India records highest single-day spike of 57,711 COVID-19 cases; tally at 16,95,988

Coronavirus cases in India mounted to 16,95,988 on Saturday (August 1), recording the highest single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases and 764 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.

India records highest single-day spike of 57,711 COVID-19 cases; tally at 16,95,988

Coronavirus cases in India mounted to 16,95,988 on Saturday (August 1), recording the highest single-day spike of 57,117 positive cases and 764 deaths in India in the last 24 hours.

As per the Ministry of Health data, the total active cases in the country stands at 5,65,103, whereas 10,94,374 are cured/discharged. The total death toll surged to 36,511 on Saturday.

 The recovery rate stood at 64.52 percent this morning. This was the third consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 and the second day when India recorded more than 55,000 cases. 

Here's the state wise data of coronavirus cases in India:

S. No. Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths**
Total Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 329 63 214 13 5 1
2 Andhra Pradesh 75720 6468 63864 3840 1349 68
3 Arunachal Pradesh 670 16 918 91 3  
4 Assam 9814 581 30357 1277 98 4
5 Bihar 17579 734 33358 2008 296 14
6 Chandigarh 369 14 667 20 15 1
7 Chhattisgarh 2803 14 6230 309 53 2
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 412 18 686 18 2  
9 Delhi 10705 38 120930 1206 3963 27
10 Goa 1657   4211 206 45 3
11 Gujarat 14090 297 44907 833 2441 23
12 Haryana 6317 180 28227 887 421 4
13 Himachal Pradesh 1091 14 1459 72 14  
14 Jammu and Kashmir 7765 103 12217 375 377 12
15 Jharkhand 6538 650 4314 138 106 3
16 Karnataka 72013 2305 49788 3094 2314 84
17 Kerala 10517 443 13023 864 73 3
18 Ladakh 302 25 1095 1 7  
19 Madhya Pradesh 8668 214 22271 614 867 10
20 Maharashtra 150966 2512 256158 7543 14994 265
21 Manipur 927 98 1689 17 5 1
22 Meghalaya 603 15 215 5 5  
23 Mizoram 165 9 247 13 0  
24 Nagaland 1053 117 635 10 5  
25 Odisha 11182 719 20518 772 177 8
26 Puducherry 1323 31 2100 142 49 1
27 Punjab 4999 422 10734 225 386 16
28 Rajasthan 11589 492 29035 650 674 11
29 Sikkim 407 12 231 17 1  
30 Tamil Nadu 57968 6 183956 5778 3935 97
31 Telengana 16796 1156 45388 816 519 14
32 Tripura 1630 93 3327 365 21  
33 Uttarakhand 2935 58 4168 172 80 4
34 Uttar Pradesh 34968 2319 48863 2060 1630 43
35 West Bengal 20233 333 48374 2118 1581 45
Total# 565103 19785 1094374 36569 36511 764

The positivity rate - percentage of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus - stood at 8.57 percent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative 1,93,58,659 samples have been tested up to July 31 with 5,25,689 being examined on Friday.