Covid-19: New infections top 80,000 again; active cases cross 8 lakh

NEW DELHI: After a sharp fall on Monday, fresh Covid-19 cases in India again crossed 80,000 on Tuesday, registering the second highest daily count so far. The number of deaths recorded in the country too rose beyond 1,000 after a gap of three days.
The first day of September saw 80,024 new coronavirus infections, taking the total caseload in the country to 37,62,063, as per data collated from state governments till 11.30pm on Tuesday. The days fatalities were recorded at 1,021.
In another grim milestone, the number of active cases in the country crossed 8 lakh, having risen from the 7-lakh mark in 11 days. It had taken 15 days for active cases to rise from 6 lakh to 7 lakh. There has been a spurt in active cases in the past week in conjunction with the spike in fresh cases.
India has the second biggest pool of active cases in the world after the US. Only three countries — US, Brazil and Russia — have a higher count of total cases than the number of active cases in India.
Last week, daily cases had remained above 76,000 for five straight days, with infections peaking on Sunday, when 80,092 cases were recorded, as per TOIs data collated from state governments. This was the biggest spike in infections recorded in a week anywhere in the world since the outbreak of the pandemic.
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Meanwhile, Maharashtras case count crossed 8 lakh with 15,765 fresh cases reported on Tuesday. Maharashtras tally is not just the highest among all states in India, its the fifth highest among all countries.
With 320 new fatalities being recorded, the death toll due to the pandemic in Maharashtra reached 24,903. The number of active cases in the state is 1,98,523, the highest in the country. Mumbai recorded 1,142 new cases and 35 deaths.
At 10,368, Andhra Pradesh recorded daily cases higher than 10,000 for the seventh day running. Karnataka reported 9,058 fresh infections, going past the 9,000 mark for the second time. The highest single-day count in the state is 9,386, recorded on August 27.
On Tuesday, at least seven states reported their highest single-day jump in infections, led by Jharkhand, which saw a massive rise of 3,331 infections coinciding with a huge increase in testing, which rose nearly six-fold to over 1.5 lakh on Monday. The other states were Chhattisgarh (1,822), Haryana (1,694), Rajasthan (1,470) Gujarat (1,310), Goa (588) and Tripura (509, same as on August 28)
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