Fresh Covid-19 cases climbing after a lull

India's'precarious coronavirus crisis Five things to know

India's'precarious coronavirus crisis Five things to know

India's COVID-19 tally crossed 3.3 million, reaching 3,310,234, and deaths surpassed 60,000, reaching 60,472, on Thursday, showed the latest data released by the country's health ministry.

As reported by the Hindustan Times, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Wednesday that the testing for the disease has been increased from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day at present, with India having tested almost 3.7 crore cumulative Covid-19 samples so far.

In the pandemic Maharashtra remains the hardest-hit state, accounting for 7,33,568 cases.

Today is the 158th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

With this, the number of deaths from the coronavirus has reached 61,529 in India as of Friday morning.

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Currently, there are 906 active cases of the virus in B.C. with 4,253 people who have recovered since the start of the pandemic. Statewide , 5,157 coronavirus deaths have occurred in nursing or personal care facilities, the health department said.

In India the fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has dropped to 1.81 per cent, the Health Ministry said.

India has been recording over 50,000 recoveries daily in the last 15 days, including the record of registering 66,550 recoveries on 24th August, highest-ever single-day rise.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a cumulative of 3,94,77,848 samples have been tested till August 25 with 9,01,338 samples being tested on Thursday.

"In the past 5 months, more than 3/4 of cases have recovered and less than 1/4 are active now". A total of 8.3 lakh deaths have also been reported all over the world.

Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of Health said, " Active cases are only 22 percent of total COVID-19 cases".

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