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India Passes 35 Lakh Coronavirus Cases, Sees New Global Record: 10 Points

Coronavirus Cases in India: India is the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic.

New Delhi:
A record surge of 78,761 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours took India’s Covid tally past 35 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. This is the highest single-day jump in Covid infections reported by any country since the beginning of the pandemic. The US set the previous record on July 17 with 77,638 daily cases, according to an AFP tally. In the last 24 hours, 948 deaths linked to the highly contagious disease were registered, taking the total number of fatalities to 63,498. About 27 lakh people have recovered so far; the recovery rate stood at 76.6 per cent this morning.

Here are top 10 developments on coronavirus cases in India:

  1. India is the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. The country has been recording the highest single-day surge in cases since August 4.

  2. It took India 213 days to cross 35 lakh cases. The country has registered over five lakh cases in the last one week.

  3. In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of fresh cases. These five states also recorded the highest number of deaths, according to the government data.

  4. The government on Saturday announced guidelines for the fourth phase of unlocking, allowing metro services to resume from September 7. Lockdowns can’t be imposed outside containment zones, the states have been told.

  5. Social, political, academic, sports, religious and other functions will be allowed with a limit of 100 people as part of the new rules from September 21. Schools, colleges, swimming pools and indoor theatres will remain closed. This phase, called “Unlock4”, will be in effect till September 30.

  6. India’s positivity rate – an indicator of prevalence of the disease- stood at 7.46 per cent this morning; the fatality rate stood at 1.79 per cent.

  7. India, which has a population of about 130 crores, has tested over 4.14 crore samples so far; 10.55 lakh samples have been tested since yesterday.

  8. The country has been recording over 75,000 cases for the last four days; it recorded its last biggest single-day jump with 77,266 cases on Thursday.

  9. For every million population, India’s coronavirus cases and fatalities are one of the lowest compared to the global averages, the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was informed on Saturday, news agency PTI reported.

  10. Worldwide, over 25 million cases have been recorded so far; over 8 lakh people have died.

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