India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 56 lakh; World’s highest daily spike to push it to the top-affected soon, say experts

September 23, 2020 0 By FM

India, which has been reporting the world’s highest per day spike in new cases of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, has again tested 84,189 new patients positive for the infection on Tuesday. The country, which also has higher fatality rate with over 1000 deaths per day since September, reported 1,053 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to epidemiologists, India will soon overtake the US as the top affected country with the consistent rise in new cases at a rate that is the highest in the world at present.  The total case tally of the nation now stands at 56,434,60 including 9,691,69 active cases, according to the Union Health Ministry. Though the US has the highest number of cases at 70,97,937, it has been reporting less number of new cases as compared to India in the last few weeks.  

India’s Ministry of Health said on Monday that as many as 45,842,16 patients have recovered from the infection so far. Meanwhile, the total fatalities due to the infection have reached 90,075.

Among the states, Rajasthan reported the highest daily spike in cases on Tuesday recording 1,912 new infections. The state has a total of 1,187,93 cases so far of which 18,614 are active. Its death toll stands at 1367 as of now.

The health ministry also said that India’s testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakh daily tests. The country has done more than 6.5 crore tests so far.