NEW DELHI: India reported the most number of COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours until now. More than 6,600 individuals were detected to have the highly-contagious novel coronavirus countrywide. As far as the total countrywide tally is concerned, India reached 125,1010 cases today i.e. Saturday, May 23.
The death toll increased as 137 new deaths also got reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus. The total fatality rate tally is now at 3,720. The death rate also experienced a drop from 3.13% to 3,02%. Lav Agarwal, the Joint Secretary, representing the Health Ministry said, "We need to save the country from deaths due to COVID-19."
There are 69,597 active cases in the nation as per the daily update on the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. which got updated around 8 am today, May 23. The recovery rate has also increased majorly as there are now over 50,000 individuals who have been cured of this virus.
Maharashtra continues to remain the sate with the most coronavirus affected individuals at it reported nearly 3,000 new cases in the last 24 hours and 63 deaths. There are over 44,000 total cases in the state, which is three times than that of Tamil Nadu, which is the second most affected state.
Tamil Nadu had more than 700 new cases which got detected in the past 1 day. The tally of the state is now at 14,753. There has been no decrease in the number of cases detected for the 3rd consecutive day.
Delhi also had the highest spike in the last 24 hours has the capital city detected over 786 fresh cases. The total tally in that region is now at 12,319.
"India faced COVID-19 in a proactive and pre-emptive way, with unmatched scale and determination. The recovery rate is above 40 and the ling rate is 13 days," Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan had announced on Friday, May 22.