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India’s COVID-19 cases cross 50 lakh with over 90,000 new cases; 82,066 deaths with 1,290 in 24 hours

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.New Delhi: India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 50-lakh mark…

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

New Delhi:
India’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 50-lakh mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths – the highest the country has seen in 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry has said. The total number of people who have died because of the disease now stands at 80,776. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was at 1.64 per cent. The total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 50,20,360, including 9,95,933 active cases, which comprises 20.08 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India’s recovery rate rose to 78.28 per cent. A total of 39,42,361 patients stand cured.

Here’s your 10-point cheat sheet to this big story

  1. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic with a tally of 10.7 lakh cases as it continued to report more than 17,000 cases a day. The state is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

  2. Karnataka reported more than 8,200 new cases, most of them from its capital. Bengaluru now has more Covid cases than Mumbai, surpassed only by Delhi and Pune.

  3. Close to half (48.8 per cent) of the active cases are concentrated in three states — Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kerala and Telangana contribute close to a quarter (24.4 per cent) of the active cases, the ministry said.

  4. “Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu contribute 60.35 per cent of the total active cases and are also reporting close to 60 per cent (59.42 pc) of the total recovered cases,” it highlighted.

  5. More than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from Maharashtra. The state reported 34.44 per cent of the deaths in the last 24 hours, the ministry said on Tuesday.

  6. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

  7. Worldwide, almost 3 crore people have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, and more than 9.23 lakh people have lost their lives to the pandemic since it surfaced in China late last year.

  8. In terms of recoveries, India is in the pole position, followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.

  9. India is the second worst-hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US.

  10. It is in the third spot in fatalities after the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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