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Coronavirus Pandemic: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 63 lakh with 86,821 new cases

Oct. 1, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus infections in the country is increasing exponentially with the COVID-19 virus claiming thousands of new victims every day. 

The country is battling with a worrisome situation in terms of the increasing number of coronavirus cases. The situation is all the more alarming as medicines and vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are yet to be found.

Despite a lengthy lockdown which was intended to curb the COVID-19 virus, the coronavirus pandemic is getting more serious with each passing day.

The number of coronavirus infections is rising at an alarming rate in India with thousands falling victim to the COVID-19 virus every day.

The situation has become so dangerous that the number of coronavirus patients is rising by almost 1,00,000 every day and daily spikes of over 50,000 COVID-19 infections are coming to light for more than a month now.

As Unlock 4 unfolds, the coronavirus pandemic is assuming even more alarming proportions with the number of COVID-19 infections rising by leaps and bounds.

In terms of the daily rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is concerned, India has now surpassed even the United States, which has been the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic among the major countries.

The coronavirus pandemic in India currently seems to be at its worst, as the country’s trajectory of daily COVID-19 cases continued to be the highest-ever recorded globally since the start of the health crisis in December 2019.

After showing a decline for four consecutive days last week, the coronavirus pandemic has registered an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases over the past few days.

With a spike of 86,821 coronavirus cases and 1,181 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally on Thursday mounted to 63,12,584 cases.

Out of the total cases, 9,40,705 are currently active, 52,73,201 have been discharged, while 98,678 lost the battle against the viral disease.

While the recovery rate stands at a whooping high of 83.53 per cent, the fatality rate has come down to 1.56 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 13,84,446 cases, including 36,662 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 14,23,052 sample tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 7,56,19,781.

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