India’s rise in cases third fastest globally, total cases 323424

India today recorded more than 11,000 cases in the last 24 hours. The total tally crossed 3.32 lakh on and the death toll was at 9,520.

As per the Ministry of Health data, total coronavirus cases in India stand at 332424 including 153106 active cases, 169798 cured/discharged/migrated and 9520 deaths.

With 11,220 new COVID-19 cases and 325 deaths registered on Sunday, the total number of infections and the death toll in India reached 3,32,777 and 9,521 respectively. This data was based on reports from State Health Departments and collated by The Hindu newspaper.

The recovery rate was nearly 51%. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested on Sunday was 1,51,432, up from 1,43,737 on Saturday. Maharashtra led the tally with 3,390 new cases and 120 deaths. Delhi registered 2,224 cases and 56 deaths.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has crossed the three lakh-mark as the country, for the first time ever, has become one of the four nations in the world with the highest COVID-19 caseload. Not just this, India is also the biggest epicenter of the pandemic outbreak in Asia.

The COVID-19 death toll in India has also reached more than 9,500. The virus has spread rapidly and the country has marked significant and consecutive highest jumps in the COVID-19 tally over a major part of the past two weeks. However, it is to be noted that the central government still keeps denying that community transmission is taking place in India.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently approved ELISA test kits for Covid-19 developed by two companies. These were the first ELISA test kits approved other than those that use the ICMR’s own technology, and add to the basket of choices for testing for Covid-19.

In fact, the recovery rate of Delhi and Mumbai is among the highest in the world. In New York, the worst-affected city in badly hit United States has seen 21.23 per cent people recovering from the disease. In New Jersey, this percentage is 18.88.