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India reports record daily jump of 75,760 virus cases

Reuters, IANS/New Delhi
Filed on August 27, 2020 | Last updated on August 27, 2020 at 01.09 pm
Covid-19, India daily cases
People flout social distancing norms as they stand in a queue to register for Aadhar cards amid the coronavirus pandemic in Guwahati.

(PTI)

Deaths in the same 24-hour period increased by 1,023, taking the death toll to 60,472

India reported on Thursday a record daily jump of more than 75,700 coronavirus infections, taking its total caseload to 3.31 million as cases surged across the country, data from the federal health ministry showed.

India is the worst affected country in Asia and third behind the United States and Brazil in terms of total cases. It has posted the highest single-day caseloads in the world since August 7, according to a Reuters tally.

Deaths in the same 24-hour period increased by 1,023, taking the death toll to 60,472.

On August 7, the country had recorded more than 60,000 cases for the first time and the graph has been on the rise since then. On Thursday, the country added 75,760 fresh cases. The US witnessed a spike of over 43,000 cases in the last 24 hours, while Brazil logged over 47,000 fresh infections.

Exactly a month ago, the country had registered 49,931 fresh coronavirus cases and the total tally stood at 1.43 million. Not just the daily cases, but the overall cases have also taken a huge leap in a months' time.

India's journey to over 3.31 million cases precisely took six months and twenty-eight days since the emergence of the first case on January 30.

On July 17, the country had logged 1 million cases, which then doubled to 2 million in 20 days, on August 7 and added another 1 million
 on August 23. It has now added 300,000 cases in four days.

The number of recoveries also increased to 25,23,771. Recoveries are 3.5 times the active case, which stand at 7,25,991.


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