Total number of cases registered so far in India stands at 42,80,422

Total number of cases registered so far in India stands at 42,80,422

India’s coronavirus tally is likely to cross 43 lakh by the end of Tuesday after the country reported over 75,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

Data on the health ministry’s website showed a single-day spike of of 75,809 new cases. The total number of cases registered so far in India stands at 42,80,422 after the fresh spike.

Out of the total caseload, 33,23,950 people have been discharged after recovery. India currently has 8,83,697 active cases.

The death toll from coronavirus has increased to 72,775 after 1,133 people died due to the infection in the past 24 hours.

The health ministry data also shows how Covid-19 infections are rapidly surging in the country again.

While India’s recovery rate has been improving steadily, experts now say that the country is already facing a second wave of infections and cases are likely to rise exponentially in the absence of a vaccine.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected states with over 2,36,208 active cases and 26,604 deaths. The state also accounts for a high portion of the country’s total death toll. More than 300 people have died in the state in the past 24 hours, according to health ministry data.

Meanwhile, the rapid rise in rural cases is proving to be another challenge for India’s government.

There has been a rapid surge in the number of rural coronavirus cases as social distancing norms are not being followed. States like Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha are witnessing a surge in infections, primarily in rural areas.

The resurgence of infections could be potentially hazardous for the country as it is planning to reopen most businesses due to mounting economic pressure.