India reported the most new COVID-19 cases of any country in the past week, its almost half a million fresh infections pushing the global tally up by 1 percent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. "Not only is India's case fatality rate lower than the global average and progressively declining (current figure is 1.74 per cent), but a very small proportion of active cases, amounting to less than 0.5 per cent, are on ventilator support", the ministry said.
The total coronavirus cases climbed to 37,69,524 including 8,01,282 active cases, 29,01,909 cured/discharged/migrated.
10,12,367 samples were tested on Tuesday whereas overall over 4.43 crores samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Andhra's public health bulletin on Tuesday evening said 84 more persons succumbed to the infection in the 24 hours till Tuesday morning, pushing the death toll in the state on account of Covid-19 to 4,053.
There are 7,85,996 active cases which constitutes 21.29 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. As the daily recoveries increase, India has registered more than 60,000 recoveries each day, seventh day in a row.
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The COVID-19 pandemic also disrupted life-saving emergency services in almost a quarter of the countries included in the survey. He advocated a focus on reducing deaths by protecting the elderly, people with underlying conditions and essential workers.
The state has already overtaken Tamil Nadu as the second worst-affected in the country in terms of the number of Covid cases.
Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 with the national tally of cases standing at 144. From just 160 labs testing Covid samples on 23rd of March this year, the country on Tuesday has one thousand 596 labs. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the most impacted states and they continued to register hundreds of new cases in the country. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world.
While the recovery rate has risen close to 77 per cent, the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.77 per cent. Hilly states and Union territories make up this category like Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh.
The Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday revealed that over half of the total coronavirus infections in India are among people in the age groups 18-44 years. The number of recoveries is 3.61 times the active cases of the viral infection.