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Covid-19 tally nearing 15-lakh mark

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 29, 2020 Published on July 29, 2020

There are over five lakh persons who are actively infected as of now   -  PTI

Active infections cross five lakh; recovery rate improves to 66 per cent

India is nearing 15 lakh confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in February, of which over 9.88 lakh persons have recovered. Currently, there are 5,09,447 active infections in the country. This means that there are over five lakh persons who are actively infected as of now, majority of whom are in home isolation while the rest are hospitalised.

“In the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases rose by 47,745, and there were 35,286 recoveries. The number of new active infections rose by 12,459.”

As on July 29, the total number of deaths since February, stands at 34,193. About 768 persons have died in a single day since July 28.

Number of tests conducted on July 29 was over 4.08 lakh. Cumulative tests have crossed 1.77 crore.

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Published on July 29, 2020
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