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COVID-19: India Records Highest One-Day Jump of 57,118 Cases

The country's tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection stands just below 17 lakh, while the death toll is 36,511.

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally reached 16,95,988 on Saturday with a record single-day increase of 57,118 cases. In the 24 hours since 8 am on Friday, the country recorded 764 new deaths, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to 36,511.

At present, there are 5,65,103 active cases in the country, while 10,94,374 people have been cured, discharged or have migrated, according to the Union health ministry’s data. India has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, while the country’s death toll is fifth-worst.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients was recorded at 64.53%, while the fatality rate stands at 2.15%.

This is the third consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 1,93,58,659 samples have been tested up to July 31, with 5, 25,689 being tested on Friday.

Across the world, there have now been more than 17.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. In total, 17,591,968 confirmed cases have been reported as of Saturday morning.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the global death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 679,439. Another 10,330,958 people have recovered from the disease.

In many countries, official data includes only deaths reported in hospitals, not those in homes or nursing homes.

The US has recorded 4,562,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. Brazil is in second place with 2,662,485, followed by India (1,695,988), Russia (838,461) and South Africa (493,183).

The US has also recorded the highest death toll, with 153,314 fatalities so far. The death toll has also been high in Brazil (92,475), Mexico (46,688), the UK (46,204), India (36,511), Italy (35,141), France (30,268) and Spain (28,445).

US recorded more than 25,000 deaths in July

US coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy.

The United States recorded 1.87 million new cases in July, bringing total infections to 4.5 million, for an increase of 69%. Deaths in July rose 20% to nearly 154,000 total.

The biggest increases in July were in Florida, with over 310,000 new cases, followed by California and Texas with about 260,000 each. All three states saw cases double in June.

Cases also more than doubled in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to the tally.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York had the lowest increases, with cases rising 8% or less.

(With agency inputs)