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18,653 new cases take India's COVID-19 count above 5.85 lakh, death toll rises to 17,400

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2020 20:52 IST


New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): With a rise of 18,653 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count crossed 5.85 lakh on Wednesday.
The death toll has gone up to 17,400 with 507 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases was 5,85,493 of which there are 2,20,114 active cases while the number of cured/discharged/migrated patients stands at 3,47,979.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with 5,537 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday. The total count of cases has gone up to 1,80,298 including 79,075 active cases, 93,154 recovered cases and 8,053 deaths.
One hundred and ninety-eight persons died in the state in the last 24 hours.
In Tamil Nadu, 3,882 new cases and 63 deaths were reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in the state has increased to 94,049 including 39,856 active cases, 52,926 discharged patients and 1,264 deaths.
Delhi's COVID-19 count reached 89,802 including 27,007 active cases, 59,992 cured/discharged/migrated and 2,803 deaths. Sixty-one persons died in the state in the last 24 hours due to the virus.
A total of 151 new COVID-19 positive cases and 131 recoveries were reported in Kerala on Wednesday. The total positive cases stand at 4,593 including 2,130 active cases. There are 124 COVID-19 hotspots in the state.
Punjab reported 101 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases 5,668 including 3,989 discharged patients and 149 deaths.

A total of 26 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Manipur in the last 24 hours. The total count of reported cases in the state is 1,260 out of which 681 cases are active.
Twenty-three Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking active cases to 103 out of which 23 patients are in Delhi. A total of 251 personnel have recovered so far, according to ITBP.
Karnataka has reported 1,272 new COVID-19 positive cases including 735 cases from Bengaluru Urban. The total count of cases is 16,514 while the death toll rose to 253 after 7 deaths were reported today.
Uttarakhand reported 66 new COVID-19 cases today taking the total number of cases to 2,947.
Himachal Pradesh Health Department said that the total count of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 960 out of which 336 cases are active.
Uttar Pradesh has reported 585 new COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
A total of 88 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Bihar on Wednesday taking the total number of reported cases in the state to 10,076.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Wednesday visited Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex which has been turned into emergency COVID care centre.
Kejriwal said that arrangement for around 500 beds has been done at the centre which is connected to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that government has decided to set up a plasma bank in Guwahati in the next four-five days. (ANI)

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