Coronavirus India Update: Tally Tops 71.7 Lakh With Just Over 55,000 New Cases 
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Coronavirus India Update: Tally Tops 71.7 Lakh With Just Over 55,000 New Cases 

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Covid-19 cases in India are set to beat total cases in the U.S. in a matter of weeks as the country continues to add cases at the fastest pace in the world.

India added over 55,000 fresh cases in 24 hours taking the total tally to more than 71.7 lakh in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Oct. 13. This includes more than 1.09 lakh deaths and nearly 62.2 lakh who have recovered.

U.S. currently has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world -- over 78 lakh -- with over 3.4 lakh added in the last week, according to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention. India has added nearly 5 lakh cases in the same time.

However, even as India’s absolute number of new cases, active cases and deaths remain high, they have reduced substantially from a month ago.

New cases reported today are the lowest in 56 days. Moreover, the continued high rate of recoveries coupled with the declining new cases have led to a drop in overall active cases to over 8.3 lakh from over 10 lakh in mid September.

Key figures:

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 71,75,880
  • Active cases: 8,38,729
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 62,27,295
  • Deaths: 1,09,856
  • Fresh cases in 24 hours: 55,342
  • One-day recoveries: 77,760
  • One-day deaths: 706

Deaths reported today were the lowest since July 29.

Global Update

The proportion of Americans dying from coronavirus infections is the highest in the developed world, according to a study released Monday. President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19 and is no longer infectious to others, his doctor said.

China recorded its biggest cluster in months, Iran posted record numbers of virus-related deaths and India’s cases climbed past 7 million. AstraZeneca Plc said an antibody medicine is advancing into the last stage of clinical tests.

Globally, total Covid-19 confirmed cases have topped 37.6 million with over 1.07 million of them dead.

Track the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, here.

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