COVID-19 tally breaches 54,000-mark in Bihar, death toll reaches 312

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 2, 2020

More than 17.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported around the world so far, with recoveries nearing 10.3 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University. As per the COVID-19 India tracker at 12 pm, India has 17,01,307 cases of coronavirus. Out of these, 11.1 lakh patients i.e. about 65.48 percent infected have come out only in July. At present, there are 5,67,405 active cases in the country. In a single day, 764 deaths were reported taking the nationwide toll to 36 thousand 511. The death toll has reached 35,747.

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In Assam, the coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000 mark on Friday with 1,862 more people, including a nine-day-old baby, testing positive, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Kerala had reported the country's first COVID-19 patient on January 30. Foreign citizens are also involved in total cases of infection. The tally has been compiled with information provided by respective States and Union Territories. More than 10.94 lakh patients have recovered; the recovery rate stood at 64.52 per cent this morning.

According to ICMR, 1,93,58,659 samples have been tested in the country till 31 July of which 5,25,689 samples were tested on Friday. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Although death rate - total deaths upon total cases - has declined, the count can rise again as there is a possibility that some states may be under-reporting death data.

States such as Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the new coronavirus hotspots in India. During this time 853 people have died.

At least one person had began drinking the mixture of sanitizer, water, and soft drinks ten days before their death. The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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