India sets a global record by reporting close to 1 lakh COVID-19 cases in a day!

India has been reeling through the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak as the country has been surpassing its own record by reporting consecutive highest single-day spikes in COVID-19 cases, as the sequel of fastest-growing infections across its territory. 

According to the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 97,894 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning 8 am and the current reporting has been recorded as the biggest single-day spike in the country since the outbreak and it also has become the highest global single-day spike, alarming that India has been sailing through the strongest wave of the pandemic than any other country in the world. 

With the current reporting of 97,894 fresh cases, India has reported 51,18,254 positive cases so far including active, recovered, and deceased patients. Along with the biggest spike in fresh cases, the country has also recorded the highest single-day rise in deaths after reporting 1,132 deaths due to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, while 82,719 cases have been recovered and discharged during the same course of time. 


At the current state, India has reported 51,18,254 cases of which 40,25,079 have been discharged and 83,198 patients had died so far.  Under the count of percentile, the data from the Health Ministry had shown that of the total caseload, 19.73% are active, 78.64% have been discharged, and 1.63% had succumbed to the pandemic. 

Though the fatality rate is relatively low compared to the total caseload, India has been reporting more than 1,000 deaths every day for the last two weeks. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has tested 6,05,65,728 samples so far including 11,36,613 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.  On Wednesday, India's total tally of the COVID-19 cases had crossed 5 million. 

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, whereas it only took ten days' time to add one more million in the caseload. With the current trend, 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.