New Delhi, Aug 31: India on Monday overtook Mexico in total numbers of deaths from COVID-19–64,469—and became the third country in the world, after United States and Brazil, with highest fatalities.
As per the worldometer, a site recording coronavirus cases and deaths on real time basis, Mexico has tallied 64,158 deaths, nearly over 300 fatalities less than India.
According to Union Health Ministry, India recorded another 78,511 COVID-19 cases and 971 more deaths in the past 24 hours.
This is for the fifth consecutive day, the country has recorded more than 70k cases in a single day.
India’s trajectory of daily cases of the coronavirus disease is now the highest ever recorded by any country.
The total number of coronavirus cases now stand at 36,21,246, which includes 7,81,975 active cases, 27,74,802 cured/discharged/migrated.
Maharashtra remains the most-infected with 7,80,689 cases and 24,740 deaths, followed by Andra Pradesh 4,24,767 infections and 3,884 fatalities and Tamil Nadu with 4,22,085 cases and 7,231 deaths.
The Union Health Ministry informed last 5 lakh recoveries have been recorded in only eight days.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was hospitalised for post Covid-care on August 18, was discharged from Delhi’s AIIMS.
Karnataka government issued guidelines for Unlock 4.0 allowing metro rail services to start from September 7 in a graded manner.
The West Bengal Government further extended the lockdown in the containment zones till September 30.
Worldwide, in fatalities, the US is at the top with 1.87 lakh deaths, followed by Brazil with 1.20 lakh fatalities.
India remains the third worst-affected in the total number of cases with more than 36 lakh cases recorded so far. Again, the US with over 61 lakh and Brazil with more than 38 lakh cases, are leading.