Massive jump in daily coronavirus cases in India, Maharashtra revises data

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Coronavirus Cases (Image: Pixabay)
Coronavirus Cases (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : India on Wednesday registered 42,015 new coronavirus cases, around 12,000 more cases than the ones reported on Tuesday, taking the total tally of infections to 3.12 crores. 3,998 deaths have been reported in the same time duration.

Maharashtra added 3,509 Covid deaths after revising its data today leading to a massive surge in total fatalities. 489 other deaths have been reported across the nation. Total deaths have crossed 4.18 lakh since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to a study, India's excess deaths could be as high as 4.9 million, considering evidences that many more people have died due to coronavirus than official figure.

The report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development, co-authored by former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, included deaths from all causes since the start of the pandemic through June this year.

Meanwhile, active coronavirus cases in India have dropped down to 4.07 lakh. Active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of total infections. 36,977 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking total recoveries so far to over 3.04 crore.

Over 34 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country has exceeded 41.54 crore so far, the health ministry said.