India sees a record daily jump of 97,894 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 51 lakhs , the Health Ministry data this morning showed. With 51,18,253 infections, India is the world’s second-worst affected country, and after the United States, which has around 66 lakhs cases. For the first time, the number of active cases in the country have crossed the 10-lakh mark, the data showed. In the 24-hour period, India reported 1,132 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 83,198.
Even after 6 months Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic with a tally of over 10.7 lakh cases. More than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from the western state.
National’s Capital, Delhi, reported its highest single-day spike on Wednesday with 4,473 fresh cases were reported in 24 hours. New Delhi’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 2.30 lakh.
India is better placed in comparison to the US and Brazil in terms of recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.