Coronavirus worldometer: India surpassed Brazil to record the second-highest number of coronavirus cases at 1,35,27,717, as a record 1,68,912 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
The active cases of coronavirus have surpassed the 12-lakh mark, while the death toll in the country has reached 1,70,179 with 904 new deaths in a day, the highest since October 18, 2020.
The COVID-19 recovery rate in India has fallen below 90 percent. According to the data released by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), India surpassed Brazil, which is now at the third spot with 1,34,82,023 coronavirus cases. Even as the website of coronavirus worldometer showed the same tally.
The US is having the highest number of coronavirus cases at 3,11,98,055 while the total number of cases across the globe has increased to 13,61,36,954.
With a steep rise in infections for the 33rd consecutive day, the active cases have increased to 12,01,009 in the country comprising 8.88 percent of the total infections.
Before the latest single-day spike, the active caseload was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020. It had decreased to 1,35,926 on February 12.
Meanwhile, the AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said that the non-adherence to COVID-19 Appropriate behaviour could be the reason behind the surge. Even as he said that an infected person can now infect a larger number of people.
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