- Delhi saw its biggest rise in COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours
- India’s COVID-19 cases rose by 50,000 in the past 9 days
- Initial 1 lakh cases took 109 days to surface in India
India is now on its way to record 1,60,000 cases as the states reported more than 6,500 cases on Wednesday. It is a huge thing which was brought to notice that in India the initial 1 lakh cases were reported in 109 days, however, the following 50,000 cases took only 9 days.
Maharashtra has been the worst impacted state in the country as it accounts for more than 55,000 cases out of the total cases. Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra and the finance capital of India has alone reported over 33,000 cases. In the past 24 hours alone, Maharashtra has reported more than 2,000 fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus.
On Wednesday, Mumbai added 1,044 cases of COVID-19, and Dharavi has reported one of the lowest numbers of COVID-19 cases in a single day. Dharavi reported 18 fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus on Wednesday.
Even the national capital was not spared by the wrath of COVID-19 as Delhi reports its biggest ever spike in COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. On Wednesday, Delhi reported 792 fresh COVID-19 cases which took the total number of cases in Delhi to 15,257.
Gujarat which is another one of the severely hit states in the country also reported 365 cases on Wednesday which took the state go past 15,000 mark.
Additionally, India reported 194 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours this is the second highest death toll. At least 105 people in Maharashtra died due to Coronavirus, which is the highest single day fatilities ever recorded by the state which took the total death toll in the state to 1,897.
Gujarat is the state with second highest fatality toll due to COVID-19 with 938 death.
Earlier, the Union Health Ministry said that the mortality rate of the deadly disease in the country is amongst the lowest in the whole world. In April, the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients was dropped to 2.87% from 3.38%, said Health Ministry’s Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal.
Timely lockdown and early detection of coronavirus cases are the main reasons behind the low death toll in the country.
Testing for COVID-19 in the country has increased significantly, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) says that more than 1.1 lakh samples are tested every day in the country at 612 labs. More than 33 lakh samples have been tested till date.
Even India’s recovery rate has improved to 42.6% as more than 67,000 people have been given COVID-19 free certificate.