India's COVID-19 cases surpass 1.7 million

Clay Curtis
August 2, 2020

At the global front, The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 17.2 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 6,71,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Every day more than 9 thousand Covid-19 cases are coming out in Maharashtra.

Its Health Ministry says the recovery rate stands at 64.52 per cent.

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Globally, there have been over 1.77 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Authorities have also attributed the mounting caseload to the influx of people from other states and countries since the government eased restrictions. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, there are now 5 lakh 67 thousand 730 active cases of corona in the country.

More than 60 per cent of total cases in the country and over 50 per cent of total deaths have been recorded in July. Although death rate - total deaths upon total cases - has declined, the count can rise again as there is a possibility that some states may be under-reporting death data. Foreign citizens are also involved in total cases of infection. As of Saturday evening, Andhra had 1,50,209 infections, while Delhi had 1,36,716 cases, according to state bulletins. As many as 764 people, including 265 in Maharashtra, died in the last 24 hours. Andhra Pradesh with 75,720 active cases, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with 72,013 and 57,968 respectively followed suit. Highest number of recovered patients are in Delhi, Ladakh, Haryana, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Chhattisgarh has registered 55 deaths, Puducherry 51, Goa 48, Tripura 23, Chandigarh 18, Himachal Pradesh 14, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Ladakh seven each, Manipur six, Meghalaya and Nagaland five each, Arunachal Pradesh three, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two and Sikkim one. The ministry said that our data is being recalculated with ICMR data.

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