Covid tally crosses 15 lakh; record 781 fatalities on Tuesday
NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 caseload went past the 15-lakh mark on Tuesday, with the last 5 lakh cases having come in just 12 days, even as the country reported its second-biggest jump in infections and the highest death toll of 781 in a single day.
After showing a dip on Monday, fresh cases again rose to 49,292 on Tuesday, the second-highest daily count after Sunday’s record of over 50,000, as per data collated from state go nments. Deaths recorded during the day went past the previous single-day high of 757 on July 24.
India’s coronavirus caseload is the third highest in the world after the US (44.3 lakh) and Brazil (24.4 lakh). Russia has the fourth largest count of cases at 8.2 lakh, as per the Worldometers.info website.
For the first time in weeks, Maharashtra did not register the highest daily cases. It was dislodged by Andhra, which recorded 7,948 fresh cases.
For 2nd day, recoveries trump cases in Maharashtra
At 7,717, Maharashtra reported the second-highest count of daily cases.
Fresh infections surged in the country although just three states — Karnataka (5,536 new cases), Kerala (1,167) and Punjab (612) — recorded their highest single-day jump in cases. Fresh cases in Maharashtra, which had dropped by nearly 1,500 to 7,924 on Monday, dipped further.
However, several other big states reported fresh cases close to their highest yet, with Tamil Nadu detecting 6,972 infections, Uttar Pradesh recording 3,490, Bihar 2,480, Bengal 2,134, and Assam 1,348.
With the highest jump in cases in the country, Andhra Pradesh’s cumulative caseload rose to 1,10,297. It now has the fifth largest caseload of cases, behind Maharashtra, TN, Delhi and Karnataka.
For the second day in a row, daily discharges in Maharashtra were higher than daily additions, and discharges in Mumbai were nearly four times the daily addition. Even as the state and city registered a dip in cases, Covid fatalities reported on Tuesday went up to 282.
Government has givenup on common people.People still show blind faith in the go nment hoping for a miracle.
34,000 dead and nearly 800 dying everyday yet go nment continues to boast they are doing well and there is no community transmission. Have we elected politicians or have we elected Devils?
Corona does not spare the ignorant.
Public will pay for the mistake of go nment.
When death rates will explode data will no more be suppressible.
Still there is time...
Stop international travel. Enforce strict lockdown...
Modi didn't put 15 lakh rupees to people's bank account as promised. Atleaast he suucessfully delivered 15 lakh corona patients to India. Modi hai tho mumkin hai
Proud Moment......We are beating Pak by a huge margin. Yesterday Pak had 936 new infections and 23 deaths only....Hopefully Govt will take us to number 2 in the world in another fortnight.
Pakistan population is about 23 crore. India is 138 crore. There is no comparison.
You are absolutely right but our govt only compare with Pakistan on most occasions.
Modi is relying on herd immunity... He has gave up.
His only chant is that of recovery rate as compared to other countries. No concern about plight of hospitals. If the hospitals are overloaded, I wonder how patients are recovering even.....
Feku is waiting for someone in the world to find a vaccine. Most brainless and spineless PM.
Media never reports Guj cases. Middle East also no news.
We will be racing to the second spot in a span of 15 days with death rate also on raise
Religion and nationalism is key for votes
More lockdown violators, no wearing masks, commiting crimes even during this difficult time is the reason for deaths.. but sadly, even people who obey the rules also suffer because of these violators
Not only Government we also failed to contain Covid-19.
Modiji you have failed your voters
Certainly we will defeat US. Congratulations Govt.
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi
Many state are not reporting too and are fudging so the figures may be even higher
We'll beat Brazil soon.
The number of beds in the hospitals isn't enough for the critical patients. They need to be increased.
is there no end to this???
This is only a tip of the iceberg, the real situation is more dire, abject and grim on ground with most Infections and fatalities going unreported.
Icmr: we are still not in community stage