Coronavirus India Updates:  Tally Tops 9 Lakh As India Sees Third Day Of Over 28,000 Cases
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Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 9 Lakh As India Sees Third Day Of Over 28,000 Cases

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India reached another grim milestone of 9 lakh confirmed coronavirus cases, only three days after the country crossed the 8-lakh mark.

Authorities reported nearly 28,500 cases in just 24 hours, taking the total tally to 9,06,752, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on July 14. Of these, more than 5.7 lakh have been cured or discharged while 3.1 lakh are active cases.

The country has seen over 28,000 fresh cases pour in for the third straight day now.

Key Numbers

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 9,06,752
  • Active cases: 3,11,565
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 5,71,460
  • Deaths: 23,727
  • New cases in a day: 28,498
  • One-day recoveries: 17989
  • One-day deaths: 553

As cases mount, cities like Bengaluru and Pune have gone into a seven-day lockdown in an attempt to limit the spread of the pandemic. Several other states and districts are imposing partial but renewed restrictions.

Global Update

The World Health Organization said Covid-19 probably won’t disappear in the coming months, and it’s unrealistic to expect that a perfect vaccine will become available to everyone immediately. Confirmed cases worldwide exceeded 13 million.

Track news and developments around the pandemic here.

Day One Of Pune Lockdown

1,246 Fresh Covid-19 Cases Take Delhi's Tally To 1.13 Lakh

Delhi recorded 1,246 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the city's tally to over 1.13 lakh, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 3,411, authorities said.

This is the third consecutive day when the national capital has recorded fresh cases in the range of 1,000-2,000. Forty fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the health department said in a bulletin.

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WHO's Advice On Re-Opening Schools

The best way to reopen schools is to do so once countries succeed in combating the spread of the disease, said Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program.

Not enough is known about the role of children in transmission, though several recent studies suggest that children over 10 are more susceptible to infection than those under 10, said Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead officer on Covid-19.

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