India’s Covid-19 tally crossed 17 lakh on Saturday; AP reported highest growth in caseload in July

August 2, 2020 0 By FM

With 55,919 new cases reported on Saturday in India the country’s total infection count rose to 17,518,85. The total active caseload of the country stood at 5,677,52 as of now, according to the data from the Union Health Ministry. 848 more deaths were reported due to the infection on the day taking the toll to reach 37,406. Meanwhile, the 51,740 people were recuperated increasing the number of recoveries to 11,467,27.

Maharashtra recorded 9,601 new COVID cases on Saturday, pushing its total case tally to 4,31,719. The State also reported 322 fatalities, taking its death toll to 15,316.

Tamil Nadu saw 5,879 new cases that pushed the case tally to 2,51,738. The number of active cases stands at 56,738. A total of 4,034 fatalities have been reported from the state so far.

Andhra Pradesh reported 9,276 new cases on Saturday. The total number of confirmed cases in the state now stands at 1,502,09. The state also witnessed a record 12,750 recoveries, the highest discharges in a single day.

According to the data collated by the state governments, in July, four states recorded more than 1 lakh COVID cases, which was led by Maharashtra with 2,47,357 incidences. Tamil Nadu had the next highest caseload, with1,55,692 cases followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,26,338), Karnataka (1,08,873) and Uttar Pradesh (62,953).

Andhra Pradesh had by far the biggest growth rate of cases in July (866%) with total caseload surging from 14,595 to 1,40,933 during the month. This trend was followed by Karnataka (714%), Kerala (431%), Bihar (410%) and Assam (390%).