Coronavirus update: India sees 40,425 new cases, 681 deaths in 24 hours
BusinessToday.In July 20, 2020
India's COVID-19 cases soared by over 40,425 in a day for the first time taking the country's total tally to 11,18,043 on Monday. The death toll climbed to 27,497 with 681 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours till Monday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry data. India's number of recoveries stands at 7,00,087. There are 3,90,459 active cases.
Country's COVID tally had breached 10 lakh-mark three days ago. And, since July 2, India has added 5 lakh new cases of corona infections.
Maharashtra recorded the highest one-day spike of 9,518 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,10,455. The state has reported 258 more fatalities.
Tamil Nadu also reported the highest spike of 4,979 new COVID cases. The state's total tally has surged to 1,70,693 and the death toll has climbed to 2,481.
Delhi's coronavirus cases have soared to 1,22,793. Also, 31 fatalities in the last 24 hour have taken the death toll to 3,628.
According to a study conducted by IIT-AIIMS researchers said the spread of coronavirus might pick up the pace during monsoon and winter with fall in temperatures.
Here are state-wise coronavirus cases
Andaman and Nicobar Islands -203
Andhra Pradesh- 49,650
Arunachal Pradesh -740
Dadra Nagar Haveli-605
Jammu and Kashmir-13,899
West Bengal-42,487Also read: Petrol, diesel prices: Diesel sees hike; check out fuel rates across metrosAlso read: India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 62.86%, active cases 3.04 lakh less than cured patients