Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Nears 17 Lakh After Record Single-Day Spike Of 57,117 Covid-19 Cases 
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Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Nears 17 Lakh After Record Single-Day Spike Of 57,117 Covid-19 Cases 

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Coronavirus infections in India continued to mount days after the central government further announced relaxations to open up the economy.

India added 57,118 fresh cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to nearly 17 lakh, according to the Health Ministry’s 8 a.m. update on Aug. 1. Nearly 11 lakh of these, however, have recovered. There have been over 36,500 deaths.

This is the third straight day that India has reported over 50,000 fresh cases, with today’s being the highest addition of Covid-19 cases so far.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 16,95,988
  • Active cases: Cured/discharged/migrated: 5,65,103
  • Deaths: 36,511
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 57,118
  • One-day recoveries: 36,569
  • One-day deaths: 764

Despite the flurry of new cases, restrictions on the movement of individuals outside containment areas at night will be removed from today. Lockdowns will continue to be strictly implemented in containment zones till Aug. 31. Gyms and yoga institutes will be allowed to open from Aug. 5.

While new cases pour in, recoveries also continue to rise with over 36,500 patients discharged in the last 24 hours.

Global Update:

Globally, cases had crossed 1.73 crore leaving over 6.68 lakh dead by Friday night.

U.S. recorded another surge in deaths with California, Florida and Arizona reporting high incidence of fatalities. France warned that its pace of infections is accelerating with the rate of infection doubling in three weeks.

The WHO said that countries were unprepared for the pandemic because of deep underinvestment in public health infrastructure. The absence of universal health coverage or affordable health care also aggravated the situation, it said.

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

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