With a jump of 46,253 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the country’s overall coronavirus case numbers touched 83.13 lakh, Health Ministry data shared this morning shows.
The daily case count rose by 20 per cent, nearing the national weekly average of 45,000, after dropping by 15 per cent on Monday.
Deaths related to COVID-19 also rose marginally over Monday’s figure to 514. With this, 1,23,611 have lost their lives to the highly viral disease.
Though active cases in India dropped further to 5.3 lakh, the fall in numbers has slowed as coronavirus case curve shows signs of flattening instead of a steady decline.
More than 76.5 lakh people have successfully fought off the disease, with 53,357 people having been discharged in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest numbers, Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases at 16,92,693, of which 1.6 lakh are active and 44,248 have died.
Kerala and Delhi recorded the highest daily infections with 6,862 and 6,725 cases respectively, followed by Maharashtra with about 4,900 cases, West Bengal with almost 4,000 cases and Andhra Pradesh, which replaced Karnataka with 2,849 cases.
Lakshadweep, Mizoram and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu have the lowest number coronavirus cases with 0, 2,893 and 3,257, respectively.
India remains the second worst hit country in the world followed by the United States, where the case count is nearing the 1 crore mark.
Globally, more than 4.7 crore confirmed cases of coronavirus have been registered, with 12 lakh deaths.