India reports record single-day jump of nearly 35,000 coronavirus cases, 687 deaths
India’s coronavirus tally has exceeded 10 lakh after nearly 35,000 cases were repaired from different parts of the country in the past 24 hours. The country has also reported 687 deaths — the highest single-day death rate reported even since the pandemic began.
Data furnished by the Union Ministry of Health suggested that 34,956 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of cases in India to 10,03,832. Of these, 3,42,473 are active cases while 6,35,757 people have been discharged after recovery.
The country’s death toll from the deadly virus has also crossed 25,000.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state in India with 1,14,947 active coronavirus cases and over 11,100 deaths. Tamil Nadu follows Maharashtra with 46,717 active cases and 2,236 deaths.
With 30,661 active cases, Karnataka has now become the third worst-affected state in India, but the number of deaths is lower than Delhi which has registered over 17,400 active cases and 3,545 deaths.
Meanwhile, rural areas in the country are now witnessing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and lack of health infrastructure has worsened the scenario.
The state of Bihar is witnessing a sharp rise in cases with more testing. But experts indicated that it may be too late to stop rising infections.
Experts also said the lack of healthcare infrastructure in the state could make matters worse. Bihar will be under lockdown till the end of the month to reduce the number of coronavirus cases.
Many states have also reimposed strict lockdown measures for high-risk cities and containment zones to stop transmission of the deadly virus.
On the brighter side, India’s recovery rate is steadily climbing and the fatality number of fatalities is declining. Even then, experts feel that a vaccine is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus in India.