India coronavirus: 62k new cases in one day takes national total to 2.21 million

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India coronavirus: 62k new cases in one day takes national total to 2.21 million - We The World Magazine

India coronavirus caseload gained another 62,064 new cases on Monday, swiftly taking the national total to surpass 2.2 million milestones, federal health ministry data showed.

Monday’s surge was the fourth day in a row, the nation recorded over 60k novel coronavirus cases.

The death toll climbed to 44,386 after 1,007 more new fatalities were reported in 24-hours. The grim rate of infection and fatality is however contorted by a rising recovery rate.

In the past 24-hours, a record 54,859 people successfully battled the disease. All total 15,35,743 people have recovered, taking the present recovery rate to 69.33 per cent.

Monday also saw at least 56 inmates testing COVID positive in India. “Reports of 51 inmates of central jail and five inmates of district jail have been found positive for COVID-19,” news agency PTI quoted District Surveillance Officer, Ashok Kumar.

Meanwhile, Global caseload of the COVID-19 is just short of 20 million at 19.8 million cases. More than 7.3 lakh have died from the novel virus that attacks the respiratory system in humans.

The US continues to remain the global hotspot with 5 million cases in the country alone; 1 million additional cases came in less than two weeks. Brazil is the second-worst hit with 3,035,422 cases.

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