India recorded 13,086 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 19 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.
According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday (July 5), the country saw a total of 12,456 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.53 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,28,91,933.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 1,14,475, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 1,13,864.
Massive jump in active cases:
An increase of 611 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.26 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.
The total death toll in the country is now at 5,25,242. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate on July 5 was recorded 2.90 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 86,44,51,219 samples have been tested up to July 4 for COVID-19. Of these 4,51,312 samples were tested on Monday.
Maharashtra COVID tally:
Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported a dip of 50 per cent in fresh Covid cases on Monday as the state reported 1,515 new infections and three deaths. The state's overall tally of infections rose to 79,86,811 and the death toll to 1,47,943, data provided by the state health department said.
On Sunday, Maharashtra reported 2,962 cases. Monday's cases came after a drop of 1,447 cases. Similarly, the number of coronavirus-linked fatalities dipped to three from six the previous day.
Maharashtra's coronavirus recovery rate stood at 97.87 per cent, while the fatality rate was 1.85 per cent. As per the department, out of the 1,515 new cases, the highest - 810 - were from the Mumbai administrative circle - which includes the metropolis and its satellite towns - followed by Pune (459), Nashik (89), Nagpur (62), Akola (46), Latur (17), Aurangabad (16) and Kolhapur (16), among other circles.
Among the three fresh deaths caused by the respiratory illness, two took place in Mumbai city and one in Ratnagiri, said the bulletin.
BDST: 1352 HRS, July 5, 2022