Coronavirus Third Wave India Live Update, Coronavirus Statistics India Live News August 4 live updates: India on Wednesday registered a mega jump of 30.5 per cent in the daily coronavirus cases. The national health bulletin released by the Ministry of Health said that 42,625 fresh Covid-19 infections were detected in the country in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths also crossed the 500-mark with 562 Covid fatalities registered in the last 24 hours. Another key Covid number – the active cases – also saw a spike of more than 5,000 cases. The morning update says that at present, India has 4,10,353 active cases. The number of people getting cured of the viral infection was lower than the number of new cases. The government data says that India witnessed 36,668 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Has our worst fear come true? Is India witnessing the beginning of the third wave of coronavirus pandemic in India? Early reactions from several health experts say yes, it is the third wave indeed! If we look at cumulative numbers, Kerala has seen the sharpest surge in the last couple of weeks. There was a nearly 30 per cent increase in weekly numbers. In other Southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Covid numbers have seen a slight uptick. While we are faring better in terms of daily corona vaccination, a lot needs to be done to achieve the year-end targets. Here are the latest updates from India and around the globe: