Corona Updates You Must Track: India Records 90,000-Plus Cases, Overtakes Brazil As Second-Worst Hit Country By Pandemic

India’s coronavirus tally has risen to 42,04,613 with 71,642 deaths. With over 23,000 cases in 24 hours, Maharashtra leads the table

Kritika Banerjee Updated: Sep 7, 2020 17:49:15 IST
Corona Updates You Must Track: India Records 90,000-Plus Cases, Overtakes Brazil As Second-Worst Hit Country By Pandemic Metro services have resumed in a phased manner on Monday. In Delhi, services on the yellow line have started. Photo: Twitter/@OfficialDMRC

India cases and toll: For a second day in a row, India added more than 90,000 cases to its coronavirus tally. The country’s coronavirus count has now reached 42,04,613 with 8,82,542 active cases, 32,50,429 recoveries and 71,642 fatalities, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

India has displaced Brazil as the second worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic; the US tops the list so far. On Sunday, India reported 90,802 cases of coronavirus and 1,016 deaths. The recovery rate stands at 77.31 per cent. India conducted 7,20,362 tests for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Where Delhi, Maharashtra stand: Maharashtra recorded 23,350 cases of coronavirus and 328 deaths on Sunday. With this, the western state’s COVID-19 tally stands at 9,07,212 with 2,36,208 active cases, 6,44,400 recoveries and 26,604 deaths.  

Delhi reported 3,256 fresh cases of coronavirus and 29 deaths on Sunday. The national capital’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,91,449 with 20,909 active cases. So far, 1,65,973 people have recovered from the illness while 4,567 have succumbed to it.

covid-tracker-7-september_090720034056.jpgCOVID-19 tracker for 7 September. Source: Twitter/@COVIDNewsByMIB

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine progress: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced that it would procure and supply coronavirus vaccines for 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries. “We are ready for an immense new challenge: to lead the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines and help end the worst stage of this pandemic,” UNICEF tweeted on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it does not expect widespread COVID-19 vaccinations before the middle of 2021, reported Reuters. None of the vaccine candidates in advanced clinical trials so far has demonstrated a “clear signal” of efficacy at the level of at least 50 per cent sought by the WHO, the report quoted WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris as saying.

Global corona update: The global coronavirus count has climbed to 2,73,00,677 with 70,33,490 active cases, 1,93,79,558 recoveries and 8,87,629 deaths, as per Worldometer. Currently, 59,993 patients with COVID-19 are in serious or critical condition.

The US leads the global tally with 64,60,421 cases of coronavirus, including 1,93,253 deaths. Brazil, which is now third on the list, has reported 41,37,606 COVID-19 cases with 1,26,686 deaths. Among India’s neighbours, Bangladesh has recorded 3,25,157 coronavirus cases and 4,479 deaths while Pakistan’s tally stands at 2,98,903 cases with 6,345 deaths.

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