On Saturday, India recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs. It crossed 3 lakh mark overall, with 11,458 infections in a single day. As per the Union Health Ministry, with 386 new deaths reported, India has now a death toll of 8,884.
The first case fo COVID-19 in India was reported on 30 January. In 134 days India reached the 3 lakh mark. However, within 10 days India’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 2 lakh to 3 lakh.
Fortunately, India’s recovery rate is more than the number of active cases. Active cases stand at 1,45,779, while 1,54,329 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the health ministry’s numbers. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
Delhi stands as a hotspot in the number of COVID-19 infections, along with Maharashtra. Further, senior leaders of Delhi’s MCD claimed 2,000 deaths due to COVID-19. However, officials reported only 1,085 death cases.
Globally India stands at the 4th position in the number of people infected due to COVID-19. Recently, Brazil overtook the UK’s position, thus having the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases globally. Brazil has a death toll of 41,828, died due to COVID-19. However, the World Health Organization has praised Brazil’s health system.
COVID-19: India Surpassed 3 Lakh Caes With More Than 10,000 Cases In A Single Day
“The system as such from the data we see is not overwhelmed,” the WHO’s top emergencies expert Dr Mike Ryan said, with few areas of Brazil using more than 80% of their hospitals’ intensive care bed capacity.
The Ministry of Health reported on Friday a cumulative total of 828,810 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 25,982 new infections in the last 24 hours, and another 909 deaths, numbers second only to the United States.
The United States of America remained at the top in the number of COVID-19 infections globally. North and South America are having four of the 10 worst-hit countries in the world, said WHO on Friday.
The disease was “highly active” in Central and South America, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said, highlighting problems in Brazil and Mexico.