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50 Lakh Covid-19 Cases In India, 1,290 Deaths, Highest In A Day

In the last 24 hours, the country also reported 1,290 deaths – the highest in a day, the Union Health Ministry said.

90,123 new cases of Covid-19 infection were recorded in India, taking its COVID-19 case tally past the 50-lakh mark. The positivity rate across the country is at 8.06 per cent. In the last 24 hours, the country also reported 1,290 deaths – the highest in a day, the Union Health Ministry said. With a case fatality rate of 1.63 per cent, 82,066 people have succumbed to the virus since it’s outbreak in the country.

With recovery rate of 78.52 per cent, more than 39 lakh people have recovered from the infectious disease. Around 83,000 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the recovery numbers close to the new cases reported.

9,95,933, or 20% of total cases, are active now.

Maharashtra remains most affected state by the pandemic. The state reported more than 17,000 new cases again, taking the state’s tally to 10.7 lakh.

Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are the states having close to half (48.8 per cent) of the active cases concentrated within them.

Maharashtra has reported more than 37 per cent of cumulative deaths in country’s tally. In the last 24 hours, the state reported 34.44 per cent of the deaths, the health ministry said.

In the first week of August, a sero-prevalance survey conducted in Delhi found that 30 per cent, or 79 of the 257, people who recovered from COVID-19 did not have antibodies against the virus, making them vulnerable to re-infection.

SARS-CoV-2 has infected almost 3 crore people globally, whereas 9.23 lakh people have lost their lives to the pandemic.

According to the John Hopkins University data, India is second worst hit country after the US in terms of cases of infections reported. However, in terms of fatalities due to the pandemic, India ranks third after the US and Brazil.

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