AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 9, 2020, 11:53 a.m.
New Delhi: 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.
India, the third-worst COVID-19 affected country globally, recorded a single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, pushing its total tally to 21,53,011.
Out of the total 21,53,011 cases, 6,28,747 are active cases, 14,80,884 have recovered from the deadly virus while 43,379 people have died.
A total of 53,879 persons recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours, while, 861 others lost their lives while battling the virus in just one day.
The government has carried out a test of 7,19,364 coronavirus samples in the last 24 hours to check the COVID-19 infection. The cumulative total coronavirus samples tested up to August 8 are 2,41,06,535.
So far, total operational laboratories reporting to the Indian Council of Medical Research are 1,402. There are 940 government laboratories and 462 private labs.
Out of the total 1,402 laboratories, real-time RT-PCR for COVID-19 is being carried out in 713 labs.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state in India with the total number of cases climbing to 4,90,262, however, the good news is that in the last 24 hours, the active cases went down by 723 and a total of 10,906 people recovered from the virus in the state.
Following Maharashtra is Tamil Nadu which has a total of 2,85,025 cases, however, the state reported 727 less cases in the last one day while 6,488 people recovered from the virus. The state has recorded 4,690 deaths so far including 119 which occurred in the last 24 hours.
Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana recorded their highest single-day spikes of 2,618, 2565, 2,488 cases and 1,151 cases, respectively.
On the global front, the coronavirus pandemic, which is caused by the COVID-19 virus, also known as the Chinese virus, has ravaged more than 200 countries including India.
A total of 19,571,989 people have been infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus all over the world while the number of deaths caused by coronavirus has climbed to 725,914 with 162,422 in the United States alone.
The United States and Brazil remained the worst-hit nations with a total tally of 49,97,705 and 30,12,412 coronavirus cases respectively. Brazil has recorded 100,477 COVID-19 deaths so far.
Mexico has the third-highest death toll with a total of 52,006 deaths so far followed by United Kingdom which has recorded 46,651 deaths by Sunday.
In the United State's New York state, a total of 32,768 people have died while 73,609 have recovered.
Coronavirus graph in India:
Day Cases Deaths
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