The COVID-19 pandemic in the country continues its onslaught on India which is now the 7th worst-affected country in the world. The total number of cases in the country has now climbed to 1,98,706 as per the latest data put out by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Over the last 24 hours, the country has recorded a surge of over 8,000 cases once again.
Across the country, people 95,527 have been cured or discharged, while there are 97,581 active cases. Here is a break-up of the ten states with the highest numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.
The worst hit state continues to be Maharashtra which is also now facing the impact of heavy rain caused by the depression in the Arabian Sea. Maharashtra has been recording the highest number of cases for some time now. The state’s COVID-19 tally continues to go up reaching 37,543 with 2,362 deaths.
Tamil Nadu has so far recorded 23,495 confirmed coronavirus cases with a low death rate of 184 fatalities.
Delhi has also been recording huge spikes of confirmed coronavirus cases with the total count in the national capital now crossing 20,000 and standing at 20,834 . Delhi has recorded 523 deaths so far.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 17,200, with the death count climbing to 1,063. Rajasthan has reported nearly 9000 confirmed coronavirus cases. The state’s tally stands at 8,980 with 198 deaths.
Madhya Pradesh has reported 8,283 confirmed COVID-19 cases with a mortality rate of 358 deaths.
Uttar Pradesh has recorded 8,075 confirmed coronavirus cases with 217 deaths. West Bengal has so far reported 5,772 cases of coronavirus with 325 deaths. Karnataka has recorded 3,408 cases of COVID-19 with 52 deaths. Telangana has reported 2,792 cases with 88 deaths.