India reported 29,429 new coronavirus cases and 582 fatalities in a single day notching up its final tally to 9,36,181 and death toll at 24,309. This includes 3,19,840 active cases of COVID-19 infections and 5,92,032 are cured/discharged/migrated, as per the data by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
“If we see in the month of March, the daily growth rate of Covid cases was 31.28%, in May it was 9.27% and further reduced to 4.82% in May end and if we see the figures of July 12, the growth rate for newer cases is at 3.24%. There is a progressive decline in the daily growth rate of new cases,” Rajesh Bhushan, the health ministry’s officer on special duty, said.
Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, has a total of 2,67,665 COVID-19 cases and 10,695 fatalities. Followed by Tamil Nadu which has a tally of 1,47,324 cases and 2,099 deaths due to COVID-19. While Delhi has reported a total of 1,15,346 cases and 3,446 deaths due to COVID-19.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) tested a record 3,20,161 samples on July 14 of the total 1,24,12,664 samples tested till Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over a lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11.