Sunday, September 20, 2020
banner
Home /  World  /  India registers 50,000 new daily virus cases for the first time

India registers 50,000 new daily virus cases for the first time

India registers 50,000 new daily virus cases for the first time

DPA
New Delhi
India has recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day, another record spike for the country, government data released on Thursday showed.
The surge of 52,123 reported cases put the total tally in India, among the countries worst-hit by the pandemic, at 1,583,792, the Federal Health Ministry reported on its website.
The ministry also reported 775 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities up to 34,968.
The total number of people who have recovered from coronavirus in India surpassed 1 million, with the recovery rate at 64.43 percent.
While India comes in third behind the US and Brazil when it comes to the total number of confirmed cases, the COVID-19 fatality rate in the country, the second-most populous in the world, has dipped to 2.23 percent, which is among the lowest globally, Indian health officials said.
Meanwhile, a survey found that more than half of the residents of some of India’s biggest slums in Mumbai had developed antibodies for coronavirus, indicating they had recovered from the infection.
According to a Bloomberg report, this appeared to be one of the highest population immunity levels known worldwide.
The findings from the serological survey could explain the sharp drop in infections being seen in densely populated areas in the city, despite an overall surge in cases across India.
According to guidelines for the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions issued by the government, nightly curfews have now been lifted. However, schools, metro services, cinemas and bars will remain closed until August 31.

Pages