Taking the toll of coronavirus infected cases in India to 12,38,635, India registered its highest single-day spike in the cases on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Indian recorded 45,720 fresh COVID19 cases in a single day.
Major contributions in the number of coronavirus cases came from 5 states – Maharashtra (10,576), Andhra Pradesh (6,045), Tamil Nadu (5,849), Karnataka (4,764) and Uttar Pradesh (2,300).
As per the data shared by the Ministry of Health, so far, 7,82,607 patients in India have recovered from the coronavirus infection. However, 29,861 patients have died as well. The recovery rate has also improved to 63.18%, while the positivity rate stands at 13.03%.
Interestingly, with 3,50,823 samples collected, India tested the highest number of samples in a day on Wednesday. The total number of samples tested so far has now crossed 1.5 crores.
Maharashtra remains the worst impacted state in India, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. While Maharashtra is struggling with a shortage of life-saving drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, Delhi has decided to conduct serosurveys every month to make better policies for tackling COVID-19.
In a statement, Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the decision to conduct serosurveys every month comes after the state government analyzed the results of the latest serosurvey, which showed that 23% of people in Delhi have been exposed to coronavirus.