Coronavirus: With 54,736 cases, 853 deaths in 24 hrs, India’s tally races past 17 lakh


India’s coronavirus tally on Sunday crossed the 17 lakh mark with a spike of over 54,000 fresh cases 853 deaths in the past 24 hours beginning Saturday. As more people tested positive for the infection, India’ single-day Covid-19 tally on Saturday stood at 54,736.

According to Union health ministry data updated at 8 am on Sunday, India’s coronavirus tally has mounted to 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases. A total of 11,45,630 people has so far cured of the infection and 37,364 people have died since India reported its first fatality due to coronavirus.

This was the fourth consecutive day that coronavirus cases in India have increased by more than 50,000.

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Of the total cases in India, 11.1 lakh were reported in July alone thus accounting for about 65.48 per cent of the total instances of the viral infection reported in the country so far.

While around 7.32 lakh new cases were registered between July 15 and 31, the past month also so 19,111 lives lost due to the disease, which is around 52.34 per cent of the total 36,511 deaths recorded so far.

Meanwhile, Delhi now stands at the 12th position among the various states and union territories in the country in terms of active cases of coronavirus, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday. People still need to be very vigilant and practice social distancing and hand hygiene norms, he said.

On July 25, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that Delhi’s position had improved to eighth from second in terms of active cases in the country.

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