India’s Covid-19 tally hurtling towards 8 lakh cases

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 10, 2020 Published on July 10, 2020

Up to 62% recover; another 21604 have died

India has recorded up to 7,93,802 Covid-19 cases, in merely four days after it had crossed the seven lakh mark on July 7. While 19,138 persons got cured of Covid-19, another 22,752 new cases were added in the tally over 24 hours. By July 11, Covid cases will cross eight lakh. New addition has now hovered over 20,000, as the number of tests conducted each day is now above 2.5 lakh. On July 9, up to 2,83,659 tests were conducted in a single day.

Of these, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has stated that 4,95,516 have recovered (62 per cent). About 21,604 persons have died. By this measure, there are up to 2,76,882 lakh active infections in the country at the moment.

Ministry of Health and Welfare’s officer on special duty Rajesh Bhushan said the number of recovered patients is measured by those discharged from the hospital, and those who were in home isolation and have now stopped displaying immediate symptoms. The data is reported by health workers who telephonically follow up those in home isolation and hospitals as well as Covid healthcare centres that discharge patients.

States that have the best recovery rates are Ladakh (86.73 per cent) and Uttarakhand (80.85 per cent). States like West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh have slower recovery rates, which hover around 65 per cent.

Fatality rates in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan are the highest at 2.66 per cent, 2.56 per cent and 2.18 per cent, respectively. Case fatality rate is the proportion of deaths from a certain disease compared to the total number of people diagnosed with the disease.

States and Union Territories such as Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mizoram, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Nagaland and Manipur have zero reported deaths due to Covid-19.

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Published on July 10, 2020
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