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New Delhi: The number of total coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 6-lakh mark, adding 19,148 new cases in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is 8.3%, even as testing numbers went up to over 2.29 lakh. The country saw 434 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Active cases

Daily Covid tracker. Active cases on 2 July

India added 19,148 more cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 2,26,947. For the last almost a week, daily cases have hovered in the range of 18,000-19,000 cases.

Daily tests

Daily Covid tracker. Daily tests on 2 July

In the last 24 hours, 2,29,588 tests were conducted in 768 laboratories in the government sector and 297 private labs.

Mortality rate

Daily Covid tracker. Deaths on 2 July

After Wednesday high, the numbers came down marginally to settle at 434. The latest toll figure is 17,834.

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Positivity rate

Daily Covid tracker. Positivity rateon 2 July

The positivity rate stood at 8.3% as of Thursday. This is comparable to what it was a month ago, courtesy increased testing, but the average is clearly going up.

Recovered cases

Daily Covid tracker. Recovered cases on 2 July

During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,881 Covid-19 patients have recovered, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,859. This further takes the recovery rate up to 59.52%.

Total cases

Daily Covid tracker. Total cases on 2 July

India crossed the 6-lakh mark in total cases, even as experts have begun to say that merely counting numbers will no longer be a reliable estimate of the course of the epidemic.

High-burden states

Delhi: The national capital reported 61 deaths and 2,442 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. While the slight fall in numbers has raised hopes of a “peak” having been crossed, experts say it may be too early to rejoice.

Daily Covid tracker. Delhi stats on 2 July

Gujarat: The state continues to top the mortality rate in the country. In the last 24 hours, 21 deaths were reported, besides 675 fresh cases.

Daily Covid tracker. Gujarat stats on 2 July

Maharashtra: Numbers continue to look bleak in this high-burden state, with 5,537 new cases and 69 deaths having been reported in the last 24 hours.

Daily Covid tracker. Maharashtra stats on 2 July

Tamil Nadu: The state reported 3,882 cases and 63 deaths in the last 24 hours. The mortality rate currently stands at 1.3%.

Daily Covid tracker. Tamil Nadu stats on 2 July

Tests and positive cases

Daily Covid tracker. State stats on 2 July

Both the testing and fresh cases remain low for Gujarat among the four high-burden states. Delhi’s testing numbers look impressive but it did more antigen than RT-PCR tests in the last 24 hours.


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