Bhubaneswar: With adding over one lakh cases in the last 3 days, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the one million mark including more than 25 thousand deaths as on Friday. The country crossed the one million mark 169 days after reporting its first case.
As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 1003832 by Friday morning. The total number includes 342473 active cases and 25602 deaths while 635757 people have been recovered from the viral infection.
As many as 34956 new cases and 687 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. With this India’s mortality rate has remained stable at 2.8 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 63 per cent.
India reported its first COVID-19 case on 30th January 2020 when a person from Kerala tested positive with the virus. The total number of cases crossed the 100-mark on March 15 and 1000-mark on 28 March. On 14th April India’s total cases crossed the 10000-mark and on May 7 total cases crossed the 50-thousand mark. Total cases crossed one lakh on 19th May, two lakh on 3rd of June. The 3 lakh tally reached on June 13, 4 lakh on June 20 and 5 lakh on June 27. However, the tally crossed the 6 lakh, 7 lakh and 8 lakh-mark in a duration of 5 days each. But the 9th lakh and 10 lakh (one million) mark came in a duration of just 3-days each.
Maharastra has continued to be the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has mounted to 284281 including 114947 active cases and 11194 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu and Delhi with 156369 and 118645 confirmed cases respectively.