Corona Updates You Must Track: With Record 83,883 Cases In A Day, India's COVID-19 Tally Goes Past 38.5 Lakh-Mark

States like Maharashtra and Karnataka posted record surge in daily cases. India also conducted a record number of tests for COVID-19 on Wednesday

Kritika Banerjee Updated: Sep 3, 2020 12:17:58 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: With Record 83,883 Cases In A Day, India's COVID-19 Tally Goes Past 38.5 Lakh-Mark An awareness campaign on coronavirus in Gujarat. Photo: Twitter/@BOC_MIB

India cases and toll: India posted a record surge in daily cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. The country added 83,883 new cases to its COVID-19 tally, which has now reached 38,53,406, as per the figures shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Since Saturday, India has been reporting more than 78,000 daily cases, barring Monday when 69,921 were recorded. Wednesday’s spike in daily cases is not only the highest for the country, but also globally.

In the last 24 hours, 1,043 COVID-19 fatalities were reported across the country. With this, the country’s coronavirus toll climbed to 67,376. India also conducted a record number of COVID-19 tests on Wednesday. A total of 11,72,179 tests were conducted across the country.

India currently has 8,15,538 active cases of coronavirus while 29,70,492 people have recovered from the illness. Looking at the current trend, India could soon overtake Brazil (with 40 lakh cases) as the second worst-hit country by the coronavirus.  

Maharashtra records more than 17,000 cases: The western state reported 17,433 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest single-day surge so far. Maharashtra currently has 2,02,048 active cases of coronavirus; the recoveries stand at 5,98,496.

The state’s COVID-19 toll breached the 25,000-mark on Wednesday and is now at 25,195. According to a PTI report, of the 292 deaths reported on Wednesday, 201 took place in the last 48 hours, 55 in the last one week and 36 prior to that.

Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally has now reached 8,25,739. If one were to compare the state’s tally to the global data on Worldometer, Maharashtra’s count is higher than Peru’s which is the fifth worst-hit country by the pandemic and has reported 6,63,437 cases, including 29,259 deaths.

covid-tracker-3-september_090320121209.jpgCOVID-19 tracker for 3 September. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

How are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh faring: Karnataka’s coronavirus tally climbed to 3,61,341 on Wednesday with the state reporting 9,860 fresh cases, the highest in a day so far. The state also recorded 113 COVID-19 deaths during the same time. With this, Karnataka’s coronavirus toll has reached 5,950, which is next only to Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The state currently has 94,478 active cases of coronavirus against 2,60,913 recoveries.

Neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh reported 10,392 cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the overall tally to 4,55,531. Andhra Pradesh is now the second worst-hit state by the pandemic after Maharashtra. It has 1,03,076 active cases while 3,48,330 people have recovered from the illness and 4,125 succumbed to it.

Global corona update: The global coronavirus tally rose to 2,61,82,808 on Thursday morning, with 68,68,258 currently infected patients, 1,84,47,188 recoveries and 8,67,362 deaths, as per Worldometer. Of the active cases, 60,619 are serious or critical.

The US leads the tally with 62,90,737 cases, including 1,89,964 deaths. In Brazil, the infection is spreading rapidly among prison inmates, reported IANS. Nearly 33,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus as per a report released by the National Council of Justice on Wednesday. The country’s president Jair Bolsonaro recently said that none would be forced to take a vaccine against the virus.

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