61,871 new Covid cases in one day bring India’s toll to nearly 75 Lakh

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India Coronavirus news: 9.7 lakh tests were performed in the past 24 hours. (File)

New Delhi:
India reported a daily jump of 61,871 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, bringing its tally to nearly 75 lakh, data from the Ministry of Health showed this morning. The number of cases in the country now stands at 74 , 94.551. In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second-worst affected country, reported 1,033 virus-related deaths, bringing the total death toll to 1,14,031. The number of active cases remained below eight lakh for the second day in a row.

Here are the top 10 developments on coronavirus cases in India:

  1. India has “increased” its COVID-19 testing capacity “from one in January to more than 9.32 crore currently, the health ministry said this morning.” The very high tests resulted in a continuous drop in the positivity rate, which has now fallen below 8%, ”he says.

  2. Maharashtra (10,259 cases), Kerala (9,016 cases), Karnataka (7,184 cases), Tamil Nadu (4,295 cases) and West Bengal (3,865 cases) reported the highest number of cases over the years. last 24 hours, according to data.

  3. There are 7.83,311 active cases in the country, which represents 10.45% of the total number of cases, according to the data. The case fatality rate of COVID-19, meanwhile, is 1.52%.

  4. The central government has dispatched teams of high-level experts to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal amid a sharp rise in daily cases in those states.

  5. Although India continues to report the highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the world, the daily outbreak has risen from 80,000 to 90,000 new daily cases in mid-September to around 70,000 last week.

  6. Two studies on the genome of the coronavirus in India conducted by the country’s leading clinical research organization and the Ministry of Bio-technology suggest that the COVID-19 virus is genetically stable and has not shown any major mutations, said on Saturday the Prime Minister’s office. Last month, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said no significant or drastic mutations had been found in strains of SARS-CoV-2 in India so far.

  7. On Saturday, PM Modi, in a revised meeting, called for “early access” to the coronavirus vaccine when it is made available. Vaccine distribution, Prime Minister Modi said, is expected to involve state and UT governments and civil society organizations, and have a strong IT backbone that will boost India’s health system.

  8. Globally, the coronavirus pandemic claimed the lives of 11 lakh. At least 1,100,056 deaths, out of 38,997,267 cases, have been reported.

  9. Almost one in five deaths has been in the United States, the hardest-hit country with 2.2 lakh deaths out of 80 lakh infections, followed by Brazil with 1.5 lakh deaths out of 52 lakh cases , from India with 1.1 lakh deaths out of 74.3 lakh cases.

  10. India remains the second most affected country in the world behind the United States – which is seeing a new spike in cases before the winter months. However, India has one of the “lowest deaths per million population in the world,” the health ministry said.

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