AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 5, 2020, 11:14 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.
With 52,509 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, India crossed 19 lakh-mark with the total caseload standing at 19,08,254 while the total fatalities increased to 39,795, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Wednesday.
The country had crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday. Currently, 5,86,244 cases are active and 12,82,215 people have recovered from the disease.
India has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.08 per cent as compared to the global average.
With a recovery rate of 67.19 per cent, a total of 51,706 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said.
In the last 24 hours, 6,19,652 samples have been tested.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 4,50,196 cases and 15,842 deaths.
Tamil Nadu comes in second with 2,63,222 cases and 4,241 deaths.
Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh saw a decline in the number of active cases.
Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand too witnessed active cases plummeting.