The gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to 16,095.
Over 3 lakh patients have recovered, while over 2 lakh cases are now active, government data shows.
Of the total 16,095 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra tops the tally with 7,273 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2,558 deaths, Gujarat with 1,789, Tamil Nadu with 1,025, Uttar Pradesh with 649, West Bengal with 629, Madhya Pradesh with 550, Rajasthan with 391 and Telangana with 243 deaths.
A total of 2,791 people have been infected by the virus in Uttarakhand, 2,545 in Chhattisgarh, 2,339 in Jharkhand, 1,334 in Tripura, 1,128 in Goa, 1,092 in Manipur, 960 in Ladakh and 894 in Himachal Pradesh.
India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19.
According to the Health Ministry data, 410 deaths were recorded in a day taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,095. The total cases in the southern state have climbed to 11,923; so far 7,287 have recovered and 191 have died.
- Kerala has reported a total of 4,071 coronavirus positive patients, of which 1,939 are active. "As some people could not get beds due to the shortage, the death count started rising", Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. The decision was taken after state capital Bengaluru reported 596 positive cases - the highest one-day spike in the city - on Saturday. The state saw 5,318 new cases on June 27. Asia has reported about 11% and the Middle East 11% and 9% of all cases.
Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2,637,546 cases including 195,975 fatalities, while the United States has 2,510,323 infections including 125,539 deaths.