Corona cases: India sees new high; recoveries cross 30 lakh

With fresh cases topping 83,000 for the second consecutive day, India’s Covid-19 daily tally touched another new high. The day’s death toll of 1,088 was the second-highest after 1,099 fatalities reported on August 18. Meanwhile, overall recoveries from the infection crossed the 30 lakh milestone.

The three-day average of fresh cases reported by India on September 3 was 77,387, which was 92.3 per cent of the peak of 83,883 cases, which was itself reported on September 3.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed India’s role in the global economy, saying that even as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic, floods, cyclones and locusts, India’s resolve only grew stronger.

Addressing the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, he said, “When 2020 began, did anyone imagine how it would pan out?” PM Modi said, noting the impact the virus had on the world. “It’s testing our resilience, public health system and economic system.”

“We were among the first to advocate the use of masks and face coverings as a public health measure. We were also among hte earliest to create public awareness campaigns about social distancing,” he added.

“Friends, 1.3 billion Indians have embarked on one mission—to make an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat for our self reliant India. Aatma Nirbhar Bharat merges the local with global. It ensures India’s strengths act as a global force multiplier. Time and again, india has found that our goal is the global good.”