India fourth highest in COVID-19 deaths worldwide; Case tally close to 2.4 million

August 13, 2020 0 By FM

With 942 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Wednesday, India’s total fatalities jumped to 47,065, making the country with the world’s fourth-highest COVID-19 fatalities. However, India’s case fatality rate is still much lower than many other countries as is its deaths is 35 per million. US, Brazil and Mexico make up the top 3 countries recording the highest number of deaths.

India registered its second-highest single-day peak at 66,999 fresh cases on Wednesday. The COVID-19 tally climbed to 23,96,638 of which 6,53,622 are active cases, according to the Ministry of Health. The country’s COVID-19 recovery rate soared past 70 per cent on Wednesday with 16,95,982 people having recuperated from the disease so far in the country, while active cases comprised 27.64% of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said. 

Tamil Nadu reported 5,871 new cases and 119 deaths yesterday taking the total number of cases to 3,14,520 including 5,278 deaths and 52,929 active cases. Delhi saw 1,113 fresh COVID cases, 1,021 recoveries and 14 deaths on Wednesday taking its total positive cases to 1,48,504 including 1,33,405 recovered cases and 4,153 deaths. While Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally passed 2.5 lakh mark reaching 2,541,46 with 9,597 cases seen on the day. 93 deaths took the toll to 2296 in the state.

Maharashtra’s COVID tally stands at 5,483,13 as of now. The State health minister Rajesh Tope announced that the state government has lowered the cost of COVID-19 tests conducted by private laboratories, bringing them into a range of Rs 1,900-2,500 per test