With nearly 20000 new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally nears 5.5 lakh

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Bhubaneswar: Two days after touching the 5 lakh-mark, India’s COVID-19 tally nears the 5.5 lakh-mark with the addition of nearly 20 thousand positive cases in the last 24 hours.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 548318 by Monday morning. The total number includes 210120 active cases and 16475 deaths while 321723 people have been recovered from the viral infection.

The country has reported 380 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the death rate to 3 per cent.

Despite rising cases, the silver lining has been the recovery rate, as 12011 patients have been cured since yesterday and the recovery rate has further improved to 58.67 per cent.

Maharastra has remained the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has climbed to 1.64 lakh including 70622 active cases and 7429 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Delhi and Tamilnadu with 83077 and 82275 confirmed cases.

Global tally crosses 10 million

The Coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc in the world as the tally crossed the 10 million-mark including half a million deaths as on Monday morning, the John Hopkins University data shows.

The United States of America has remained the worst affected country in the world with 2.5 million cases and 1.25 lakh deaths. The USA is followed by Brazil with 1.3 million cases and 57622 deaths and Russia with 6.3 lakh confirmed cases and 9060 deaths.

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