The health ministry’s dashboard showed there are 485,114 active cases of Covid-19 and 32,771 people have succumbed to the viral disease till date
NEW DELHI| India added a record 49,931 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease and 708 deaths between Sunday and Monday morning, pushing the tally to more than 14 lakh, according to the Union health ministry.
It took just two days for the country’s tally to reach 14,35,453 there were 13,36,861 Covid-19 cases on July 25. The health ministry’s dashboard showed there are 485,114 active cases of Covid-19 and 32,771 people have succumbed to the viral disease till date.
The recovery rate of patients of the coronavirus disease went slightly up to 63.92% from Sunday’s 63.91% after 3,991 people were discharged from the hospital across the country. So far, 917567 people have recovered from COVID-19. The gap between active and recovered cases has widened to 432,453 now.
The surge in the number came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people need to remain “extra vigilant” as the threat posed by the outbreak persists.
PM Modi said, while addressing his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, India’s recovery rate is higher than that of other countries and its fatalities lower, but the “hazards are far from over”. The PM also said it was important to practise social distancing and wear masks to fight the virus.
He said, “At many places, it is spreading fast… We have to bear in mind that Corona is as fatal today as it was at the beginning that’s why we have to be fully cautious.”
The analysis conducted by the Delhi health department showed that in the July period, the deaths recorded within 24 hours of hospital admission dropped to 15%, down from the 34% figure in the June period.
According to Johns Hopkins University’s tracker, there are more than 16 million people who have contracted the viral disease and 647,928 patients have died so far across the world.
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