New Delhi: India with 52,898 fresh COVID-19 cases, crossed the 15-lakh mark in the past 24 hours on Wednesday. The disease has reached an alarming situation in Andhra Pradesh, where more than 10,000 people tested positive for the virus in a single day.
Andhra Pradesh currently stands at number four with 1,20,390 COVID-19 cases. Witnessing a huge surge in the state, there are chances that it could go past Delhi’s caseload of 1,33,310 soon to become the third-worst affected state in the country.
With 65 deaths in the past 24 hours, the toll has reached to 1,213, making it the eighth worst-affected state.
India’s caseload currently stands at 15,83,483 with over 52,898 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Nearly 10 lakh cases were recorded in 29 days of this month, proving July as the worst month for the country.
The country has also reported 771 deaths in the past 24 hours – the second-highest in a day after recording 781 death on Tuesday. India’s cumulative toll of COVID deaths reached 34,950 – more than half of these deaths were recorded in July.
On a positive side, India has crossed the 10-lakh mark in recoveries by curing more than 32,371 COVID-19 affected people in the last 24 hours that took the total tally of recovered patients to 10,19,083.
Maharashtra breached the four-lakh mark with 9,211 new COVID-19 cases surging the state’s caseload to 4,00,651.
The situation in South India continues to be severe. So far, Karnataka has recorded the highest number deaths on Wednesday among the southern states, followed by Tamil Nadu (82), AP (65) and Telangana (12). Apart from Andhra, four more states reported their highest single-day surges – Rajasthan (1,144), Gujarat (1,114), Madhya Pradesh(917) and Jharkhand (791).