India coronavirus cases crossed the one million or the 10 lakh-mark, recording 34,956 fresh infections and 687 deaths biggest one-day jump, figures from the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
The government data put total cases recorded since the outbreak began in the country at 1,003,832 with 25,602 deaths. Over 6.35 lakh people or 63.34 per cent of the patients have recovered.
With the cases surging, lockdowns are being re-imposed in several parts of the country after the easing of restrictions easing in recent weeks as officials hoped the outbreak was under control.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.
8,641 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Maharashtra on Thursday, with 1,476 of the new cases being reported in Mumbai. In the Mumbai Metropolitan region, which includes surrounding areas of the city. 266 coronavirus deaths deaths were reported in Maharashtra on Thursday, with 56 of them taking place in Mumbai. Maharashtra has a death rate of 3.94 per cent, while the positivity rate is 19.65 per cent.
In Tamil Nadu, capital Chennai’s daily tally has continued to hover around 1,100 for a week. However, the spike in Madurai in southern Tamil Nadu and three districts adjoining Chennai is the new worry for the state government. Madurai, which is emerging as the new epicentre in the state, has seen a seven-fold rise in the number of cases in little over three weeks. Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,56,369 coronavirus cases so far, including 2,236 deaths.
Karnataka reported its highest single-day spike with 4,169 coronavirus cases. State capital Bengaluru has seen a massive surge in coronavirus numbers. Bengaluru, which had less than 600 cases at the start of Unlock 1.0, has crossed the 25,000-case mark. The state has reported more than 51,422 cases.