India reported 90,123 fresh infections taking the country's coronavirus tally past the 50-lakh mark. The country also reported at least 1,290 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day, the Union Health Ministry said.
- The death toll due to the deadly virus now stands at 82,066 in the country with a case fatality rate of 1.63 per cent.
- Over 39 lakh people have recovered from the deadly virus pushing the recovery rate to 78.52 per cent.
- Nearly 83,000 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries closer to the number of new cases. Only 20 per cent, or 9,95,933 cases, are active.
- India, which has been reporting the highest number of COVID cases in the world since August.
- India has been recording more than 90,000 new cases every day for the past week, except Tuesday.
- Maharashtra remains the worst hit state by the pandemic with a tally of 10.7 lakh cases as it reported more than 17,000 new cases again.
- Close to half ( nearly 48.8 per cent) of the active cases are concentrated in three states -Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kerala and Telangana contribute close to 24.4 per cent of the active cases.
- Delhi's COVID-19 tally climbed to over 2.25 lakh after 4,263 fresh cases were reported on Tuesday.
- A sero-survey conducted in Delhi in the first week of August revealed 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 and is in the third spot in deaths after the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Nearly 3 crore people have been infected by novel Coronavirus, and over 9.23 lakh people have lost their lives to the deadly virus since it surfaced in China late last year.