Globally, the Covid-19 cases have increased to over 12 million and the death toll has reached over 550,000, as per the WHO.
This is said to be the highest single day spike in terms of new COVID-19 cases in the country so far. According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,10,24,491 samples have been tested up to July 9 with 2,83,659 samples being tested on Thursday. Then it took 10 days to cross seven lakh.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country with 238,461 cases.
"From 2.82 per cent a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 per cent".
The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed. The GoM was also briefed on the current COVID-19 status in India.
As India's coronavirus cases hurtle towards the 800,000 mark, the country's most populous state imposed a three-day lockdown starting Friday.
The ministry said that 8 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Telangana, account for around 90 per cent of the total active cases in the country and 80 per cent of the active cases have been reported from 49 districts.
Madhya Pradesh added 305 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the count to 16341, while deaths at present stand at 634.
Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic..
After a spike of 233 fresh infections since Thursday, Punjab now is home to 7140 confirmed covid cases, while norhtern state's death toll has now reached 183. Among states with more than 10,000 cases so far, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh have conducted the most tests per million population as per the latest data, and Telangana and Bihar the least, data collected by The Hindu showed. Out of the total cases in the state, 132,625 have recovered from the disease and 95,943 are still active. Of the 519 new deaths reported on Saturday, 226 are from Maharashtra, 64 from Tamil Nadu, 57 from Karnataka, 42 from Delhi, 27 from Uttar Pradesh and 26 from West Bengal.
A total of eight U.S. states - Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin - also reached records for single-day infections.