Daily spike drops, over 53K Covid cases in a day (Ld)

India on Tuesday recorded 53,601 Coronavirus cases, as there was a drop of nearly 9,000 cases from Monday’s 62,064, pushing its tally to 22,68,675. There were 871 deaths in 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

The number of recoveries mounted to almost 16 lakh, more than twice the active cases, ministry data showed.

Out of the total infections recorded till date, 6,39,929 are active while 15,83,489 have recovered from the disease and 45,257 people have lost their lives against the deadly virus.

India, the third worst-hit, recorded the highest number of recoveries in a single day at 47,746. The recovery rate has gone up to 69.79 per cent.

On Monday, the government tested 6,98,290 samples. A total of 2,52,81,848 samples have been tested so far.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total of 5,15,332 cases and 17,757 deaths; followed by Tamil Nadu with 2,96,901 cases and 4,927 deaths. The southern state is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.