India on Thursday claimed its largest number of single-day recoveries from COVID-19. The cure and discharge of 56,383 patients on Wednesday has added up the total number of recoveries to 1.7 million (precisely (16,95,982), even as the country’s total infections since January neared 2.4 million.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said the case fatality rate has further improved to 1.96%. The death toll stood at 47,033, with the addition of 834 fatalities on Wednesday.
Ministry officials said Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Assam have the maximum number of new cases now, though Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu remain on top.
The combined new cases in UP and West Bengal add up to over 100,000, they said. Bihar is also seeing fast growth of COVID-19 cases.
“Since the start of July, the infection numbers in Bihar and Assam have grown by more than eight times, while in Uttar Pradesh it has increased by five times. West Bengal has seen its numbers rise by more than four times during this period.
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August 14, 2020