India takes over Brazil, has 2nd highest COVID-19 cases in the world
The current tally of coronavirus cases in India has spiked at 42.0 4 lakh with fatalities rising up to 71,642 on Monday morning.
India has taken over Brazil to become the second-highest coronavirus affected country in the world. According to the data received by the Union Ministry Health, a record spike of 90,802 fresh cases in the last 24 hours has taken the country’s tally past 42 lakh as of Monday morning. This is the second consecutive day that the country registered over 90,000 new infections in 24 hours.
The United States, with more than 6 million cases, remains the worst-affected country. However, they have logged over 62.75 lakh infections so far, about 29 lakh more than India.
According to data shared by the World Health Organisation, India has been receiving a dangerous peak in coronavirus numbers for a month.
The total case tally stands at 42,04,614 including 8,82,542 active cases, 32,50,429 cured/discharged/migrated & 71,642 deaths.
About 32.5 lakh COVID patients in the country have recovered so far; over 69,000 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh remain one of the five worst coronavirus affected states in the country by the outbreak. These five states also reported the highest number of new cases in the last 24 hours.
India’s current positivity rate stood at 12.6 percent as of this morning. The total number of samples tested up to 6th September is 4,95,51,507 including 7,20,362 samples tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Meanwhile, after five months of suspension, metro rail services resumed in selected parts of the country.
Haryana leader Deepender Hooda, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, actor Arjun Kapoor, and Malaika Arora are among famous people who tested coronavirus positive on Sunday.
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