COVID-19: India surpasses its record and reports the highest global spike of 97,000 fresh cases!

India's COVID-19 tally has been surging high with the unprecedented rise of the fresh cases than anywhere else in the world and the country has been surpassing its own record by reporting back to back biggest spikes amid the center's unlocking phase in a bid to ease and relax the lockdown and restrictions. 

According to the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 97,570 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning which had become the highest single-day spike recorded by the country since the outbreak and it had become the highest single-day spike in the globe pushing the total tally to 4.65 million, less than 2 million cases behind the United States, which is the worst-affected country in the world. 

In the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, India has reported 97,570 fresh cases, 81,533 fresh discharges, and 1,201 fresh deaths. While India's total caseload stands at 46,59,985 positive cases so far, 36,24,196 have been cured and discharged and 77,472 people had died of the pandemic so far. 


Though the health ministry cited that the death toll is relatively low, compared to the total caseload, the country has been reporting over a thousand deaths consecutively nearly for the past two weeks. 

The data from the Health Ministry had shown that India has 9,58,316 active cases - 20.56% of the total caseload while 77.77% of the total cases had been discharged and 1.66% of cases had succumbed to the viral infection. The states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh have been witnessing the sharpest spikes of COVID-19 cases. 

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has tested 5,51,89,226 samples so far including 10,91,251 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. At the current state, the growth of infections in India is faster than anywhere else in the world as the cases have been soaring through urban and rural areas of some large and populous states. 

India is the worst affected country by the pandemic in Asia and the second-worst affected in the world after the United States. India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 20 lakh mark on August 7, while the tally went beyond 30 lakh on August 23, and 40 lakh on September 5. With the current trend that the country is just taking days' time to add millions of new cases, India would likely surpass the tally of the United States by this month-end and become the worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic.