Data | COVID-19 deaths in India are rising third fastest in the world

Half of India's deaths were recorded in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Updated - August 19, 2020 01:18 pm IST

Published - August 18, 2020 08:41 pm IST

Tragic deaths: The house of a COVID-19 patient at Narayanakhed being sanitised on Thursday. Mohd Arif

Tragic deaths: The house of a COVID-19 patient at Narayanakhed being sanitised on Thursday. Mohd Arif

On August 15, India crossed the 50,000 COVID-19 deaths-mark, becoming only the fourth nation to do so. While it took 86 days for the 10,000 mark to be breached, the last 10,000 took just 10 days. The average daily deaths are nearly 950 with the fatality curve still rising steeply.

Average new deaths

As of August 15, on an average India recorded 948 deaths per day, slightly behind Brazil (965) and the U.S. (1,008).

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