The total number of fatalities has now reached 20,642 after 482 people died in the last 24 hours, the health ministry data showed
NEW DELHI| On Wednesday India saw its COVID-19 highest reach by another 22,752 cases in the last 24 hours now the total tally is 7,42,417. Following the Union Health Minister data at 8 am, the number of active cases in the country is 2,64,994 and 4,56,830 patients have been or discharged.
The total number of fatalities has now reached 20,642 after 482 people died in the last 24 hours, the health ministry data showed.
The government, however, said on Tuesday that the total number of coronavirus infections and fatalities per million population in the country is among the lowest in the world.
The health ministry said that India’s recovered cases per million population are more than active COVID-19 cases per million. It credited the states and Union Territories for early identification and effective management of the coronavirus cases.
Among the worst-affected states, Delhi accounts for the highest 3497.1 recovered cases per million as against 1242.9 active cases per million, followed by Maharashtra having 869.5 recovered cases per million as against 661.6 active cases per million, according to the health ministry. Tamil Nadu has 753.0 recovered cases per million as against 529.8 active cases per million, while the respective numbers for Haryana are 480.9 and 140.4.
Following them, Telangana and Karnataka have contributed majorly to the alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Both states have the highest growth rate of cases and high positivity rates.
With 25,733 Covid-19 cases as of Tuesday, Telangana has reported 1,219 new cases every day on average over the last two weeks. Karnataka, with 25,317 cases, has reported the fastest growth of cases in the country. In the last two weeks, it reported 1,137 new cases every day against 260 in the two weeks before that.