India has witnessed the greatest increase in COVID-19 count, as the states have recorded 5,611 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday Maharashtra continued adding more than 2,000 fresh cases. In daily cases of coronavirus, too, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat saw a huge spike. The death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 3,303. The last 24 hours saw as many as 140 COVID-19 patients fall to death.
The Health Ministry Wednesday said the Covid-19 recovery rate in India has improved to 39.62 per cent, adding that at least 42,298 people have recovered from the virus. “Globally, 62 people per lakh have been affected with Covid-19. Whereas in India, only 7.9 people per lakh population have been affected by the coronavirus,” Health Secretary Luv Agarwal said.
With 5,611 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus infections Wednesday rose to 1,06,750. At least 3,303 people have died due to the disease. While Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 37,136 cases and 1,325 deaths, Odisha is emerging as a point of concern with 978 cases and five deaths. Already fighting a surge in Covid-19 cases after the return of migrants, the Odisha government now faces the unique challenge of bracing for cyclone Amphan while keeping social distancing in mind.
India’s mortality rate is about 0.2 per lakh population compared to 4.1 per lakh population for the world, the health ministry said. “In terms of case mortality per lakh population, India has so far about 0.2 deaths per lakh population vis-a-vis approx. 4.1 deaths per lakh population for the world as a whole,” the ministry said in a statement.
COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra crossed the grim milestone of 37,000-mark today. The state confirmed 2,078 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. Mumbai alone accounted for over 23,000 coronavirus cases. The states COVID-19 count was nearly equal to the next three states put together. The fatalities due to coronavirus infection also breached 1,300 in Maharashtra.