India recorded 49,292 new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 15,32,111. Of these, the active cases are 5,104,46 as of now. About 9,874,24 patients have recovered and the death toll so far is 34,241, including 781 new deaths reported on Tuesday.
Andhra Pradesh saw the highest spike in new cases at 7,948 in the past 24 hours. The state’s cumulative caseload rose to 1,10,297 in the day making the state the fifth most affected state due to COVID following Maharashtra, TN, Delhi and Karnataka, as of now.
Maharashtra reported 7,717 new cases yesterday adding to the total caseload of 3,914,40. The state has seen an increase in the number of recoveries in the last few days and the total number of patients recovered was 2,322,77 so far.
New cases surged across the country with the high single-day spike reported in Karnataka (5,536), Kerala (1,167) and Punjab (612). Tamil Nadu detected 6,972 infections on Tuesday followed by Uttar Pradesh (3,490), Bihar (2,480), Bengal (2,134), and Assam (1,348).
Globally 16,895,202 COVID cases have been reported until now. India’s COVID caseload is the third highest in the world after the US (44.3 lakh) and Brazil (24.4 lakh).