By Health In Five Writer
The Covid-19 pandemic is on mood to slow down in India as the latest figure show that India’s total figure has now crossed the 5 million or 50 lakh-mark. On Wednesday, the country recorded 90,123 new cases, according to Union health ministry update taking the total number of cases to 5,02,0359.
The number of active cases have reached close to the million-mark; it’s currently at 9,95,933, according to the health ministry. The active cases have increased by 5,872 in the last 24 hours. Nearly four million patients (39,42,360 to be exact) have recovered and discharged from hospitals.
The active cases in the country account for 19.84 per cent of the total caseload. The country recorded 1,290 fatalities during the said period which took the death toll to 82,066, according to health ministry update.
A total of 39,42,360 people have recovered so far in the country. States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh continue to report highest number of active cases, accounting for 60 per cent of the total cases in the country.
Maharashtra and Karnataka are also among the two states reporting the highest number of deaths in the last 24 hours. While 515 people succumbed to the viral contagion in Maharashtra, 216 died in Karnataka, the health ministry’s data stated.
More than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths reported so far in the country are from Maharashtra. The state reported 34.44 per cent of the deaths in the last 24 hours, the ministry said on Tuesday.
Delhi’s COVID-19 tally mounted to over 2.25 lakh after 4,263 fresh cases were reported on Tuesday. Thirty-six fatalities pushed the death count to 4,806, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
A sero-prevalance survey conducted in Delhi in the first week of August has found that 30 per cent, or 79 of the 257, people who recovered from COVID-19 did not have antibodies against the virus, making them vulnerable to re-infection.
India is the second worst-hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US. It is in the third spot in fatalities after the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Around the world, almost 3 crore people have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, and more than 9.23 lakh people have lost their lives to the pandemic since it surfaced in China late last year.