COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

COVID India cases spike to 35,000 a day, deaths above 26,000

Showing no signs of a slowdown, India recorded a spike of 34,884 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. With 671 casualties reported in a day, the death toll due to coronavirus has increased to 26,273. While Tamil Nadu has a tally of 1,60,907 cases and 2,315 deaths due to COVID-19, Delhi has reported a total of 1,20,107 cases and 3,571 deaths due to the virus. The Indian Council of Medical Research said 1,34,33,742 samples were tested for COVID-19 till yesterday.

With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, and Odisha, the Union health ministry has asked these states to make renewed efforts to contain transmission of the virus and keep case fatality rate below 1%. India’s total confirmed cases had surpassed 1 million yesterday. India now has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours.

Article Source: LiveMint

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