COVID: India records over 5,200 positive cases in a single day

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In biggest single day spike, India has recorded over 5,200 Covid cases from across the country on Tuesday, a day after the country’s Covid-19 count crossed the 1 lakh mark.

Maharashtra continued to add over 2,000 fresh cases on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat also saw a huge spike in daily coronavirus cases.

The number of deaths due to coronavirus infection rose to 3,303.

As many as 140 COVID-19 patients succumbed to death in last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported the highest single-day death toll of 76, a lion’s share of coronavirus fatalities on Tuesday.

India’s mortality rate is about 0.2 per lakh population compared to 4.1 per lakh population for the world, the health ministry said.

“In terms of case mortality per lakh population, India has so far about 0.2 deaths per lakh population vis-a-vis approx. 4.1 deaths per lakh population for the world as a whole,” the ministry said in a statement.


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