In the last 24 hours, once again more thjan 50 thousand corona cases were recorded in the country. The good news is that the country has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.09 per cent as compared to the global average. With a recovery rate of 66.3 per cent, a total of 44,306 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 6,61,892 samples have been tested.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 4,41,228 cases and 15,576 deaths, of which 260 occurred in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu comes in second with 257,613 cases and 4,132 deaths. The state registered 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh saw a decline in the number of active cases. Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand too witnessed active cases plummeting.
While on the global front, India remains the third worst-hit nation. As of Tuesday morning, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
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The total number of cases in the world stood at 18,193,291 and the fatalities rose to 6,91,642, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering revealed in its latest update.