Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2020

With highest single-day spike of 8,909 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 2,07,615

New Delhi: India registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with 8,909 more cases reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 2,07,615, while the death toll rose to 5,815 according to the Union Health Ministry.

Migrants from Goa undergo thermal screening after arriving by a special train at Danapur railway station to reach their destination, during ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna on Tuesday, 2 June.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood to 1,01,497 while 1,00,303 people have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Around 48.31 per cent of the patients have recovered so far, a ministry official said

Of the 217 more deaths since Tuesday morning, 103 were in Maharashtra, 33 in Delhi, 29 in Gujarat, 13 in Tamil Nadu and 10 in West Bengal,

Six more people died from the pathogen in Madhya Pradesh, followed by five each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and four in Telangana,

There were two deaths each in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, and one each in Kerala, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Punjab and Uttarakhand..

Of the total 5,815 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the list with 2,465 deaths followed by 1,092 in Gujarat and 556 in Delhi.

In Madhya Pradesh, 364 people have died so far, followed by 335 in West Bengal, 222 in Uttar Pradesh and 203 in Rajasthan.

Tamil Nadu has registered 197 deaths so far, while there have been 92 fatalities in Telangana and 64 in Andhra Pradesh.

Fifty-two people have succumbed to the infection in Karnataka, followed by 46 in Punjab, 33 in Jammu and Kashmir, and 24 in Bihar.

Haryana has registered 23 fatalities, while the toll in Kerala is 11. There have been seven deaths each in Odisha and Uttarakhand.

Five Covid-19 fatalities each have been reported from Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jharkhand, while four have died in Assam.

A person each have died due to the pandemic in Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh and Ladakh, according to the data.

More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities, it said.

India Now Has World’s Fourth Fastest-Growing Covid-19 Outbreak

The world’s second-most populous country is now adding more than 7,000 cases everyday, only behind the U.S., Russia and Brazil. India, on average, has added 7,384 cases daily over the past week. That compares with Brazil’s 21,649, the U.S.’ 21,282 and Russia’s 8,700.

The Health Ministry On Tuesday denied allegations of under-reporting Covid-19 related deaths, saying India has one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.

However, when looked at the absolute number of deaths, more people have died in India than anywhere else in Asia, excluding Iran.

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