India’s Covid-19 tally goes past 1.11 million, recoveries cross 7 lakh

India’s Covid-19 tally goes past 1.11 million, recoveries cross 7 lakh

India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) mounted to 1,118,043 after 40,425 new cases, in a record single-day spike, were reported in the last 24 hours, with more than 200,000 infections in a week, according to Union health ministry on Monday.

The number of recovered people exceeds India’s active Covid-19 patients by 309,627 as more than seven lakh have been cured of the viral disease so far, the health ministry’s data showed at 8am.

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Between Sunday and Monday morning, 22,664 people recovered, taking the recovery rate at 62.61%.

The country’s death toll rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in a day.

The health ministry said on Sunday that India’s fatality rate is lower than the global average with the case fatality rate (CFR) falling below 2.5% for the first time in five months. The global CFR or the ratio of confirmed deaths and confirmedCovid-19cases was 3.41 as of July 18.

India had recorded the highest CFR of 3.23% in mid-May after the first death was reported on March 12.

Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Mizoram and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have a zero case fatality rate and there are about 14 states that have a CFR of less than 1%, the health ministry said.

There are at least 29 states that have a CFR of below the national average, it said.

As the number of Covid-19 cases soared in the country, at least seven companies are racing to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus disease. Leading the race isBharat Biotech International Limited(BBIL), which developed Covaxin.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

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