India records single day spike of over 83,000 cases, 1,054 deaths
India on Tuesday reported a spike of 83,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total case tally past 49 lakh.
The country’s overall COVID tally stands at 49,30,237 and 9,90,061 of them are active cases.
Over 38 lakh people in India have recovered after contracting the virus. India now accounts for the highest number of recoveries in the world after surpassing Brazil yesterday.
As per the latest data on the health ministry’s portal, 38,59,400 people in India have recovered after getting infected.
The death toll in the country has now gone up to 80,776 after 1,054 fresh fatalities were reported from across the country in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in India as it continues to witness a sharp rise in daily cases. Delhi, the national capital, is also witnessing a sharp spike over the past few weeks.
One silver lining for India is the fatality rate, which has now reduced to 1.64 percent. The country’s recovery rate at over 78 percent is also higher in comparison with other nations.
The government on Monday said India has been managing the Covid-19 crisis well and more efforts will be taken as the situation evolves.
Meanwhile, the government is now considering granting an emergency authorization for the coronavirus vaccine to prevent the elderly and vulnerable.
“If there is a consensus we may go ahead with it, especially in the case of senior citizens and people working in high-risk settings,” health minister Harsh Vardhan had said.