Coronavirus India Updates: Fastest Rate Of Infection Takes India Covid-19 Tally Past 14.8 Lakh
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Coronavirus India Updates: Fastest Rate Of Infection Takes India Covid-19 Tally Past 14.8 Lakh

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Coronavirus infections in India continue to mount as the country's total case tally rushes towards the 15-lakh mark.

India added 47,703 fresh cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 14.8 lakh, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 28.

India’s coronavirus epidemic is now growing at the fastest pace in the world, increasing 20% over the last week, according to Bloomberg’s Coronavirus Tracker. The world’s second-most populous country has been ramping up testing, with 515,472 samples taken on Sunday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are among the states where the maximum number of daily cares are being reported.

India’s active cases is set to touch the 5-lakh mark by tomorrow. Recoveries will likely cross the 10-lakh mark in a few days.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 14,83,156
  • Active cases: 4,96,988
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 9,52,743
  • Deaths: 33,425
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 47,703
  • One-day recoveries: 35,175
  • One-day deaths: 654

Fresh cases continued to come in at a heightened pace but has not touched the 50,000 mark so far, hovering around it for the last five days. Today’s 47,703 fresh cases are the lowest in the last five days.

Even as the transmission rate of Covid-19 remains high in India, the pace of recovery has risen too. On Tuesday, India reported the fifth straight day of over 30,000 recoveries.

Global Update

A renewed increase in coronavirus cases around the world is presenting challenges from China to Germany. In the U.S., National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive.

Moderna Inc. received a second round of U.S. funding for an experimental vaccine and kicked off its late-stage trial, while Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said they would begin a later-stage study for their top candidate. A British researcher said the effectiveness of vaccines will probably depend on annual doses.

Globally, confirmed Covid-19 cases have topped 16.3 million with over 651,400 dead.

Track news and developments around the Covid-19 outbreak in India here.

States With Highest Jump In New Cases

Coronavirus India Updates: Fastest Rate Of Infection Takes India Covid-19 Tally Past 14.8 Lakh

State-Wise Breakup

Coronavirus India Updates: Fastest Rate Of Infection Takes India Covid-19 Tally Past 14.8 Lakh

Puducherry Adds 141 Cases In A Day

Yogi Adityanath Holds Meeting With Uttar Pradesh Covid-Management Team

Conduct Last Rites Of Covid-19 Suspects Without Waiting For Test Report: Odisha Government To Collectors

The Odisha government has instructed all district collectors, SPs, municipal commissioners and health officials to conduct the last rites of Covid-19 suspects without insisting on testing of swab or waiting for the report, an official said.

The state government issued a letter on Monday after it was noticed that cremation of bodies were being delayed as officials waited for the corona test reports of the victim after his/her death, the official said.

In Ganjam district, the body of a policeman was allegedly abandoned at the hospital and nobody touched it because his corona test report was awaited.

"It is clarified that as we are in the midst of a global pandemic, as a measure of abundant precaution, in all such cases the dead body may be disposed of as per Covid norms, in compassionate consultation with the family of the deceased," Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department PK Mohapatra said in the letter to all district collectors and municipal corporation commissioners.

This will reduce the trauma faced by the grieving family, Mohapatra said, adding that henceforth there will be no delay in disposal of the body of the deceased after death.

Source: PTI

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