Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 39 Lakh; Recoveries Cross 30-Lakh Mark
India continues to add new coronavirus cases at a record pace and the government is imploring people to look at the numbers in context of the country’s 1.3 billion population.
India added over 83,000 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally over 39 lakh in the world’s second most populous country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 4. This includes over 68,000 deaths and over 30 lakh patients who have recovered.
This is the second straight day that India has recorded over 83,000 cases. To be sure, labs across the country tested close to 11.7 lakh samples since the last two days, likely contributing to the spike in detection of fresh infections.
According to the ICMR, India is testing an average of 9.5 lakh samples a day now.
In a press briefing on Thursday evening, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan claimed that India has the lowest cases per million people, in the world. India has 2,792 cases per million population, compared to 18,802 cases per million population in Brazil and 18,986 cases per million pollution in the U.S., he said.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 39,36,747
- Active cases: 8,31,124
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 30,37,151
- Deaths: 68,472
- Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 83,341
- One-day recoveries: 66,659
- One-day deaths: 1,096
Authorities have reported over a thousand deaths for the third straight day. Recoveries have crossed the 30-lakh mark -- 3.6 times that of active cases in India.
Australia’s hotspot Victoria state recorded 81 new virus cases overnight, after warning against easing lockdown measures too quickly. South Korea cases were below 200 for a second straight day.
Brazil passed 4 million cases. Globally, the Latin American nation now lags only the U.S. in both cases and deaths from the disease.
Globally, the total number of cases top 26 million, including more than 866,000 dead.
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