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Coronavirus: India Crosses 6 Lakh Mark As 19,000 New Cases Reported In 24 Hours

Though India remains the fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic across the world, the recovery rate from coronavirus disease in India has improved to 59.43 percent.

The number of coronavirus cases in India reached 6,04,641 on Thursday, after reporting 19,148 new cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry data showed at 8 AM, 434 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 17,834.

The number of actives cases in the country reached 2,26,947, while 3,59,859 patients have been cured or discharged, as per the ministry data.

This comes a day after the country recorded the highest single-day surge of 18,653 new infections. India also registered the highest single-day deaths at 507 on Wednesday.

Though India remains the fourth worst-hit country by the pandemic across the world, the recovery rate from coronavirus disease in India has improved to 59.43 percent.

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a briefing on Monday, said the COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over.

The WHO chief also noted that 6 months after China first alerted the WHO to a novel respiratory infection, the distant and miserable milestones of 10 million confirmed infections and 500,000 deaths had been reached.

Tedros said, “Most people remain susceptible, the virus still has a lot of room to move.”

“We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is that this is not even close to being over. Although many countries have made some progress globally, the pandemic is actually speeding up.”

Mike Ryan, the head of the WHO’s emergencies programme, told reporters in the briefing that tremendous progress had been made towards finding a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infection, but there was still no guarantee the effort would succeed.

 

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