Corona Updates You Must Track: India COVID-19 Tally Crosses 20-Lakh Mark, Over 62,000 Cases Recorded In A Day

India has 6,07,384 active cases of coronavirus while recoveries have climbed to 13,78,105

Kritika Banerjee Published Aug 7, 2020 11:55:31 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: India COVID-19 Tally Crosses 20-Lakh Mark, Over 62,000 Cases Recorded In A Day Rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 at Surat airport. Photo: Twitter/@AAI_Official

India cases and toll: India’s coronavirus count crossed the 20-lakh mark on Friday morning with 62,538 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike. As per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country has so far reported 20,27,074 cases of coronavirus with 13,78,105 recoveries and 41,585 deaths—886 people succumbed to the disease on Thursday. India has 6,07,384 active cases of coronavirus with the infection growing at a rate of 3.1 per cent. In three weeks, India’s caseload climbed from 10 lakh to over 20 lakh. A total of 6,39,042 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across the country on Thursday.

Where Delhi stands: The national capital, which has registered a steady decline in COVID-19 infections, recorded 1,299 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Delhi’s coronavirus tally stands at 1,41,531 with 10,348 active cases, 1,27,124 recoveries and 4,059 deaths. According a report by The Indian Express, nine out of 10 beds in seven COVID-only government hospitals are vacant. On Thursday, the Delhi government sent a revised proposal to L-G Anil Baijal to allow hotels, gyms and weekly markets to reopen.

covid-tracker-7-august_080720114730.jpgCOVID-19 tracker for 7 August. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

Andhra Pradesh records 10,000-plus cases, again: For a second consecutive day, Andhra Pradesh recorded more than 10,000 cases of coronavirus. With 10,328 cases in the last 24 hours, the state’s coronavirus tally moved up to 1,96,789. The southern state recorded 72 deaths due to COVID-19 during the same time. Andhra Pradesh has 82,166 active cases of coronavirus against 1,12,870 recoveries. Colleges in the state will reopen from 15 October and the entrance exams will be conducted by September.

Global corona update: The global COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,92,61,406 with 1,23,63,214 recoveries and 7,17,710 deaths, as per Worldometer. The US’ caseload has increased to 50,32,179 with 1,62,804 deaths. According to a forecast by health experts at University of Washington, nearly 3 lakh people could lose their lives to COVID-19 in the US by 1 December, reported Reuters. The experts, however, said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were particular about wearing masks. The second worst-hit country by the virus, Brazil, has recorded 29,17,562 cases of coronavirus, including 98,644 deaths.

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