AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2020, 11:33 a.m.
New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in India and the number of COVID-19 infections in the country is increasing at an exponential rate.
Despite a lengthy lockdown which was intended to curb the COVID-19 virus, the coronavirus crisis 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 far as the daily rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is concerned, India has now surpassed even the United States. After Monday, now on Tuesday too, the highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day was found in India.
With 52,050 new coronavirus cases and 803 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall COVID-19 tally now stands at 18,55,745 while the total fatalities increased to 38,938, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Tuesday.
The country had crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday. Currently, 5,86,298 COVID-19 cases are active and 12,30,509 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease.
India has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.09 per cent as compared to the global average.
With a recovery rate of 66.3 per cent, a total of 44,306 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 6,61,892 samples have been tested.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 4,41,228 cases and 15,576 deaths, of which 260 occurred in the last 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu comes in second with 257,613 cases and 4,132 deaths. The state registered 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh saw a decline in the number of active cases.
Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand too witnessed active cases plummeting.
While on the global front, India remains the third worst-hit nation. As of Tuesday morning, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 18,193,291 and the fatalities rose to 6,91,642, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
Coronavirus graph in India:
Day Cases Deaths
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