The number of coronavirus infections in India crossed the 5 million mark, as infections continued to rise at an alarming rate in the nation with the worst-ever recorded case rate.
India’s tally of total cases stands at 5,017,914, behind only the United States, which at 6.76 million confirmed infections, is the worst-hit nation in the world.
Also, 1,284 new deaths were reported on Tuesday, taking the nationwide death toll to 82,091. A total of 3,937,066 people who have been infected have so far recovered.
India is the second worst-hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US, while it is in the third spot in fatalities after the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The Union health ministry recently said 38,59,399 people have recuperated from coronavirus infection, taking the national recovery rate to 78.28 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate was at 1.64 per cent.
The higher number of recoveries has also led to a steady enhancement in the difference between the recovered and active cases. The difference has crossed 22 lakh. There are 9,90,061 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 20.08 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 50,18,015 cases and 82,111 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities). Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 39.4 lakh.