With a peak of 62,212 new cases and 837 deaths in the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 in India reached 74,32,681 on Saturday according to the Ministry of Health and Family.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, active cases fell below 8 lakh for the first time in a month and a half.
According to the ministry, the COVID-19 tally includes 795,087 active cases and 65,24,596 cured / released / migrated cases. With 837 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths from the disease reached 1,12,998.
“This significant achievement is the result of targeted strategies carried out by the Center, leading to a high number of recoveries and a steady decrease in the number of deaths,” the ministry said.
Here are the updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
A total of 1,992 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Rajasthan on Saturday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 1,71,281.
The state’s health department said 12 more people had succumbed to the virus, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,735.
According to the state health department, out of 1,992 new cases, 372 have been reported in Jaipur. The state has 21,255 active cases.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide now stands at 39.5 million cases, according to the latest updates provided by Johns Hopkins University.
According to the University’s tracker, there are 39,502,909 cases of COVID-19 worldwide and 1,106,705 patients worldwide have succumbed to the virus.
Globally, 27,148,927 patients infected with the virus have recovered, the tracker says.
The United States continues to be the worst-hit country due to the virus with 8,086,780 cases and 218,980 deaths, which is the highest number of deaths in the world.
As many as 3,197,539 patients across the United States have recovered from the disease.
World Health Organization chief scientist Sowmya Swaminathan said on Saturday that clusters and large gatherings that could spread COVID-19 needed to be identified and suggested the government conduct continued testing of the samples.
With a huge population in a country like India, she said, the virus needs to be tackled in order to control its spread before it becomes community transmission.
“When you look at the countries that have been successful (in controlling the spread of the virus), you have to tackle the virus where it is present. Then it is easier (to prevent the spread of the virus) for it to become a community transmission, ”she told me.