With spike of 89,706 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 43-lakh mark; Death toll at 73,890

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The country on Monday reported its highest single-day spike of 90,802 new cases of coronavirus so far, setting a global record

 

With an increase of  89,706 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 43 lakhs mark on Wednesday.

In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 89,706 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 43,70,129.

The country on Monday reported its highest single-day spike of 90,802 new cases of coronavirus so far, setting a global record

Meanwhile, 1,115 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 73,890.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 8,97,394. Meanwhile 33,98,845 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state by the coronavirus outbreak in the country with the COVID-19 tally crossing over nine lakh. 

Andhra Pradesh is the second worst-hit state, followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi.

Five states -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu -- account for nearly 70 per cent of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra accounts for 27 per cent of the total active cases, Andhra Pradesh 11 per cent, Karnataka 10.98 per cent, Uttar Pradesh about seven per cent, and Tamil Nadu around six per cent.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.

India has overtaken Brazil to become the second worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in the world.

The United States is the worst-affected country across the globe with over 6 million infections and more than 1 million deaths. 


 

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