54,366 new cases of coronavirus in India, total cases at 77.61 Lakh

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Coronavirus: India is the country with the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

New Delhi:
India has seen a marginal improvement in its COVID-19 count over the past 24 hours, with the number of positive cases and deaths declining slightly. However, it remained second in the world rankings for the total number of cases, with more than 7.7 lakh, behind the 8.4 lakh of the United States.

More than 1.1 lakh people have died from the disease across the country since the first case was reported in Kerala in January. The Indian government said Thursday that it had earmarked Rs 50,000 crore to inoculate the entire population once a vaccine is ready.

Here are the top 10 updates on the coronavirus:

  1. Up to 54,366 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported nationwide, in addition to 690 deaths in the past 24 hours. It also reported 73,979 recoveries during this period. As of Thursday, the figures stood at 55,839 new cases and 702 deaths, in addition to 61,775 recoveries.

  2. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in India so far has reached 77.61,312, of which 6.95,509 are still active cases to date. Up to 69.48,497 people have recovered, while 1,17,306 have succumbed to the disease since it was first recorded in India in January.

  3. According to these figures, the recovery rate in India is around 89.5% and the death rate is 1.5%.

  4. The country has performed around 14,422,722 tests in the past 24 hours alone, bringing the total figure to 10,01,13,085.

  5. Maharashtra was at the top in terms of both the number of new registered cases (7,539) and the number of deaths (198). Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are other states in the top five with new cases. In the death toll, Karnataka, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu followed Maharashtra, in that order.

  6. However, this is the fifth day in a row that Maharashtra has recorded fewer than 10,000 new cases. The state collection rate also improved to 88%.

  7. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday the rate of the virus spread among people under 10 and over 60 was increasing in the state.

  8. India is said to have set aside around Rs 50,000 crore to vaccinate the second most populous country in the world. This is based on estimates that it would cost between $ 6 and $ 7 to vaccinate each Indian, according to reports.

  9. The global figure now stands at more than 4.12 crore cases and more than 11.3 lakh deaths, according to the WHO.

  10. The United States remains the most affected country, with over 8.18 lakh cases and nearly 2.2 lakh deaths.

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