18,653 new Corona cases, 507 deaths

NEW DELHI, July 1:  India today recorded the highest single-day jump of 507 COVID-19 deaths and also a majority of cases–close to four lakh–in June to make it the worst month for the country prompting some states to go for varying degrees of lockdown.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have accounted for over 70 per cent of 17,400 Coronavirus deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The data updated at 8 am on Wednesday also showed that 18,653 new infections were reported in 24 hours taking the tally to 5,85,493. At the same time, the recovery rate was also steadily improving to touch nearly 60 per cent.
It is for the fifth consecutive day that Coronavirus cases have increased by more than 18,000. The country has seen a surge of 3,94,958 infections or nearly 68 per cent of the total in June, according to an analysis of the Ministry data.
The number of active cases stands at 2,20,114, while 3,47,978 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, the data showed, indicating that around 59.43 per cent of patients have recovered so far.
India reported its first case of Coronavirus on January 30 from Kerala when a student who had returned from Wuhan, China tested positive.
It is now the fourth worst-affected country in terms of cases after the US, Brazil and Russia. (PTI)