Europe cannot be safe because the virus can be reintroduced to Europe,” he said.

    Here is state-wise status of coronavirus cases in India:

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 38

    Andhra Pradesh – 5,680

    Arunchal Pradesh – 67

    Assam – 3,498

    Bihar – 6,103

    Chandigarh – 334

    Chhattisgarh – 1,429

    Dadar Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu – 30

    Delhi – 36,824

    Goa – 463

    Gujarat – 22,527

    Haryana – 6,334

    Himachal Pradesh – 486

    Jammu and Kashmir – 4,730

    Jharkhand – 1,617

    Karnataka – 6,516

    Kerala – 2,322

    Ladakh – 239

    Madhya Pradesh – 10,443

    Maharashtra – 101,141

    Manipur – 385

    Meghalaya – 44

    Mizoram – 104

    Nagaland – 156

    Odisha – 3,498

    Puducherry – 157

    Punjab – 2,986

    Rajasthan – 12,068

    Sikkim – 63

    Tamil Nadu – 40,698

    Telangana – 4,484

    Tripura – 961

    Uttarakhand – 1,724

    Uttar Pradesh – 12,616

    West Bengal – 10,244

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