Corona Updates You Must Track: With Nearly 50,000 Fresh Cases In A Day, India Tally Breaches 14-Lakh Mark
Both Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are closing in on the 1-lakh mark. After Delhi and Mumbai, Chennai is set to become the third city to record 1 lakh cases of coronavirus
India cases and toll: India has breached the 14-lakh mark with a record single-day spike in cases of coronavirus on Sunday. With 49,931 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus tally stands at 14,25,453, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The number of active cases has climbed to 4,85,114 while 9,17,567 people have recovered from the illness. The death toll is 32,771 with 708 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. A total of 5,15,472 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday—the country has, so far, conducted 1,68,06,803 tests.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka nearing 1-lakh mark: The southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are inching close to the 1-lakh mark with 96,298 and 96,141 cases of coronavirus, respectively. Andhra Pradesh has 48,956 active cases while 46,301 people have been cured and 1,041 died due to the disease. In Karnataka, there are 58,425 active cases of coronavirus while recoveries stand at 35,838. The state has lost 1,878 people to COVID-19.
Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra show unrelenting surge: While Tamil Nadu’s coronavirus tally has climbed to 2,13,723, Maharashtra has so far recorded 3,75,799 cases. In Maharashtra, the number of daily cases has hovered between 9,000 and 10,000 all through last week. On Sunday, Maharashtra added 9,431 fresh cases of coronavirus to its tally. The state currently has 1,48,905 active cases against 2,13,238 recoveries. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed to 13,656 with 267 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours.
In Tamil Nadu, the second worst-hit state in the country, 6,986 fresh cases of coronavirus and 85 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Of the state’s total caseload, 53,703 are active cases, 1,56,526 recoveries and 3,494 deaths. After Delhi and Mumbai, Chennai is set to become the third city to record 1 lakh or more cases of coronavirus. Chennai’s coronavirus tally stands at 94,695 with 1,155 fresh cases reported on Sunday.
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Global corona update: The global coronavirus tally has moved up to 1,64,20,289 with 1,00,48,052 (or 10 million) recoveries and 6,52,256 deaths, as per Worldometer, a website that tracks COVID-19 numbers globally. In Mexico, which has recorded 3,90,516 cases of coronavirus and 43,680 deaths, a state health minister, Dr Jesus Grajeda, died after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
The US’ coronavirus tally continues to surge with the country adding 60,000 and more fresh cases every day for more than a week now. With 43,71,839 total cases including 1,49,849 deaths, the US remains the worst-hit country by the virus.
Story of hope: Andhra Pradesh has been in the news since the last few weeks for its increasing COVID-19 tally. Amidst all the worrying news, a 101-year-old woman has shown that the virus can be defeated. P. Mangamma, a resident of Tirupati town, was diagnosed with the infection and admitted to a hospital for treatment. On Saturday, Mangamma became the first over 100-year-old patient in Andhra Pradesh to have recovered from the illness. “The 101-year-old woman did not lose her willpower during the treatment period. She stands as an example for others in winning the battle against COVID-19,” Dr R. Ram, superintendent of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, told The New Indian Express.