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Coronavirus Pandemic: India witnesses biggest-ever jump in new COVID-19 cases



Aug. 30, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

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 the past few days.

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.

With a single-day spike of 78,761 fresh cases and 948 deaths, the coronavirus tally in India on Sunday reached 35,42,733 cases, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed.

Out of the total cases, 7,65,302 are active ones, including 12,878, which came up in the last 24 hours. A total of 27,13,933 have recovered from the virus so far. With 64,935 recoveries in a day, the recovery rate reached 76.47 per cent and the fatality rate was 1.81 per cent. So far, 63,498 people have died of the disease.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 7,47,995 cases and 23,775 deaths followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,09,238 cases and 7,050 deaths. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Bihar come next.

According to fresh data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India achieved a record number of 10,55,027 tests in a single day on Saturday taking the total number of samples tested so far to 4,14,61,636.

A total of 1,583 laboratories are conducting Covid-19 tests across the country. Of these, 1,003 are government labs while 580 are private.

A total of 811 laboratories are conducting Real-Time RT-PCR for Covid-19 while the TrueNat Test is being conducted by 651 labs. The CBNAAT Test for Covid-19 is being carried out by 121 labs across the nation.

On the global front, India still remains the third worst-hit nation. The US and Brazil lead the board with 59,61,094 and 38,46,153 cases, respectively. The total number of cases across the globe has reached 2,49,96,456 while the total fatalities have reached 8,42,499.

The five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi, which had reportedly peaked in June, has again started to record more cases every day.

Coronavirus graph in India:

Day                 Cases                        Deaths

August  30      78,761                         948

August  29     76,472                        1,021

August  28     77,266                        1,057

August  27     75,760                         1,017

August  26       67,151                       1,059

August  25       60,975                          848

August  24       61,407                          836

August  23       69,239                          912

August  22       69,878                          945

August  21        68,898                         983

August  20        69,652                         977

August  19        64,531                      1,092 

August  18        55,079                         876

August 17         57,981                         941

August 16         63,489                         944

August 15          65,002                        996

August 14          64,553                     1,007

August 13          66,999                       942

August 12          60,963                       834

August 11          53,601                        871

August 10          62,064                     1,007

August  9           64,399                       861

August  8          61,537                        933

August  7          62,538                        886 

August  6          56,282                        904 

August  5          52,509                        857

August  4          52,050                         803

August  3          52,972                          771

August  2           54,736                         853

August  1           57,117                         764

July     31           55,079                        779

July     30            52,123                       775

July     29            48,513                       768

July     28            47,704                      654

July     27            49,931                      708

July    26            48,661                      705

July    25             48,916                     757

July    24             49,310                     740

July    23             45,720                 1,129

July    22             37,724                     548

July    21            37, 148                     587

July    20            40,425                      681

July    19            38,902                      543

July    18           34,884                       671



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