India’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,06,750, Death toll at 3,303

COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 1,06,750, with 3,303 fatalities. There are 61,149 active cases while 42,297 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 37,136, followed by Tamil Nadu – 12,448, Gujarat – 12,140 and Delhi – 10,554.

The Health Ministry yesterday said that India has so far about 0.2 COVID-19 deaths per lakh population as against the global figure of 4.1.

The Ministry said from one laboratory conducting COVID-19 test in January, India has very rapidly increased its testing capacity by adding over 385 government laboratories and 158 private laboratories in the country.

“Duly forging partnerships with all central government labs, state’s medical colleges, private medical colleges and private sector, the testing capacity in the country has been expanded. Other testing machines like TrueNAT and CBNAAT have also been mobilized to ramp up testing,” it said.

The United States has recorded more than 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases with over 91,000 fatalities.

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 320,000 people worldwide while reported cases of the virus has increased to over 4.8 million.