Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The total number of coronavirus cases in India today crossed the 67,000 mark today after 4,213 fresh covid-19 infections and 97 deaths were reported in past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 67,152 while the death toll due to coronavirus-related complications went up to 2,206. Health ministry figures also show that 20,916 have been cured/discharged, indicating there are 44,029 active coronavirus patients in the country.
Maharashtra (22,171 cases), Gujarat (8194), Tamil Nadu (7204) and Delhi (6923) are among the worst affected states. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan last week said that the daily Covid-19 testing capacity in the country has been ramped up to 95,000. The union government is sending central teams to 10 states including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi to assist the state governments in managing the outbreak of the disease.