Covid cases in India crosses 20-million mark, recovery rate stands at 81.9%: Health Ministry

Covid cases in India crosses 20-million mark, recovery rate stands at 81.9%: Health Ministry

On Tuesday, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 2 crore mark with 3,57,229 fresh cases being reported in a single day. In the last 24 hours, 3,20,289 patients were discharged. So far, 1.66 crore people have recovered from the virus with which the recovery rate now stands at 81.91%.

India is currently battling a deadlier and more infectious second wave of the coronavirus. Tuesday was the 13th straight day when the country reported more than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases.

The dashboard of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed at 9:15am on Tuesday that the total number of cases in the country has now reached 2,02,82,833.

A steady increase has been recorded in the active cases as they increased to 34,47,133 comprising 17 per cent of the total infections.

According to the data shared by the Health Ministry around 3,20,289 Covid-19 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours. The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease in the country jumped to 1,66,13,292 and at present the national Covid-19 recovery rate is standing at 81.91 percent.

The death toll climbed to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities in the last 24 hours. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent.

A total of 15,89,32,921 have been vaccinated in the country so far.

India’s current covid-19 situation presents a grim picture with long queues at cremation grounds and large-scale discrepancies in data.  The picture became even more alarming as the health system is reportedly on its knees due to the weight of new cases. The hospitals continue to report a shortage of ICU beds and medical oxygen.

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