80,472 infections reported in 24 hours take India’s COVID tally to 62,25,764

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 80,472 new COVID cases, thus taking the total number of infections to 62,25,764.

Of the total, 97,497 people have succumbed to the virus, 9,40,441 are active cases, while as many as 51,87,826 people have been treated and discharged so far.

On Tuesday, daily coronavirus cases in India dropped below 75,000 and less than 1,000 deaths were reported in a day after nearly a month. India’s recovery rate is 83.01 per cent, the highest in the world. The fatality rate, on the other hand, is 1.57 per cent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll due to COVID passed the one million mark on Tuesday, most of which have been reported in the United States, followed by Brazil and India. These three countries account for nearly 45 per cent of COVID deaths globally.

According to an international news agency Reuters, over 5,400 people die from the disease every 24 hours. This results in around 226 people succumbing to disease per hour, or one person every 16 seconds.


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