22,752 new cases, 482 deaths

NEW DELHI, July 8:
India’s Coronavirus cases mounted to 7,42,417 today with a single-day rise of 22,752 infections and 482 fresh deaths even though the recovery rate further improved to over 61.5 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll climbed to 20,642, the updated data at 8 am showed.
According to a PTI tally of figures based on reports by various states, the number of cases was 760418 cases and the death toll 21100.
Of the total 20,642 deaths reported till 8 am, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 9,250 fatalities followed by Delhi with 3,165 deaths, Gujarat with 1,977, Tamil Nadu with 1,636, Uttar Pradesh with 827, West Bengal with 804, Madhya Pradesh with 622, Rajasthan with 472 and Karnataka with 416 deaths.
The COVID-19 death toll reached 313 in Telangana, 279 in Haryana, 252 in Andhra Pradesh, 175 in Punjab, 104 in Bihar, 43 in Uttarakhand, 42 in Odisha and 27 in Kerala.
Jharkhand has registered 22 deaths, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Puducherry 14 each, Himachal Pradesh 11, Goa eight, Chandigarh seven, Arunachal Pradesh two and Meghalaya and Tripura have reported one fatality each, according to the Health Ministry.
More than 70 per cent deaths took place due to comorbidities, it said.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 2,17,121, followed by Tamil Nadu at 1,18,594, Delhi at 1,02,831, Gujarat at 37, 550, Uttar Pradesh at 29,968, Telangana at 27,612 and Karnataka at 26,815, according to the Ministry’s data.
The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 23,837 in West Bengal, 21,404 in Rajasthan, 21,197 in Andhra Pradesh, 17,999 in Haryana and 15,627 in Madhya Pradesh.
It has risen to 12,570 in Bihar, 12,522 in Assam and 10,097 in Odisha. Punjab has reported 6,749 Novel Coronavirus infections so far, while Kerala has 5,894 cases.
A total of 3,415 people have been infected by the virus in Chhattisgarh, 3,230 in Uttarakhand, 2,996 in Jharkhand, 1,903 in Goa, 1,704 in Tripura, 1,430 in Manipur, 1,083 in Himachal Pradesh and 1,041 in Ladakh.
Puducherry has recorded 930 COVID-19 cases, Nagaland 625, Chandigarh 494 and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported 405 cases. Arunachal Pradesh has reported 276 cases, Mizoram has 197 cases, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has 147, Sikkim has registered 125 infections so far, while Meghalaya has recorded 80 cases.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR,” the ministry said, adding that 5,018 cases are being reassigned to states.
State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it added. (PTI)