While the global experts raised alarm over India’s infection growth rate(3.1%) which was higher than the US and Brazil at the 2 million stage, India on Saturday registered over 60,000 new cases for the second consecutive day.
Taking the total caseload to 20,88,612, Indian states recorded 61,537 and 933 deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to the recent health bulletin released by the Union Health Ministry, the total death toll now stands at 42,518 while the recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 68.3 per cent.
Officials confirmed that the country now has 6,19,088 active cases while 14,27,006 patients cured/discharged/migrated.
Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (490,262), Tamil Nadu (279,144), Andhra Pradesh (206,000), Karnataka (158,254), and Delhi (142,723). While Maharastra, Telangana, Delhi and Puducherry topped the list of states with high positive rate.
Worldometer recorded 274,318 new cases worldwide in the past 24 hours while 12,533,535 have recovered, 722,952 have died so far.
Coming to Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 10,171 new cases taking the total tally to 2,06,960. The state over the last 24 hours suffered 89 COVID deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,842 so far.
Telangana, on the other hand, registered 2,207 new cases, 12 deaths taking the overall caseload in the state to 75,257. The death toll rose to 601 with 12 more fatalities, a state government bulletin said on Friday.