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Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 11-lakh mark with over 40k new cases

With over 40,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's total coronavirus cases stand at 1.11 million. 7 lakh recoveries have been made so far.

Coronavirus is proving to be one of the deadliest pandemics’ the world has ever had to face. With a 40,000 increased tally in the last 24 hours, India stands as the 3rd country with the highest number of coronavirus cases.

The total number of casualties peaked at 27,497 as 681 new deaths were reported in the country. There are over 7 lakh recoveries, while nearly 4 lakh are still active cases. This marks the first time that India has reported more than 40,000 cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maharashtra has reported the highest numbers of coronavirus cases followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat.

The Health Ministry on Sunday reiterated that for the first time India has dropped its case fatality rate (CFR) below 2.5%. India’s CFR now stands at a whopping 1.78 percent lower than the global average. According to data released by the Health Ministry yesterday, 29 states and Union Territories have a CFR that is below the national average, with 14 states reporting a CFR of less than 1%.

The pace of transmission in India is rising even as some developed nations have already started tallying lower numbers. India’s daily coronavirus cases have doubled up as compared to Italy, UK, France, and Spain. These countries, however, experienced the worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Globally, the coronavirus tally has reached up to 14.5 million people. Over 6 lakh people have lost their lives from this deadly virus. The United States of America stands as the worst country to be affected by the coronavirus. They are followed by Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa.

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