India’s total number of Coronavirus cases has reached, 54,87, 580 with a surge of 86, 961 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data reported today morning. 1, 130 deaths in the last 24 hours have taken the total number of fatalities to 87, 882. 93, 356 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours.

The highest tests done in a day so far which is twelve lakh samples tested since Saturday, the Health Ministry informed in the tweet. This takes the total number of samples collected in the country to 6,36,61,060. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit states by the outbreak.

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, meanwhile has played down the fears of the pandemic in India where he stated that the outbreak has reached community transmission stage. He also pointed out that, “only 10 states are reporting maximum cases” and that the bulk of these is in “few districts”.

“Large outbreaks in certain districts indicate an acute spread… only 10 states are contributing 77 per cent of active cases. If you see state-specific data, you will find that these cases are concentrated in few districts,” Dr Vardhan said.
“India is at multiple trajectories across the urban, semi-urban and rural populations,” he added.