Covid-19 India Updates: 35,000 New Infections, 483 Deaths Reported In A Day
India reported more than 35,000 new Covid-19 infections in a day, at a time the world's second most populous nation is bracing for the third wave.
Around 35,300 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's update as of 8:00 a.m. on July 23. Recoveries during the same period were higher at nearly 39,000, taking the active caseload marginally lower.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,12,93,062
Total number of active cases: 4,05,513
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,04,68,079
Total deaths: 4,19,470
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 35,342
Number of recoveries in a day: 38,740
Deaths recorded in a day: 483
India’s actual death toll from Covid-19 could range between 1.3 million to a staggering 5 million, if you go by numbers derived from research models and local authority data. Even by the most conservative estimate, the real toll of the pandemic has been vastly underestimated because of a combination of under-counting, a backlog in the civil registration system and a lack of testing leading to Covid deaths being classified under other conditions like heart disease.
States have started clearing some of the backlog in recording Covid data. Maharashtra became the latest state to carry out a reconciliation exercise on Tuesday, adding 2,497 cases and 3,509 deaths to the total tally.