Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 57 Lakh With Over 86,000 New Cases
India’s total Covid-19 tally crossed 57 lakh even as the pace of the pandemic’s spread slowed down.
The country added over 86,000 new cases in a matter of 24 hours taking the total tally above 57.3 lakh in Asia's third-largest economy, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 24. This includes more than 46.7 lakh patients who have recovered and over 91,000 deaths.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 57,32,518
- Active cases: 9,66,382
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 46,74,987
- Deaths: 91,149
- Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 86,508
- One-day recoveries: 87,374
- One-day deaths: 1,129
This is the sixth straight day that recoveries have been more than fresh cases leading to a drop in active cases to 9.66 lakh -- just 17% of the total case load. Recoveries make up 81% of the tally, while the fatality rate remains below 1.6%.
Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India seem to have dropped off its peak witnessed earlier this month with authorities reporting less than 90,000 infections for four straight days. The daily recovery rate too dropped below 90,000 after recording a peak of over one lakh on Tuesday.
France imposed new restrictions on bars and public gatherings in several cities as it tries to tamp down a resurgence of the virus. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said a recent uptick of Covid-19 cases in neighborhoods of south Brooklyn requires “urgent action.”
Johnson & Johnson has begun dosing as many as 60,000 volunteers in a study of its Covid-19 vaccine, the first big U.S. trial of an inoculation that may work after just one shot.
Globally, cases topped the 31.7 million mark while deaths exceeded 973,000.
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Jharkhand Reports 1,141 New Covid-19 Cases, Seven More Fatalities
Seven more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the death toll to 648, while 1,141 fresh cases raised the tally in the state to 75,089, a senior health department official said on Thursday.
Jharkhand currently has 12,882 active cases, while 61,559 have recovered so far.
As many as 21,755 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Wednesday, the official added.