Guwahati: India reported over 2,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike the country has ever seen in the number of fatalities, and five times the number recorded on the previous day. Currently, India has 3,54,065 coronavirus cases; 1,86,935 have recovered and total 11,903 deaths.
According to reports, this sudden spike is not an individual event, but a result of a massive data matching exercise. Upon reconciliation of figures, Maharashtra, the worst COVID hit state identified over 1,300 COVID-19 related deaths.
The number of deaths across the state and its capital, Mumbai went up sharply on Tuesday as the records were updated with 1,328 more cases. Mumbai now has 3,167 coronavirus-related deaths. The state’s death toll is 5,537, including 81 deaths reported on Tuesday.
The death figured were revised and increased from Delhi and Tamil Nadu as well.
The data matching exercise did remove some discrepancies, but this also highlights that the numbers reported in India are not 100% exact. States are still reluctant in reporting new cases number and deaths related to virus.
Meanwhile, India, the 4th worst COVID hit country in the world saw 6,922 recoveries in the last 24 hours, and with this, the recovery rate has rised to 52.80% in the country.
Further, according to government data, in the last 24 hours, 1,63,187 samples were tested, taking the total samples tested to 60,84,256 in the country.