COVID-19: India’s tally crosses 8 lakh, Toll at 22123


Bhubaneswar: Only 4 days after crossing the 7 lakh-mark, India’s total COVID-19 cases cross the 8 lakh-mark on Saturday.  The death toll has also crossed 22 thousand while the recovery rate has improved to 63 per cent.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 820916 by Tuesday morning. The total number includes 283407 active cases and 22123 deaths while 515386 people have been recovered from the viral infection.

Record  27114 new cases and 519 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. With this India’s mortality rate has declined marginally to 2.69 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 62.78 per cent.

India reported its first COVID-19 case on 30th January 2020 when a person from Kerala tested positive with the virus.  The total number of cases crossed the 100-mark on March 15 and 1000-mark on 28 March. On 14th April India’s total cases crossed the 10000-mark and on May 7 total cases crossed the 50-thousand mark. Total cases crossed one lakh on 19th May, two lakh on 3rd of June. The 3 lakh tally reached on June 13, 4 lakh on June 20 and 5 lakh on June 27. However, the tally crossed the 6 lakh and 7 lakh mark in a duration of 5 days each. But total cases cross 8 lakh in an even shorter time duration of 4 days.

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