Coronavirus cases in India topped 54 lakh with a single-day spike of 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Sunday morning, India recorded 1,133 death, pushing the toll to 86,752.
As on Sunday, the total positive cases tally in India surged to 54,00,620, while total active cases stood at 10,10,824. So far, 43,03,044 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated.
On Saturday, Delhi reported 4,071 new coronavirus cases, 38 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to 2,42,899. The death toll in the national capital reached 4,945. According to government data, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi increased by around 190 per cent in a month with 84,087 people contracting the disease during the period.
Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 1,75,550 on Saturday as 4,209 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 691, a health department official said.
West Bengal reported 56 more Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday, pushing the death toll to 4,298, a bulletin issued by the health department said. The state also registered 3,188 fresh coronavirus cases, which took the tally to 2,21,960, it said.
“In a landmark global achievement”, India has become the top country, overtaking the US, to record maximum global coronavirus recoveries. A press release issued by the PIB on Saturday read: “In a landmark global achievement, India has overtaken the USA and become the top country in terms of global Covid-19 recoveries.”
According to the government’s data, India now accounts for close to 19 per cent of the total global recoveries. Of the new recovered cases, about 60 per cent are being reported from five states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.