Coronavirus Pandemic: India registers biggest ever jump in COVID-19 cases, deaths


New Delhi: Despite a lengthy lockdown which was intended to curb the COVID-19 virus, the coronavirus pandemic is getting more serious with each passing day.

The number of coronavirus infections is rising at an alarming rate in India with thousands falling victim to the COVID-19 virus every day.

The situation has become so dangerous that the number of coronavirus patients is rising by over 1,00,000 every two days as daily spikes of over 50,000 COVID-19 infections are coming to light for more than a month now.

Over the last few days, the coronavirus pandemic has gathered even more pace as the number of COVID-19 cases is rising by more than 80,000 daily.

Over the last couple of days, the number of new COVID-29 cases has risen by over 90,000.

The daily rise in fresh coronavirus cases is setting new records every day as the COVID-19 virus continues to play havoc.

As Unlock 3 unfolds, the coronavirus pandemic is assuming even more alarming proportions with the number of COVID-19 infections rising by leaps and bounds.

In terms of the daily rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is concerned, India has now surpassed even the United States, which has been the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic among the major countries.

The coronavirus pandemic in India currently seems to be at its worst, as the country’s trajectory of daily cases continued to be the highest-ever recorded globally since the start of the health crisis in December 2019.

India on Thursday witnessed a record spike of 95,735 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day increase till date, taking the total tally to 44,65,863, the Union Health Ministry data revealed.

There were 1,172 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, which is also the highest fatality in a single day so far. India on Tuesday recorded 1,133 deaths and on July 29 there were 1,129. India’s deaths per day are now crossing US’ which is the worst-hit by the pandemic.

India is currently the second-worst hit country after the US since the first case was reported on January 30.

Out of the total 44,65,863 cases, 9,19,018 are active, 34,71,783 have recovered so far, while 75,062 have died.

The recovery rate stands at 77.77 per cent, the fatality rate at 1.69 per cent, the Ministry data showed.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit states. They account for over 62 per cent of the active cases, according to the Ministry.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted a record 11,29,756 tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 5,29,34,433.