COVID-19: Fatalities in India cross 1.5 lakh, third highest in world
India became the third country to register 1.5 lakh fatalities due to the COVID-19 virus, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. The nation has recorded 264 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total toll to 1,50,114.
According to a survey by Worldmeters, United States has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths with 3,65,620 fatalities followed by Bazil with 1,97,777 deaths.
However, one must also note that the number of fatalities, and the daily caseload, is falling steadily during the last few weeks in India. On Tuesday, the country recorded 16,375 new coronavirus cases, its lowest in over six months.
Additionally, on Wednesday the country’s active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 16th consecutive day. The active caseload stands at 2,27,546, according to the health ministry update.
The health ministry data also stated that the country’s coronavirus caseload rose to 1,03,74,932 with 18,088 infections being reported daily while recoveries nearing one crore.
Additionally, the number of people who have recovered from the virus surged to 99,97,272, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.36% while the fatality rate stands at 1.45%.