Coronavirus cases: India crosses 15 lakh mark

India raced towards the second spot in the list of nations hit worst by the coronavirus pandemic, crossing the 15 lakh mark on Tuesday evening. The data has mostly been fed by the increasing numbers from southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and the western state of Maharashtra. The number of fatalities from the the disease rose to 33,425 with another 654 deaths.
This morning, data from the health ministry showed that the country has recorded 47,703 fresh infections — a marginal drop from the 49,000-plus cases logged on Monday morning.
The drop has been brought about by the declining figures in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra — three of the hardest-hit states.
Delhi reported a 42 per cent drop in coronavirus cases over the previous day – from 1,075 to 613, Andhra Pradesh 20 per cent – from 7,627 to 6,051 and Maharashtra 16 per cent – from 9,431 to 7,924, data showed.
The World Health Organization has said that pandemic is “still accelerating” in India.