Covid-19

India records 47,707 new COVID cases, 654 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: India on Monday recorded 47,707 new COVID infections taking the total caseload in the country to 14,83,157 and death toll crossed 33k mark with 654 fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours.

The fatality from COVID currently stands at 2.25 per cent in India as compared to global average of about 4 per cent, The Livemint reported. 

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected Indian state from the infection with 1,48,905 active cases and 13,656 COVID deaths. Tamil Nadu has a total of 53,703 active cases and 3,494 deaths. While Delhi has a total of 11,904 active cases and 3,827 deaths.

The Indian Council of Media Research data revealed that 1,73,34,885 samples were tested yesterday.

Quoting a Prison Official, Times of India reported, “the COVID cases in Delhi prisons stand at 221. Out of the 60 infected inmates, there are 55 recoveries, 2 active cases, 2 deaths while one inmate has been released and is under home quarantine.”

India continues to be the third worst-hit COVID country in the global index with a total of 1,480,073 COVID cases, preceded by Brazil and USA.

Thursday will mark six months since January 30 when the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, reported Xinhua news agency.

 

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