Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 33 Lakh With Over 75,000 New Cases In A Day
People wait in line to collect their subsidized ration of grain outside state-run distribution store in a village in Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 33 Lakh With Over 75,000 New Cases In A Day

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Covid-19 cases in India rushed past the 33-lakh mark, reporting the highest number of fresh cases in a day so far. The virus has killed over 60,000 people now.

India added over 75,000 new cases in a matter of 24 hours, taking the total tally to over 33 lakh in the Asia's third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8:00 am on Aug. 27. This includes 60,472 deaths and over 25 lakh patients who have recovered.

Key Numbers

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 33,10,234
  • Active cases: 7,25,991
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 25,23,771
  • Deaths: 60,472
  • Fresh cases in 24 hours: 75,760
  • One-day recoveries: 56,013
  • One-day deaths: 1,023

Deaths spiked again with more than a 1,000 people who succumbed to the disease within a mere 24 hours. Recoveries fell to its lowest in 11 days.

India's Covid-19 recoveries have topped the 25-lakh mark and are more than three times the number of active cases of the infection in the country, while the case fatality rate, maintaining a steady downward trajectory, has further dropped.

Indian authorities have tested over 3.6 crore samples with testing ramping up on a regular basis. Positivity rate, on the other hand, has dropped to 8% now from 11% in the first week of August, the Health Ministry said in a briefing on Tuesday. The central government has been attributing its claimed success to effective implementation of the policy of testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively through surveillance and contact-tracing and treating efficiently.

Global Update

Worldwide Covid-19 infections exceeded 24 million as cases continued to climb in Europe and Asia, with Italy, France and South Korea reporting the most new infections in months. New U.S. testing guidelines drew criticism from state leaders and public-health experts, while a top Trump administration official defended the move. Moderna Inc. presented new safety data from an early trial that provides the first evidence that its vaccine stimulates the immune systems of older people.

The World Economic Forum postponed its annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos to early summer 2021. The European Union’s trade chief stepped down after growing criticism that he broke virus regulations in his native Ireland.

Globally, cases crossed 24 million leaving over 8,22,000 dead, as of Wednesday morning.

Track all Covid-19 related news and updates in India, here.

Bihar’s Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1,26,989

Bihar's Covid-19 caseload rose to over 1.26 lakh on Wednesday as 2,163 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 653, a health bulletin said.

The fresh infections have taken the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 1,26,989, it said.

Patna district reported the highest number of new cases at 339, followed by East Champaran (132), Muzaffarpur (124), Araria (117) and Saran (97). All the fresh Covid-19 fatalities were reported from Patna district, taking its death toll 144.

Other districts that have so far reported more than 20 Covid-19 deaths each are Bhagalpur (47), Gaya (42), Rohtas (31), Munger and Nalanda (28 each), Muzaffarpur (25), Vaishali and Bhojpur (24 each), East Champaran (23), Saran (22) and Samastipur (21).

According to the bulletin, 2,234 people were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 1,06,765.

Source: PTI

Religious Places In Rajasthan To Reopen From Sept. 7

All religious places in Rajasthan will reopen for public from Sept. 7, months after they were closed due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, an official statement said on Wednesday.

The decision was taken during a review meeting on the coronavirus situation in the state chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Social distancing norms will have to be followed and all religious places will be sanitised from time to time, the statement said.

District collectors and superintendents of police will carry out inspections and ensure all safety measures are taken, it said.

Gehlot instructed officials to ensure that health protocols are followed properly and there is no crowding at these places, according to the statement.

Source: PTI

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