Corona Updates You Must Track: Andhra Pradesh Records More Cases Than Maharashtra, India Tally Goes Past 15 Lakh

The COVID-19 death toll has surged to 34,193 with 768 people losing their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours  

Kritika Banerjee Updated: Jul 29, 2020 21:46:55 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: Andhra Pradesh Records More Cases Than Maharashtra, India Tally Goes Past 15 Lakh Indian nationals at Narita Airport in Japan waiting to board the repatriation flight to India under the Vande Bharat Mission. Photo: Twitter/@IndianEmbTokyo

India cases and toll: India crossed the 15-lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours. The coronavirus tally has climbed to 15,31,669 with 5,09,447 active cases, 9,88,029 recoveries and 34,193 deaths, as per the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In the highest single-day spike in deaths, 768 people succumbed to the disease on Tuesday. A total of 4,08,855 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across the country on Tuesday, compared to 5,28,082 tests the previous day.

Southern states remain cause of concern: Andhra Pradesh’s coronavirus tally is surging—the state recorded 7,948 fresh cases on Tuesday, the highest among all states including Maharashtra, which added 7,717 new cases to its tally. Andhra Pradesh has 51,701 active cases, while 49,558 people have recovered from the illness and 1,090 have succumbed. The state’s coronavirus count stands at 1,10,297.

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka recorded 6,972 and 5,536 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, respectively. While Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 2,27,688, Karnataka’s count has surged to 1,07,001.   

covid-tracker-29-july_072920120017.jpgCOVID-19 Tracker. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

Global corona update: The global COVID-19 count has gone up to 1,68,99,009 with 1,04,62,172 recoveries and 6,63,539 deaths, according to Worldometer, a website that tracks the number of coronavirus cases across countries. The US, with 44,98,343 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,52,320 deaths, and Brazil, with 24,84,649 cases and 88,634 deaths, still remain the worst-affected countries by COVID-19. A fresh outbreak of the disease in China and Spain has sparked fears about a second wave of infection sweeping these countries.

Story of hope: One-and-a-half-year old Josina Anna Jeevan may not have survived if not for the timely help from Jinil Mathew, a headload worker. The toddler who had tested positive for COVID-19 was in quarantine when a viper bit her on the night of 21 July in Panathur town of Kasargod district in Kerala. Her parents called out for help from neighbours, but nobody came forward, except Mathew. He killed the snake, called his friend who drives an ambulance, and rushed her to a hospital. The toddler is recovering at a hospital and Mathew is in quarantine. “I will always call him an angel because he saved my daughter,” the toddler’s father told The New Indian Express.  

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