It seems there is no immediate respite in sight as covid-19 continues unleashing mayhem across the country. The daily number of cases continues to rise. On Thursday, the country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, as per the official data released by Health Ministry.
With this daily figure taking into account, the total case load has mounted to 15,83,792. Out of this total case load, over 10 lakh people have recuperated. There are 5,28,242 active cases of coronavirus in the country.
As per the data, the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients stands at 64.44 per cent.
The number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed the 18-million mark in the country.According to ICMR, a total of 1,81,90,382 samples have been tested up to July 29 with 4,46,642 samples being tested on Wednesday.
Of the 775 fresh deaths, 298 are from Maharashtra, 92 from Karnataka, 82 from Tamil Nadu, 65 from Andhra Pradesh, 41 from West Bengal, 33 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 from Delhi, 25 from Punjab, 24 from Gujarat, 15 Jammu and Kashmir, 13 from Madhya Pradesh, 12 from Telangana.
Nine fatalities have been reported each from Bihar and Jharkhand, seven from Haryana, six from Rajasthan, five from Odisha, four from Assam, three from Goa, two each from Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh and one each from Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.