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Coronavirus Update: India crosses 9 lakh cases with 28,498 patients in last 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in India have doubled in the past 20 days with 553 deaths in the past 24 hours itself.

The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in India have increased to 28,498 in the last 24 hour. This brings the total tally to a disturbing 906752 patients. While India’s recovery rate is further improving, the increasing cases and the number of deaths are worrisome. According to the Health Ministry’s data, the death toll climbed to 23,727 with 553 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

India’s recovery rate currently stands at 63.02% while the number of recoveries exceeds active cases by 2.59 lakh. In the past 24 hours, a total of 17,989 patients have recovered from the virus. The current number of recoveries stands at 5,71,459.

Coronavirus cases in India have been doubling for the last 20 days. Today marks the fifth day that more than 26,000 new COVID-19 patients have been recorded in the country.

The Health Ministry has said that more than 70% of death happened due to comorbidities.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 1.2 crore samples had been tested for COVID-19 till July 13, including 2.86 lakh samples tested on Monday.

Maharashtra remains the top hotspot for coronavirus cases as the number of fatalities has jumped up to 10,482. Delhi stands at a distinct second with 3,411 deaths while Gujarat and Tamil Nadu recorded 2055 and
2032 deaths respectively.

India is the third most affected country with novel coronavirus after the USA which stands 1st in the global ranking. The United States has a total number of 3.43M cases.

The World Health Organisation in a statement warned everyone on Monday. World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva. “If basics are not followed, the only way this pandemic is going to go, it is going to get worse and worse and worse. But it does not have to be this way.”

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