Coronavirus cases cross 9 lakh in India, death toll at 23,727
Coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 9-lakh mark with a jump of 28, 498 new Covid cases. India’s coronavirus count now stands at 9,06,752. In the past 24 hours, India recorded over 28,000 new cases and 553 deaths.
India coronavirus death toll now stands at 23,727.
India now has 3,11,565 active coronavirus cases while 5,71,460 people have recovered from the disease among the total of 9.06 lakh cases. The government has said recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has increased to 63.02% and the recoveries to deaths ratio is 96.01 to 3.99 now.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said 1,20,92,503 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus till July 13, of which 2,86,247 samples were tested on Monday.
India is now ranked below the United States and Brazil in the world charts tracking global coronavirus cases. With 9.06 lakh cases, India has half the number of cases in Brazil. The Jair Bolsonaro-led nation has over 18 lakh coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.
The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation with 33.63 lakh Covid cases. As US grapples with a fresh wave of coronavirus cases, WHO has issued a warning saying the coronavirus crisis is worsening and it is getting “worse and worse”.
In India, Maharashtra has recorded 2.60 lakh coronavirus cases with over 10,000 people dead. Tamil Nadu, which is the second worst-hit state in India has over 1.42 lakh Covid cases.