India’s COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 3 million mark, just 16 days after it crossed 2 million, while 22,80,566 people have recuperated in the country so far pushing the recovery rate to 74.90 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
With a single-day spike of 69,239 infections, the country’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 30,44,940, while the death toll climbed to 56,706 with 912 fatalities being reported in a span of 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.The COVID-19 case fatality rate has declined to 1.86 percent.
There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India continues to be the third-worst affected country by the virus so far, following the United States and Brazil. The United States is the world’s worst-affected country with over 5.8 million cases and more than 1.8 million deaths. Brazil is second with more than 3.5 million cases and 1.14 million deaths.
Maharashtra, India’s worst-hit state, reported 14,492 new coronavirus cases, taking the state’s total count to 6,71,942.