India continues reporting world’s highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases; Total caseload surpasses 2.3 millionAugust 12, 2020
Continued with a trajectory of the world’s highest single-day spike in new COVID-19 positive cases, India reported 61,773 fresh infection cases on Tuesday. The country, which witnessed at least 50,000 new cases on Monday, has been reporting a daily rise of more than 60,000 cases in the last one week. This was much above the rate witnessed by the most affected countries such as the US and Brazil.
With the new cases reported on Tuesday, India’s total caseload so far has risen to 23,304,48. Of these, 6,439,48 are active cases while the total recoveries rose to 16,395,99, according to the data from the Union Health Ministry. 834 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 46,091.
The government has tested 2,60,15,297 samples till 11th August for COVID-19. Of these, 7,33,449 samples were tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Maharashtra which is the most affected state has reported 5,356,01 positive cases until now, of which 1,488,60 are in the active caseload, 3,684,35 has been recovered and 18,306 lives lost.
Tamil stood the second with a caseload of 3,086,49 in all. Of these, 52,810 are presently active, while 2,506,80 has been recovered and 5159 lost lives. Following Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh which recently saw a spike in its daily cases became the third most affected state with 2,445,49 total cases. Of these, 87,597 cases are currently in the active caseload, 1,547,49 have been recovered while 2203 lost lives