Over 2,00,000 coronavirus cases in India, nearly 1,00,000 recovered
New Delhi : The total number of positive coronavirus cases have reached 2,07,615 in India, said health ministry on Wednesday; while the recoveries have crossed 1,00,000 mark. In past 24 hours, 8,909 fresh cases and 217 deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the country has also improved to 48.31%.
India's first COVID-19 case was detected in Kerala on January 30, while the tally took 110 days to reach the one-lakh mark on May 18. However, close to 1 lakh new cases have been detected in 15 days since then.
The health ministry also mentioned that nearly 70% of the positive coronavirus cases were reported in people with comorbidities.
According to the health ministry data updated today morning, Maharashtra has reported 72,300 cases so far, followed by Tamil Nadu (24,586), and Delhi (22,132).
Of the 5,815 deaths across the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of fatalities at 2,465, followed by Gujarat (1,092) and Delhi (556).