Another record day for India, 83,883 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
New Delhi : Coronavirus in India: With a record surge of 83,883 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India registered another peak in the daily number of new coronavirus cases. With this the total tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 38-lakh mark, just 1.5 lakh behind Brazil, the world's second most affected nation, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed.
In the last 24 hours, 11,72,179 samples were tested, the highest single-day tests so far, taking the total number of tests past 4.55 crore.
Another 1,043 people have been found dead due to the highly contagious virus in last 24 hours. The total number of fatalities in India has now reached to 67,376.
India has been reporting "one of the lowest COVID-19 fatality rates in the world" with the figure further declining to 1.76 per cent against a global average of 3.3 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. "While the global average is 110 deaths per million population, India is reporting 48 deaths per million population. The comparative figure for Brazil and the UK is 12 and 13 times higher, respectively," the ministry said.
Over 29 lakh have recovered from the infection in the country so far. Maharashtra remains the state hit hardest by the pandemic followed by three southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.