New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 50-lakh mark on Wednesday as 90,123 new cases and 1,290 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
With the new cases, the country today recorded the highest cases as of now.
The total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 50,20,360, including 9,95,933 active cases.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with a tally of 10.7 lakh cases followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
Close to half (48.8 per cent) of the active cases are concentrated in three states — Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Kerala and Telangana contribute close to a quarter (24.4 per cent) of the active cases, the ministry said.
“Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu contribute 60.35 per cent of the total active cases and are also reporting close to 60 per cent (59.42 pc) of the total recovered cases,” it highlighted.
India has become the second country in the world after the US to record 5 million Covid-19 cases, with the last 1 million coming in a world-record time of 11 days.