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New Delhi, June 14, 2020
India today reported 311 more deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and 11,929 cases of infection -- a new high for a single day in the country -- as the deadly viral disease continued to spread rapidly in many states.
With these, the death toll has climbed past the 9,000-mark to 9,195 while the total number of cases has zoomed to 320,922.
This is the third consecutive day that the number of new cases of infection has exceeded 10,000 in a 24-hour period. The previous high was 11,458 reported yesterday.
On the positive side, for the fifth day running, the number of patients who have recovered from the infection is more than the number of active coronavirus cases in the country.
The country is now placed fourth in the world, after the United States, Brazil and Russia, as far as the total number of cases is concerned, ahead of countries like the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Peru, France and Germany.
But it has climbed to ninth spot, after the US, Brazil, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico and Belgium, in terms of the number of deaths, ahead of countries like Germany, Iran and Canada.
Figures released by the MoHFW this morning said that the 311 new deaths included 113 in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra, 57 in national capital Delhi, 33 in Gujarat, 30 in Tamil Nadu, 20 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in West Bengal, 10 in Rajasthan, eight each in Haryana and Telangana, seven in Madhya Pradesh, three in Bihar and two each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Uttarakhand.
This is the third consecutive day that India has recorded in excess of 10,000 new cases of infection and the 11th consecutive day that it has reported more than 9,000 new cases.
The country has also reported more than 200 deaths each day since the beginning of this month. This is the fourth consecutive day that the country has reported more than 300 deaths.
In Maharashtra, the 113 new deaths have taken the toll to 3,830 while the total number of coronavirus patients so far has increased by 3,427 to 104,568.
Of the 113 fatalities, 69 were recorded in Mumbai alone -- taking the city's death toll up to 2,113, while the number of positive patients in the metropolis went up by 1,380 cases to touch 56,831.
Of the total of 9,195 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number at 3,830, followed by 1,448 in Gujarat, 1,271 in Delhi, 463 in West Bengal, 447 in Madhya Pradesh, 397 in Tamil Nadu, 385 in Uttar Pradesh, 282 in Rajasthan, 182 in Telangana, 82 in Andhra Pradesh, 81 in Karnataka, 78 in Haryana, 65 in Punjab, 55 in Jammu & Kashmir, 39 in Bihar, 23 in Uttarakhand, 19 in Kerala, 10 in Odisha, eight each in Assam and Jharkhand, six each in Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh, five in Chandigarh, two in Puducherry and one each in Ladakh, Meghalaya and Tripura.
The total of 320,922 cases so far includes those who have died as well as 162,379 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 149,348 as of this morning, up 3,569 from yesterday.
The number of patients who have recovered has gone up by 8,049 in the past 24 hours and the recovery rate has now gone up to 50.59%, according to the data.
Of the total of 320,922 cases so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest at 104,568, followed by 42,687 in Tamil Nadu, 38,958 in Delhi, 23,038 in Gujarat, 13,118 in Uttar Pradesh, 12,401 in Rajasthan, 10,698 in West Bengal, 10,641 in Madhya Pradesh, 6,824 in Karnataka, 6,749 in Haryana, 6,290 in Bihar, 5,965 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,878 in Jammu & Kashmir, 4,737 in Telangana, 3,723 in Odisha, 3,718 in Assam, 3,063 in Punjab, 2,407 in Kerala, 1,785 in Uttarakhand, 1,711 in Jharkhand, 1,512 in Chhattisgarh, 1,046 in Tripura, 523 in Goa, 502 in Himachal Pradesh, 449 in Manipur, 437 in Ladakh, 345 in Chandigarh, 176 in Puducherry, 163 in Nagaland, 107 in Mizoram, 87 in Arunachal Pradesh, 63 in Sikkim, 44 in Meghalaya, 38 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and 35 in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
The Ministry said 7,436 cases were being re-assigned to various states.