Covid-19 India Updates: 39,742 New Cases, 535 Deaths Reported In A Day
India's daily new Covid-19 cases inched higher as the world's second most populous nation braces for the third wave of the pandemic.
Nearly 40,000 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 25. Recoveries during the period were almost as high as fresh cases, keeping the active case load largely unchanged over the previous day.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,13,71,901
Total number of active cases: 4,08,212
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,05,43,138
Total deaths: 4,20,551
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 39,742
Number of recoveries in a day: 39,972
Deaths recorded in a day: 535
India reported 535 more deaths in a day with the overall confirmed toll at more than 4.2 lakh. But the nation's actual death toll from Covid-19 could range between 1.3 million (13 lakh) to a staggering 5 million (50 lakh), 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.