India records over 52,000 cases in 24 hrs, total is 1,856,754

Chennai: On Day 133 of the nation-wide lockdown, India recorded 52,050 cases in a span of 24 hours. This is for the sixth consecutive day the nation is crossing the 50,000 daily cases mark.

This surge has surpassed nations such as US, which showed a single day spike of 49,038 cases and Brazil with 24,801 cases.

Now the total tally of Covid-19 cases in India is 1,856,754. The number of active cases stand at 5,86,298 and the recovered cases is 12,30,509.

It is reported that after conducting over 20 million tests, India’s positivity rate is now at over 8 per cent. With 803 new deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s death toll stands at 38,969. The country has a fatality rate of 2.16 per cent due to the pandemic.

It may be noted that from 27 July to 2 August, in a span of a week, India reported 3,69,588 cases of Coronavirus.
Among the most affected States, Maharastra continues to lead with highest number of infections.

It has reported nearly 4,50,196 cases since March and the active cases are 1,47,374 and as many as 15,842 have died.

Another affected State is Tamilnadu with a total of 2,51,738 cases of infection.
Currently, 56,698 are under treatment.

Andhra Pradesh reported 1,66,586 covid-19 cases and the active cases are 76,377, Karnataka had a total of 1,39,571 persons contracting the viral infection and now 74,477 patients are under treatment.

Delhi has shown tremendous improvement, it had reported 137,667 cases and the current active cases is 10,207.

Other States such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand witnessed active Covid cases plummeting. The graph shows that Maharashtra and Tamilnadu had stabilised, reports said.

In the past few days, many leaders contracted the viral infection. The list includes Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Meanwhile, the WHO has listed 165 vaccine candidates against Covid-19. Reports say that the need for multiple alternatives is important for research opportunities.

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