Amidst health ministry’s claims that the country comparatively has less fatality, India on Thursday recorded the highest single-day spike in fatalities so far. According to the recent health bulletin released by the Union Health Ministry, India registered 904 deaths in the last 24 hours while the total death toll now stood at 40,699.
For the eighth consecutive day, Indian states registered over 50,000 cases taking the total caseload to 19,64,537. 56,282 new cases including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated.
On the positive note, the number of recoveries was also the highest-ever for a single day on Wednesday with 51, 700 people recovered.
Meanwhile, corona continued to take a toll at Telugu states while AP is amongst the top 5 worst-corona hit states in the country. Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday registered 10,128 new cases reported in 24 hours the biggest single-day spike so far while the overall tally rose to 1,86,461.
Telangana, on the other hand, 2,092 new cases with 13 fatalities. According to the data furnished by health officials, the total caseload of the state is now at 73,050 with 589 fatalities so far.
Globally, over 18.7 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus; over seven lakh have died so far. The United States continued to be the worst-affected followed by Brazil and India.