Active coronavirus cases in India now over 1 million
New Delhi : As businesses are opening up in India, the increase in the number of new coronavirus cases has also gained momentum. With record 97,894 new cases in a single day, the total number of active cases in India is above 1 million. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases registered till date is above 5 million.
With 51,18,253 infections, India is the world's second-worst affected country, and trails only the United States, which has a caseload of around 66 lakh. This is for the first time when the total number of active cases in India has crossed the one million mark.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic with a tally of over 10.7 lakh cases. More than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from the western state. Maharashtra has 2,97,506 active cases, the highest in the country, Karnataka with 1,01,645 cases, Uttar Pradesh (96,7002), Andhra Pradesh (90,279) and Delhi (30,914) are also on the list.
Delhi reported its highest single-day spike on Wednesday as 4,473 fresh cases were reported in the national capital. Delhi's COVID-19 tally now stands at 2.30 lakh. The national capital has seen an increase of 45 per cent in the number of containment zones in the last 10 days. Home isolation cases of COVID-19 also jumped by over 50 per cent to reach 16,576 during the period, according to official data.
Meanwhile, the government has said that the numbers may look a lot from the first impressions but if these are compared to the caseload as per population in the world it is the lowest.
India is better placed in comparison to the US and Brazil in terms of recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University which has been compiling COVID-19 data from all over the world.